In an interview with More Magazine, Fox News host and icon of tough women everywhere, Megyn Kelly insulted the host of The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly, without whom she never would have made it on Fox News. Fox, by the way, has made her a very wealthy woman. At last count, she was worth $10 million.
Bill didn’t defend her strongly enough when he interviewed Donald Trump according to the beautiful and ambitious host.
“I do wish that O’Reilly had defended me more in his interview with Trump,” Kelly told the women’s magazine. “I would have defended him more.”
Kelly said that the Trump feud had hit her harder than many realized. “Honestly? People think I’m fearless. But I’m human.”
Trump insults her on Twitter daily, calling her “crazy” and a “bimbo” and she spends about 15 minutes a night ripping into him with the help of commentators .
In fact, the only part of this interview that is posted is where Megyn and the interviewer attack Trump and O’Reilly. You have to buy the magazine for the rest of the interview.
The interviewer also wrote, “Unlike most public personalities, she refuses to do Instagram. ‘It’s like, ‘Look at me! Look at me again! Here I am, sucking everything in.’ Seriously, I find it so vain.'”
She hides that modest side well.
In making these comments, she is feeding into Media Matters, Salon, Sun Times, and other publications that have nothing but hate for Bill O’Reilly and who are using this to attack him.
In February, Kelly was hot on the overly-embellished KKK story. Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson told Kelly that right before her show, Bill O”Reilly dismissed the KKK story as a “complete non-story.”
Kelly said, “With all due respect to Bill, he doesn’t get to decide that, the voters do.”
She could be looking to make a move to another channel.
In January, Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough also ripped into O’Reilly for not defending Kelly enough.
O’Reilly did defend Kelly and the other Fox moderators when Trump attacked them. Whether it’s enough or not, readers can decide.
O’Reilly was in Trump’s face for most of the segment below, reminding Trump that he opened himself up for Kelly’s question by making derogatory comments about Carly Fiorina’s appearance, and that her question was fully “within journalistic bounds.”
O’Reilly said others are saying Trump is a buffoon. In other words, he called Trump a buffoon.
O’Reilly was mocked for “begging” Trump to go to the debate but the readers can decide if that’s the case.
Bill O’Reilly addressed it in another segment of his show in February:
BILL O’REILLY (HOST): And finally tonight, the Factor Tip of the Day. Loyalty. Last night after speaking with me here on the Factor, Donald Trump once again tweeted some not nice things about Megyn Kelly. Not good. The debate issue should be buried. It’s over. Folks can make up their own minds about it. Fox News chief Roger Ailes once again stood up for Megyn because Roger’s a loyal guy. And as the general here, he protects his troops. Roger Ailes has protected me countless times against unfair assaults by vicious media people. The Kelly-Trump story is relevant to me because I’m friends with both of them. They both bring things to America that are worthy and positive. Miss Megan has taken the high road by not responding. Donald Trump should cease, and Roger Ailes is a stand-up guy.”
Ailes had written:
“Donald Trump’s surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at Fox News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise. I could not be more proud of Megyn for her professionalism and class in the face of all of Mr. Trump’s verbal assaults. Her questioning of Mr. Trump at the debate was tough but fair … Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should.”
Trump has repeatedly attacked O’Reilly also, saying he was too negative. O’Reilly has called Trump out in general for his tweets and childish behavior.
Another on-air disagreement in early January between the two Fox News hosts concerned New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to reappoint a judge who recently set no bail for an 18-year-old man accused of making threats against police, Mediaite reported.
O’Reilly outlined his frustration over Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson’s decision not to set bail for Devon Coley, the accused man who O’Reilly said is an alleged gang member, during his show’s “Talking Points Memo” segment. Coley allegedly posted a picture on Facebook of a man shooting a gun into an NYPD car.
“The NYPD is furious as it should be. Judge Johnson had to be reappointed to the bench by New Year’s Eve,” O’Reilly said. “Most of us felt she had no chance after that outrageous decision, but Mayor de Blasio did reappoint her, symbolically spitting in the face of his own police department.”
Kelly didn’t think Johnson did the right thing, but said O’Reilly was being too hard on both her and de Blasio and that her reappointment isn’t as problematic as he claims.
“I don’t think she did the right thing, but I think you may be being too hard on her and the mayor by extension,” Kelly said, claiming that de Blasio is a “hot mess” for other reasons, but that this case isn’t as egregious as O’Reilly maintains.
How can you be too hard on the communist who is ruining New York City?
In 2013, O’Reilly defended Kelly over Santagate. She said Santa was white and suffered a hailstorm of fascist nonsensical attacks on social media. He’s defended her at other times.
Why is she looking fight with O’Reilly do you think?
Trump responded to Kelly’s remarks.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2016