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Showing posts with label Megyn Kelly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Megyn Kelly. Show all posts

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Megyn Kelly Fired at NBC

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A few months ago, maybe a year ago, NBC hired Megyn Kelly after she departed Fox News, As Kelly left the home of US conservatism and the penultimate purveyor of doctored videotape and Right-wing propaganda, I wonder why would NBC even dare employee Kelly. I wonder f her debate challenges to Donald Trump in that one debate question was behind yet another very poor NBC management staffing decision.


Did that brief interchange lead to a post-Fox New contract rumored to be worth almost $70 million over the life of the document?

Kelly's media history follows that a few Fox New personalities who we often find archived across the Internet.  Example.

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Well, yes and I have to wonder how Fox News male hosts secure initial interest as they sought employment at the Murdoch/Ailes network.

As time passed and we ran across examples of Kelly serving as an on-camera attorney weapon for the likes of Bill O'Reilly, her real value to Fox News became apparent.

Watch and listen as Kelly served that role for O'Reilly.

I suppose fulfilling a lucrative contract includes making a fool of one's self before visits to the bank. 

Well, Kelly was fired from NBC News today after foraying into an on-camera conversation which found her seeming to defend the use of blackface; by whites at..say Halloween. Which brings us back to the decision to hire Kelly.

Do you recall her 2013 on-air comments along with four centered guests in response to a young black journalist's effort to deracialize the spirit of Santa by offering the prospect of black Santa to kids?

Yet Kelly's on-air insanity and deep-rooted biases were available for scrutiny far more than a rational person would expect; even from a Fox News host.


Do you wonder why NBC management hired Kelly? 

"Pepper spray, White Santa"

Media Matters posted a piece regarding the ill-advised choice of Megyn Kelly and NBC. Linked.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

An Under Current Of Disaster Going Unchecked

Whether you believe the US is developing a dangerous sub-culture of white supremacy or you don't believe such, there is growing evidence, if you pay attention.

Recall Charlottesville Virginia: "Jews Will Not Replace Us!"

Another existential reality. Growth and proliferation of such groups have increased over time, with what seems an exponential burst of supremacist social regression as Trumpism has developed. 

Have you noticed the presence of a popular Internet caricature, Pepe The Frog, turned a symbol of white supremacy?  

Another symbolic manifestation of US White is a hand gesture which delivers a message to any "knowing" observer. 

We have seen the signal flashed among a few too many White House staffers to refuse to accept its flashing is far more than a coincidence or a "cool" gesture.

Speaking of the White House.

Alas, someone caught the gesture at this past weekend's Trump Mar-A-Lago festivities. 

brat at Mar-A-Lago New Year's Eve gala.
The following video segments are critical to understanding the reality of growing US white supremacy. The NBC news guest, Christian Picciolini, is a former white supremacist who has taken to appearing on national TV shows (e.g. 60 Minutes) to disavow, repudiate and posit against and reject his 8 years as a supremacist.

The segments represent a short one-minute version of the 13 minute NBC appearance. The second video is the full segment. As you watch NBC's nascent host Megyn Kelly, conduct the interview, you will notice a clear effort to question the veracity of Fox News as a purveyor of racism. Lest we forget one video segment of Kelly clearly espousing racism and a degree of supremacy regarding an African-American writer's comments about Santa Clause being black.  Comments which fall the realm of Santa as a mythical character from the minds of people who rejoice and celebrate Christmas. Thus the black writer had every right to speak to kids in her community from a position of pure mystic and perception via young minds. Kelly White Santa, white Jesus.  After a few days of unannounced "vacation", Kelly reappeared with what Fox News management must have felt properly addressed Kelly's racist comments about Santa. As you view the embed you will notice a few items which fit Fox News's business model to the letter.  Kelly feigned "tongue in cheek" remarks. Kelly offered the totally implausible regarding joking with kids. She would joke about "white" Santa at 10:00PM EST to what audience of kids? Do parents actually allow their kids to sit and watch Fox News at 10:00PM.  One other matter, notice the "in-your-face" advertisement for the "powerful" Fox News.  

