Megyn Kelly was too cute by half today as she feigned balance at the same time that she promoted a poll which found that 36 percent of Americans believe President Obama is hiding something about his background and early life. Completely ignoring the role her own network played in promoting such beliefs, she repeatedly suggested that President Obama is to blame for Americans' suspicions.
Noting that it’s not all Republicans but “a handy amount of independents” who think Obama is “hiding something,” Kelly “just wondered,” whether it’s because “You hear people talk about, you know, ‘Was he born in Kenya?’ ‘Is he a Muslim?’ or is this because Barack Obama has some inability to, you know, sound like the common man in the way Bill Clinton did and sort of break through the veneer and say, ‘I’m a regular guy. Trust me. I was born in Hawaii?’"
To his credit, guest Tucker Carlson, dismissed the poll findings to focus on Obama’s record: “There are lots of conspiracy theories floating around… I would say the real mystery is not where Obama is from. Who cares? It’s his motives in doing the things he does.”
Democrat Marjorie Clifton said, “Donald Trump and others who come forward to try to create questions do create a buzz in the media which does impact public opinion.”
Of course, much of that buzz came right from Fox News which relentlessly promoted Trump’s birtherism and continues to treat him as a credible voice in politics even after he was proven utterly and completely wrong.
In fact, Kelly went on to give some of Trump’s attacks further legitimacy as she “asked:"
People have doubts, apparently, about his background and early life. They believe he’s hiding important information about his background and early life. How much of this has to do with, there was a whole controversy over whether he needed to release his college transcripts and we do know precious little about his college years and, you know, who were his friends and who are the folks that he spent that time with? I mean, should we not be so dismissive of the 36% of Americans who still have some questions about that?
Again, Carlson focused on the policies of the Obama administration but after being prodded a second time by Kelly, he added, “However, I think it’s interesting that he hasn’t answered basic questions about his background. I’m not sure how relevant it is. It wouldn’t change, speaking for myself, my view of his political ideas, which are wrong but I still think that he deserves to be asked those questions… He was not vetted, actually, very effectively by the press.”
Finally, Kelly acknowledged that maybe there’s “just a contingent in the country” that believes in outlandish conspiracies.
But let’s not forget how Kelly herself has used race to make sinister suggestions about Obama's otherness.
Video below via Mediaite.
Megyn Kelly Panel Takes On Why 1/3rd Of Americans Believe Obama Hiding Something About His Past
Today's political panel on Fox's America Live took on a recent poll which found that 36 percent of Americans, including 64 percent of Republicans, believe President Obama is hiding something about his background and early life. Conservative panelist Tucker Carlson dismissed the findings, saying, "The same poll showed 36% of Democrat think that Bush was part of the 9/11 conspiracy theory.
Shortly after Obama was born, his mamma dropped him into the the kettle of henna. The color has stuck with him ever since and he’s too chicken to admit it is of cosmetic origin. Real men don’t use henna!
Credits: Astérix and Obelix
The clock is ticking for foxies gullible enough to swa… ding ding ding We’ve gotta winner!
If this ditzy broad wants to dig up people’s backgrounds, we can begin with Ruthless Rupy. He has enough dirt on him to start a farm.
Nixon-trainee Roger Ailes. What did he really know about the Watergate scandal?
Meggy can dig up Billy’s background, if she’s interested in sordid details.
Dig into Hannocchio’s background. What he hides is scandalous.
Fox “News” suits Shine and Finley, for starters, and that idiot in the DC bureau.
NOTE TO KELLY
Tell the masses what really goes on behind the Fox “News” curtain, or shall we tell the masses ourselves.
A – Gleefully! She has a copy of her net income statement taped on the spot where her forehead (brain?) would show.
“It’s like these guys take pride in being ignorant.” — Candidate Barack Obama on the campaign trail, 2008
Kelly: “. . . and we do know precious little about his college years and, you know, who were his friends and who are the folks that he spent that time with?”
Meggy, Meggy, Meggy . . . you need to pay closer attention to your own network.
Don’t you know, Brietbart — aided and abetted by Sean Hannity — already revealed the “blockbuster” 1990 video of then-Harvard Law student Obama hugging one of his professors?
“I mean, should we not be so dismissive of the 36% of Americans who still have some questions about that?”
You’re right, Meg.
We should take them about as seriously as we take the 7% of Americans who believe Elvis is still alive . . .