Megyn Kelly Lives Rent Free in Kirsten Powers’s Head

Megyn Kelly Lives Rent Free in Kirsten Powers’s Head

Megyn Kelly Lives Rent Free in Kirsten Powers’s Head

Not everyone likes former Fox anchor — and now former NBC anchor — Megyn Kelly. For the record, I always liked her, even though I didn’t always agree with her. But I liked her tough interviews with guests, kind of like Tucker Carlson without the annoying giggles. Your mileage, of course, may vary.

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However, liberal and former Fox contributor Kirsten Powers despises Megyn Kelly. Not only does she hate her with the heat of a thousand suns, but Powers is now gleefully kicking the corpse of Kelly’s NBC career. Never mind that Powers publicly became an evangelical Christian a few years ago; she seems to have forgotten what Jesus said about forgiving your enemies.

As you recall, NBC kicked Kelly to the curb after a panel discussion on her Tuesday morning TV program. Kelly asked some incisive questions during a discussion about a white actress dressing up as singer Diana Ross for Halloween:

“I thought like, who doesn’t love Diana Ross? She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don’t know how that got racist on Halloween.”

Kelly continued by asking:

“But what is racist? You truly do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on white face.”

“That was OK when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing like a character.”

Well, yeah. Political correctness wasn’t A Thing when the 47-year-old Kelly was a kid. More importantly, why is it so wrong to ask an edgy question?

That’s a big no-no for NBC, apparently. Plus, Kelly’s ratings were paltry, and so now her show, Megyn Kelly Today, has been officially cancelled. 

But the public shaming of Megyn Kelly isn’t enough for Kirsten Powers. No sir, Powers published an opinion piece at USA Today accusing Megyn Kelly of “racist comments.” She also faulted NBC for hiring her, saying that “her past racial demagoguery should have disqualified her in the first place.”

Here’s what Powers writes:

“Kelly had a long track record of racial demagoguery at Fox News before she ever set foot in the NBC studios. It would be different if she had come to terms with her own racial animus and worked to overcome it and make amends with the communities she had harmed.”

What sort of racial animus, pray tell?

Well, while Megyn Kelly was at Fox, she had the temerity to claim that both Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were white. For the record, the original St. Nicholas came from a Greek village in southern Turkey. And Jesus Christ was a Middle Eastern Semite. Whether you could call either of them ‘white’ could be fairly debated.

But never mind. That’s racist, according to Powers.

And Kelly also had the audacity to claim that there’s a ‘thug mentality’ in many black communities, where “it’s cool to sort of hate the cops, and hang out — and be somebody who doesn’t necessarily prize being there for your family.”

Pointing out hard truth, I guess, is racist or something.

Seriously? Does Kirsten Powers know anything about Chicago, where just this past week six people were shot while leaving a funeral for a rapper? Leaving a church, for crying out loud?

But that USA Today article wasn’t enough Schadenfreude for Powers. Here’s what she said about Kelly — and conservatives — on Twitter:

Here, I believe, is the source of why Powers despises Megyn Kelly. It started in 2010, when Kirsten Powers tried to defend members of the New Black Panther Party. As you recall, the Black Panthers were accused of intimidating voters near Philadelphia, but the Obama Justice Department dismissed the case.

Powers was probably in high dudgeon over the victory, but Kelly took her down in this heated exchange. Powers reverted to blaming President Bush.

However, Megyn Kelly is in good company with Kirsten Powers’s accusations. Benghazi hero Kris Paronto also got the Powers raaaciiist treatment.

Paronto apparently was defending Megyn Kelly in this tweet, where he compared Powers to a princess in Game of Thrones:

Well. Kirsten Powers didn’t like that one bit. She responded:

“Sorry racists, but people of color don’t need a white savior. But they need white people speaking up about racial discrimination and no amount of harassment by crazy racists online is going to stop me from doing that.”

So, Powers called Kris Paronto a “crazy racist” because he criticized her. How tolerant.

I once respected Kirsten Powers after she became a Christian and pro-life. After all, she was the one who exposed the media silence on abortionist Kermit Gosnell and his charnal house in Philadelphia, claiming correctly that national media had ignored the horror story. I’ve gotta give her props for that.

However, Kirsten Powers has now become a social justice warrior, and in her world you don’t dare question its playbook. But Megyn Kelly did just that, and now she’s become the spiteful Katy Perry to Powers’s Taylor Swift. Or is it the other way around?

Someone cue “Bad Blood,” please.

 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

5 Comments
  • Bill589 says:

    She was unfair to Donald. She was very tough on Donald, which would be fine if she was as close to being as tough on anyone else.
    But from what I hear regarding ‘blackface’, I wish she didn’t apologize….
    My son is a musician and in eighth grade wanted to dress up as his favorite musician for Halloween – Jimmy Hendrix. He put together a great ‘psychedelic’ out fit, complete with a little Afro wig, headband, and a blow up left-handed guitar. We were so proud of how well he did, and then he went over to our fireplace to put some ashes on his face to make himself darker and look even more like his idol…
    But we had to stop him and explain that though we know he meant only respect, a long time ago white people put black on their faces and mimicked black people in a way that was insulting to them. “I just want to look like Jimmy.”
    Anyways, I too wish our world judged people by content of their character and not the color of their skin, and that my ‘white’ son wanting to look like his ‘black’ idol was only a good sign that he was like that.

    • GWB says:

      What you should have followed it with is “And there are crazy people who can’t let go of the past, and therefore you will not be allowed to do something so innocent as this.”

      The blame nowadays shouldn’t be placed on those historical figures but on the Social Justice Zealots of today.

  • rbj says:

    Has Kirsten never heard the term “ore” for a black person who “acts white? I’ve even heard educated black people use it as an insult.

  • GWB says:

    a “crazy racist” because he criticized her
    Well, yes, because it’s a religious term now. Like “heretic” or “witch” within certain areas of Christianity in times past. “Racist!” “Sexist!” “Homophobe!” are all callouts that you are not of the body.

  • Bandit says:

    If POC don’t need a white saviour why is she tryong so hard for the job?

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