Kelly's defensive remarks spoke volumes about the underlying broadcast ideology at Fox News.

Racism and white supremacy aren't always shrouded in a white robe and hood. We offered Fox News as the nation's top purveyor of cable news mind-shaping which often touches on conservatism which in turn exist with much more intolerance of things nonwhite than other political ideology. Megyn Kelly defense of her former employer still sits as a psychic brand she will not and cannot shed.

Let's now visit with Kelly and her guest.  We hope you watched the 13 minutes 60 Minutes segment liked above. 

Long Version

If you continue to shield your psyche form growing US racism and white supremacy, you actually enable its growth. It is unfortunate but your affinity for and closely aligned with US conservatism means you should take extraordinary steps to rid the nation of a disease which history shows contribute to nation killing.

While it isn't fair to say: "All Republicans are racist."
It is fair to say:"Racist who are political align with the Republican Party."


Monday, June 5, 2017

Comcast/NBC's Megyn Kelly And Trump's Putin

Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus", "Pepper Spray" Kelly's interview with Russia Putin interested me less than watching Donald Trump drag the US Presidency through the muck. Yet, I have found segments of the interview (via social media) intriguing. Intriguing regarding the scope of which Comcast-NBC Universal is moving to a Fox News current events model. I refuse to refer to Fox as a real news purveyor. 

Before a couple of references regarding the interview, I must ask. If you watched the ridiculous entertainment from Kelly did you actually expect to find a modicum of truth any pace in the interview? OK, work with me now; did you really? If you had a thought of yes which you would dare to state, the next question is: "Do you believe anything that comes from the mouth of one Donald J Trump?"  If you have come to know Trump as the world now knows Trump, a serial liar, you have to know his pathology may be shared with the Russian President. They are authoritarian liars with a purpose.

Megyn Kelly asked Putin about Russian Interference in the US elections. While we know the real answer, it is amazing NBC and Kelly offered Putin an international platform for what follows.


I tend to place much more faith in 17 US INTEL agencies which stated the direct opposite. An assessment report via The Intercept.
On another TV remote channel hoping session, I ran across Kelly asking Putin: "Do you have something on President Trump?"  

OK, let's dissect. 

First, is there a person on Earth who felt the question would garner a response other than Putin lie; (of which he didn't accomplish the lie so well)?  While on this point, if Putin hosts Russian TV  open sessions with only pre-approved questions, is there a person reading this who doesn't believe Kelly's questions were screened?  

Also, if Kelly crafted her questions, NBC really is becoming a Fox News lite. The question about something on Trump was actually rhetorical as the rational person would have no doubt how Putin would answer the question. Key certainly didn't expect a "yes" answer. Thus, Kelly provided mere entertainment for conservative Putin lovers or reality TV addicts (liberal and conservative)

As for Russian hacker interference in the US elections, even Putin should modify his response to better suit human beings who do not blindly follow and worship Donald Trump.

Thus Kelly's inaugural moments on NBC was nothing more than Fox News like entertainment with over 60 minutes of pure malarkey for reality TV worshippers or conservative Putin lovers. 

A reminder.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

O'Reilly: Archived In Shame

Today  21st Century Fox announced permanent separation via "firing" from its flagship Fox News evening TV host: Bill O'Reilly.

We Must Have A New Fox News Leader
You know O'Reilly as I know O'Reilly. You may even know the Fox News demagogue much better than me as I never once watched his evening show. O'Reilly has for over a decade was representative of that which is socially wrong with conservative America: elitist, insensitive, white nationalist (and for some Fox News viewers, the perfect racist).

Even the Fox News nonviewer must have harbored a sense of fatality regrading O'Reilly and his top of the perched position at Fox News. Certainly dedicated Viewers of the O'Reilly Factor must have found moments when the "bloviating" demagogue also induced instant crawling skin. Nonetheless, O'Reilly's became the perfect example of giving me an inch and I will talk my way through a mile (and with over-the-top levels of pay).  He was a true entertainer for the less rational among us. 

Tie run through the recent past of one Bill O'Reilly.

