Right Wing Meltdown: Fox News Goes To War With Donald Trump Over Megyn Kelly

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Tuesday, August, 25th, 2015, 2:58 pm


The truce between Donald Trump and Fox News has fallen apart as Trump resumed his attack on Megyn Kelly and Fox News has all but declared war on Trump.

After Kelly returned from vacation and criticized his immigration plan, Trump tweeted:

Fox News hosts meekly tried to defend Kelly without insulting Trump:

There isn’t a single strong defense of Kelly in any of her colleagues’ tweets, and notice that none of them would stand up for Kelly by refusing to have Trump on their shows.

The biggest sign that the war between Trump and Fox was back on came from Fox News boss Roger Ailes.

In a statement, Ailes said:

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.

Notice how Ailes tried to play the Fox News is the victim card by labeling Trump a bully? Ailes ignored the fact that he created Donald Trump as a political figure by giving Trump and his birther attacks against President Obama a platform.

Ailes’ defense of Kelly was stronger, but if Fox News really wanted to teach Trump a lesson, they would stop covering him. The problem is that loads of Republican voters have taken Trump’s side in the Kelly war, because if there is one thing that makes Republicans feel strong it is misogyny.

Fox needs Trump. He is the Republican frontrunner, and he does deliver ratings for them.

The Republican Party and right are in the middle of a full-scale meltdown that is being caused by Donald Trump. Fox News and Trump are at war in a battle that threatens to wreck conservative media and shatter the Republican Party.

While the media battles on about Clinton’s emails, the right is coming apart at the seams before our very eyes.

Right Wing Meltdown: Fox News Goes To War With Donald Trump Over Megyn Kelly was written by Jason Easley for PoliticusUSA.
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