Yesterday as I was channel surfing I stumbled on Brooke Baldwin CNN show as she was about to do a segment on why women should not stay with cheating husbands based on Josh Duggan.
The irony of the segment of course was that Hillary Clinton name did not come up once, and while that was the source of some humor on twitter
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the segment that followed was even funnier.
It consisted of Ms. Baldwin and a panel talking about the latest Donald Trump vs Megyn Kelly vs Roger Ailes feud.
Now that the subject was the topic of the segment wasn’t a huge shock particularly considering that the Politico story on the subject was on top of Memeorandum at the time.
However the entire segment consisted of the people at the table holding the following consensus beliefs:
1. Donald Trump is bad man who is hurting the GOP
2. Roger Ailes hitting trump is dangerous for Fox because he is the GOP front runner
3. Fox, Trump Megyn Kelly & the GOP will be damaged by this “feud”.
Now it wouldn’t be odd to me for eggs on twitter to have an opinion like this but these guys on CNN are supposed to be pros
The “feud” which has gone from Trump, to ailes, to trump to other fox guys back to trump does everything that both Trump and Fox would like to see.
First for Trump, he is the leader in all the polls, the only way for someone to catch up with him in the short term is to get big press because it’s all a perception game when it comes to contributions.
The louder Trump is the more the press covers his, the more they cover him the less likely anybody else is going to get any kind of press from the cable or network news, and the less coverage they get the less likely they will advance.
(What you thought Jeb Bush was Unhappy Trump is constantly attacking him?).
But as much as Trump loves this Fox loves it more.
Granted the CNN + MSNBC audiences are dwarfed by Fox but how must Roger Ailes love that both networks are basically running an ad for Fox every hour at no charge?
How much must he love them having to defend Megyn Kelly (who is a big girl and can take care of herself.)
If that’s not enough while NBC, CBS & ABC may have no interest in stuff like the Planned Parenthood protests they can’t get enough of the Fox vs Trump stuff and unlike the cable networks their audiences are MUCH larger than their own.
And that’s just the short-term advantage, what happens when these people who have been told for years that Fox is the focus of evil propaganda in the world watch it and actually see that it does, well news?
Fox in general and Megyn Kelly in particular can’t help but come out ahead.
I know I talked about this a few weeks ago but it’s really amazing to watch the MSM “professionals” fall for it again and again and again.
What a bunch of Maroons.
An aside, in fairness to Brooke Baldwin I should give her two disclaimers:
1. Every single other newscast that followed did the same thing as her team
2. She did point out that there was no indication that any of this stuff had done a thing to hurt Trump
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