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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  April 4, 2016
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Topic category:  Partisan Politics

Sensitive Megyn Kelly Disses Fellow Fox News Stars

Has Roger Ailes called Kelly on the carpet for dissing O'Reilly, Hannity, van Susteren and Pirro and indicating that Trump controls "the editorial" on the other Fox News shows?

Megyn Kelly thinks she's the only Fox News star with an hour long evening show beyond Donald Trump's control and is disappointed with Bill O'Reilly.

Poor Megyn.

There's no dispute that Trump and Kelly are not the best of friends.

Kelly won't accept any of the blame. She needs to play the innocent victim, so she blames Trump.

No surprise there.

Just blaming Trump was not enough with Charlie Rose, however.

Kelly had to come up with a reason why Trump has criticized her...and it couldn't be because Trump had any cause to do so.

With Rose doing the questioning, Kelly attacked Trump.

ROSE: Some think about this, and they look at it, and they say, "Why her?"

KELLY: I think itís very clear to him that he cannot control the editorial on my show, or from me, in a debate or other setting.

ROSE: Just that? Thatís all it is?

KELLY: I wouldnít want to speculate beyond that.

As with Trump answering Chris Matthews' abortion questions, apparently Kelly did not fully realize what she was saying and the potential consequences.

What Kelly was saying, implicitly, was that Trump controls "the editorial" on the other Fox News shows and the hosts of those shows.

That would be news to Bill O'Reilly.

That would be news to Sean Hannity.

That would be news to Greta van Susteren.

That would be news to Jeanine Pirro.

Trump has been appearing on the shows of all four of them, two men and two women.

The clear implication was that Kelly is a strong independent women immune to Trump's political and personal appeal in doing her job.

Kelly smartly did not "speculate beyond that."

After all, Trump is on good terms with van Susteren and Pirro, so Kelly whining that Trump's mean to me because I am a woman would not have played well.

Has Roger Ailes called Kelly on the carpet for dissing O'Reilly, Hannity, van Susteren and Pirro and indicating that Trump controls 'the editorial" on the other fox News shows?

Unless Kelly's right, Ailes should do so.

I doubt that she is.

I hope that he will.

Kelly also complained that O'Reilly didn't attack Trump for criticizing Kelly.

Kelly is upset with O'Reilly for not doing more to defend her when he interviewed Trump about his dispute with Kelly.

Kelly called it a "dark moment" and insisted that she would have done more to defend O'Reilly if the situations had been reversed.

Then Kelly charged O'Reilly was incapable of doing more.

"I think Bill [O'Reilly] did the best heís capable of doing in those circumstances," Kelly told Rose.

Rose called that "damning with faint praise."

It's also whining by a person feuding with Trump because he counterpunched.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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