Fox News: “What’s Up With Donald Trump’s Extreme, Sick Obsession With Megyn Kelly?”

Donald Trump has been attacking Fox News’ Megyn Kelly for months, ever since that horrible debate for which she was a moderator. One would think Trump would move on. No. He’s continued on and on and on, and has, as of late, started to refer to her almost exclusively as “Crazy Megyn” in Tweets. This culminated in this tweet

Fox News responded (via Mediaite)

Donald Trump’s vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land. Megyn is an exemplary journalist and one of the leading anchors in America — we’re extremely proud of her phenomenal work and continue to fully support her throughout every day of Trump’s endless barrage of crude and sexist verbal assaults. As the mother of three young children, with a successful law career and the second highest rated show in cable news, it’s especially deplorable for her to be repeatedly abused just for doing her job.

While I’m not sure this rises to sexist, it certainly is crude, rude, deplorable, and beneath a presidential candidate. Sure, politics is a rough and tumble game, and high end people should be ready for others to respond. But, people in elected office or who are seeking elected office should certainly limit condemnation of Citizens engaged in using their 1st Amendment rights. What does Trump get out of these constant assaults on Kelly? His supporters apparently like this school yard brawl type of tweeting, but, will it play well during the General election? Does it simply reinforce that Trump is a vulgar, nasty person?

Let me say that I’m not a big fan of Kelly. She’s a moderate squish, and, much like Bill O’Reilly, I do not like the way he treats guests. And, yes, she does go far in attacking Trump. Perhaps Trump could take the high road. Alas, no. Trump will attack almost anyone who has even mild concern or opposes him. He’s recently gone after Mitt Romney, Lindsay Graham, Mitt Romney’s campaign manager Stuart Stevens, Marco Rubio, the Wall Street Journal, and, of course, Ted Cruz, among others. Can you guess who he rarely attacks?

That’s right, Hillary Clinton. He has no special name for her, like he does for Crazy Megyn and Lying Ted Cruz. He almost never even mentions her on Twitter, which seems to be his preferred method of communication. The most recent mention is

If it was another Republican, he’d be attacking them, calling them names. But, with Hillary? Mild chiding. Perhaps that should give Republicans a clue as to whom Trump sees as his real enemies. If Trump wins the Republican nomination, will he go after Hillary as hard as he’s gone after Conservatives and Republicans?

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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