The Republican Party is falling apart at the seams as more than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for Fox News’ Megyn Kelly to be banned from future Republican presidential debates.
The Change.org petition states:
Megyn Kelly finds the state of our union amusing and “fun”, whereas the viewers (our fellow citizens) deserve a much more serious moderator.
In addition, she had a clear agenda to attack Donald Trump, by tenaciously clinging to his past rather than his vision for the future. She focused on Trump personally, rather than politically. Ultimately, she did not live up to the “fair and balanced” slogan at Fox News and News Corporation.
While her disdain for Mr. Trump was evident, this petition is a call for truly fair and balanced coverage of ALL candidates. Thus, Megyn Kelly should be barred from hosting or moderating all future Republican Presidential Debates.
The problem with this petition is that it assumes that Fox News is fair and balanced. It isn’t. That isn’t Megyn Kelly’s fault because her questions about Trump’s sexism were completely valid. The issue is that none of the other candidates were asked about their controversial comments.
No one bothered to ask Mike Huckabee about his sexism. Nobody asked Jeb Bush how he could have hired a racist and sexist chief technology officer for his campaign, or the fact that Scott Walker got rid of Wisconsin’s equal pay law.
Trump was asked about his bankruptcies, but no one questioned Marco Rubio on the dozens of financial skeletons in his closet.
Megyn Kelly isn’t the issue. The issue is the blatant hypocrisy of a party that is at war with an entire gender trying to ostracize Donald Trump for saying out loud what the rest of the party is doing.
Fox News is not “fair and balanced” only an unbalanced partisan would believe that they are. Megyn Kelly asked the right question, but she need to ask it to all the Republican candidates instead of picking on just one.
The Republican Party is in chaos because one candidate is exposing and exploiting all of the divisions within their party. The RNC tried to rig the game to avoid a repeat of the 2012 primary debacle, but instead of a smooth process they have given birth to a bigger and more destructive sequel.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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