Megyn Kelly Is Not Walter Cronkite

By Major Van Harl USAF Ret

Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly
Major Van Harl USAF Ret
Major Van Harl USAF Ret

Wisconsin -(  It was the day after the democratic presidential nomination convention ended in Denver Colorado in 2008.

Sean Hannity, who at the time was the co-host of the then Fox cable news network show, Hannity and Colmes, had been covering the convention, but he was now in Colorado Springs.

He was going to do his national radio show from a local radio station, speak to a crowd of local Republican supporters, and then finish up the day doing his Hannity and Colmes TV show remotely from the campus of Focus on the Family (a religious organization headquartered in Colorado Springs).

Security from the Colorado Rangers was requested for Hannity and I was the Ranger in charge of the detail that day. I spent approximately fourteen hours with that man, escorting him everywhere that day, even to the men’s room.

At the end of the day I put him in a vehicle with at fellow Ranger to accompany Hannity to his awaiting aircraft. I later told and retold my story of my day with Sean Hannity for a number of friends and family, to include my liberal democratic ones, and you know what the response was from many of them? Who is Sean Hannity?

I knew who he was very well. I had been watching Hannity on Fox for years. It quickly became apparent that not everyone I knew watched the Fox cable network, and had any idea who Sean Hannity was.

I grew up with three TV networks. Everyone knew who Chet Huntley and David Brinkley of the Huntley-Brinkley (news) Report on NBC were, as well as Walter Cronkite on CBS. I am not sure who remembers the news anchor for ABC back in those days.

If Walter Cronkite spoke the nation listened and so did worried Presidents of that nation. But now we have cable and that has split the TV viewing herd. I truly cannot name one news anchor person on any of the big three major TV nightly news shows. When you thin out the viewing audience with cable news, it gets even worse for me.

Enter Megyn Kelly, the host of The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, and her brush with international fame at the hands (and mouth) of Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump. Trump did not like the way Kelly handled her duties as a member of the questioning panel during the first Republican candidates’ debate.

He made some personal comments about Kelly and they have gone viral. How dare Trump make alleged unprofessional and alleged sexist remarks about Kelly.

Now for those of you like my liberal family members and friends who did not know who Sean Hannity was, perhaps you are asking yourself who is Megyn Kelly?

Kelly has her own, one-hour show every week night on the Fox News Channel and is a semi-major player at Fox, but there is a good chance a lot of Americans have (perhaps now had) no idea who Kelly is. Kelly has been getting a lot of press and airtime on the other major TV networks, not because they really care about Megyn Kelly, but because she has crossed political and TV/media personal swords with Donald Trump.

Everyone is talking about or writing about how poor Megyn Kelly has been treated so badly by that mean-spirited Donald Trump. The French have a saying “success de scandal” meaning success can be acquired from scandal.

“I expect it will be the making of me” stated future Hollywood star Mae West after she was arrested (in the 1920s) over the naming of a play she was to be in called “Sex.” She later went on to be the one of the highest paid woman of her day.

Most of America knows who Donald Trump is, but until a few days ago only a small portion knew who Megyn Kelly was. Now she has “success de scandal” and is getting great national press coverage. I suggest Miss Kelly ride it out until it hurts and then keep riding. Just think what it will do for her career if Trump should actually win the presidential race. Do a web search for Trump and Kelly and you find volumes of internet “stuff” on this issue. Might I suggest that Megyn Kelly be offered a dance with Donald Trump at one of the many inaugural balls that will be held in DC on the evening of Trump’s first day in office.

Think Shakespeare and Hamlet and “the lady doth protest too much.” I believe Kelly has tried to take the high ground and not protested too much, but most assuredly many are protesting too much for her. Enjoy the alleged scandal.

Major Van Harl USAF Ret.
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About Major Van Harl USAF Ret.:

Major Van E. Harl USAF Ret., a career Police Officer in the U.S. Air Force was born in Burlington, Iowa, USA, in 1955. He was the Deputy Chief of police at two Air Force Bases and the Commander of Law Enforcement Operations at another. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry School.  A retired Colorado Ranger and currently is an Auxiliary Police Officer with the Cudahy PD in Milwaukee County, WI.  His efforts now are directed at church campus safely and security training.  He believes “evil hates organization.”  [email protected]

  • 24 thoughts on “Megyn Kelly Is Not Walter Cronkite

    1. I Megan Kelly I like and I think a lot of people do not is because she tells it like it is. Keep it going say what you need to say cause we need to know Megan.

    2. ‘m a conservative an usually enjoy watching fox news and Megan Kelly, up until I watched the debate. What her, Chris Wallace and the debate hosters did was simple try to pull a pre-emptive strike against Trump the front runner by asking stupid “gotcha” questions in an attempt to fluster and keep him from becoming the center of attention, or “Mr. Trump by showing up you’ve increased our viewer ship ratings exponentially but now don’t need you, your dismissed” . Unfortunately for them, what they feared most happened.

      Do any of you actually remember what the other candidates had to say on given issues during that debate? I don’t, not even the candidates I liked. The glaring transparent act of trying to show up “the Donald” from the very beginning by painting him as a public non-candidate spectacle was in my opinion a miserable failure. So what happened instead? Well his poll numbers actually increased afterwards. Honestly I felt Megan and the other moderators were so giddy about hosting the debate that they believed their camera face time and questions were far more important than the candidates answers.

