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    Trump versus Fox News fight: Who is more powerful?

    Trump versus Fox News fight: Who is more powerful?

    Power of the candidiate versus power of the network

    Today, Donald Trump renewed his public feud with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly over comments made during the first GOP primary debate:

    Trump repeated a claim on Twitter Monday night that Kelly is a ‘bimbo,’ and Fox chief Roger Ailes demanded an apology on Tuesday after the billionaire leveled a new series of attacks on Kelly during her first show following a lengthy break.

    ‘I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly,’ Trump tweeted while she as on the air. ‘Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!’

    Fox News big wig Roger Ailes came out today with a statement demanding Trump apologize to Kelly:

    “Donald Trump’s surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at FOX News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise. I could not be more proud of Megyn for her professionalism and class in the face of all of Mr. Trump’s verbal assaults. Her questioning of Mr. Trump at the debate was tough but fair, and I fully support her as she continues to ask the probing and challenging questions that all presidential candidates may find difficult to answer. Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should. We have never been deterred by politicians or anyone else attacking us for doing our job, much less allowed ourselves to be bullied by anyone and we’re certainly not going to start now. All of our journalists will continue to report in the fair and balanced way that has made FOX News Channel the number one news network in the industry.”

    Trump, of course, responded:

    “I totally disagree with the FOX statement. I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist. I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair. Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as FOX deserves…

    “More importantly, I am very pleased to see the latest polls from Public Policy Polling showing me at a strong number one with 35% in New Hampshire, the Monmouth University poll showing me, again at number one, with 30% in South Carolina and the latest national poll from Gravis where I am again the clear front runner with 40%. It was also just announced that I won the prestigious corn kernel poll at the Iowa State Fair by a landslide. I will be in Iowa tonight with my speech being live on CNN and other networks. My sole focus in running for the Presidency is to Make America Great Again!”

    Kelly’s colleagues at Fox took to Twitter to defend her, making for an interesting optic: it’s the network vs. the candidate:

    So, who will win? It could be that this will all fizzle out in time for the second debate, but knowing Trump…I doubt that will happen.

    I can’t be the only one who feels like…


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    scfanjl | August 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I am weary of the media talking about themselves. They can ask what they want and the candidate can answer or not… I CAN DECIDE THE RESULT!

      Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to scfanjl. | August 26, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Did you see where Trump expelled that obnoxious, un-invited news-reader (what they’re called in Britain) who was interrupting him?

    Ragspierre | August 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Here’s the facts:

    1. Fox IS “fair and balanced”. Kelly goes after people the same way, regardless of who they are, and most of you think it’s swell…except when you feel defensive about the person being interviewed

    2. Fox IS NOT bsNBC for the right. They have never pretended to be. Suck it

    3. Many of you want Fox to be the hacks and flacks for you that you wish existed. They are just center-right, which is ALLLLLLLLLLLL they can be and maintain any kind of creds in the news world and NOT be who the Collective claims they are

    4. You GOT good, substantive content from the Kelly/Cruz interview

    5. Kelly asked the OBVIOUS question hanging in the air from the T-rump blatherings regarding anchor-babies, and Cruz answered that question skillfully in the face of Kelly doing what she DOES when interviewing EVERYONE (i.e., probing and not permitting any tendency to filibuster)

    6. Cruz is not pissing, moaning, and blowing snot bubbles about how he was treated by Fox. Because he’s not a narcissistic asshole

      PhillyGuy in reply to Ragspierre. | August 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Typical strawman arguments by rags. Swing and a miss.

        Ragspierre in reply to PhillyGuy. | August 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm

        Name them, liar.

          PhillyGuy in reply to Ragspierre. | August 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm

          The problem is that you’re not listening to what the complaints are, You’re like the Jorge Ramos of the comments section, you only hear what advances your pre-conceived notions.

          The issue with Megyn Kelly is that she (and Fox News) took a debate platform and immediately used it to talk about something highly tangential. It was completely out of order for the viewers. They want content – discussions about issues – if she wanted to sneak that in at the end or in a separate interview then have at it. But do it in a more strategic, more journalistic way. Not Kelly. She threw it out there TMZ style. Then argued with Trump after he pushed back. That’s just bush league.

          That’s not Fair And Balanced. That’s just agenda driven. I think many people had a certain idea of what FNC was and the debate changed that – probably permanently.

          The Cruz interview was pretty offensive not because of what Cruz said but because of what she said. She just assumed that everyone agrees that birthright citizenship is part of the 14th amendment and that point is completely settled. Well tell that to Mark Levin.

