Megyn Kelly visited The O’Reilly Factor last night to smear Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel without the pesky inconvenience of having him there to respond. Kelly revisited her contentious interview with Emanuel of the night before – in which he repeatedly suggested that Fox News was in cahoots with Republicans on their mission to destroy Obamacare.
As I wrote in my post about the recent Kelly File segment with Emanuel:
Emanuel pointed out that when the exchanges were set up, it was “not an environment which was hospitable to setting (them) up.” As Kelly once again tried to interrupt, he added, “You and your colleagues were constantly criticizing, trying to underfund it and trying to make sure it didn’t work. …It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. ‘We’re gonna try to do everything we can to make it fail and then when it fails, we’re gonna say, ‘Oh, why did it fail?’”
Kelly protested, saying that Fox News had nothing to do with setting up the healthcare.gov website.
But Emanuel shot back, “You were constantly attacking the law and you were trying to make it underfunded.”
O’Reilly played this snippet from the discussion. “How on earth could Fox News underfund anything?" He asked.
“…He was sort of going off the rails at that point,” Kelly said. “Rather than coming out and just coming clean… and then ultimately, the old ‘blame someone else’ trick. …Including Fox!” She scrunched her nose in cute disbelief. “I mean, how is it Fox News’ fault?”
Oh, come on, guys. Neither O’Reilly nor Kelly is stupid. Don’t tell me neither of them understood what Emanuel was getting at. But maybe playing dumb – and deriding Emanuel for their own failure to deal with reality - was better than having to deny or admit the truth: that Fox News is joined at the hip with the Republicans.
Talk about not coming clean, Ms. Megyn!
Remind the masses of the hacking scandals in the U.K., and why Fox “News” mouthpieces refuse to air that story.