Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Megyn Kelly pimping her victim role for a New Contract with Fox or elsewhere Next Year

Let’s cut the bull!  Megyn Kelly knew what she was doing when she accused Trump of being a misogynist at the first presidential debate. 
Since then she’s been playing up her victim role into higher ratings and very likely a new job at either the Today Show or Good Morning America.  She’s a smart calculating woman who knows how to work the media as well as Trump and none of this is occurred by happenstance.   

Variety reports Megyn Kelly was leaving her Manhattan apartment on a recent day when her doorman threw his arms around her. “Why is Peter hugging me?” the star anchor of Fox News remembers thinking. The embrace was meant as reassurance after yet another nasty tweet written by Donald Trump. Kelly had sworn off Twitter and Googling herself — “bus exhaust,” she calls it — once Trump started lashing out at her following August’s presidential debate, after she cornered him on his history of misogyny.

This story first appeared in the April 05, 2016 issue of Variety.
Many news personalities are already worn out covering this year’s election, but Kelly has become part of the story. She’s survived sustained attacks from Trump by buckling down and focusing on her job, and her primetime show “The Kelly File” has never done better, averaging 2.5 million nightly viewers. In a one-hour conversation, Kelly spoke to Variety for this week’s Power of Women issue about Trump, wanting to interview Hillary Clinton and whether she’ll remain at Fox News after her contract expires next year.

Do you think there’s a double standard in the news business when it comes to women?

Let me put it to you this way. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in the past 10 months is we have a long way to go. We as women in the country—where we are, how we think of ourselves, what we’re willing to accept—we have a ton of work to do.
Do you think Trump’s attacks on you are different because you’re a woman?
I think the language is very different when he fights with women.

Has it been hard for you?
It has not been enjoyable. I wish it hadn’t happened. I hope it will stop — his focus on me. If he’s determined not to stop, there’s nothing I can do. I don’t like being the story. I think it raises real First Amendment issues. I’ve seen what’s happened with Michelle Fields [the former Breitbart News reporter allegedly grabbed by Trump’s campaign manager] and in my own world, there’s another side to this behavior. It poses real risks to the person under attack.

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