Monday, August 31, 2015

Fox News' Megyn Kelly Takes on Dr. Cornel West [VIDEO]

I've said I'm not a fan of Megyn Kelly. Kelly's show "The Kelly File" on Fox is obscure to most folks outside of the Fox viewing community until Kelly ventures into the land of race or upsets a political candidate that gives her more press than her employers.

While not being a fan of Kelly, I do acknowledge her journalistic skills. She's good when she wants to be. Most importantly she's not afraid of venturing into controversial territory.

The whole Donald Trump thing that threw Kelly into the 2015 limelight was the result of a hit dog hollering. The hit dog being Trump.Trump claims Kelly was asking unfair questions to him in his first Presidential Debate. Kelly did no such thing. As a matter of fact the questions Kelly posed to Trump were not HER questions - they came from other people. The whole Trump / Kelly debacle consumed news coverage for a week.

As the light on Trump / Kelly dimmed,  Kelly bounced back under another light. This time she takes on Dr. Cornel West and the focus of the tech birthed Black movement #BlackLivesMatter.

The on-air debate between Kelly and West surrounded  the various cases of Black-on-Black crime in which Kelly believes attention is being abandoned while West argues there’s a separation between “state-sponsored violence” against Black lives.

Kelly doesn't get "Cronkite" acclaims from the debate with West - but just sitting in front of the intellectual, outspoken professor West earns her the"I ain't scurred" award.

Note that Kelly’s argument of Black people not taking responsibility and protesting when violence strikes “inner-city America” is clearly false. The fact is the community protests are shunned by mainstream media. Unfortunately, unless there’s a story of looting and hostile gatherings, the spotlight on what’s happening in the depths of our communities remains local news

Here is Kelly and West.

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