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O'Reilly uses Ph.D. Professor and Cable news contributor and personality Marc Lamont Hill as a racist prop for his viewers.

The long version: link.

In March, O'Reilly  entertained Fox News Fox & Friends bigoted viewers with a not-so-funny quip about a hair price worn by California's US Representative Maxine Waters. 

Now, take a moment to see a well-known conservative yard boy" adopted a facilitate position for the Fox News host who wears his racist ever so proudly.

In early April, United Airlines exercise unmitigated abuse of a passenger for the word to see and feel.  Fox News's O'Reilly felt the physical abuse of a paying passenger was funny.  He laughed at a heinous and ugly example of US corporatism against a customer.

If you can find anything funny about what follows, you should click off this age and consider never returning.  

Let's step back for classic O'Reilly, It is important to remind ourselves Fox News follows the same basic premise of business followed by all successful organizations. "Give the customer (viewer) what they want."

O'Reilly and Megyn "White Santa" Kelly on the use of pepper spray on universe student protesters in California.

O'Reilly on "White Privilege"

For some reason even for a non-viewer US broadcast media seems a tiny bit cleaner (for the time being).

UPDATE: O"Reilly ouster statement:
"Over the past 20 years at Fox News, I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television. It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today. I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers. I wish only the best for Fox News Channel."
"His dedicated viewers" who watched 20 years of what you saw and read above...and more. One has to wonder if those viewers really believe this guy was headed off to a vacation.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trumpism (Yes They Are Deplorable)

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A meme shared by Donald Trump's son is getting criticized for being yet another example of the campaign's alliance with the alt-right movement.
I would add another image to the meme posted by the Trump son.

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Of course, Trump offered much twitter praise to Gingrich for his "anger" aced tirade. It is amazing how the Right can not find any level of contempt for Gingrich;s behavior. Let's face it, Trump's bus ride audio /video contributed to the current state of inquisitiveness. Yet, there is an ever-present reality in Gingrich's act; he obviously read the memo regarding blame the media.  Where was the bale when all media outlets anxious handed Trump phone interviews for almost a full year.  Where was contempt for the media when Trump was wiping clean the 16 Republican candidate he faced in the GOP primaries? 

Going on offense regarding Trump's self-state predatory tendencies only re-reinforces the narrative of some on the Right are inherently misogynistic. 

Another set video broadcast least night serves to remind a nation of why so many feel Donald Trump is in fact a racist (to some degree) and the video offers another reminder. Many African-Americans have faced denied access to services throughout the course of their lives. Some of us are old enough to recall being denied a rental, when we knew full well the establishment had vacancies and would readily rent to a white inquirer.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell reminds of reports Donald Trump is of racist DNA and he was caught red-handed discriminating against potential apartment or condo renters who happened to be black.

If you watch a person or the person's spokespeople, insight into the person is readily discernible.

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Megyn Kelly (Fox News Mercenary)

Since you probably know our thoughts on Fox News's Megyn kelly, I will simply release this piece to a re-post from GAWKER (via Creative Commons License).  It is, however, important to make a point. Megyn Kelly like most on-air entertainment personalities, regardless of network, is a millionaire.  She has gained financial and recognition fame via her employment with a network who has a conservative mission serves as a model for GOP political strategy and closes the loop with communications to millions who subscribe to a conservative ideology. Kelly doesn't write the full measure of her on-air demagoguery. She follows orders, reads scripts and takes a hefty remuneration to the back. In much more simple terms, she is a emissary  mercenary for hire with no conscience regarding appearing as a dimwited bigot.

What you are about to read from Gawker should in no way surprise you. In fact, you have probably seen first hand the various examples of Kelly's work at Fox News and you probably recall her comments on December 13, 2103: "Santa is white kids (with reference to Jesus being same)".  

Megyn Kellyn and Fox News via proxy via Gawker

Megyn Kelly Is a Horrible Person

Megyn Kelly Is a Horrible Person
What if, a recent piece of speculative fiction in Vanity Fair wonders aloud,Megyn Kelly isn’t a poisonous bigot and shameless cable news demagogue, but a complex, flawed icon of modern feminism? Like most science fiction, this is a pack of lies meant for babies. Megyn Kelly is just as racist—or cynically willing to play the part—as every man she works with at Fox News.

