Michael Gaynor
Sensitive Megyn Kelly disses fellow Fox News stars
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By Michael Gaynor
April 4, 2016

Has Roger Ailes called Kelly on the carpet for dissing O'Reilly, Hannity, van Susteren and Pirro and indicating that Trump controls "the editorial" on the other Fox News shows?

Megyn Kelly thinks she's the only Fox News star with an hour long evening show beyond Donald Trump's control and is disappointed with Bill O'Reilly.

Poor Megyn.

There's no dispute that Trump and Kelly are not the best of friends.

Kelly won't accept any of the blame. She needs to play the innocent victim, so she blames Trump.

No surprise there.

Just blaming Trump was not enough with Charlie Rose, however.

Kelly had to come up with a reason why Trump has criticized her...and it couldn't be because Trump had any cause to do so.

With Rose doing the questioning, Kelly attacked Trump.

ROSE: Some think about this, and they look at it, and they say, "Why her?"

KELLY: I think it's very clear to him that he cannot control the editorial on my show, or from me, in a debate or other setting.

ROSE: Just that? That's all it is?

KELLY: I wouldn't want to speculate beyond that.

As with Trump answering Chris Matthews' abortion questions, apparently Kelly did not fully realize what she was saying and the potential consequences.

What Kelly was saying, implicitly, was that Trump controls "the editorial" on the other Fox News shows and the hosts of those shows.

That would be news to Bill O'Reilly.

That would be news to Sean Hannity.

That would be news to Greta van Susteren.

That would be news to Jeanine Pirro.

Trump has been appearing on the shows of all four of them, two men and two women.

The clear implication was that Kelly is a strong independent women immune to Trump's political and personal appeal in doing her job.

Kelly smartly did not "speculate beyond that."

After all, Trump is on good terms with van Susteren and Pirro, so Kelly whining that Trump's mean to me because I am a woman would not have played well.

Has Roger Ailes called Kelly on the carpet for dissing O'Reilly, Hannity, van Susteren and Pirro and indicating that Trump controls 'the editorial" on the other fox News shows?

Unless Kelly's right, Ailes should do so.

I doubt that she is.

I hope that he will.

Kelly also complained that O'Reilly didn't attack Trump for criticizing Kelly.

Kelly is upset with O'Reilly for not doing more to defend her when he interviewed Trump about his dispute with Kelly.

Kelly called it a "dark moment" and insisted that she would have done more to defend O'Reilly if the situations had been reversed.

Then Kelly charged O'Reilly was incapable of doing more.

"I think Bill [O'Reilly] did the best he's capable of doing in those circumstances," Kelly told Rose.

Rose called that "damning with faint praise."

It's also whining by a person feuding with Trump because he counterpunched.

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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