Kelly may not be an Uber-Leftist but she’s way to the Left of center. She doesn’t belong on FOX because she’s too left for the FOX audience. Her Liberal nature has been revealed. Since the Trump dust-up Kelly has been shedding viewers. Rumor is she’s laeving FOX.Few will follow and even fewer will care.
Megyn Kelly has exhibited a penchant for kissing up to liberal women, fawning over their feminist agenda, berating conservative men and behaving unprofessionally toward guests. Her treatment of Donald Trump revealed her feminist first mindset. She hosted and kissed up to Michael Moore. That’s anti-everything conservative. Uber-Liberal Bill Maher said: “Forget Trump, Megyn Kelly Should Be the GOP Nominee for President”. (The Daily Beast. January 29, 2016). Kelly called Trump “Voldemort”, the arch-enemy of Harry Potter.
Who is Voldemort? He is a fictional character created by author J.K. Rowling who described Voldemort as “the most evil wizard for hundreds and hundreds of years”. She elaborated that he is a “raging psychopath, devoid of the normal human responses to other people’s suffering”, and whose only ambition in life is to become all-powerful and immortal. He is also a sadist who hurts and murders people – especially Muggles – just for pleasure. He has no conscience, feels no remorse, and does not recognize the worth and humanity of anybody except himself. He feels no need for human companionship or friendship, and cannot comprehend love or affection for another. He believes he is superior to everyone around him, to the point that he frequently refers to himself in the third-person as “Lord Voldemort.” Rowling also stated that Voldemort is “incredibly power hungry. Racist, really”, and that if Voldemort were to look into the Mirror of Erised, he would see “Himself, all-powerful and eternal. That’s what he wants.” Since Kelly called Trump Voldemort, is she Fair and Balanced towards Trump?
While berating conservative Mike Gallagher on her show, Kelly exclaimed, “The United States is the only country in the advanced world that doesn’t allow paid—doesn’t require paid maternity leave….If anything, the United States is in the dark ages when it comes to maternity leave!”
Well, that’s a great argument…if you believe government not the employer should dictate the terms of employment. Conservatives abhor government orders in the market, believing freedom from government provides more freedom.
Conservatives generally abhor raising the minimum wage, not because they are opposed to their fellow citizens earning more income, but because such government edicts are markers of a controlled economy. That’s the Chinese Communist way, not the American way.
Bigger government is the gospel of the Left, so they applaud Kelly’s performances especially when she publicly scolded a nationally syndicated, male, conservative radio host—using a liberal argument. Happily for the Liberals, Kelly’s exchange with Gallagher was not the only incident of its kind.
Unlike men who appear on Kelly’s show in the most solicitous fashion, Trump has refused to yield. He has said repeatedly and in different ways: “I have zero respect for Megyn Kelly. I don’t think she’s very good at what she does. I think she’s highly overrated.”
Many have been baffled by Trump’s persistent attacks on Kelly, but few conservatives have bothered to recognize the unfairness inherent in her unsolicited and rule-breaking editorial comment she made as he attempted to make the context more fair and balanced.
Essentially, Kelly cobbled together a number of Trump’s past comments on women and accused him of being a sexist. Her line of questioning and especially her commentary from her position of a controller of the debate with her acceptance of the Left’s politically correct default position: every time there is any comment, insinuation, situation or controversy involving a woman and a man, the man must be suspected of sexism. It is a ludicrous line of liberal thinking but it permeates every aspect of American society. So when the most-watched female anchor on a conservative network accepts this position as her guiding truth, conservatives should feel nauseated.
Kelly’s question and her biased comments to Trump also had a specific accusation of sexism: No one present on the debate panel shared Kelly’s view.
Mainly, this is because Kelly’s reference was out of context and in fact unfair.
None of that mattered to Kelly who as a debate moderator was bent on proving Trumps non-existent sexism. Ironically, Fox News, which has persistently exposed the moral bankruptcy of the grievance industry, in this case happily perpetuated its influence.
Trump, who is not exactly a movement conservative, has not chastised Kelly for her offenses against conservatism. Instinctively, however, he sensed her grave unfairness—both on her purposely biased and cherry-picked facts and in principle. He views himself as an equal-opportunity offender: as tough on men as he is on women. He also views himself as politically incorrect: not one to cower before just because a woman accuses him of sexism.
The Left, which never fails to express its love for so-called “strong women,” should have been celebrating Trump’s refusal to bend to what he calls “a double standard.” Instead, both the Left and the Right have branded Trump as a sexist.
Certainly Trump’s attacks on Kelly didn’t un-mask her flaws.
Conservatives need to recognize that confronting insidious left-wing feminism is a necessity everywhere, including when it surfaces in the comments of Fox’s leading female anchor. The ideology of victimhood has no place in our society or public policies, and the fight against it must be waged with vigilance and conviction.
In choosing to condemn Trump as sexist many on the right— whether out of cowardice or political convenience— merely perpetuate the Left’s preference that all interactions with women be viewed through the prism of sexism.
That’s grossly unfair.