Here are some very nice things that the deeply fawning profile says about Megyn Kelly, a racist, or at least a woman who plays a racist on TV:
The brightest star at Fox News, Megyn Kelly is a newly minted role model for women who sees her gender as irrelevant, and a conservative champion who transcends politics with her skillful skewering of windbags of both parties. 
Unnerving would-be leaders, blowhards, and didacts from both parties has become Kelly’s specialty, as the world learned in August.
And yet … it’s not uncommon for the casual left-of-center viewer to say, in spite of himself, I kind of like her. In Kelly’s hands, these right-wing red-meat stories are presented with a varying degree of balance and often treated with humanity and wit. She’ll muster outrage at political correctness, but it feels rooted in common sense, not just derived from talking points.

Whatever the case, Kelly has become a feminist icon of sorts—the sort who won’t actually call herself a feminist. Perhaps this is because Kelly works at Fox News, where “feminists” are in the same scary category as “liberals” who wage war on Christmas each year.

She won’t sell her soul for a ratings bonanza.

You’d have to own a soul to sell one; she likely found time for that transaction some time before the 2013 segment in which she railed against the notion that Santa Claus could be black.

The Vanity Fair piece paints Kelly as a straight-shooter, a folksy iconoclast who won’t talk down to her audience, despite the fact that Kelly has essentially made her living condescending to the sorts of people she knows make up her audience (when she isn’t pandering to gullible liberal media elites who should know better, obviously). On Fox, Kelly makes sure to discuss the world with the same blunt, unsophisticated perspective as the spooked whites who watch her. Her career has been one long, low, racist dogwhistle.

Kelly arguably made a name for herself with her obsessive coverage of the New Black Panther Party, a small, irrelevant fringe group she repeatedly used as a stand-in for the entirety of Black America, for the purposes of frightening Fox News’s old, white audience. Dave Weigel’s equation of Kelly’s wall-to-wall NBPP coverage with “minstrelsy” was spot-on.

When a 2015 video surfaced showing white police forcibly shutting down a pool party attended by black children in Texas (tackling one and drawing a gun on another), Kelly noted that the girl at the center of the clip “was no saint.” In another segment, Kelly asked a guest “What is the evidence that what happened to Eric Garner, or what happened to Michael Brown, has anything to do with race?” (Kelly of course despises the Black Lives Matter movement, preferring her black activism cartoonish or nonexistent.)

Just listen to her talk about Erykah Badu, exuding the kind of racist energy that makes one stutter and trip over their words, half zeal and half hatred. Whether it’s sincere or a show she puts on is irrelevant; it has the intended effect of putting Angry Black Faces on the screens of Fox viewers, and making an issue as simple as its most immediate, dumbest racial component. When a black person is killed by a cop, Megyn Kelly cites the “anti-cop, thug mentality” of “black communities.” When protestors organized at the University of Missouri, Kelly dismissed them as “a small group of angry black students.” To Megyn Kelly, black rage is pervasive when she wants you scared, insignificant when she wants you ignorant.

The Vanity Fair profile is willing to peek at and pay lip-service to Kelly’s “contradictions” without saying what’s behind them: garden variety cynicism. Posturing as Less Crazy than Glenn Beck, Less Mean than Bill O’Reilly, and Less All-Around Awful than Sean Hannity isn’t brave, contradictory, or even interesting. It’s just savvy. Kelly’s ability to articulately shout about any triviality or black misdeed with the conviction of a TV lawyer (which she actually is) means she excels at her job—her ratings are fantastic—but doesn’t mean her job is anything other than helping Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch profit from the exploitating of white racial resentment and unease. Doing so while telling Vanity Fair“every so often, as all [women] know, you have to stop and slap somebody around a little bit who doesn’t understand that we are actually equals and not second-class citizens” doesn’t make Megyn Kelly an icon, or an iconoclast, or a contradiction. It makes her a showman and a grifter. “I’m a soulless lawyer,” Kelly once told The Daily Beast. “Give me any opinion and I can argue it.”

