FOX NEWS GOP Debate: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Says, “If You Guys Ask One more Mean Question, I’m Going to Have to Leave the Stage” … Then Schools Moderator Chris Wallace on What a Debate Actually Is (VIDEO)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) mocks Donald Trump and schools Chris Wallace during last night’s GOP Debate …
Last night during the Republican debate on FOX News, Sen. Ted Cruz took the opportunity to mock Donald Trump, absent from the event due to a hair pulling fight with Fox News co-moderator Megyn Kelly, by stating after a slew of questions that were presented to other candidates meant to stir the pot and cause a food fight … But I will say this, gosh, if you guys say — ask one more mean question, I’m going to have to leave the stage.” Obviously, Cruz was joking and it was meant to emphasize the fact that Trump was not there because he did not want to deal with tough and mean questions. But I must say with regards to Trump, isn’t it amazing that the guy is not even at the event and he still commands the room.
However, the ironic moment of the night was when Megyn Kelly of all people, the individual who Trump has had so many issues with for being bias, ended up as The Politico reported, kneecapped his rivals on immigration and wound up doing Trump’s dirty work for him.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told the moderators of the Republican presidential debate at Iowa Events Center on Thursday that he might just take his ball and go home.
His threat to leave the stage came after he accused Fox News’ questioners of encouraging his rivals to attack him.
“I would note that the last four questions have been, ‘Rand, please attack Ted. Marco, please attack Ted. Chris, please attack Ted. Jeb, please attack Ted.”
Cruz’s comment provoked loud boos from the audience. His critique of the debate questions came after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was asked about how his plans to confront the jihadi group ISIS would differ from those put forth by Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
Moderator Chris Wallace offered a retort to Cruz.
“It is a debate, sir,” Wallace said.
Cruz wasn’t satisfied with Wallace’s response.
“No, no, a debate actually is a policy issue,” Cruz said. “But I will say this, gosh, if you guys say — ask one more mean question, I’m going to have to leave the stage.”
“The most important determination any voter is going to make in this election is who’s best prepared to be commander in chief, who has the experience, who has the knowledge, who has the judgment, who has the clarity of vision and strength of resolve to keep this country safe,” Cruz said. “That is what this debate is all about, and I would suggest let’s stay focused on those issues rather than just attacks directed at each other.
FLASHBACK: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump Once Complimented Fox News Host Megyn Kelly for her Performance Moderating a GOP debate in 2011
FLASHBACK … IN 2011 DONALD TRUMP HAD NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR MEGYN KELLY …
Hmm, so Donald Trump, the current front-runner for the GOP is not participating in this coming Thursday’s FOX News Republican debate blaming it on the fact that Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators, will not be fair to him. Interesting. That is not what The Donald was sating in 2011, he was praising Megyn … When she asked him whether he could be a better moderator than her Trump responded, “No, I could never beat you. That wouldn’t even be close. That would be no contest.” Trump then followed up with, “You have done a great job, by the way. And I mean it.”
Trump was going to moderate a debate on News Max, check out the comment he made initially about when not many candidates signed on to the event, Trumps stated, “I don’t see a lot of courage”. Really? So just curious Mr. Trump, what do you call it when you are a no show at a debate?
From The Blaze:
Trump spoke to Kelly in 2011 about his frustration with candidates refusing to participate in a debate he was set to host with NewsMax. The businessman implied the Republican candidates declining invitations to attend his debate lacked “courage.”
He then heaped praise on Kelly.
“Do you really think you’re a better moderator than I am?” Kelly asked.
“No,” Trump promptly replied. “I could never beat you. That wouldn’t even be close. That would be no contest.”
The billionaire added, “You have done a great job, by the way. And I mean it.”
Donald Trump Will Not Participate Thusday’s FOX News GOP Debate … FOX News Stands Behind Megyn Kelly
REALLY MR. TRUMP, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU!
