Sunday Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz” interviewed Megyn Kelly, moderator of the GOP Debate and host of “The Kelly File.” They discussed the praise and the criticism she and her colleagues have received in response to Thursday’s Republican debate. Criticisms came from all sides of the political spectrum, but some Republicans took issue with the hard hitting and sometimes very personal questions asked of the candidates.
Kelly said, “We were trying to drill down to their most vulnerable areas and then give them a chance to explain them and also give the audience a chance to see how they would handle that. So the job is to actually get past the talking points and go to the place where they might be most vulnerable with the Republican primary voters or conversely the place they may be most vulnerable in a general election and then give them the chance to knock that ball back to us.”
Some Trump Supporters were so angry at the Fox News host that they started a petition at change.org to have Kelly removed from all future debates because, they said, the people “deserve a much more serious moderator.”
The petition, which has gathered nearly 6,000 signatures, reads in part:
Dears News Corp.,
She had a clear agenda to attack Donald Trump, by tenaciously clinging to his past rather than his vision for the future. She focused on Trump personally, rather than politically. Ultimately, she did not not live up to the “fair and balanced” slogan at Fox News and News Corporation.
While her disdain for Mr. Trump was evident, this petition is a call for truly fair and balanced coverage of ALL candidates. Thus, Megyn Kelly should be barred from hosting or moderating all future Republican Presidential Debates.
Megyn Kelly added,
“If you can’t get past me, how are you gonna handle Vladimir Putin?”