Fox News Implodes

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Fox News Implodes

On the night before the Republican Convention in 2008, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News interviewed Democratic candidate Barack Obama. The tone of the interview was surprising. It was sort of a friendly embrace, not much rigorous discovery, not even about infanticide, which Obama supported when he was a senator in Illinois. I stopped watching O’Reilly thereafter.

Thanks to a gift of two of his books, he would come back to me and fail again by his disrespectful, if not false claims, about President Reagan.

After being uncabled for quite a while, I returned to Fox News to watch Megyn Kelly’s new show. At the outset, well-documented new consultants provided insightful objections to many of Obama’s policies. As her show rose in ratings, however, the content and approach began to change, and I found myself tuning in less frequently.

 Then came the first debate of the election cycle—which I did not watch. Although I missed watching it, I learned that Megyn Kelly addressed Scott Walker first. Walker was one of the most self-accomplished and self-propelled candidates.

Imagine if this had been our candidate in 2012, instead of Romney, who installed Obamacare in Massachusetts and stopped aggressively engaging Obama and his policies after the first debate.

As governor of Wisconsin, Walker changed it from a Democratic stronghold to a great Red State in record time. He faced brutal opposition and even life threatening outbursts. It was recently reported that his reforms have saved Wisconsin $5 billion![1]

What question did Megyn Kelly ask this revolutionary new Republican governor that would allow him to articulate the excellence of his accomplishments in defeating liberalism?

Reaching deep into what hereafter has been an unknown part of her political attitude, she said:

“Would you really let a mother die rather than have abortion? And with 83% of the American public in favor of life exception, are you too out of the mainstream on this issue to win the general election?”

I call this the Todd Akin question. On a St. Louis media outlet in 2012, a similar question was asked of Todd Akin, Republican candidate for the United States Senate. At the time of this interview, Akin was about 10 points ahead of his Democratic opponent, Claire McCaskill.

The outcry from Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, and the entire Republican establishment was unprecedented! They stomped Todd Akin and his outstanding voting record in Congress with money and rhetoric that would assure that Claire McCaskill would return to the United States Senate. Very revealing! In this instance, the true goals of the Republican establishment would not be denied. Just recently, Mitt Romney revealed his character by saying he would write in a vote rather than supporting Trump. This is tantamount to a vote for Hillary Clinton! Romney and the Republican establishment would rather an outspoken advocate of abortion be elected, than a pro-life Republican whom they do not like. This is truly terrible, if you give it just a moment’s thought.

And now, Megyn Kelly and Fox news have joined the wrecking crew. Unexpectedly, I just came across this information on Breitbart:

A few weeks after Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined a bipartisan push for an immigration overhaul in 2013, he arrived alongside Senator Chuck Schumer at the executive dining room of News Corporation’s Manhattan headquarters for dinner.

Their mission was to persuade Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the media empire, and Roger Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of its Fox News division, to keep the network’s on-air personalities from savaging the legislation and give it a fighting chance at survival.

Mr. Murdoch, an advocate of immigration reform, and Mr. Ailes, his top lieutenant and the most powerful man in conservative television, agreed at the Jan. 17, 2013, meeting to give the senators some breathing room.

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The dinner at News Corporation headquarters — which has not been previously reported — and the subsequent outreach to Mr. Limbaugh illustrate the degree to which Mr. Rubio served as the chief envoy to the conservative media for the group supporting the legislation. The bill would have provided a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants along with measures to secure the borders and ensure that foreigners left the United States upon the expiration of their visas.[2]

I have written more about Rubio and his stance on amnesty in “Why Rubio Could Kill the Pro-Life Movement.

Depressing—to think how long we cheered Fox News as opposition to the Liberal media, whose lying about the outcomes of Democratic polices gives them so much of their political power.

But, thanks to Megyn Kelly we now know the truth about her and Fox News. They are agents of the Republican establishment—a more ideological enemy than outspoken Democrats. While liberals lied to us, we trusted Fox News.

Yes, thanks to Megyn Kelly for telling the truth about Fox News by taking down a great Republican governor in the Republican debate.

Good luck in the future, Fox; you’ll need it.

Fox News has a problem. . . According to a YouGov Brand Index survey, the perception of Fox News among Republicans has hit a three-year low, “has declined by approximately 50% since January of this year.”[3]

[1] HotAir.com, Walker’s Wisconsin Reforms Five Years After Fleebaggers: $5 Billion in Savings 3/1/16

[2] Breitbart: NY Times Bombshell Scoop: Fox News Colluded With Rubio To Give Amnesty To Illegal Aliens. 2/27/16

[3] Breitbart. Trump-Effect: Fox News Channel’s Brand Takes 50% Hit Among Republicans, 2/27/16


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