PETITION: Stop Megyn Kelly

From the petition:

Megyn Kelly apparently finds the state of our union amusing and “fun”, whereas the viewers (our fellow citizens) deserve a much more serious moderator. In addition, she had a clear agenda to attack Donald Trump, by tenaciously clinging to his past rather than his vision for the future. She focused on Trump personally, rather than politically. Ultimately, she did not not live up to the “fair and balanced” slogan at Fox News and News Corporation. While her disdain for Mr. Trump was evident, this peititon is a call for truly fair and balanced coverage of ALL candidates. Thus, Megyn Kelly should be barred from hosting or moderating all future Republican Presidential Debates.

Donald Trump hasn’t signed. Yet!

  • NMNative

    What a ball I’m having watching this whole mess. Now it’s Trump vs Faux. Gotta love it.

    • RemusL

      Jon Stewart must be kicking himself… “I retired too soon from The Daily Show.”

      • e jerry powell

        So now John Oliver has to pick up the slack with only 25% of the time weekly.

    • fuow

      Yup. Keep it up and Trump will run 3rd party.
      Best thing that could happen.

  • TommyTune

    Who knew that the woman who once declared that it is a “fact” that Santa Claus is white would suddenly become a persona non grata among the Teabaggers? It’s a mad, mad, mad world in Teabagistan.

    • Todd20036

      you mean Santa isn’t white?

      • Doug105

        Santa may well be white if he was real, the other one now….

        • Reality.Bites

          Never mind that. Why are we the only CLEAN people in a fucking stable?

          • B Snow

            Hm, this might prove that he’s a king.

            Q: How do you know he’s a king?
            A: He hasn’t got shit all over him.
            — MP&tHG

      • medaka

        Santa is white, but he arrives in Holland every year with 6 to 8 black men.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPfg20k5TE8

      • grada3784

        Not to worry. Krampus is still black.

    • D. J.

      Don’t forget fair haired blue eyed Jeebus.

      • fuow

        Jesus was undoubtedly a ginger.
        I know that mindset, see it every morning in the mirror.

  • Gustav2

    “Ultimately, she did not not live up to the “fair and balanced” slogan at Fox News and News Corporation.”

    ROTFLMAO, but she did.

    • anne marie in philly

      fux noise is so NOT fair and balanced! such a joke to intelligent people like us!

    • b

      It was a question about words that came right out of his mouth. Words like, “I would like to see her on her knees,” that he said about an Apprentice contestant.

      The truth is that Tea Party people don’t believe it is wrong to insult and degrade women. They don’t believe in sexism. They think that sexism stuff is all political correctness. So she was unfair in their view.

      The question itself should not have been asked.

      The reason Fox made her ask it, was to give Trump an opportunity to address it before his debate with Clinton, where it will be asked. I think Fox was just trying to give him a preemptive chance to get it out of the way.

      But it blew up in their face. GOOD.

      • Gustav2

        The very first question was about Trump running as an independent if he didn’t get his way. They WERE gunning for him.

        Trump remains popular because Teavangelicals believe bellowing insults wins the argument.

      • Reality.Bites

        Trump’s not going to be debating Clinton – certainly not if Fox has anything to say about it. Only the eventual nominee will debate her, assuming she ends up the nominee.

      • Dramphooey

        No, I must disagree. They’re not trying to help him. They want him out. They want Bush or Walker and apparently Kasich.

        • matt n

          untilmately, they do want him out. but for the moment he and kelly are great for ratings.

        • bkmn

          It’s a billionaire backer cage match and I’m loving it.

    • AtticusP

      Why do you think they’re so pissed?

      Clearly, “fair and balanced” doesn’t mean to them what it means to the rest of us reasonable people.

      • bambinoitaliano

        The crazies have an open dictionary whereby they reserve the right to define every word as they wish.

  • bkmn

    Just wait. This is probably another scam from Huckabee to get even more email addresses.

    • Gustav2

      To be sold at a latter date to pay for hurricane damage on his Florida mansion.

  • Jeffg166

    If Hilary Clinton should be the Democratic nominee we should not expect the right wing to “tenaciously cling to the past” rather than her vision for the future?

    • Bluto

      That wouldn’t be fair & balanced in baggerburg.

  • Sam_Handwich

    None of the clowns should have been in the same room with that Menstruating demon!! It is an ABOMINATION!!

