Trump Skips Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Tabloid – Er – Debate Show – A Strategic Decision

foxnewslogoThis is astounding.  By insisting that she is going to moderate the next Republican Presidential debate, with or without Donald Trump in the lineup, Fox News chief Roger Ailes is telling the United States that Megyn Kelly starring in tomorrow night’s Republican Presidential Debate is more important to the country than having the Republican front-runner as a participant.  How one concludes that Ailes’ position could possibly be valid depends upon how one evaluates this war between Fox News and Donald Trump, which began during the very first Republican debate.

Is Megyn Kelly’s appearance on the stage really more important to the future of this nation than one last chance to listen to Donald Trump – with the Iowa Caucuses just around the corner?  Whom does Roger Ailes believe is going to be charged with saving our country from Islam – his precious little Megyn, or the winner of the 2016 election?

The arrogance, both Ailes’ and Kelly’s, is utterly staggering.

This is the same hard-core feminist Megyn Kelly who appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show, and refused to reveal her political leanings.  She did, however, answer questions about her breast size, her husband’s penis size and her sex life during pregnancy.  And we’re supposed to take her seriously enough to miss another opportunity to listen to Trump’s positions on the nation’s issues?  But Ailes says she’s a great, professional journalist. Really.

I think I’ll pass on this one, too.

In debate number 1 Super-Feminist Megyn (remember that classless, crass appearance on the Stern Show) made a blatant inference that Trump is a horrible man, a sexist, and a verbal abuser of multiple women – right out of the gate.  The Princess was incensed.

She was supposed to be running a substantive debate on the future of the U.S.A.  It was trash TV, Jerry Springer-style scripting.  And it’s been all downhill between Fox News and Donald Trump since then.

That “debate”, which was not a debate by anyone’s stretch of imagination, was in reality a tabloidesque “gotcha” contest, carefully crafted to pin all of the more conservative candidates against the ropes and knock them out of contention in the Court of Public Opinion – to pave the way for a Jeb Bush candidacy.

Well, it blew up in Fox News’ face.  Trump came out the winner in all polls and has remained in the number 1 position ever since that awful evening, which denied America a terrific opportunity to see and hear how the GOP’s top contenders would handle some of the existential problem which are facing our nation.

It was shameful.  By “it”, I mean the battery of questions thrown at the candidates.  Rest assured that the Democrat contenders would never have had to deal with this trash during a debate.  Not even Bill Clinton.

Donald Trump has decided to forego tomorrow night’s debate.  The Fox News team is belittling him like a little schoolboy who wisely walks away from a fist fight he knows he cannot win.  Many are deriding Trump as a coward.  Yes, a coward.

This is the man, the one candidate in the entire field, who argued against invading Iraq.  And how did that disastrous operation work out for America and for Europe?

behead-those-who-insult-islamI think Trump’s decision to not appear is very wise.  The “moderators” dictate the agenda and the questions.

Megyn Kelly is an attorney.  Attorneys know how to frame questions which are designed to put a witness, a defendant, or a Presidential candidate, in the worst possible light – whether or not it is deserved.  There is no way Trump could expect a fair shake with this crew.  They’ve been involved in a Twitter-War against him and he against them for a long, long time. He doesn’t need them.

It is Roger Ailes who has made a huge blunder  by leaving Kelly and her fellow Trump-muggers in the lineup.

Trump’s declination to appear is a strategic decision, probably made over a period of weeks following the Megyn Kelly Gotcha Show.  With thanks to Drudge, here is Donald Trump’s reasoned explanation for declining to appear with Fox News again.  He’s going to be involved in something worthwhile.

Take it or leave it:

Trump Statement On Skipping FoxNews Debate

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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