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This would explain Joe Scarborough, Mika Brezinski and Hannity


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Megyn Kelly says Donald Trump tried unsuccessfully to give her gifts, including a free stay at one of his hotels, as part of what she called his pattern of trying to influence news coverage of his presidential campaign.

In her memoir "Settle for More," to be released Tuesday, Kelly says Trump may have gotten a pre-debate tip about her first question, in which she confronted him with his critical comments about women. Her book also details the insults and threats she received after Trump's tirades objecting to her reporting. The Associated Press obtained an advance copy of the book Saturday.

Kelly, host of Fox News Channel's "The Kelly Report," said Trump routinely attempted to gain favorable treatment from other journalists and commentators.

"This is actually one of the untold stories of the 2016 campaign: I was not the only journalist to whom Trump offered gifts clearly meant to shape coverage," Kelly said. He also attempted to woo them with praise, she said, adding, "This is smart, because the media is full of people whose egos need stroking."

"Trump tried to work the refs, and some of the refs responded," she said.

When it became obvious that some reporters were "in the tank" for Trump, she alleges in one chapter, "certain TV hosts" would work with the candidate in advance on occasional Trump criticism so they would appear unbiased. She didn't identify them by name or media outlet.

Resisting Trump's attempts to buy her goodwill with an offer to comp her "girls' weekend" stay at his downtown New York City hotel or fly her and her husband to visit his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida was an easy ethical decision, Kelly wrote.

Harder still was rejecting the ratings bonanza that the colorful GOP contender could deliver with his "unscripted, unguarded" approach that made for great TV but was the equivalent of "television crack cocaine," Kelly wrote.

She and her producer agreed they had to provide balance and be judicious in their coverage, asserting this was not a "directive to cover Trump negatively or to ignore him."

It was at the first GOP primary debate last August that Kelly questioned Trump about derogatory comments he'd made about women. The day before, Trump had called Fox News executive Bill Sammon to say he had heard that Kelly's first question would be a pointed one aimed at him, she wrote.

"'How could he know that?' I wondered," Kelly said, not answering the question but clearing her Fox colleagues on the debate team of any suspicion of leaking it to him. Trump was agitated out of proportion in the phone call, she wrote, calling it "bizarre behavior, especially for a man who wanted the nuclear codes."

Kelly was cast by Trump as his nemesis after the first GOP debate in which she asked him about labeling women as "fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals." In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, Trump called her questions ridiculous, adding, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever."

Before another Fox debate, Kelly recalled being backstage with her family and getting an unsettling insight on how her children were being affected by the harsh rhetoric.

"I'm afraid of Donald Trump. He wants to hurt me," she quoted her 5-year-old daughter, Yardley, as saying. When Kelly told her that wasn't so, the child replied, "Well, he wants to hurt you, so he wants to hurt me too."

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Very minor and trivial, compared to the Clinton criminal cartel, and the improprieties they committed.

Free stays at hotels is something lots of Americans experience.. For any number of reasons.

You need to grow and get al real life.

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And yet he won in a landslide.
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Kelly writing that she was in any way objective towards Trump is a joke. Prior to the first debate she breathlessly announced Trump had assaulted his ex wife after picking through their divorce papers, a favorite Obama tactic. When another reporter exercised journalism 101 dilegence by interviewing the ex wife she stated the assault was not true and that Trump would make a wonderful President. In the debate Kelly strongly implied Trump had sexually harassed an Apprentice contestator saying he'd like to see her on her knees deliberately ignoring the context where the contestant said she would get on her knees, beg, to close a sale. Trump responded sarcastically with "I'd like to see that." Now Kelly uses her child as a human shield claiming she felt threatened by Trump describing her state of high agitation towards him as blood coming out of her eyes, or whereever. The only problem for Kelly's attempt to play the woman victim is that Trump used the same description to characterize Chris Wallace's demeanor immediately after he said it about Kelly.

Naturally Kelly portrays herself as the courageous, objective reporter battling for all women in her self serving book. The fact that she ignored the rudiments of journalism to do her "reporting" is never mentioned.
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I'd be cautious in believing these rumors until the book comes out. There's already been misreporting.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...6d4_story.html

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has denied that her upcoming memoir suggests Donald Trump was tipped about specific contents of a question she planned to ask him during the first Republican primary debate last year.

Kelly’s response, in a tweet posted late Thursday, sought to clarify a passage noted by the New York Times in an advance review of the book, “Settle for More.” The review said Kelly wrote that Fox News executives told Trump that Kelly’s first question would be “very pointed” and directed at Trump.

Kelly’s tweet appeared aimed at countering the idea that Trump was given specifics about the question — which was about Trump’s history of making demeaning comments about women. The moment produced one of the most famous exchanges of the presidential campaign and plunged Kelly into a long-running, if one-sided, feud with the man who was elected president Tuesday.

Kelly tweeted: “For the record, my book ‘Settle for More’ does not suggest Trump had any debate Qs in advance, nor do I believe that he did.”
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I thought the NYT's was going to clean up their act and be more accurate in their reporting?

OK, I know I laughed at that to.
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I thought the NYT's was going to clean up their act and be more accurate in their reporting?

OK, I know I laughed at that to.
The NYT will always be the ball-gag in the left's bondage escapades.
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Mikeyy sucks up anything bad about the Right, no vetting for Mikeyy.
What a joke.
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And yet he won in a landslide.

Full Definition of landslide
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b : an overwhelming victory




I wouldn't consider his victory a landslide, that is if you use the proper definition of the word.
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Full Definition of landslide
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: the usually rapid downward movement of a mass of rock, earth, or artificial fill on a slope; also : the mass that moves down
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b : an overwhelming victory




I wouldn't consider his victory a landslide, that is if you use the proper definition of the word.
You're confusing a win with the method of getting there.

306 -232 is a landslide.
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