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Roger Ailes bows to Trump and Throws Megan Kelly under the Bus!

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posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 09:25 PM
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Donald Trump supporters reportedly flooded Megyn Kelly with death threats following debate

I am surprised at this article from the MSM. I guess Trump is for real!

Kelly was the FOX Queen and I thought what Trump did in the debate might be his downfall but this article shockingly declares Ailes has thrown Kelly under the bus to Get Trump back on board with Fox and off his back.




According to Sherman, Ailes had been “paralyzed by the volume of pro-Trump emails from Fox’s loyal viewers,” going radio silence in the face of a barrage of attacks from The Donald directed at the network and more pointedly, at Kelly. And according to a new report today, Ailes appears to have instructed his vaunted press operation to stand down against the notorious grudge holder: (emphasis added)
For a few days, Ailes didn’t know how to handle Trump’s full-throated attack on Kelly, who accused Trump of sexism during the debate. Eventually, as I reported yesterday, he made the same choice he always does: follow the ratings, and mend fences with Trump. But that process has meant that Fox has had to mute its defense of Kelly, who is now watching uneasily as the Fox audience turns on her:According to one high-level source, Kelly has told Fox producers that she’s been getting death threats from Trump supporters.
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Sherman paints a picture of a desperate Ailes, panicked to get Fox News back into The Donald’s good graces. “Ailes called Trump “multiple” times yesterday morning “begging” him to tweet out that they had made peace,” Sherman reported:

Roger Ailes just called. He is a great guy & assures me that “Trump” will be treated fairly on @FoxNews. His word is always good!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2015
There you have it, Fox’s Golden Girl seems to have lost out to the Golden Boy of the moment as, Ailes, a craven ratings chaser made a calculated decision to stay with Trumpmania. After all, Thursday night’s debate did get the network it’s largest ratings in history with a record 24 million viewers tuning in to watch Trump debate nine other Republican candidates on Fox News. Ailes was reportedly in such a magnanimous mood that he “offered Trump the chance to do a special on Kelly’s prime-time show to clear the air — an offer Trump flatly refused.”

Instead, Kelly barely took a moment out of her Monday evening program to briefly defend her debate performance while declining to respond to Trump. The “Kelly File” host has seen her Facebook page bombarded by Trump supporters encouraging a boycott of the network using the sexist hashtag, “BimboBarbie.”


Trump is the HULK of politics and their going to have to get something real big to take him down

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posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 09:30 PM
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This contradicts other reports by both Trump and Ailes...........according to both of those reports Ailes stood by Kelly........

Not sure I buy this piece youve posted, sounds like more hype to me

Oh its by Salon , no wonder.....they couldnt get facts straight if they were dictated to them......

Disregard.
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posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 09:36 PM
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I am trying to suppress a bit of glee that the ultimate result of years of Fox News efforts have created a monster that they can't control.

Donald Trump: the true face of the modern Republican Party.

I'm reminded of lines by Shelley:



OZYMANDIAS

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

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posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

While I must say that I find it refreshing that Trump is taking the smooth out of Prez election politics, I find it disconcerting that FNC would take their opportunity to conduct the first GOP debate, and go way beyond what they as a network chastised Crawley for in the previous POTUS cycle...

I want the same questions answered by all on the dais... I don't want an opportunity for increased ratings...

It's not about entertainment or ratings... it's about who could lead the country...

So far, it seems that the media is trying to make up our minds by attacking those who they think aren't worthy?

I'm a Carson guy on the right, and a Webb guy on the left... either of those would be a great improvement to the cesspool that is currently national politics...

Why did the League of women voters bail as moderators in 1988? :


The League of Women Voters is withdrawing sponsorship of the presidential debates...because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter. It has become clear to us that the candidates' organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and answers to tough questions. The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public.


What we see is an abomination of the founding principles of our nation... we.. are as much to blame as those selling the snake oil...

Let's get a grip.... realize we have been swindled, and shed the yoke of division thrust upon us by those who could give a rat's ass about us...

It's OUR country... not the government's



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

I like trump, he says what he thinks, not what is PC.

I have had enough of the PC idiocy,

I don't agree with trump somtimes, but at least he is honest, and I can deal with that.

