The Kelly File got around to talking about Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal last night – sort of. The show played a clip from Bruce Springsteen’s and Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious sendup of Christie, via a Born To Run satire. And then Kelly spent the rest of the segment channeling Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Springsteen for being such a meany to Christie.
After playing a clip of Springsteen and Kimmel, Kelly said, “But Rush Limbaugh did not find it so funny.” She then played Limbaugh’s whine: “Governor Christie loves this guy. 127 different concerts he’s attended and he’s mocked, he’s made fun of. 'He can’t be a real fan ‘cause he’s a Republican.' You can only be a real fan and friend to somebody like Springsteen if you’re a Democrat. And even then for only as long as they can use you.”
After the clip, Kelly said, “He thinks it was mean. …Rush pointed out that Governor Christie is a huge Springsteen fan and actually talked about how he cried – he cried! – the first time he talked to Springsteen after Hurricane Sandy."
The panel erupted into an uproar when the conservative guest, from Glenn Beck’s outfit, said Springsteen’s biggest crime is being “probably the most overrated musician."
Even then, Kelly continued to talk up Limbaugh’s criticism.
But guest Kelly Goff put her finger right on the issue when she said first, “Rush Limbaugh is the last person who should be taking the moral high ground with anyone… when that was his image, is largely built on …name calling. I think it looks disingenuous and a little silly."
But Kelly was determined to talk up Limbaugh’s new-found sensitivity. "He can’t point out meanness?" she asked, with hammy surprise. "…If you were under fire the way Chris Christie is… and rightly or wrongly ‘cause obviously Christie’s office did something very bad… would you want somebody who you admire (she then dropped that Fox News contributor Arthur Aidala is “great buds” with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia) going out and mocking you?”
Aidala pointed out that the difference is that while Christie may admire Springsteen, they are not great friends.
“On come on, is that how he treat his fans?” Kelly demanded.
Meanwhile, I guess “sensitive” Kelly must have forgotten just how mean Limbaugh was to Sandra Fluke. But apparently meanness doesn’t count on Fox unless it’s a Republican being mocked.
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