Megyn Kelly just can’t get over President Obama’s “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” broken promise about The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”). And just because she has broken her own pledge not to be an opinion host, that is no reason not to accuse President Obama of fraud over his misstatement. Even though Kelly offers no sign of holding herself up to the same standard she demands for others. So last night, Kelly helped hosted conservative attorney Andrew McCarthy to explain why he thinks President Obama deserves to be impeached.
Kelly opened the segment by making sure her viewers see McCarthy as a real patriot (unlike you know who in the White House). She described him by saying, “Andrew McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor best known for putting away the terrorists behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.”
She left out some of McCarthy’s more recent activities, such as accusing liberals of working together with Muslims to undermine the U.S. constitution and install Sharia law. Or opining President Obama has “deep” “Islamic sympathies” and an agenda that “jibes perfectly with the Islamist scheme to destroy America from within.” Or misleadingly reporting that President Obama “marched with” members of the New Black Panther Party as a candidate in 2007 (they were both at the same march commemorating a 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, not making some kind of join appearance).
But hey, Megyn Kelly has a thing for making President Obama look like some kind of covert New Black Panther Party radical, herself. You’d think she would have mentioned it.
Kelly’s voice dripped with drama as she quoted from a column in which McCarthy accused President Obama of being guilty of “Fraud. Serial Fraud,” with respect to ObamaCare.
Obama’s misstatement, according to McCarthy, is “far more serious than people who routinely get prosecuted by the Justice Department.” There was no pushback from Kelly. Compare her sympathetic interest in McCarthy’s allegations to her constant interrupting and challenging of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an advocate for the Affordable Care Act, that same night.
“We’re talking about serial fraud on multiple levels,” McCarthy warned. He was referring to the administration’s conflicting claims about whether or not the mandate is a tax and to supposedly “skyrocketing” premiums under ObamaCare. No mention by Kelly that for most people this is flat-out false. Gee, what happened to Kelly’s promise to tell “both sides?” I guess that was Dr. Emanuel’s responsibility - in between her interruptions.
Instead, Kelly prodded for more anti-Obama talk. “If this were the CEO of an insurance company who had gone out there and done this with the American people, what would you have done as a former federal prosecutor?” she pumped asked.
“He’d be prosecuted in a heartbeat,” McCarthy promptly responded. “This one is a pretty in-your-face, almost crude fraud."
Then Kelly made sure to point out that this “CEO” could also have been prosecuted for an omission, “if there was something he should have disclosed but didn’t,” she added. All in the name of honest thoroughness, I'm sure.
Kelly followed that up with a feint back to the center, in a disingenuous effort to look balanced. “This is all an exercise in, you know, theoretical discussion because nobody’s gonna indict the president of the United States.” But then she asked, “What is the remedy” if people believe, as she said polls show, “they’ve been intentionally lied to?”
Impeachment is the remedy, McCarthy said. But although he told Fox viewers he didn’t see “any problem” proving the president committed high crimes and misdemeanors, “It doesn’t even make sense to have that discussion until there’s a political appetite in the country to actually remove the president. I don’t think that we’re anywhere close to there at this point.”
But you can rest assured that Fox, with “non-ideological” Kelly working on their team, will do their very best to whet that appetite and make it happen.
zaglossus, Kelly didn’t face down Rove on Election night 2012 so much as she stood up for her bosses, IMO. I believe that even her bursts of supposed liberalism are scripted and calculated.
I do believe she’s truly more moderate than, say, O’Reilly or Hannity. But playing a GOP operative on television while pretending you’re not – while actually being someone else is more disturbing to me than being an overt GOP operative.
Ah, yes, Charlie! Just like you did in 2008 & 2012, right? You should add ‘loser’ to your description of you and the cabal of cretinous you belong to.
What a fucking moron you are!
I thought Megan was a “lawyer?”
IOKIYAR Megan says!
“Charlie, you need to send in your copy of the comment…..”
“What you really are, blockhead, is a fascist, corporatist authoritarian.”
In other words Charlie Work, YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A DYED-IN-THE-WOOL, BROWNSHIRT-WEARING, GOOSE-STEPPING NAZI !!
The major insurance companies are currently being subjected to class-action lawsuits because they lied to people about cancelled policies and tried to gouge people who refused to try the exchange.
The Republicans don’t have two words about that. Fox News doesn’t have two words about that. Instead, it’s “Impeach Obama because a claim he made isn’t true!”. Um, isn’t the reason it’s not true because the insurance companies fucked over their customers to make it a lie via political kayfabe?
Funny how that works, isn’t it? Kelly and her guest both flat say that an insurance company using the ACA to fraud the people should be investigated and the responsible parties prosecuted… Yet, she doesn’t have the slightest interest in exactly that.
As for the “meanest, rudest, vindictive people” comment, well buddy, just take a good hard look in the mirror baby, if you want to see what a REAL “mean, rude, vindictive” person looks like.
And anyone who actually writes “conservative/libertarian/constitutionalist” as a single point and refers to himself as one, merely proves that he has no concept of what REAL conservatism, libertarianism OR constitutionalism actually is. He’s merely bought into the modern right-wing redefinition of all three terms. What you really are, blockhead, is a fascist, corporatist authoritarian.
Go troll somewhere else, if you don’t mind. I hear you can find some great new pics of Sarah Palin and Megyn Kelly at the FoxHos website. (I think the lesbian action shots are photoshopped, but why don’t you check them out and get back to us on it?)
The meanest, rudest,vindictive people I have ever met throughout my entire life have been anyone who is a self professed liberal, social-justice, “fairness”, hippie,etc. Profess to be for love and tolerance when they are in reality control freaks with an evil streak of self loathing and narcissism the result of which is a toxic poisonous venom soaking us all in the schools, government and the msm. Also easily identified by the excess amount of obnoxious bumper stickers on their shitty cars which shouts to everyone how conspicuously virtues they are.
Whatever, I am sick of their crap and we must resist them at every level.
Hey all you little hippie leftists—you have become what you always hated — THE MAN, that’s right you are now THE MAN and us conservatives/libertarians/constitutionalists are now the counter culture radicals and we plan on giving you a big dose of your own medicine and shoving down your throats.
Now you tell me why YOUR network didn’t call for Dubya’s impeachment (and, in fact, did nothing but denounce people who DID call for impeachment), despite ALL THE LIES he and the people in his adminstration uttered but because Obama couldn’t control insurance companies to the point of “forcing” them to keep people on junk policies (and just imagine the right-wing outrage that would’ve resulted if Obama had actually said, from the outset, “We’re going to let people keep their current policies, no matter how crappy those plans” OR “An insurer which cancels policies—even the garbage ones—will be taken over by federal regulators”; in the first case, Obama would be lambasted for “not protecting consumers” and in the second, Obama would be blasted for “interfering with the free market”), you pinheads are calling for impeachment.
Oh, another point, Ms Kelly: Maybe if YOUR network hadn’t been playing cheerleader for the government shutdown—just as the ACA website was being launched—and had, instead, been covering the ACA program with a “fair and balanced” perspective, things might have gone just a little bit better than it did. You know, a perspective that pointed out that a large number of people with “health insurance plans” are paying good money for crap. Sure, their plan might help them cover an office visit for the flu and even the prescription you’re given but it might not cover the cost of a hospital stay for pneumonia or a broken leg or having a baby or a SECOND visit for the flu or the prescription for the NEW medicine.