My Girl Megyn


From The Megyn Kelly Moment in the New York Times:

For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, a Megyn moment, as I have taken to calling it, is when you, a Fox guest — maybe a regular guest or even an official contributor — are pursuing a line of argument that seems perfectly congruent with the Fox worldview, only to have Kelly seize on some part of it and call it out as nonsense, maybe even turn it back on you. You don’t always know when, how or even if the Megyn moment will happen; Kelly’s political sensibility and choice of subjects are generally in keeping with that of the network at large. But you always have to be ready for it, no matter who you are. Neither Karl Rove nor Dick Cheney have been spared their Megyn moments, nor will the growing field of 2016 presidential aspirants, who can look forward to two years of interrogation on “The Kelly File.” The Megyn moment has upended the popular notion of how a Fox News star is supposed to behave, and led to the spectacle of a Fox anchor winning praise from the very elites whose disdain Fox has always welcomed. In the process, Kelly’s program has not just given America’s top-rated news channel its biggest new hit in 13 years; it has demonstrated an appeal to the younger and (slightly) more ideologically diverse demographic Fox needs as it seeks to claim even more territory on the American journo-political landscape.

It’s a lengthy article and you should read it. I thought it was surprisingly fair to Megyn and Fox News.

Here’s a radical idea: Journalists should focus on reporting facts rather than narratives. Politics should take a back seat to the truth.

It’s kinda like the police – yeah, we want them to catch criminals and put them behind bars, but we need them to report the facts accurately and completely. When cops or journalists start manipulating the truth, bad things happen and we can’t trust them anymore.

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51 Responses to My Girl Megyn

  1. HELENK3 says:

    I like Megan Kelly. she is a smart, beautiful lady who does not suffer fools gladly.Other networks could learn a lot from her.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    That was a GOOD article. I’m such a Megyn fan … surprised NBC (and CNN) pursued her and couldn’t lure her away. Laughed at the part that she lives on the Upper West Side, not exactly the Fox news demographic, so nobody recognizes her.

    Ailes made a mistake letting Alisyn Camerota go (to CNN), she should have had her own afternoon show or replaced Gretchen on FnF. I just can’t warm up to shrilly Elizabeth or breathless Gretchen. Alisyn was the weekend FnF regular.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The other Fox (FOX Entertainment) is the only major network that doesn’t have a national evening news program. It’s just local news and reruns until primetime. Murdoch should announce he’s moving MK over to the other division and making her the anchor of a nightly news program.

  3. 49erDweet says:

    OT. The Patriot under inflated football situation seems to be gaining traction. IMO there are at least three failure issues, any one of which could further damage the NFL. The game outcome, the officials, and the coaches. My solution? Don’t change outcome. Fire any official who handled a Pat ball Sunday and didn’t raise an alarm. Suspend, pending further inquiry, all Pat coaching and equipment staff immediately, to be barred from premises and direct team contacts. Allow owners to temporarily substitute another team’s entire staff in their stead, and mandate all contacts the next two weeks between both staffs be monitored by league reps. Once investigation is completed, permanently bar all involved. A cheating reputation totally trashes a team’s PR value.

    • DeniseVB says:

      On my walkies I had Rush on the walkman, I learned everything there is to know about footballs. Why didn’t the guy who intercepted the pass hand the ball to the ref with his concern immediately? The teams bring their own balls and they’re inspected by the refs a couple of hours before the games then turned over to the team …. who turns them over to THEIR OWN BALL BOYS. Plenty of time to mess with them.

      Rush also played an old clip of Brady saying he likes to use the ball after it’s spiked in the endzone because it’s a little deflated and easier to handle. Hmmmm?

      • 49erDweet says:

        My understanding is after the fame balls are turned back over to the equipment guy he is under observation (somewhat) of an official most of the time. Any rigging likely occurs beforehand, according to a retired ref I know.

    • 1539days says:

      The fact that no one said anything until after the games just shows that the losers were just looking for an excuse after the fact.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Since each team provides their own, the losers didn’t really have much chance to handle the winner’s except on turnovers. In my book, objecting to organized cheating isn’t sour grapes. I think the Pats woulda won anyway, so cheating – if that’s what it was – is troubling AND stupid.

  4. HELENK3 says:

    White House press secretary calls invite for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit to Congress a breach of protocol because Israel never contacted President Obama 1st – @peterbakernyt

    backtrack having a hissy fit.

    I think Congress is an equal branch of our government and has the right to invite whomever they damn well please

  5. HELENK3 says:

    Secretary of State Kerry says US has a ‘bare minimum’ of diplomatic
    presence in Yemen and is watching the situation ‘extremely closely’;
    Kerry says he’s heading to White House for a meeting on Yemen – @margbrennan

    Photo: President Obama lands in Boise, Idaho, to begin 2-day post-State of the Union tour – @dsupervilleap
    see original on

    so just who is kerry going to meet??? backtrack took a hike

  6. Myiq2xu says:

    Now they are recycling stage props:

    The woman whose story of economic recovery was showcased by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address is a former Democratic campaign staffer and has been used by Obama for political events in the past.
    Rebekah Erler has been presented by the White House as a woman who was discovered by the president after she wrote to him last March about her economic hardships. She was showcased in the speech as proof that middle class Americans are coming forward to say that Obama’s policies are working.

    Unmentioned in the White House bio of Erler is that she is a former Democratic campaign operative, working as a field organizer for Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.).

    This also wasn’t the first time the White House used the former Democratic campaign staffer as a political prop. Obama spent a “day in the life” of Erler in June so that he could have “an opportunity to communicate directly with the people he’s working for every day.”

    • 1539days says:

      In short, Obama can’t find anyone who isn’t a political operative who’s doing better in his economy… out of 300 million Americans.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Heh. I’m still wondering why Bergdahl wasn’t sitting in the Royal Box last night. 😉

        • lizzy says:

          Yes, he and his pretty mom and weird dad should have been front and center to remind us all of Obama’s imperial diplomacy. They could have put life size cut outs of the gitmo five just behind them.

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    • 49erDweet says:

      So far the “complaints” against the cop sound sour grapish. People who “thought” they saw both hands raised have strong imaginations, imo. Looked like a normal, legit stop for running a stop sign at first. Think I’ll wait for full report before lynching this cop.

  9. HELENK3 says:

    NTSB says ‘anomalies’ noted in ventilation system of Washington, DC, Metro station on day of smoke incident – @AdamTuss
    End of alert

    call me paranoid but there are too many things happening to transit systems around the world in a short time to be consequential

  10. NewOrleans says:

    Incompetence everywhere!

    CAIRO (AP) — The blue and gold braided beard on the golden mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it became detached during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said Wednesday.

  11. angienc says:

    I like this part best:

    In the process, Kelly’s program has not just given America’s top-rated news channel its biggest new hit in 13 years;

    As if all the other shows on Fox aren’t hits, kicking all the other news channels asses.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Yep, The Five is kicking serious butt in the 5pm slot and Gutfeld’s Red Eye at 3 a.m. beats the a lot of the MSNBC and CNN numbers.

      • 1539days says:

        Red Eye is really the only show I watch on Fox. I’ll catch Fox and Friends sometimes. I’m indifferent toward Megyn because I have other stuff to watch at 9 pm.

  12. 1539days says:

    I started a topic on my blog for discussion of American Sniper for those who want to talk details without spoiling in other threads.

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