The childish hair pulling match between Donald Trump and FOX News has apparently ended in Trump claiming that he will “definitely not” be participating in Thursday nights Republican party debate. Trump has been whining in recent days to those Conservative and Republican loving folks at CNN that FOX News has treated him unfairly and especially Megyn Kelly. Trump then got upset that FOX News made joking comments when Trump said that he might not attend the debate. Wow Donald, really? It’s time to put your big-boy pants on and stop the nonsense. Are you really that thin skinned? Do you actually think that FOX News is your enemy and CNN is your friend? Trust me, I kind of think that Trump was given a raw deal by Megyn Kelly at the first debate, but that does not mean you take a temper tantrum, take your toys and go how. What kind of a message does this send and what does it really reveal about Trump as an individual?
All this over a spat with Megyn Kelly, really? Sorry folks, there comes a point and time where a leader needs to think of some one other than himself and is willing to take the arrows for Americans. I am sick and tired of having a narcissist as president. Why does it appear that this man is no different, he just happens to be a Republican. Maybe.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump abruptly announced here Tuesday that he would not participate in Thursday’s scheduled debate, escalating his off-and-on feud with Fox News Channel and throwing the GOP campaign into turmoil.
Trump’s assertion, which his campaign manager insisted was irreversible, came less than one week before the kickoff Iowa caucuses. He once again defied the conventional rules of politics, and used his power and prominence to shape the campaign agenda and conversation.
So far, Trump’s untraditional moves have only expanded his support, but his threatened boycott leaves him open to criticism that for all his tough talk he is ducking face-to-face confrontations with his opponents and scrutiny from the Fox moderators.
It was back and forth whether he would or would not, but Donald Trump told CNN tonight that when FOX News put out its snarky press release today, he said, “Bye,bye!” Trump told this to his new found buddies at CNN. All of the debates have had their issues, too many candidates, moderators thinking they are more important than the questions they should be asking, more interested in starting a food fight than getting to what the candidates believe and how to fix the issues in American, etc. But Trump trying to bully a network to get some one who he does not like thrown off the panel? Sorry, I would have told him to go pound sand too. That is exactly what FOX News did as they stood by Megyn Kelly and let Trump walk.
As Patterico’s Pontifications opined, Roger Ailes made the smart decision to call his bluff and stand by Kelly and FOX News said to The Donald, You’re Fired.
As someone who wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal, who has built an incredible company, including some of the most valuable and iconic assets in the world, and as someone who has a personal net worth of many billions of dollars, Mr. Trump knows a bad deal when he sees one. FOX News is making tens of millions of dollars on debates, and setting ratings records (the highest in history), where as in previous years they were low-rated afterthoughts.
Unlike the very stupid, highly incompetent people running our country into the ground, Mr. Trump knows when to walk away. Roger Ailes and FOX News think they can toy with him, but Mr. Trump doesn’t play games. There have already been six debates, and according to all online debate polls including Drudge, Slate, Time Magazine, and many others, Mr. Trump has won all of them, in particular the last one. Whereas he has always been a job creator and not a debater, he nevertheless truly enjoys the debating process – and it has been very good for him, both in polls and popularity.
Let’s see whether this changes the game in Iowa at the last minute.
CNN Democrat Town Hall Question Proved to be a Fraud, Planted Question to Hillary Clinton … “I can see why they gave you this.”
CNN – DEMOCRAT PARTY TOWN HALL FRAUD …
There is a reason why CNN is called the Clinton News Network and the MSM is called the Democrat-Media complex. One has to look no farther than the recent CNN Town Hall in Iowa where you can plainly see and hear for yourself that Hillary Clinton was asked a planted question. One of Hillary Clinton’s final questions was from a young student named Brett Rosengren where he said prior to actually asking the question, “I can see why they gave you this.” THEY! WHO IS THEY?
