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Moronic Reporting On Virginia Tech Massacre From Megyn Kelly

Reported by Ellen - April 18, 2007 -

Last night (4/17/07), Megyn Kelly stuttered her way through nearly four minutes of inane and doltish commentary about a vigil held at Virginia Tech for the shooting victims of the day before. You’d think that with such a tragedy, even a reporter as insipid as Kelly would have found something interesting to say. But not the rumored mistress of FOX News’ Washington, D.C. managing editor, Brit Hume. Kelly’s most trenchant “insights” were limited to imparting that the attendees were “clearly moved” and that people who may or may not have been relatives of the victims were “visibly shaken.” With video.

Kelly’s first observation was that those who attended the vigil were actually there. Noting that fewer people turned out than had been expected, she said “The numbers that did turn out were here and their sentiments were heartfelt.” Oh, really? Was anyone expecting phony sentiments and phantoms?

Kelly then added this bit of amateurish reporting. “At the very beginning, we couldn’t see it from our vantage point, but at the very beginning, um, two, uh police escorts uh, escorted certain, looked to be family members of the victims up to the front, uh, of the vigil and then, and then beyond. And they said those people who were being escorted by the police had solemn faces, had um, weren’t making eye contact, looked visibly shaken uh, and upset. You can only imagine what it must have taken uh, if indeed those were family members of these victims, to come down here to this dimly lit uh – basically, it’s a quad, the drill field is what they call it, uh, with all of these candles burning, people singing uh, the Hokey Fight Song, people singing Amazing Grace. Uh, people crying visibly, not, not just family members but just students at this university and those who support them all here, if, if indeed that was the family walking up to the front in the midst of all that. Even separate and apart from the family members who may or may not have been here, Sean, those who were here were CLEARLY moved.”

You don’t say!

Sean Hannity asked whether people had commented to her about signs of trouble from the shooter. Here’s what Kelly “discovered.” “I spoke with the chief of the campus police and he said, as far as he knew, there was no history of uh, of this student being designated a problem student, as far as he knew, and he said he would be the one who would know, if indeed that were the case. So, you know, take those with a grain of salt. We’re not sure whether in fact those are true or they’re not.”

Even among the sea of vapid women reporters on FOX News, Kelly’s insipidness stands out. In the three years that I’ve been blogging about FOX, I don’t think I have ever heard her utter a single astute perception. With skills like hers, one can only speculate that the recently divorced Kelly (formerly Kendall) received her recent promotion to co-anchor of America's Newsroom on the basis of uh, personal connections.