DOESN’T IT MAKE YOU WONDER WHETHER THE FEUD WAS ALL MADE UP FOR RATINGS?
The faux feud is over, we can all sleep well now. Megyn Kelly has landed a big, no huge, huge interview with Donald Trump after the two have decided to end their feud. You will remember that Trump skipped the FOX News debate over his spat with Megyn Kelly. But, when it comes to the cable channels, its all about the bass, I mean the base and the ratings. And why not, FOX News has pretty much become nothing more than a super PAC for Trump these days. As Hot Air opines, “It’ll be tricky for Kelly to find the right tone.” We shall see how this one goes, then again, this has not been about reporting the news, issues and candidates this election cycle, its been all about the bass, I mean the ratings.
Megyn Kelly has landed a big interview with Donald Trump after the warring pair agreed to end their feud.
Trump will sit for an in-depth interview on Kelly’s special, which airs on Fox on May 17, a source confirmed to Page Six.
The move comes after the pair met for a summit at Trump Tower to make their peace.
The Fox News anchor secretly spent an hour with the Republican presidential candidate on April 13 at the Trump Tower, where they discussed him appearing with her on a TV special.
“Kelly requested a meeting with Mr. Trump, which took place at Trump Tower this morning . . . Kelly has acknowledged in recent interviews that Trump is a fascinating person to cover and has electrified the Republican base,” a Fox rep said in a statement at the time.
Later on the “The Kelly File,” the host said, “Mr. Trump and I discussed the possibility of an interview, and I hope we will have news to announce on that soon.”
In a miraculous transformation of both Trump and Kelly, the two have decided to put their faux differences beside for their futures. But I thought he had no respect for her as a journalist and their was blood coming out of her eyes?
The feud erupted last year after Kelly grilled Trump during the first GOP presidential debate about his tasteless comments regarding women.
“You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs’ and ‘disgusting animals,’” Kelly said. “Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?”
The tough questioning caught Trump off guard. “Honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry . . . I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably not be, based on the way you have treated me,” he shot back.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – Politics Aside, What Do You Think of the 2016 Presidential Race Coverage?
- One thing for sure is if a news station says something bad about Trump, he lashes back by saying they are a lousy news station. Trump also says he’s bringing their ratings up which is true!
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Download
Daily Commentary – Friday, April 8, 2016 – In a Recent Interview, Variety Asks Megyn Kelly if She Would Return To Fox After Her Contract is up Next Year
- Her answer was that she’s not sure. Maybe some of this recent notoriety with her spat with Donald Trump is going to her head?
Daily Commentary – Friday, April 8, 2016 Download
Daily Commentary – Monday, March 7, 2016 – I thought Cruz and Trump Faired Best in Thursday’s Debate
- Rubio did poorly, looking nervous at times and Kasich did his usual
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Daily Commentary – Friday, March 4, 2016 – This Has Been a Crazy Super Tuesday, KKK, Attacking Each Other Candidates Week
- With another GOP debate last night, wondering if Trump showed up after his last boycott of a Fox News conducted debate?
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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.
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.
- She in an interesting gal, I was impressed. Tells how her journalistic training helped get her where she is today. Check out Vanity Fair
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Download