          Lastly, if you ever saw her interview Ben Crump, you would think it was a different woman. She lets him roll over her with his vile deceptions without a peep. That is not the only guest she does that with. She started chirping at Trump immediately when she got back from her vacation. She just doesn’t like him. That’s clear.

          So that’s why people are upset with her and with FNC. They are defending her when it is obvious to almost everyone how inappropriate some of their questions were.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | August 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm

          So, your “typically” was just bullshit.

          I knew that.

          You’re welcome to your opinions, which is all you expressed in opposition to my observations. That’s cool. Just so long as we’re clear.

          “They are defending her when it is obvious to almost everyone how inappropriate some of their questions were.”

          THAT IS a straw-man fallacy. Or a resort to popular opinion in place of a rational argument.

      Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | August 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      ” and Cruz answered that question ”

      Well, no he didn’t answer it at all.

      I like Cruz. He doesn’t have to answer any question.

      I despise Kelly. But there was nothing wrong with the question.

      The answer was a simple one – we cannot deport American citizens. If their parents choose to take them with them, it is their business.

        Ragspierre in reply to Barry. | August 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

        When asked about his past argument that the 14th Amendment guarantees birthright citizenship, Cruz said, “that’s why I say we should pursue either or both. We should pursue either a constitutional amendment which overcomes any language in the Constitution, or a statute, if the other scholars are right that it’s within Congress’ authority. What matters is the underlying policy.”

        Cruz was then asked, “if you have a husband and a wife who are illegal immigrants, and they have two children who are here, who are American citizens, would you deport all of them? Would you deport the American citizen children?”

        He responded, “So, Megyn, what I’ve said is that we should approach immigration in a staged manner. We should start with focusing on areas of bipartisan agreement. Where is there bipartisan agreement? On two major areas. Number one, that we should do everything possible to secure the border and stop illegal immigration. And number two, to improve and streamline legal immigration.”

        YOU may not like that answer, but it WAS an answer.

        As you suggest, deporting birth-right kids born PRIOR to a change in the law may be problematic, and would almost certainly require a ruling from the Supremes. Their parents will decide what to do with them in the practical world.

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Barry. | August 27, 2015 at 1:46 am

        Tell it to Trump’s foolish supporters. He can’t and won’t be elected. Hillary, who has come out of the woodwork now that Trump, her false flag, is surging. Funny dat. The woman was as withdrawn as catatonic monk for months while Trump did his thing. Now that he’s surging, up she pops like a jack-in-the-box. Things will go up for her as long as Trump remains high in the polls because he’s the only leading candidate Hillary beats in a head-to-head poll! Trump will of course have a tantrum and run 3rd party, thus doing for Hillary what Ross Perot did for Bubba.

        Why do people suppose Trump never has any definitive plan nor very much knowledge about anything. When asked for specifics, his responses are always broad, generalized policies a “Trump president would do.” He doesn’t take the time to know specifics because he has no intention of winning. He can continue his aid mission for Hillary just by running his bombastic mouth and sucking all the air out of the room for real candidates.

        meanwhile, his blackmail of the Republican Party continues: “If I don’t like the candidate or they don’t treat me well, I’ll run 3rd party.” Both conditions are 100% subjective, of course, so, he’d rather a ‘rat who embraces illegals and high taxes win than a ‘pub who will improve matters? Does that sound like a man putting his country first as he claims? No, it’s a man setting us up for a fall by dragging enough voters into his alleged hissy fit, 3rd party candidacy.

        Draft dodger, always been a lefty, pro-abortion, pro-nationalized healthcare, makes up excuses for his ‘rat support,, so he’s clearly the biggest RINO to ever come down the pike. Yet the fools line up like the little children who followed the Pied Piper to oblivion.

        Anybody who looks at the really big picture of all this recognizes that THIS is the only way the ‘rats maintain the Oval Office because, without Trump elbowing everyone else out of the way, we have a very strong bench.

        That people can’t see this is just so damned depressing.

        My God, it really looks hopeless right now.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Ragspierre. | August 27, 2015 at 1:21 am

      We DVR Special Report and The Kelly File, watch most of both of them 3-5 nights per week.

      We reached the point a couple weeks ago where we fast=forward through Trump just as we do obastard. We cannot stand the sight or sound of either of them.

      I’m convinced Trump has a major personality disorder.

      These non-critical thinking, low-info types supporting him aren’t going to change. We are so screwed, and there’s every reason to think it’s by design.

    kenoshamarge | August 26, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Funny, not so much, that no one on the right got upset when Ed Henry went after Hillary Clinton.

    For six points…
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