    • anne marie in philly

      yeah, why was she not at home baking cookies and pouring tea? 😉

      • GayOldLady

        Or why wasn’t she washing her man’s shirts and socks and tending to the little one’s?

        • anne marie in philly

          barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen like mama duggar!

    • Michael Rush

      stewie is more informed on this issue …

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ2dZE_i6mQ

    • TommyTune

      I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent. (1 timothy 2:12)

      Apparently some Republicans haven’t been reading their bibles lately.

  • bryan

    Hypocrisy overload from the right : ‘We will not be silenced in silencing others’.

  • Michael Rush

    they might as well have a petition to run questions by candidates to see if that’s something they would like to be asked .

    • bkmn

      I think Fux used to run their questions by the GOP for approval but these days Fux/Murdoch want to be the ones driving the party, not vice versa.

      • B Snow

        Well, they’ve always *wanted* to be. They’ve finally decided they are.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    > ” … (our fellow citizens) deserve a much more serious moderator.”
    The GOP could use a much more serious candidate, too, but they’re stuck with a Karload of Klowns.

  • Oh’behr

    I like how they’re struggling to get 5,000 people to sign on to their petition.

    • I actually signed it with my real name and address because I want to see what kind of weird mail I am going to get. Maybe I will get a Sarah Palin Christmas Card which would be fun actually.

  • crewman

    I remember living in Santa Cruz and then San Francisco at the height of the Politically Correct movement. It could be unpleasant if you weren’t as extremely left on every single issue as the angriest person around you. These guys are way worse than the PC movement ever was.

    • I remember that too. You would get chewed out by Berkeley types (or in the parlance at the time Birkenstocks) for saying just about anything they did not find correct. I remember saying in class at SFSU (I am not making this up) Japan industrialized faster than any nation in the world from 1850 – 1900 from basically a near iron-age feudal economy to a modern industrial world power and I was rudely dismissed as racist by two leftists who claimed I was white ethnocentric (??????????). Go figure.

  • Blake Jordan

    The teabagger viewers want unfair and unbalanced reporting, the Faux News standard.

    Ps.
    It is so weird to write this, but thank you Trump for doing your part to fight the rethuglican party!!

  • Andrea_Rae

    It’s funny how the republican concepts about women, foreigners, etc. is starting to come out……normally they try and hide it. . . . .

    • Gustav2

      Or at least speak in code/dog whistles.

    • Todd20036

      that’s the real reason the establishment hates trump. He wears the rights’ hatred on his sleeve, and the RWNJs love him for it.

  • Jeffrey

    Did a conservative just wake up to the fact that Fox News has an agenda?

    • Hunter M

      You’ve got to realize, they aren’t really very bright. Think burnt out light bulb bright.

  • Peeping Tom

    Elvis had same problem…..”Return to Sender”….A lovers spat.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z54-QHEZN6E

  • GarySFBCN

    I love the smell of pigs eating their own in the morning.

    • Steven Leahy

      Can’t we use a meaner more deserving animal than the poor little pig? 🙂 How about hyenas?

      • ColdCountry

        Hey! Hyenas do what hyenas do. Only humans are that vicious.

      • Ben in Oakland

        How about bible believing Christians?

      • GarySFBCN

        Works for me!

      • clay

        Hyenas, by the way, are matriarchal.

        • medaka

          Did not know that. Is that why they’re so scary? If so, good on them!

        • I think the Clitoris of the female Hyena is more prominent that the male Hyena’s reproductive organ. Something like that. I was impressed.

          • Steven Leahy

            LOL I read about that too. I was wondering if someone was gonna go there. They pee and give birth through it too Argh!

          • BTW have you ever seen the video of Jake the Hyena who was adopted and raised in an apartment in South Beach Miami by hunky Personal Trainer and Fitness Model Bryan Hawn – along with 8 other exotic animals? Jake is now happily in a Miami exotic animal facility. I thought this was a wind-up but it is true. https://youtu.be/-yWnt6ODxcc

          • Steven Leahy

            LOL omigosh. BTW they’re part of the cat family even though they resemble dogs in some ways.

      • LonelyLiberal

        The hyena is a noble, if somewhat marginal and misunderstood, animal.

        Maybe leeches? I can’t think of too many redeeming qualities there, but I don’t personally know and haven’t studied leeches that closely.

