Sunday, November 6, 2016

Is Hillary Chicken?

Now, Megyn Kelly, tell us what you really think about Hillary Clinton? Because that’s what enquiring minds want to know.

While interviewing famed Clinton fixer Lanny Davis Kelly learned that Davis had recommended that Hillary Clinton appear on Kelly’s television show, The Kelly File. One mentions in passing that none of the Democratic candidate debates was on Fox News.

And, as everyone from the left and the right has pointed out, Fox debate moderators were scrupulously fair toward the Republican candidates. In many ways the Fox moderators were harder on Republicans than their colleagues from other networks.

I will add that when President Obama was interviewed by Bill O’Reilly and Bret Baier he did a very good job. Obama likes to whine and complain about Fox, largely because he seems to believe that reality is only the perception that is dictated by the propaganda apparatus, but he had some of his best and most substantive presentations on Fox.

As for Kelly, what does she really think of Hillary?

She told Lanny Davis:

The bottom line is, honestly, she was too chicken to come on — that’s the truth. No, I asked her for months and months and months through everybody possible. Why else wouldn’t she be here?

“She’s trying to paint herself as some champion of women, and what does she do? She doesn’t even sit down with one of the top female journalists in the country, at least, and certainly here on the Fox News Channel. ... Never came. That’s the truth.

There you have it: Hillary was too chicken to face Megyn Kelly. So much for being a champion of women.

Surely, Davis was correct to say that Hillary would have done well in such an interview. And yet, one suspects that her supporters, many of whom believe that Fox News is doing the Devil’s work, would not have approved.


Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

"And, as everyone from the left and the right has pointed out, Fox debate moderators were scrupulously fair toward the Republican candidates."

Not their treatment of Trump at the first GOP debate in Cleveland. That's was a Baier-Kelly tandem hit job for GOPe.

Where are all those "principled" nomination candidates who pledged to support the Republican nominee?

John Kasich, the "reasonable and respectable" candidate who wants to bring people together and is the governor of a key battleground state just voted for John McCain for the 2016 election! Kasich made a pledge. He failed. What a disgrace. Baier and Kelly failed, too... at least in the result they were supposed to deliver. What a disappointment.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Hillary's not chicken. She's a vicious, crooked pit viper in a pant suit. Champion of women? If you say so.

Trigger Warning said...

Any candidate that willingly accepts pre-appearance crib sheets is an intellectual coward, afraid of exposure as a mediocrity.

Hillary Clinton is a mediocrity, incapable of staffing and running a functioning travel office. She surrounds herself with toadies and lickspittles, and even they disrespect and ridicule her capabilities in private correspondence.

Sam L. said...

Well, Hillary is a tough old bird.

Ares Olympus said...

Or just strategy - are there people who watch Fox News that vote Democratic. I bet even Republicans who are voting for Hillary don't watch Fox.