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Megyn Kelly: America Decided ‘To Race-Bait’ Over My ‘Santa Is White’ Comments

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Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Wednesday had insisted it was a “verifiable fact” that Jesus Christ was white. She also — in a quick monologue to whatever children might be watching the news at 10 PM — said that “Santa just is white.”

So the kids wouldn’t worry?

The internet pounced — and rightly so.

Kelly was mysteriously absent from her show the next day. But Friday night, she addressed the issue.

WATCH: Jon Stewart On Fox’s Race-Based Freakout: ˜You Do Know Jesus Wasn’t Born In Bethlehem, PA?’

It turns out, America is the race-baiter, not Megyn Kelly, Megyn Kelly insisted.

“Many questioning whether I understand that Santa is a mythical figure, others suggesting that I am a racist who is outraged at the idea of a black Santa,” Kelly told her audience — which probably doubled in size for her performance Friday.

Kelly insisted her comments were not “motivated by any racial fear, or loathing.”

But were they motivated by ratings? Or by “a political campaign designed to stoke white peoples’ fears of black men,” as Gawker yesterday mentioned?

In “Megyn Kelly Is a Race Hustler,” Gawker’s J.K. Trotter yesterday writes that “Kelly is, in her employer’s parlance, a race hustler,” and reminds America of this:

Throughout the first half of the Obama administration, Kelly was all over the utterly false story that a rogue group of black supremacists called the New Black Panther Party were trying to scare off white people from voting. In the first two weeks of coverage, Kelly anchored 45 different segments about the New Black Panthers… When it turned out the charges against the Panthers were baseless, Kelly spent less than two minutes addressing the news.

Friday night, Kelly defended her honor by playing the victim and accusing America of bad faith — and race-baiting.

“Well, this would be funny if it were not so telling about our society, in particular the knee-jerk instinct by so many to race-bait and to assume the worst in people. Especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News channel.”

But Kelly decided she was going to frame the debate her way. She addressed her comment from Wednesday that it was a “fact” that Jesus was white — by spending all of five seconds on that part of her outrageous comments.

“As I’ve learned in the past few days,” she decried, the fact that Jesus wasn’t white “is far from settled.”

Actually, it really is settled. But just like climate change, even if perhaps one percent of the world’s population disagrees, a settled fact is “far from settled” at Fox News.

And, Kelly added, she was only kidding around, so, there.

“I offered a tongue-in-cheek message for any kids watching,” Kelly claimed. “Humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes that is lost on the humorless.”

Perhaps all of Fox News is really just a joke?

“Fox News,” Kelly said, “and yours truly are big targets for many people.”

Curiously, she has no idea why.

Hat tip: David Edwards at The Raw Story

 

 

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‘Makes Me Want to Throw Up’: Investor in New Trump ‘Truth’ Network Is Out Now That He Knows It’s a ‘Fake News Business’

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The launch of Donald Trump’s new social media company “TRUTH” has hit another bump in the road as some early key investors are pulling out after discovering he is one of the principals behind itwhich they were unaware of at the time they put money into the start-up.

As the New York Times reported, “The details of Mr. Trump’s latest partnership were vague. The statement he issued was reminiscent of the kind of claims he made about his business dealings in New York as a real estate developer. It was replete with high-dollar amounts and superlatives that could not be verified.”

According to a report from the Huff Post’s Ed Mazza, one hedge fund manager lashed out when he found out about Trump’s involvement.

As Mazza reports, “[Boaz] Weinstein’s Saba Capital had been a major investor in Digital World, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed for the purpose of acquiring another company. As is common in SPAC arrangements, investors put their cash in before the acquisition target was chosen. When Weinstein learned it would be with Trump’s firm, he bailed.”

“I knew that for Saba the right thing was to sell our entire stake of unrestricted shares, which we have now done. Many investors are grappling with hard questions about how to incorporate their values into their work. For us, this was not a close call,” he explained.

Another unnamed investor, who reportedly held a 10 percent stake in the company, was considerably more graphic when talking about being taken in by Trump’s latest venture and he “sold everything as soon as he could,” reports Mazza.

“The idea that I would help [Trump] build out a fake news business called Truth makes me want to throw up,” they said.

You can read more here.

 

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‘Act of War’: Trump Blasted for ‘Chilling’ Statement Calling Election an ‘Insurrection’

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Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former president, on Thursday issued what is being called a “chilling” statement on the election and the insurrection he incited.

“The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest!” Trump said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.

Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh simply and clearly calls it an “act of war.”

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) during debate on the House floor has “repeatedly” been “calling on Republicans to denounce the Trump statement,” according to reporter Jamie Dupree.

“All my colleagues were elected on November 3,” McGovern said. “If you believe that Election Day was an insurrection, then your election results are illegitimate.”

McGovern is not the only one to blast the Trump statement:

Some journalists are also slamming the former president’s latest remarks.

S.V. Dáte, the White House correspondent at HuffPost weighed in, saying, “Donald Trump tried to overthrow American democracy after he lost his election by 7 million votes, but nearly a year later, he’s still lying. About all of it.”

Washington Post national political reporter Felicia Sonmez called it a “chilling statement … that makes clear his stance on peaceful democracy vs. violent insurrection.”

Washington Post White House bureau chief Ashley Parker pointed to the statement and said: “In which Trump’s shamelessness continues to be his political super power.”

ProPublica Senior Reporter Peter Elkind says: “This is the position of the widely embraced leader of the GOP. Republicans all behind that?”

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Trump’s New Social Media Site ‘Hacked’ Just Hours After Announcement

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Donald Trump announced Wednesday night he is launching TRUTH Social, a new social media site next year to fight “Big Tech,” because “We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced.”

Within hours that brand new site, in a pre-launch state, was “hacked.”

“Trump announced he was launching a new media company, Trump Media & Technology Group, and its ‘Truth Social’ app,” Newsweek reports. “The ‘Truth Social’ app will begin a beta launch for ‘invited guests’ in November, with a nationwide rollout planned for early 2022, according to a press release.”

The Washington Post’s tech reporter, Drew Harwell, was hard at work late Wednesday night, revealing that accounts for Donald Trump and Mike Pence were either created by those who are not them, or those accounts were vulnerable and hacked.

The Daily Dot’s tech writer says he is the one who created the Donald J. Trump account:

Apparently Trump’s TRUTH agents were able to cut access to the vulnerable site:

 

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