        Although I suppose they’re good for reattached limbs, so there’s that. So not leeches…

        • B Snow

          There’s really no animal vile enough. They just do what they do.

          Maybe mosquitoes? Yellowjackets? Ooh, slugs! What good are slugs??

          • LonelyLiberal

            Slugs are very useful shredding molluscs, reducing organic material to small bits that the lesser shredders can then nip down further. They also recycle everything they’ve eaten into slug poo, which is great for the soil.

            Not that I want them in the gardens, mind you, but a few in the lawn is fine.

          • B Snow

            Slugs ate most of a tray of basil seedlings one summer. Thanks for that information — I didn’t know any of that — but I’m not ready to forgive.

          • LonelyLiberal

            Forgive, but never forget. Beer traps work beautifully and present no risk to your herbs and vegetables.

          • GeoffreyPS

            There are two things that wig me out: slugs and black widow spiders. They like to hang out together in my sprinkler control box and plot against me.

          • LADY MABELINE

            I nominate Maggie.

      • Princess Lardass

        Sandtiger sharks. The species engages in intrauterine cannibalism. While developing in the uterus, a pup will eat his/her siblings to survive in some cases.

        • Just like Ed Miliband then. When he destroyed his brother David’s chance to be Prime Minister by running himself- and losing!

  • RemusL

    Wow, these RWNJ feel really threatened by her, aren’t they? All I can say is, if their chosen one can’t handle debate questions from someone like Megyn Kelly, that doesn’t say much for his qualifications to be the leader of the free world.

    • Octavio

      Yeah. After all, she’s just a girl (the pussy losers).

    • Ted

      That is a good point. He can’t be whining that the other world leaders aren’t being fair and then start insulting them and dropping bombs.

  • Octavio

    A petition to silence Megyn Kelly? Yeah. That’ll work. LOL!

  • Dave B

    Funny. Do these people believe she thinks for herself? At the debate she and the candidates all had scripts prepared in advance to serve an agenda.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Now Megyn, can you say “Roger Ailes?”

      • Ben in Oakland

        Sure.

        Smelly butthole.

        Is that close enough?

        • How about “complete and total Tosser”. That does it for me.

      • If that is true they just guaranteed a Trump third party candidacy, especially if he thinks Priebus had anything to do with this. He is NOT going to be pushed around. A pissed off Trump will destroy the Republicans!

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          And this would be a bad thing why? LOL

          • LOL It will be great. I think a Donald Trump third party candidacy against a Big Business Republican like Bush/Walker/Rubio will be guaranteed 10% of the vote by just being in the race. Trump would mean disaster for the Republican Party. There is no way around this.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    What was I saying in an earlier post about the insane levels of misogyny?

    • Sam_Handwich

      conservatives stopped trying to understand the world around them somewhere around 6th grade

      • Rebecca Gardner

        6th grade? You give them way too much credit 😉

        • bkmn

          Sixth birthday is more like it.

  • TheManicMechanic

    I love wingnut implosions.

  • James

    Rudeness should be off the table. Personal attacks, too. But what is this new rulebook whereby politicians think they shouldn’t be asked questions they don’t want to be asked? Kelly’s questions about Trump’s statements about women were absolutely fair, and directly related to his ability to behave as befits a head of state. If anything it was too much of a softball.

    • Steven Leahy

      The “asking” should be consistent across the board and it wasn’t. Not one of these “candidates” was called to task over comments he made about the LGBT community and MANY of them have said some pretty vile stuff. The only person even given a question about an LGBT issue was Kasich and he is arguably one of the most moderate in the running.

      Aren’t you in the UK? Did you actually watch the debate? Everyone in this country knows Trump is a loud, boorish ass. I find the whole republican slate of candidates despicable but he has a point. Megan was clearly angry with him on a personal level about his comments (perhaps rightfully so), but in the interest of professionalism she should have let it go OR all of the candidates should have been cornered on something disparaging they have said at some point in time, which they were not.

      • James

        What a bunch of nonsense. Yes, he’s a loud, boorish ass. And he has a long history of misogynistic remarks. Somebody had to ask him about it. But if you think Fox was going to ask people tough questions about their homophobic comments (and Trump’s made those as well) you’re a far bigger optimist than I.

        • Ted

          Agreed. He doesn’t get to choose what questions he will be asked in a debate. To be outraged he was called on anything is requesting to be a dictator.

