On Tuesday night, Fox News Channel’s “Golden Girl” Megyn Kelly had an obviously unintentional, on-the-air shoot-out with former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich over an old news story that she continues to harp on, according to political strategist and former police detective Michael Baker.
Gingrich was visibly angry with the Fox News host telling her straight out that she’s “fascinated with sex” live on the air. In turn, Kelly’s virtual claws were on display as she began to regain what she perceived as “the higher ground.” (See video at bottom of the news story.)
Dan Scavino Jr., the director of social media for the Trump campaign responded to the interview:, ‘@NewtGingrich just destroyed @MegynKelly. Shows she is totally biased against Mr. Trump & not very smart. Mr. Trump has long known!!’ wrote Scavino on Twitter immediately after Gingrich’s appearance on The Kelly File.
He followed that up with another tweet, saying: ‘@MegynKelly made a total fool out of herself tonight- attacking @realDonaldTrump. Watch what happens to her after this election is over.’
“Last night’s interview showed a petulant liberal trying to score points with the anti-Trump crowd. It also showed why Megyn Kelly’s ratings have been sliding. In fact, Rachel Maddow, Kelly’s competition at MSNBC is leading in that time slot,” says Charles Verneil, a former federal narcotics agent who believes Trump will control drug trafficking better that President Barack Obama.
Sean Hannity’s show is the only FOX cable news show that is ranked number one in both overall ratings and in the coveted age 25-54 age rating demographic.
“It’s clear to anyone who supports Donald Trump that FOX can no longer be relied on to offer a counter-balance to the all powerful mainstream liberal media complex. People are tuning out Kelly but coming back to FOX for Hannity’s show,” said Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft, a regular contributor to the Steve Malzberg Show..
“No doubt that if FOX was fair and balanced they would be winning big with election coverage. Instead they aim to follow the rest of the mainstream this year. Hannity, as data now proves, is the only cable show on any cable news network that gives Trump a fair shake,” Hoft noted.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump congratulated Gingrich on his “amazing interview” with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “Congratulations, Newt, on last night, that was an amazing interview. We don’t play games, Newt, right?” Trump said, prompting applause from the crowd on Wednesday morning.
On Twitter and Facebook, a number of groups have created a movement to “Boycott Megyn Kelly” and the numbers are growing daily.