During Wednesday evening's edition of The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, host Megyn Kelly wound up clashing with guest D. L. Hughley -- a black author, political commentator, radio host and stand-up comedian -- regarding the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by police officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6 in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.
While Kelly tried to keep the discussion civil, Hughley got angry and tried to slam the network when he sarcastically stated: “The only place racism doesn't exist is Fox News and the Police Department.”
“You just insulted millions of people watching this channel,” Kelly responded sternly.
“And you know what? I'm insulted by the things I hear on this network, so we're even,” he claimed. “I could care less about insulting people that insult me on a daily basis.”
Monday evening on FNC’s The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly and senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano eviscerated the media for their most recent line of “questioning” for Hillary Clinton. While Clinton claimed she has done more than 300 interviews in 2016, she has not held a single press conference in 2016. Her most recent Q&A lasted for eight short minutes. What was missing? A single substantive question.
The liberal big three networks continued to cover up the Katie Couric deceptive editing scandal, involving her gun-control documentary Under the Gun, Tuesday evening by again refusing to cover it. The media blackout continued even though Couric announced early the same morning that she takes responsibility for the misleading edits. In stark contrast to the networks, Fox News has covered it extensively.
Megyn Kelly as an unofficial campaign surrogate for Donald Trump? That’s how Washington Monthly blogger D.R. Tucker cast her when he posited that this year’s presidential contest boils down to “a fight between Rachel Maddow’s America and Megyn Kelly’s America.”
“The presumptive Democratic and Republican presidential candidates embody the distinctive traits of” Maddow and Kelly, contended Tucker in a Sunday post. “Hillary Clinton has all of Maddow’s wisdom, chapter-and-verse policy knowledge, and courage,” whereas “Donald Trump is the male Kelly, someone who has become famous as a result of irresponsible and undeserved media hype, someone who has been able to fool millions into believing he has substance.”
During Monday evening's edition of The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, host Megyn Kelly clashed with DeRay Mckesson, an activist with the Black Lives Matter movement, over the decision handed down that morning finding Officer Edward Nero “not guilty” in the death of Freddie Gray.
Mckesson first noted: “What we know to be true is that Freddie Gray should be alive today, and what the judge said today was that Officer Nero was not found criminally responsible.” Kelly later asked her guest: “Don't you see a danger to the community if we start locking up cops for making a bad judgment call?”
During Thursday night's edition of The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, the host and three panelists mocked cable television coverage of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's meeting with Paul Ryan, GOP speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Megyn Kelly led the charge by accusing the Cable News Network and MSNBC of treating Trump's arrival as if “it was the second coming." One of her favorite things in the coverage was a liberal cable channel's banner that read: “Breaking News: Trump Gives Thumbs Up Heading Into Meeting.”
A May 5 NBC News online story reported the Romanian hacker revealed “in an exclusive interview” with correspondent Cynthia McFadden that Clinton’s server was “like an open orchid on the Internet.” However, as PowerLine’s Scott Johnson pointed out, “NBC interviewed Guccifer during his pre-extradition detention in Romania. That means the reported interview took place at least a month ago.”
According to the online article the interview will be featured on tonight’s (Thursday’s) edition of NBC Nightly News. But the questions have to be asked: did FNC’s report force NBC to finally air the interview and why did they sit on it, initially?
On her Wednesday night show, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly described a recent meeting with Donald Trump to “clear the air” in wake the Republican frontrunner’s months of public attacks against her. However, appearing at the annual Women in the World forum on April 6, Kelly ripped into her media colleagues for their excessive and skewed coverage of the billionaire’s campaign.
Along with addressing her meeting with Donald Trump earlier in the day, Kelly File host Megyn Kelly began Wednesday’s show by clashing with MSNBC host/liberal activist Reverend Al Sharpton over what transpired in Ferguson, Missouri to the point that Sharpton rudely told Kelly to “calm down.”
Today the media gently laughed at Clinton’s multiple attempts at swiping her Metrocard to enter the subway system in New York City, but generally excused the mishap as something that happens “to the best of us.” Bernie Sanders was bashed by the New York Daily News for not knowing that the subway system requires fare cards, not tokens, but his gaffe was also largely a non-issue for the rest of the media. But Fox News anchor Trace Gallagher pointed out Thursday on The Kelly File that not every President or presidential candidate has gotten away with making these types of small mistakes.
Megyn Kelly sat down for her latest interview with CBS/PBS host Charlie Rose and in one portion that aired on CBS News Sunday Morning, The Kelly File host rejected Rose's belief that there's "a right-wing bias" at Fox News and not a liberal bias across the larger news media.
Monday night’s The Kelly File hosted by FNC’s Martha MacCallum, held an interesting debate over the State Department’s refusal to condemn radical Islam in the recent attacks in Brussels and Pakistan. Guest Larry Korb, former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, defended the State Department’s reticence while guest Brooke Goldstein, Director for the Law Fair Project with MacCallum pressed Korb to explain why it was so difficult to state the obvious perpetrators and victims in these terrorist attacks.