        • Steven Leahy

          What’s a bunch of nonsense? The notion that now you’re an expert on American politics and Fox as a so-called news network and what they should or will do from your perch overseas?

          Yeah, the questioning should be consistent. He has a history of being a misogynist. Fox and republicans in general have a history of being misogynist and so not sure why you think LGBT issues would be off limits but respect for women is suddenly important to them as a broader group when they’ve long been known to be anti-feminist as a whole,

          He’s also an anti-immigrant, racist douchebag. MOST of them have a history of being homophobic douchebags….this in a country that just legalized marriage equality on a national level, so yeah, questions on homophobia are current and timely and acceptable here. I live in Nebraska where 70%+ of the people here regularly vote for republican candidates.

          I don’t know what the hell you’re on about but you’re just off base on this.

          The questioning should be consistent which is what’s been the whole point here, which you’ve sorely missed. Apparently because I think questioning should be consistent I somehow support Trump.

          • Ted

            You don’t need to be an expert on American politics to have an opinion on this, and actually, those in other countries may get more objective news and have a better understanding of what is going on in the US than we do.

            Also, the issues here are extremely simple. Not sure what “expertise” you are searching for or if anyone has it . . .

            You do seem to enjoy writing, however, as evidenced by this great sentence: “The notion that now you’re an expert on American politics and Fox as a so-called news network and what they should or will do from your perch overseas?” However, it comes off as a bit uptight, which detracts from any possible validity of your point . . . but writing is good and helps one unwind, and I appreciate your skill.

          • Steven Leahy

            That comment was in response to this:

            “But if you think Fox was going to ask people tough questions about their homophobic comments (and Trump’s made those as well) you’re a far bigger optimist than I.”

            How the hell does James know what Fox will, won’t, can, or can’t ask questions about? LGBT issues are a big deal in this day and age here and not “off limits” for questioning.

            BTW Fox broadcasting co. owns both the news network and TV network and broadcast many shows with positive portrayals of LGBT characters as you know.

            MY point is and has been about CONSISTENCY in questioning. Fine, call Trump out on his misogyny….but call the others out on their shit too. They could have and they didn’t.

          • James

            Your comments make no sense because you apparently think it’s somehow unfair or inappropriate that Trump was asked a question about his history of misogyny but the others weren’t, and you complain that Trump was asked about his misogyny but the others weren’t asked about their homophobia. By Fox. I mean, come on. As if any part of that debate was ever going to be conducted fairly or impartially or professionally. And then you switch to the bizarre claim that people who aren’t in the US can’t possibly have any idea what’s happening in the US, what the current political atmosphere is, and what Fox is like. I don’t know where you are, but from your remarks I clearly know better than you do.

          • Steven Leahy

            YOU clearly don’t, but keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better. Your rationale you wrote in your other post was just ridiculous and shows how little you know. Difference between us is that unlike your arrogant ass, I don’t post about shit that happens in your country (even though I’m aware of it) and pretend I know more about it than a national who actually lives in that society every day.

          • Reality.Bites

            Steven I don’t really understand why you’re talking about how things “should be” on a Fox production. The Simpsons kids should be in their 30s now. It’s not reasonable that the members of one high school Glee club all went on to huge show business success. Yes, of course I’m talking about scripted entertainment shows on Fox, but when you get down to it, so are you.

            This is not and was never going to be a fair, moderated debate. As I understand it, under Republican Party rules, it wasn’t even technically a debate at all.

          • Steven Leahy

            Well I will agree 100% with you it wasn’t a debate at all. To me a debate is presenting an issue, and two or more sides of that issue offer compelling reasons why viewers should agree with them and not the other guy/woman. In reality this was a selective piecemeal interrogation session.

            Unfortunately for candidates, it will have huge influence over how people vote, although in the case of the repubs it will likely be a big win for us regardless.

            My comment on the TV shows BTW was suggesting that Fox as an entity was not necessarily anti-gay as an organization itself.

    • noni

      The phony part is that Megan Kelly never cared about women before.

      • CottonBlimp

        It’s complicated. Megyn before has called for the need for maternity leave… but only after discovering how shitty the current maternity standard is for herself when SHE got pregnant.

        So Kelly has shown that she objects to the poor treatment of herself, which is the closest Republicans can really get to empathy.