It is a breath of fresh air, and I would vote for him just to watch him shake things up in Washington.

Those fat old suits have been too comfy for too long.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

Wow a racist sexist big got gets away Scott free while Megan Kelly is in #? Wow America sucks the big one. Thankfully I live in Canada



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Subjunctive, the real basis for the crowd that you represent.

Any spin/act/creative keyboard activity is 'justified' when turning the subjunctive into the declarative. You've been on this site more than long enough to know that we on the right don't buy into your boogie man mantra...



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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I'd like to know how the question Kelly asked was any different than the one posed to Romney about "binders full of women?"

Again, I will point out that if Trump becomes the nominee, he will face this again from the mainstream press. He only got a light taste of it from Fox. And I find it interesting that people are only focused on Kelly when Chris Wallace and Bret Baier pressed him equally hard.

Why the focus on Kelly? The other two also asked him tough questions.

Is it only because Kelly was the one Trump went off on in a rant after the debate? If so, then we complain a lot about how thin-skinned Obama is ... is Trump any thicker skinned? I might have ceded him the high ground had he night gone off afterward like that.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

The perception of Fox, at least in my view, is they support the GOP Establishment. Short shrift is given to Paul, Cruz and Walker.

This makes the conservatives overly sensitive when that question is only directed to Trump and none of the other candidates.

Add in an apparent left-like question that Kelly isn't known for and the alarm bells start ringing...


Apparently, control of Fox news has been given to a Murdock son who is a left-winger....see the thread.

For the rest of the viewers, a sense of betrayal I could be a factor.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

All that's as may be, but it doesn't change the question I raised about Trump's behavior afterward. Did he let it go which really would have made Kelly look bad or did he dig in and behave exactly like her question had painted him? I contend the latter. That raises some red flags on him.

Walker and Cruz handle it well, so does Fiorina; even Rubio can turn the tides on the press. Trump ... not so much, and I don't see him as serious. I see no substance, but I've made this plain. He's a got a lot of work to do to convince me he's more than just an angry man.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Maybe, I like him from the sense that his rhetoric is outside the P.C.. Lord knows we need outside the box thinking and actions to fix the mess...at least, domestically.

Internationally, my reservations kick in. Stability/consistency are my concerns.

He surely doesn't like to lose, does he?
Maybe not such a bad thing...



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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trump probably donated 100 million dollars to fox news! the man can do no wrong!!!! who will he choose for vice president, george zimmerman?



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

His non-PC approach is the only thing I see to like right now.

He's got a long way to go to convince me he's the next Churchill or Patton.

I mean all I heard is that he knows how to take advantage of the system already in place, and he used that defense multiple times. Someone who has no problems using the system ... what reason would they have to work to dismantle it?



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: nwtrucker

His non-PC approach is the only thing I see to like right now.

He's got a long way to go to convince me he's the next Churchill or Patton.

I mean all I heard is that he knows how to take advantage of the system already in place, and he used that defense multiple times. Someone who has no problems using the system ... what reason would they have to work to dismantle it?



True, then what reason would any candidate have to work to dismantle the system that wins them the Presidency?
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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: nwtrucker

His non-PC approach is the only thing I see to like right now.

He's got a long way to go to convince me he's the next Churchill or Patton.

I mean all I heard is that he knows how to take advantage of the system already in place, and he used that defense multiple times. Someone who has no problems using the system ... what reason would they have to work to dismantle it?



True, then what reason would candidaanyto have to work to dismantle the system that wins them the Presidency?


Therein lies the rub.

There are no real outsiders in that sense, not even ole Bernie.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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Trump can't be bought. Whey? He's the one buying people.

I'm not sure that's really any better.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Especially "Ol' Bernie".

He lost me when he dumped on Netanyahu for his speech to Congress.
What was he to do? Snub the GOP invitation and alienate them? Not to mention that it's quite an Honor to be invited to address Congress.

Netanyahu had no choice. Sanders knew it. Yet he dumped on him.

So much for an honest, fair politician. Since that point, I've rarely listened to his hired hands extolling his 'virtues' and lump him with the rest of the socialist spin doctors....


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