Megyn Flustered

Spirited Megyn Kelly, America’s Newsroom co-host, got flustered a bit today in her segment with Joe Farah, WorldNetDaily.com editor and friend of Obama Nation author Jerome Corsi. (Corsi had been detained by the Kenyan government because he allegedly did not have a work permit.) The feisty, foxy esquire prefaced her interview with statements that Corsi was in Kenya to promote his “unflattering” book, had been deported, and had made “disproven” claims that Obama was raised a Muslim.

Farah responded, “Let me correct a few errors there”: He stated that Corsi had not been deported and that Obama had indeed been raised a Muslim. Defensively, Megyn responded, “Understood but there’s no dispute that today Barack Obama is not a Muslim.” Farah replied that Corsi said that Obama is a Christian today. Megyn answered, “Got it. Okay. I’m not trying to smear Jerome Corsi.”

Then Megyn asserted that the AP had good sources and that it had said that Corsi had been deported and that she did not know the truth. Then she claimed anew that Corsi had gone over to promote his book: Farah scoffed, “Nobody goes to Kenya to promote a book: Jerome Corsi went down to continue his investigative work into Obama’s connections with Prime Minister Odinga.” After Farah elaborated further, Megyn heatedly replied, “Listen, don’t get defensive: I’m just trying to get to the bottom of why your guy has been detained in Kenya.”

Megyn relishes a combative approach to her interviews. E.g., later in AN, she put Obama spokesman Bill Burton (as to Bill Ayers) and McCain spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer (as to the Keating Five) through their paces in rigorous aerobic workouts. (The generally conservative Megyn does not seem to be in the tank for either candidate.) However, today she seemed to take more from Farah than she dished out.

Cf. https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2008/04/08/gretch-sandbagged/ for a similar dust-up between Gretchen Carlson and Lanny Davis.

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4 Responses to “Megyn Flustered”

  1. Tom B. Says:

    Obama’s spin doctor, Bill Burton, seems to be a glutton for punishment. Megyn owns that guy.

  2. tiamatsrevenge Says:

    I listened to the show … but, my head felt like it was about to explode … Honestly, it didn’t seem like anybody was truly talking to anybody else …

    And with Megyn on the Corsi bit … It sounded like she was relying way too much on what AP had in their story … She failed to understand that AP stories often have big errors in them …

  3. M. Davey Says:

    I don’t think that Megyn ever gets really flustered. I think maybe she gets perplexed, but flustered, no way.

    She is the best interviewer that Fox has and I am telling you that Megyn
    gets the truth most of the time, whether they want to give it or not. Guests do not try to spin Megyn in their interviews.

    Megyn, thank you for your fair coverage. You and Bill Hemmer do a great job on America’s Newsroom.

    And in Kiran Chetry’s defense, she would have interviewed like Megyn does if she didn’t work for CNN. I expect she has a format she has to follow, where Fox News lets their people get to the root of the matter.

  4. Tom B. Says:

    M. Davey, guests try to spin perpetually, it’s just that Megyn doesn’t allow them to get away with it. As for Kiran, she was good at Fox News but never had the command of a subject like Megyn does. Kiran at CNN is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. Hot-yes, journalistic intergrity-depends on the day.

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