Trading in race-baiting (sincere or not) each night while making the occasional, perfunctory nod toward gender equality doesn’t make Megyn Kelly complex, it just makes her bad. Just because she’s willing to tell Donald Trump that he’s a sexist doesn’t mean she herself isn’t toxic in many of the exact same ways Trump is. And while she’s eager to position herself (or let the press position her) as the refreshing female alternative to the stodgy male Hannity/O’Reilly Fraternity, she’s no less the irresponsible race-baiter than they. Is the best alternative to the Angry Racist Old Men of Fox News really just an Angry Racist Young Woman of Fox News?

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Scott Walker, Ring of Fire Radio And The Under-educated, GOP 2016

Posted with permission from Ring of Fire Radio

Walker’s Woefully Weak Education Shows at Every Turn; Geography, History, Etc.

As the election cycle gains traction, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) lack of education is becoming more obvious. He displayed it during the Thursday night debate through his lack of foreign policy knowledge, and even geography.

Juan Cole of Informed Comment noted an exchange between Walker and Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly. She asked Walker about American foreign policy, and he struggled to recite a good answer. He even struggled forming a complete sentence.
KELLY: Governor Walker, in February you said that we needed to gain partners in the Arab world. Which Arab country not already in the U.S. led coalition has potential to be our greatest partner?
WALKER: What about then (ph), we need to focus on the ones we have. You look at Egypt, probably the best relationship we’ve had in Israel, at least in my lifetime, incredibly important.
You look at the Saudis — in fact, earlier this year, I met with Saudi leaders, and leaders from the United Arab Emirates, and I asked them what’s the greatest challenge in the world today? Set aside the Iran deal. They said it’s the disengagement of America. We are leading from behind under the Obama-Clinton doctrine — America’s a great country. We need to stand up and start leading again, and we need to have allies, not just in Israel, but throughout the Persian Gulf.
Anyone watching the debate had to have noticed Walker’s weak, flailing response. He mixed up countries and failed to acknowledge the countries that America has a relationship with. His muddled response and incoherent rambling is reminiscent of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), who gets crazier by the day.

It’s safe to say that Walker is one Republican who will not get the GOP nod next year.


Friday, August 7, 2015

GOP Debate: A Visual Review And Fact Checks

Christie's intriguing stance?

We are a couple of days off on our review of the first 2016 GOP Presidential Debate. We have delayed comment for a couple of reasons. First, we are still in shock regarding the event. Do you recall this from the RNC Chair? 

We suggest Priebus was hopeful dreaming. He had to know Trump would resort to ego manical blabber. He had to know Ben Carson is a joke and doesn't appear to have full control of his mental processes. Priebus should also have warned Carson to avoid reading parts of his debate answers. Do you think the RNC Chair could have anticipated Rand Paul unscripted would be a disaster? He seems to have been asked fewer questions or he simply wasn't equipped for a forum that didn't facilitate his common rambling answers. The Kentucky Senator received the least amount to speaking time. We should probably assume Priebus was not aware Huckabee would go "sexual" and show signs of a lack of military acumen. 

The hopeful assessment of his "fine" candidates didn't materialize in the first top tier debate.  

We also delayed comment to secure perspective from various sources. The two fact check reviews at the end of this post were of particular interest.

GOP Debate speaking timeFINAL
Trump 11:06 
Bush 8:40 
Huck 6:39 
Kas 6:37 
Crz 6:33 
Carson 6:22 
Rubio 6:20 
Chris 6:10 
Walker 5:49 
 Paul 5:06

A Zany Preview

Huckabee: The military is not a social experiment. The purpose of the military is kill people and break things.” Also Pimps and Hookers. Do you recall a presidential debate that embodied such oratory..and from a supposed minister?

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Rand Paul Slam Dunked

Rand Paul works to garner attention and received "liberty" from others to take him out. 

