By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
Megyn Kelly lost her debate with Donald Trump because she breached one immutable rule of journalism, falling for one of the oldest tricks in the book that men use to win. That is, Kelly, as a “journalist,” allowed herself to become the story. In fact she now is a huge part of the drama. J-skul students are warned about this big time No-No by wily and savvy professors who preach over and over, be objective, stay out of it, be impartial, don’t get involved!
In addition, Kelly let the men use her, something any woman who has ever been around any union negotiations recognizes early on. A Chicago area, female unionist told me one time after a very contentious three month teachers’ strike that the men disappeared for the marching, the protests in the parking lots and the face to face confrontations. When the street theatre ended and the drama played itself out, the men on both sides, the administrators and the union leaders (all men by the way) came in, sat down, carved up the pie, passed around their goodies, got up, shook hands, and left the room.
Look, Kelly was chosen by FOX corporate to do their hit job on Donald Trump because they and the Rino establishment want Jeb Clinton in the Oval Office, IMHO. Donald Trump’s experience, intelligence, wealth, his manly strength, decisiveness, discernment and understanding of the political power structure in this country are enormous existential threats to those who need Hillary Bush or Jeb Clinton elected! And Hillary’s E-mail scandals have resonated with the public as Benghazi and the IRS flap never did.
So here’s what went on. Kelly was placed stage center in front of and in direct eye contact with the one man in the room these machinists fear the most. She was dressed in what one commenter called Hoochie Mama attire. The MEN wore suits and as I recall, Chris Wallace went with the professorial blazer look. (To set him apart, but of course). Kelly wore a club-going, little black dress. How obvious was the old advertising dictum to sell the sizzle, not the steak; sex sells, always. The dye job on her fake foreign hair extensions were a mismatch with the more subtle, American dye work on her shorter hair. Her handlers and make-up artists did all they had to do to sell the feminine form because she couldn’t win on substance. Her writers put her on camera with very offensive, very hurtful epithets to hurl at Trump, words and expressions which she never threw at Jebbie or the rest of the guys.
Here is the definition of debate: “In every debate there is a motion: a statement, idea or policy that is disputed and framed with the prefix ‘This House.’ Usually the motion is either a policy which changes the status quo or a statement, the truth or falsehood of which is examined in the debate.” The Rules of British Parliamentary debate have so devolved in this country’s discourse that what we saw on Fox News was a ten man line up for the liberal/democrat media crowd’s firing squad, and Megyn fired the first shot. Donald Trump, over and over has said he won’t throw the first punch, but if attacked, he will counterpunch. And counterpunch he did. Therefore he won. Kelly and her apparatus lost big time.
The debate featured a highly successful male businessman who knew everyone with access to a microphone wanted to “take him out.” So he was locked, loaded and when they opened up on him, he returned fire. And the co-chairs of the Uniparty, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz ( I was taught to put the female first when writing about two equally important “nouns”) and Reince Priebus, the Obama family, his enforcers McConnell and Boehner and media’s interlocking corporate boards lost. They picked a youngish woman to go up against an old war horse, and he took them all down!
Why didn’t Kelly lob the same mean, cruel spirited epithets at Jebcito? After all, they want us to believe Fox News is fair and balanced! Give me a break. After her debate planners gave Kelly the attack Trump script, they gave her another page of talking points to push along their candidate, Jeb Clinton. One rule we learned back in the days of 50’s journalism is that if you question your subject, you must be prepared for what he/she may answer. Preparation is the key to successful interviewing. But Kelly was prepared only with what she thought would take Trump down. She had no Plan B. So when he counterpunched, she and her lady anchorettes began pulling their fall back switch with the “poor me female” label above it.
After Trump let go with his 3 a.m. round of social media zingers, the ladies who talk now are resorting to the blood imagery known for women, i.e. the blood of birth, the blood of life as a female. Nothing but another sick attempt to win with form, not substance. These tactics may be OK in the world of personal affairs but not in the hard bitten world of politics or global finance. And Donald Trump stood up there, raised his hand like the other nine guys the media were hell bent on destroying and called them all out. “I’m too busy; I don’t have time for political correctness,” he said. He is everything that made America great, warts and all, namely the hard driven, fiercely hard working, highly competitive, win at all and any cost American ethos, the great American persona. If we win again, he’ll win in November; if he falls, as the symbol of the great American man, America also falls.
As for me, well, I’m going with Donald Trump, not the Megyn’s of America’s increasingly sick political play house.