Wednesday, January 4, 2017

"Kelly's (New) Heroes"

                                                                       

Well, we've just learned that Meagan Kelly is migrating from Fox News over to NBC, enticed by the offer of $20 million a year. a lotta loot in return for the compromise of one's principles and political persuasion.  I was immediately reminded of Winston Churchill's golden quote on that subject:

“Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?" Socialite: "My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course... "
Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?"
Socialite: "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!" Churchill: "Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price” 
― Winston S. Churchill

I'm neither disappointed nor surprised to see Kelly leave Fox.  And I can tell you exactly when the catalyst for her move occurred.  It was during the week following that first Presidential debate, when Trump savaged her for daring to regurgitate Trump's past horrid remarks about women.

It was in that week that the liberals, for the very first time, embraced an "allegedly conservative" woman.   And Kelly played it for all it was worth.  Martyrdom can be an enticing thing indeed, and so is celebrity.  And Kelly, all the while gently moaning in hurtfulness, seized that moment to release the giant ego, the "isn't it great to be me" moment, and ballooned into a celebrity figure as in love with herself as her fans.

I saw it differently.  After having watched Kelly occasionally, I initially found her an attractive spokeswoman for conservatism.  Oh sure, there were moments of "chronic egotism", the sparring with O'Reilly about whose the biggest Fox draw, but I could tolerate the ego as long as she just shook up a liberal or two each night.

Sadly, the blooming of Kelly's ego became more important than the issues.  In an attempt at "objectiveness" Kelly would savage a conservative or two each night, whether deserved or not...just to keep her "fields of opportunity" open for the next well paying gig.   Was the "Fox Queen" even then contemplating her jump for the money?  I think so.

I first noticed the phoniness in Kelly a few months back...when she jumped on the "let's persecute Roger Ailes" bandwagon.  When I first heard her first complaints about "sexual harassment" I was a bit taken aback.  After all, I'd just watched her a few months, at a C-Span filmed journalist dinner,  praise Aisles as her "mentor", her hero...the man who had made her "a better journalist and a better human being."

So, old fat Winston was right.  We had already established that Kelly's a whore.......the only question remaining being "how much?"  Well, we learned today that it's $20 million a year.

But, let's be fair here.  Whoredom is not confined to women.  I once knew a Tom Brokaw who stuck to reporting news, and not skewing it to his liking, just to please his MSNBC masters.   Joe Scarborough was once a real conservative, before MSNBC came along, and before he and Mika began making the "beast with two backs" after their morning show was over.  And let us never forget the biggest whores of all.......the hundreds of Senators and Congressman who, upon retirement from office, became lobbyists for the big money players.

Good luck, Kelly.  Hope them $20 million smackers a year help you sleep a little better, after having being bedded by the liberal beast who paid well for your favors.

Sigh.

2 comments:

Frank Krzesowiak said...

Enjoyed watching her show right up until the Debate(s). Haven't watched her since. Guess watching a gorgeous Lady just takes one so far. That's right Folks. I watched her because of her looks, and of her being feisty. A wonderful combination in a Woman. I won't watch her on NBC. She's now a Trader. I hope they replace her with someone equally as pretty(Kimberly Guilfoyle?) and equally as Feisty. Good by Meghyn. Too bad you turned out to be a Whore....

A Modest Scribler said...

Good looking is good. Feisty is good. Fox has plenty of feisty beauties. They'll find someone good.