Senator Rand Paul and Governor Chris Christie got into a heated exchange over the NSA - National Security Agency's data collection program. do you agree with? #GOPDebate
Posted by Fox News on Thursday, August 6, 2015 

Seriously eye roll from Rand Paul over Christie's hug line:— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 7, 2015

 Can someone  translate Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) August 7, 2015
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Crooks & Liars
When the 10 participants were asked to raise they're hand if they unwilling to pledge their support to the GOP nominee and not run as a third-party candidate, Trump put his hand up after a quick glance at his rivals

Moderator Bret Baier pressed him further, arguing, "experts say an independent run would almost certainly hand the race over the Democrats and likely another Clinton." But Trump held firm.

"I cannot say I have to respect the person that if it's not me, the person that wins. If I do win and I'm leading by quite a bit. That's what I want to do. I can totally make the pledge if I'm a nominee," Trump said. "I am discussing it with everybody. But I'm talking about a lot of leverage. We want to win and we will win. But I want to win as the Republican. I want to run as the Republican nominee."

His response prompted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to jump in the fray.

"This is what's wrong. He buys an sells politicians of all stripes. He's already hedging his bets on the Clintons," Paul said. "He's already hedging his bets because he's used to buying politicians."

Social Issues?

When Kelly and Baier declared "time for some social issues" they should have simply declared "time to talk about abortion." While we did to expect Fox News to foray into voter suppression, SCOTUS decision regarding the vote, undisputed cop abuse of black people, nor any moderator questions regarding the African-American experience in the GOP, 47 seconds on "Black Lives Matters" was telling.

First, the question was handed to the safest member of the GOP pack, Scott Walker. And, Scott delivered with an advertisement for Fox News and the black Milwaukee Sheriff who feels there is no cop abuse in black communities. 
Forty seven seconds! How is it acceptable for so many Americans Fox News, and the GOP to exist totally oblivious to an obvious social ill cop abuse. The debate ran two hours (including commercials); the run-time was completely void of any discussion of issues that affect minorities. I posit the debate format and Fox News provided validity regarding the GOP as the party of the white male baby-boomer with scant membership outside the white community.

We wouldn't expect much consideration of the black community from Fox News. We certainly are not surprised a network and host that would do broadcast as such less than a week before Christmas 2013 would handle issues of diversity any differently.


Kelly as moderator
Megyn Kelly has a long record of saying disturbing things about race:— Media Matters (@mmfa) August 7, 2015
It is impossible to avoid characterization of Kelly as a Fox News demagogue.


Megyn Kelly Goes After Trump for Misogynistic Comments Excerpt
“Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter,” Kelly said. “However that is not without its downsides, in particular when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Trump joked, but Kelly didn’t let him get away with that. “No, it wasn’t,” she continued, asking, “Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” She wanted to know how Trump would combat inevitable charges from Hillary Clinton that he is part of the “war on women.” Trump turned the question into an issue about “political correctness,” something for which he said the country “doesn’t have time.” “Frankly, what I say — and oftentimes it’s fun, kidding, we have a good time — what I say is what I say,” Trump added. “And honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably not be based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn’t do that.” Watch video below, via Fox News:

Alas, the audacity of the billionaire to expose ego that most would call childlike, if he wasn't a wealthy celebrity. On another note, Have you noticed that when any media (even liberal media) refers to Trump they use the words Mr. Trump?
Donald Trump to Megyn Kelly: You haven't treated me very nicely — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) August 7, 2015
Kelly also asked the blustering Trump about immigration. The answer set the path for tired and worn-out trade oratory about Mexico, and spread to China. We have also posted additional reports related to the GOP's nascent party leader.
Does Mexico force many "bad people" into our country? We've said: Pants on Fire! #gopdebate— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) August 7, 2015

Donald Trump called for a single-payer, Canadian-style health care system 15 years ago...— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) August 7, 2015
 Trump reminds Paul he "wasn't doing to well."
Donald Trump slams Rand Paul — POLITICO (@politico) August 7, 2015
 Ted Cruz (didn't receive a full slate of questions, wonder why?)
Read's report after the break below