I’m offering up two conservative takes on why the mugging of Donald Trump took place last Thursday night in Cleveland. One point of view is by author and columnist Diana West. The other take is by author and talk-show host Michael Savage.
So, Megyn Kelly is suddenly the Little Red Riding Hood victim of that horrible (wolf)man Donald Trump. Every left-wing media outlet in sight has rushed to her defense following Trump’s comment, given in response to Kelly’s low blows during the recent Republican presidential “debate”:
“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her, wherever.”
And Republican honcho Eric Erickson was among the first in line to come to Kelly’s defense by withdrawing Trump’s invitation to speak at a major Republican Red State event, because Trump’s comment was – what? Marginal? Questionable? Okay. By the way, as Diana writes, this is the same squeaky clean Eric Erickson who once Tweeted about retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter:
[America has lost] “the only goat-fucking child molester to ever serve on the Supreme Court.”
Diana also writes:
…Fox News, a slick establishment machine with “conservative” branding, showed itself to be actively hostile to both “true conservative” Cruz and No. 1 Trump, who has connected with voters in an unprecedented way with his vigorous, unapologetic build-the-wall, stop-the-alien-invasion, and save America message.
My question is, why should We, the People, have to hold our breaths wondering what journalist-“moderators” will ask next, either to hone their own axes or draw blood from candidates whom they or their bosses oppose?…
…Megyn Kelly, meanwhile, is surely Fox-America’s Sweetheart. Again, today, I just listened to a past recording of Kelly engaging in really unbelievable trash talk with Howard Stern; I have seen her steamy photo spread in GQ go by on Twitter. It is of cultural note that such acts once upon a distant time would have ruined her news broadcast career, not enhanced it.
What is relevant today, however, is the extent to which they and Erickson and yes, Trump, all reflect the fallen state of our culture — the normalization of crudity, especially sexual crudity, we all, very much including our children, have to live amid. Given that, this doesn’t seem to be the one time to cry foul and be believed. And no time is right to try to short-circuit the political process.
What I sense is a power play — and that strikes me as really obscene.
You can read Diana’s entire essay by clicking here.
I agree with Savage and West. Fox News’ and Facebook’s more than apparent objective is to remove the only two strong build-the-wall anti-immigration candidates from the field of contenders – Trump and Cruz.
THE FOX NEWS/FACEBOOK MISSION: No border. No limits on immigration. Dirt-cheap labor for the Repubs. More voters and an eventual one-party system for the Democrats.
Whether or not our press corps and broadcast media corps can accomplish their mission remains to be seen. Aren’t they just something special?