Her tenacity in unveiling each new wrinkle that was revealed this week to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights provided her an exclusive amongst America's larger media. An exclusive on a story, that I might add, should have been front page news for the major newspapers and top of hour feeds for the 24/7 newsers. Four days after her original exclusive interview a highly rated fellow Fox broadcaster, Glenn Beck, finally provided the first corollary coverage. Yet the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and all the major networks, have yet to pen their first word of coverage.
Had Kelly been covering the dismissal of a case against two Ku Klux Klan members, every paper in America would've pinged it. Further had the Justice Department issued an edict to ignore any further cases of voter intimidation by whites in which the victims were black, riots would've broken out in most of the nation's urban centers.
She has endured pathetic treatment from the Department of Justice on the matter. She along with (J Christian Adams,) Mr. Beck, myself and my morning listeners coast to coast have been slimed as racist for even relaying some of the basic information she has brought to light.
Kelly left the morning slot on Fox in 2009 to give birth to her newborn. When she returned she was awarded the afternoon solo gig that has dominated its ratings time-slot but not without cause.
In a world where facts are often run roughshod over, Megyn Kelly's tenacity on knowing, properly understanding, and relaying the factual information in the stories she features is without question. Talk to pundits on either side of the political spectrum and they will confirm that though she does not always ask them the questions they want to have to answer, they are unable to fault her personally.
In other words Kelly does what good journalists have always done.
The problem now is that so few do, when one does it with such crispness and expertise then it stands out as refreshing amongst the journalistic hash being slopped around these days.
It likely drives the anchors, even of Fox's prime-time "competitors," a little nuts that someone like Kelly can grow so big and become so effective so quickly. But perhaps if the former Air America hosts, and dried up sportscasters that those other networks employed were able to be half as intellectually honest as Kelly is, they wouldn't be. Of course they aren't so it's easier to slander Kelly as a racist media "satan" than to adjust their shoddy, agenda-driven practices.
The biggest scandal to date in the Obama administration is his own Justice Department's edict to enforce a racist and discriminatory policy against Americans based on the skin color of the parties involved. It is a scandal that Eric Holder should be brought before Congress to answer for. (As should all of the political appointees that played a hand in the decision.)
Yet if it were not for Megyn Kelly's tenacious ferocity to find the truth, to report it accurately, and to keep digging when everyone else involved is spitting in her face, America would not know.
It's disgusting to see a true lady, much less a graceful new mom, treated in such a way.
But something tells me that Megyn's "lady enough" to handle it.
Now...about our Justice Department's institutionalized racism...