This is turning ugly really fast:
Fox New’s Megyn Kelly is facing a torrent of backlash from conservative Fox News viewers and Donald Trump supporters after her performance as a moderator for last night’s first GOP debate.
After Kelly, who has built a brand for herself as a hard-hitting presence in primetime, took her pointed, former litigator style line of questioning to the debate stage in Cleveland last night, Fox New fans flooded her Facebook page to share their disapproval.
“Megyn it’s clear you do not like or support Trump, that’s too bad because once upon a time journalism was unbiased. You must have missed that memo,” one message read, referencing Kelly’s opening series of question to the GOP frontrunner.
Kelly asked Trump about his past misogynistic comments and his history of donating to liberals.
“Megyn, I was a fan, until tonight. Your behavior tonight has validated everything Trump has said about the media…..Well done, you proved him correct on yet another topic! Go Trump,” another comment read.
Furious Fox fans quickly turned personal, inundating several of Kelly’s debate photos with insults aimed at the “Kelly File” host:
“Once your ego came into the room, there was no room for the GOP debate.”
“You really bought into the whole Democrat ‘War on Women’ falsehood, Megyn Kelly. Took you for smarter than that. Sad and disappointed.”
“Megyn Kelly… you’re fired!”
I guess Megyn was under the mistaken impression that she was a journalist rather than an advocate.
There is actually an online petition demanding that Fox exclude Megyn from any future debates. The Stormtrumpers are really pissed!
It kinda reminds me of the glory days of Obamanation:
It’s not enough to take back our government. As if we didn’t already know it, tonight’s farcical debate hosted by ABC makes clear that we need to take back our media. A “neutral” moderator who was a senior advisor to the Clinton Administration. Ridiculous questions that demeaned our intelligence. Shushing applause for Obama while allowing it for Clinton. George Stephanopolous, Charlie Gibson, and ABC News must think the American public consists of blithering idiots.
This is my very first diary post ever on Daily Kos, and I’ll use it to say this: It’s time to act. Don’t watch ABC news, local or national. Don’t click to their website. Don’t link to stories on ABC webpages. ABC has made very clear that they don’t have a clue what constitutes news, so we won’t be missing anything. Send Stephanopolous an email to say that you’re astounded by his behavior–then never read him or link to him again.
If we don’t act, they won’t change. I look forward to posting more nuanced diaries–I’m actually a fairly moderate person. But I’m shocked by what ABC News did tonight.
The Obots were pissed because not only didn’t fluff Obama’s pillow, they committed heresy by asking him a few (semi) tough questions.
During a nearly two-hour debate, Obama frequently found himself on the defensive as the moderators grilled him about his fiery pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his relationship with a 1960s radical and his failure to wear a lapel flag pin.
The Illinois senator was also asked about his remarks earlier this month to a San Francisco fundraiser in which he said small-town Pennsylvanians “cling to guns or religion” because they are frustrated with their economic woes.
Clinton, his Democratic rival, and Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, have criticized Obama over the small-town voter comments. Obama has said his words were ill-chosen.
“Moderators George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Gibson spent the first 50 minutes obsessed with distractions that only political insiders care about –verbal gaffes, polling numbers, the stale Rev. Wright story, and the old-news Bosnia story,” MoveOn.org said in a statement.
The group also accused the moderators of “channeling Karl Rove” for asking Obama if he loves the American flag.
In Raleigh, N.C., Obama also expressed frustration with the debate, saying “it took us 45 minutes before we started talking about a single issue that matters to the American people.”
The first thing that turned me off about Obama was his crazed cult followers. The Stormtrumpers are giving me deja vu all over again.