Obviously, this was a planted question. Sorry LIBS, as much as you want to try and defend the obvious, you were busted!!! So it makes you wonder how many of the other questions were the same and did the candidates know them in advance to prepare their answers. Kind of defeats the purpose of a Town Hall.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Not Sure if This is Just Hype Leading Up to the Next GOP Debate
- Donald Trump is threatening not to show up if Megyn Kelly remains one of the moderators of Thursday’s GOP debate
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Donald Trump Says He Would Consider Skipping Thursday’s Republican Primary Debate if He Doesn’t Get Fair Treatment from Megyn Kelly
ENOUGH DONALD, SUCK IT UP AND JUST DEAL WITH IT, YOUR ACT IS GETTING OLD …
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Donald Trump whined that he would consider skipping this Thursday’s Republican primary debate on the FOX News channel if he doesn’t get fair treatment from Megyn Kelly. Seriously Mr. Trump, you are on CNN bitching about the unfair treatment you are getting from a FOX News host? First of all, get over yourself. Two, suck it up because if or when you get the GOP presidential nomination, CNN is going to shred you. Honestly, if Trump thinks that he is being treated unfairly by Megyn Kelly now, wait until the MSM gets in this political cross-hairs, including CNN. Trump’s arrogance is growing old where he thinks that no one is allowed to ask him a tough question and if they do, he calls them a name. Hmm, Trump is sounding an awful like Obama who refused to go on FOX News and would make continual dismissive comments regarding the cable channel.
How comical is it that Trump is telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Megyn Kelly is bias. Ah, Donald, what do you think Wolf Blitzer is?
Fox News says Donald Trump is scared of facing Megyn Kelly at Thursday night’s Republican primary debate.
The missive came hours after Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he would consider skipping this Thursday’s Republican primary debate if he doesn’t get fair treatment from Kelly, who he said treats him “very unfairly.”
“Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he’s president, is going to have to learn that he doesn’t get to pick the journalists — we’re very surprised he’s willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly,” the network said in a statement.
Trump has been accusing Kelly of unfair treatment ever since he stepped off stage at the first Fox News debate in August.
But he’s ratcheted up those attacks in recent days in an apparent attempt to influence the Fox News moderators ahead of Thursday’s debate.
“I don’t like her. She doesn’t treat me fairly. I’m not a big fan of hers at all,” Trump said during Monday’s interview. He also claimed that he “might be the best thing that ever happened to her,” because no one had ever heard of her before the August debate.
Al Jazeera America Shutting Down … Flashback: Hillary Clinton, ‘Viewership Of Al Jazeera Is Going Up In The United States’
IMAGINE THAT, AL JAZEERA AMERICA FAILED IN AMERICA, GOING THE WAY OF THE DO DO …
The Al Jazeera America will be closing up shop by April 30, 2016. The channel launched in early 2o13 and hit the airwaves in August 2013 after the purchase of Al Gore’s Current TV. That was a story unto itself when Al “Mr. Global Warming” Gore sold True TV to Al Jazeera, a media entity which was funded mostly by the government of Qatar, which is of course gets most of its money from oil. No hypocrisy there now, is there? As stated at the Daily Caller, Al Jazeera America is shutting down after less than two-and-a-half years of operation, a victim of tanking oil prices that left its owners unable to finance the virtually-unwatched cable channel.Al Jazeera, which made a massive investment in covering the United States less than three years ago, is slamming the brakes on its American operation.
Al Jazeera America, a cable news channel that debuted in August 2013, is shutting down. Employees were informed of the decision during an all-hands staff meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
During the meeting, Al Jazeera America brass said the channel’s business model was “no longer sustainable.” It will shut down by April 30, an Al Jazeera America executive told staff, saying the decision was made by the channel’s board of directors and was not a reflection of the quality of their work.
Employees also were told that Al Jazeera will pursue a new global online strategy with content delivered from the U.S. later this year.
Remember when Hillary praised Al Jazeera News and Al “global warming” Gore Sold his news network to an oil producing country?
Remember when Hillary Clinton called it real news? As secretary of state in 2011 Hillary Clinton touted Al Jazeera as a “really effective” news network with viewership that was “going up in the United States.” More from the Politico on the death of Al Jazeera America.
The Qatar-based Arab-language broadcaster Al Jazeera created an American channel two-and-a-half years ago in a bid to bring its brand to U.S. audiences that were increasingly being exposed to global media.
Al Jazeera made a mission of doing in-depth, enterprising reportage that would eschew what it saw as the frenetic, soundbite-heavy character of U.S. cable news.
But the channel failed to build up a substantial viewership here, and was available only in about 60 million American homes, compared with roughly 100 million households that have cable TV. Its ratings, which approached 28,000 viewers in primetime in 2015 and 19,000 viewers in total day, according to Nielsen, were paltry compared to the big-three cable news channels.
