Trump v. Megyn Kelly: Fox News debate moderator schmoozes with leftist Michael Moore
Although her ongoing battle against GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump continues to dominate news media outlets, Fox News Channel’s evening news anchor — and former attorney — Megyn Kelly decided to tweak Trump’s nose as well as rile his many supporters.
Kelly invited the far-left’s pseudo-documentary maker Michael Moore onto her show in order to “stick it to The Donald,” according to political strategist Michael Baker.
In a different tone and interaction than her arguably “vicious attack” on Trump during Fox’s first GOP debate, conservative viewers who spoke to Conservative Base said they expected the enormously overweight and physically unappealing Moore to “plant one right on her lips.”
“I feel bad for you,” the left-wing filmmaker said to Kelly, the host of the nightly “The Kelly File” on Tuesday. “You’re being attacked. I’m here for you. You’re okay, aren’t you?”
“It almost appeared to be rehearsed and underhanded, but it may backfire since a large percentage of FNC’s viewers are Republicans and conservatives who may not all like Trump but who may all despise the wealthy movie writer and director,” said Baker. “In my mind, running ‘into the waiting arms of Michael Moore may turn off a number of viewers who now have more alternatives to watch during Kelly’s show.”
Among the alternatives are The Blaze television network with Glenn Beck, Dana Loesch, and other conservative hosts, as well as Newsmax TV and the One America News Network. These new conservative outlets are already on FIOS and in negotiations with Time-Warner Cable and other networks.
Kelly has been under verbal attack by Donald Trump, who plans to skip the GOP debate hosted by Fox on Thursday, because Kelly is moderating along with Chris Wallace and Brett Baier.
“What is he afraid of?” Moore asked Kelly. “I’m sitting here, right? Donald, come sit with me, and I’ll hold your hand. She’s fine. You [Kelly] just didn’t deserve to be treated that way,” he told Kelly.
Trump accused the Fox News personality of bias when she sharply interrogated him over his past remarks about — and
toward — the openly lesbian comedian Rosie O’Donnell.