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The ‘Elephant’ that Wasn’t in the Room

Donald-TrumpUPDATED – That’s how Fox anchor Megyn Kelly kicked off her first question in the Fox-RNC debate in Iowa last night.

KELLY: So let’s get started.

Senator Cruz, before we get to the issues, let’s address the elephant not in the room tonight.

Roger that. The elephant wasn’t in the room, and although I don’t have the numbers to prove it, I think Trump’s boycott served him well. Fox did okay in the ratings, but Donald didn’t suffer either, and he will dominate yet another news cycle because of it.

All along I have held steadfastly to the premise that anyone who fired Gary Busey cannot be all bad. But regardless of your opinion of Trump, you have to admit the guy is a master at driving media.

And it’s no secret to the few of you who drop by everyday that I am not a Megyn Kelly fan. She’s a celebrity anchor, and that more than anything I can point to, well, other than liberal bias, is what is wrong with news in this electronic age.

I don’t care about Kelly’s new hairdo and I don’t care about her life and I don’t care about her tacky GQ spread or her Vanity Fair interview, and I certainly don’t care about her personal Donald Trump stories.

Really? This is as good an excuse as I can think of for reading a good newspaper. What happened to Never become the story?

For a long time now I have advocated changing the way moderators are chosen for RNC debates. Toss out the newserati and bring in think tank nerds. Let the candidates themselves chose their moderators, just the way judges are selected in arbitration cases. Give each campaign preemptive challenges until the final panels are selected.

Let the Democrats have their media love fests; the GOP is supposed to stand for principals above the dreck that drives most news cycles.

Am I saying that last night’s debate wasn’t substantive? No. But I am saying Ted Cruz was right when he accused the moderators of picking fights between the candidates.

WALLACE: Senator Cruz, now you get a chance to respond.

CRUZ: Chris, I would note that that the last four questions have been, “Rand, please attack Ted. Marco, please attack Ted. Chris, please attack Ted. Jeb, please attack Ted…”

(AUDIENCE)

CRUZ: Let me just say this…

WALLACE: … It is a debate, sir.

CRUZ: … Well, no, no. A debate actually is a policy issue, but I will say this. Gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question I may have to leave the stage.

(APPLAUSE)

Yep, that was certainly a shot at Trump, but there is no question that the anchors in all Republican debates are more interested in good television than they are in putting the issues front and center. It happens in every debate and the RNC should stop it.

I realize that I am just a regular guy and no one is likely to take my suggestions seriously.

But, then again, they didn’t take Trump seriously, either.

And look where that got them.

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3 comments on “The ‘Elephant’ that Wasn’t in the Room

  1. Pingback: Megyn Kelly Pre Debate Rule 5 | Batshit Crazy News

  2. Come on Iowa send the media Jackals a message that they won’t forget for the next 4 years.

    Attacking the people who are supposed to vote for you has been the hallmark of almost all the insiders in this race. Calling people stupid, lazy, or just uninformed has come out the mouths of more than one of them, including Graham and McCain. Frankly, I think every one of them gave our country away and have no regrets in doing so. Having 312 million consumer’s was not enough for them, they wanted the entire world. By convincing us in the early 90’s that this would improve everything for us, they gave away all our manufacturing jobs and those jobs that were once held by union workers as well. Now we are simply a service oriented country, with the lawyers figuring more ways to sue what few companies we have left. How long before they leave as well?

    The voters are looked down upon by both parties, the Democrats demonize those with morals and those who still believe in God in the vilest ways recently. It is worse than anything I have seen in the 70 years I have been on this planet.

    Conservative-run corporations? Not really, I worked for a large corporation before retiring and almost all of those at the top are not conservative, and push the liberal agenda via retraining classes that you have to take or you could lose your job. It started in the 90’s and has progressed from there.

    Personally, I don’t consider myself to be a crazy as indicated by McCain, or a clinger as indicated by Obama. I am sick to death of the elitist snobs in DC who are hell bent on giving up what our ancestors worked to build, out of some sort of self-hatred and guilt.

    Tell me this. If we are so stupid, so antiquated if we believe in God, and so foolish, why has our society excelled over the entire world despite the fact that all of theirs are centuries older than we are?

    I have no problem with helping others who are living in hell on earth, where their own leaders behead them or worse. But I am sick and tired of hearing how awful we are to want to keep our country secure from the vile practices we see in other cultures. We have a right to security here, we bought and paid for it with the blood of our fathers, grandfathers and in some cases our children. For those of you that come here thinking you can bring the hell you lived in where you came from with you, forget it you are not welcome in our free society. We want no part of the way you lived in your countries and if you don’t like the way we live can I suggest you return to where you came from?

    I would not move to another country and demand they fly my flag, adopt my customs and you have no right to come to ours demanding anything. You either want to be citizens of the United States or you do not, and insisting on flying your own flags and changing our culture to yours indicates to me that you do not want to be citizens of our country.

    As for the Chamber of Commerce/Club for Growth, I thought you were an organization set up to protect the consumers of this country, so why is it you are willing to import crime and put our citizens out of work by hiring illegals?

    Don’t tell me who to vote for and don’t pull any more of your tricks to decide who get’s the nod. We don’t care anymore and you did that yourself.

    Your greed and need for more and more consumers at the price of destroying your own country is disgusting.

  3. thatmrgguy
    January 29, 2016

    Reblogged this on That Mr. G Guy's Blog.

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