Al Jazeera bought its way into the U.S. market for a reported $500 million in January 2013 when it acquired Current TV, the struggling news channel co-founded by Al Gore in 2005, and took over its slot on the cable dial.
French Officials Say a Man Shot Dead outside a Paris Police Station was Wearing a Fake Explosives Vest Yelling “Allahu Akbar” … One Year Anniversary of Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack
Today is the one year anniversary since Islamic extremists attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
A man was shot and killed by French police as he threatened police officers with a knife. A police union official, said the man may have been wearing an explosives vest, and cried out “Allahu Akbar” or ‘God is great’ in Arabic. The authorities are treating this as a possible terror attack.
Police shot and killed a man Thursday after he tried to enter a northern Paris police station wielding a knife, a French Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN affiliate BFMTV.
The man was shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation, said he had wires protruding from his body. They said he has not yet been identified.
One of the officials said the man threatened officers at the police station in northern Paris with a butcher’s knife.
FOX News Host Andrea Tantaros Responded to Obama’s Gun Control Tears … I Would Check the Podium for a Raw Onion or Some “No More Tears.”
HMM, WAS THERE AN ONION ON THE STAGE OR WAS IT JUST TEARS OF A CLOWN …
FOX News Host Andrea Tantaros responded to Barack Obama’s tears on gun control by saying, I would check that podium for a raw onion or some “No More Tears.” It’s not really believable. On Outnumbered, watch the VIDEO where all of the cast respond to Obama’s comments and his continued divisive nature. But once again in a time when Americans are fearful terrorism, want to defend themselves and respect the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution while Obama mocks all who do not agree with his liberal agenda.
Really, after all this time, this lame duck president is making this an issue as if he cares?
FOX News host Andrea Tantaros responded to Obama’s tears today during his gun control push.
“This is how many years? Eight years, he’s almost at the end of his term. And you haven’t heard him go to Chicago and speak out about this issue and he is uniquely poised to do so. But everything he’s doing won’t solve that problem. So I would check that podium for a raw onion or some “No More Tears.” It’s not really believable.
So is FOX News going to suspend her too for making such a comment of the Obamamessiah?
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Asks Hillary Clinton What’s the Difference Between a Democrat and a Socialist … She Cannot Answer the Question
WHO KNEW THAT CHRIS MATTHEWS COULD ASK SUCH DIFFICULT QUESTIONS?
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews managed to stump Hillary Clinton during a ‘Hard Ball’ interview on the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist. Hillary’s response, was only, “I’m Not One”. The Democrat presidential candidate managed to dodge the questions, as usual. However, maybe the answer is with today’s Democrat party, there is no difference between the two. This really wasn’t supposed to be a difficult question posed to Hillary Clinton. However, doesn’t it speak volumes that she cannot and will not answer the question. This should be a red flag to those that call themselves Independents and if there are any Reagan Democrats that still exist.
Matthews said he wanted to “help” Clinton, for his audience, locate herself politically, making the puzzling statement that “nobody” uses the term “socialist” in a derogatory way. Clinton’s challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) identifies as a Democratic socialist.
“What’s the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?” Matthews asked. “Is that a question you want to answer or would you rather not, politically?”
“Well, you’d have to ask–” Clinton started.
“See, I’m asking you,” Matthew said. “You’re a Democrat, he’s a socialist. Would you like somebody to call you a socialist? I wouldn’t want someone calling me a socialist.”
“I’m not one,” she said.
Matthews asked her twice again what the difference was but Clinton spoke over him.
“I’m a progressive Democrat who likes to get things done and who believes that we are better off in this country when we’re trying to solve problems together. Getting people to work together. There will always be strong feelings and I respect that, from, you know, the far right, the far left, libertarians, whoever it might be, but we need to get people working together. We’ve got to get the economy fixed, we’ve got to get all of our problems, you know, really tackled and that’s what I want to do,” Clinton said.
Remember when DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked by Chris Matthews what’s the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist? She too failed miserably to answer the question. Mathews said, I used to think there was a big difference. Hmm, used to? Does that mean that even Matthews thinks there is little to no difference?