      • James

        She said something relevant in spite of herself. But hey, it’s Fox.

  • Justin

    The irony.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Oh, this is just too much fun to watch. Irony, disingenuous stances, concern trolling of the highest order and a myriad of other dubious tweets and press releases. Implosions can be fun.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    How many of these “forward vision” signatories who eschew the past think Hillary Clinton’s prior email habits disqualify her for the presidency?

    • HI Yalma, I am trying to get my mind around your comment. Are you pro or anti Hillary? Your comment can be taken both ways.

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        Reading my post again, I can see how it wasn’t clear. I am pro Hillary. The people who are mad at Megyn Kelly say Trump’s past is not relevant, but obsess about Hillary’s past (and Obama’s past as a community organizer). It’s hypocritical.

        • Yeah I see now. I overanalyze things — like look for loopholes too much. I agree with you. Thanks! I like Hillary too

  • Ben in Oakland

    But they’re driving her of her free speech rights, and bowing to the gods of political correctness….

    Or something.

  • Joseph Miceli

    So questions about misogynistic behavior are not “fair and balanced?” What’s wrong? Is that off limits and should the “gals” be more concerned with attacking Hillary?
    These guys are idiots.

    • Steven Leahy

      He should have been questioned about it but Huckabee, Cruz, etc should have been questioned about anti-LGBT stuff they’ve said and none of them were. I think that would have evened the playing field a bit. I think they’ve all deserving of this implosion they’re got going, however.

      • Joseph Miceli

        But that’s just it…Republicans DON’T CARE about misogyny or gay bashing, unless the candidates aren’t misogynistic and gay bashing enough! If we started critiquing the lines of questioning that were used for All the questions, we’d be here all day. This wasn’t a debate any more than the Huckabee or Santorum campaigns are about grass roots support.

        • Steven Leahy

          Well I agree with you on the “debate” – maybe somehow, naively, I was expecting something totally different. I was really hoping they’d all be pressed on issues rather than inflammatory soundbites. I was disappointed to say the least.

  • clay

    “Personal” and “Political” aren’t mutually exclusive.

  • Michael Hampton

    Their tears are like CANDY to me!

  • matt n

    yeah. that’s not happening. i’m sure fox is thrilled by that fact that she’s spurred controversy and is boosting ratings. more people will watch next time if she’s on the interviewing panel. they’re wasting their time.

  • Jack_Carter_USA

    Gonna need more popcorn. Lots more popcorn.

  • 2karmanot

    Oh please, ‘fair and balanced’? Seriously, that joke is older than Gawd.

  • BTW they just broke 10,000 signatures. I am gonna sign it! I think Fox should hire Rose O’Donnell to moderate the Republican next debate in Megan’s place. Don’t you? The ratings would be awesome!

    • Steven Leahy

      LOL That WOULD be entertaining!

    • fuzzybits

      Her or Lea Delaria.

  • SFHarry

    It is funny how his supporters are attacking a woman for asking the question why is he attacking women.

    • noni

      Megan never had a problem with attacks on women before.

  • noni

    On those petition sights do they actually verify those who sign them? Or do they just assume a certain percentage are fake.

    • B Snow

      I was wondering about that. Amanda Hugginkiss and I.P. Freeley are very interested in signing, as is their friend Hugh G. Rekshin…..

  • Queequeg

    Trump actually has no vision for the future. It is just whatever works for him, “hey, I give a donation, I expect something in return”.

  • Chris O’Guinn

    “fair and balanced…”

    *snort/giggle*

  • I think we have reached the Futurama level of Political Partying.

    Knock Knock. NIXON’S BACK!

  • Homo Erectus

    I doubt that Megyn will ever moderate a Democratic Party debate, soI’m thinking we should just sit back and enjoy the show. I’m not signing.

    Slightly off topic: Does anyone else here think Megyn Kelly is Willam Belli’s identical twin?

  • Outside of how she may have treated Trump, I thought Megyn Kelly’s demeanor at the debate was like that of a local newswoman giving color commentary at a parade, rather than a “serious” national event. She was vamping, and trying to be cute and fun. . .for someone who remembers the League of Women Voters running these things, it just seemed tacky to me.

  • NMNative

    Watching Faux news and Trump and all the other right wing folks get their knickers twisted up in knots is funnier than most of the stuff on tv.