      Here’s the problem, When journalists think so highly of themselves that they believe a right to not only create the news but become an integral part of it then they cease to be journalist, just commentators who’s opinions hold no more weight than yours or mine. Megan Kelly at one time held my rapt attention while watching Fox News, now I just hear yada-yada-yada and turn the channel. That’s a shame as she would do well to just report the news and not try to hard sell her version & opinion of it. But I guess that’s the glaring difference between a journalist and a commentators.

    3. Guess my Comment : Why would Kelly want to be like Cronkite? must have offended your censors.
      First Amendment not recognized by ammoland?

    4. Why would Kelly ever want to be a journalist like that POS Walter Cronkite?
      Bias,Leftist, sensationalizing, Yellow Journalist, that he was.
      He used his CBS position prolonging the Vietnam war after TET, with; ” I’m afraid we have lost the war in Vietnam”,
      at a time when North Vietnam was about to surrender after their TET defeat. They stated; We have Cronkite!
      Encouraged the war went on.
      He was the catalyst that sent Democrat Senator Frank Church out to destroying our vital Intelligence gathering thus aided in bringing terrorism to the home front.

    5. ABC – Harry Reasoner. With Babs Walters in 1972. Long memory. Megyn Kelly is a former Federal prosecutor. Girl’s got tough under that easy-on-the-eyes exterior.

    6. Normally you write a pretty decent column but this time? You were a bodyguard for Sean for a day, okay, I’ve done that also. Then you inexplicably drop that ball and switch to Kelly. Sort of a disjointed piece with no main theme.

      1. But…But…But…Obama compares his self with Reagan…I haven’t heard Trump yet compares his self to Reagan…Have you?

      2. But…But…But…Obama has compared his self to Ronald Reagan…So far I haven’t heard Trump compare his self to Reagan…Have you?

    7. Megan kelly and the rest of Fox News tells it like it is , if any of you liberals wanted to really know if what I am saying is not true , just research it. All you obama suck ups are killing America as we know it for the next generation

    8. Greta forgot about the 2 cops killed in Harrisburg ms A month an a half ago we at bottom no one remember s ms

    9. Megan Kelly thinks she is hot hot, but she is not not. She is the bosses’ little darling, I wonder sometimes
      what she did to get her own show, she certainly does not deserve to have, when she was on holidays,
      her replacements did a better job!!! Maybe her encounter with Trump, will burst her ego bubble.

    10. Contrary to leftist media hysteria, Trump – as usual – got the better of Kelly and Wallace with great ‘counter-punches.’ There were NINE OTHER candidates lined up there – but she and leftist, Mike Wallace, went after Trump FIRST with ‘blindsides’ while the others were left mute. Nothing satisfies me more than the fact that the more that commie-libs go after Trump with hysterical rants, the more his polls climb!

      It’s abundantly clear to me that most of those who slam Fox News – NEVER WATCH IT! Thus, they miss regular, ‘liberal’ contributors like Geraldo Rivera, Juan Williams, Chris Wallace, Alan Combs, Bob Beckel, Chris Matthews and others.

      1. first of all your a right wing nutjob
        1 mike wallace is a conservative
        2 fox news scripts everything for fox news its a dog and pony show to denigrate democrats and glorify republicans you can see that if you are to too nuts. the democrats are all weak had have major flaws and chris mathews is not on fox news either
        3 the people that well take the donald down are not lib commies it will be fox news and the power brokers koch and shelly adelson they are now fighting to control the election
        1 adelson wants a war with iran only get that with a neo con l
        2 koch wants to bust unions

        1. Vulcan demonstrates the state of public education today by stating Mike Wallace is a conservative. While clearly Fox employs his son Chris Wallace who is no conservative, Vulcan mixes them up and then asserts Wallace per is a conservative. Right, as conservative as Cronkite.

          He then vomits forth that Fox does everything it can to glorify Republicans while attacking Democrats. Clearly he has never seen Fox, because who can forget Clombs, Rivera, Williams, Beckle in their endless, shameless attempts to glorify the GOP. As for Fox’s efforts to protray the Democrats in less than heroic terms, one should remind Vulcan that if he stops lying about Fox maybe they will stop telling the truth about the Democrats.

          Vulcan in his comment #3 demonstrates he is a graduate of the Havard Law School. Displaying a clarity of thought, command of English, and mastery of focus that one only finds among lawyers who have graduated from the Ivy League.

          Vulcan demonstrates his qualifications as a member of the elite by showing us that after comment #3 comes comments # 1 and 2. You can usually find Vulcan in the express checkout lane limited to ten items wuith a cart overflowing with goods purchased with his foodstamps.

          Vulcan accuses the Koch of wishing to bust unions. Well that makes them unique, seeing how unions are so popular they attempt to pass laws requiring you to be a union member to work. But that’s not abusive in the hive mind of the dwellers of Mordor on the Potomac whose greatest ambition is to create the kind of progressive utopia that has given us Chicago, St Louis, New Orleans, Baltimore, NYC, Newark, and all the other paradises where the Borg like to gather and earn a living by selling baby parts.

          Vulcan does us a great service in demonstrating what average means and the dangers of the left side of IQ curve in a democracy. Remember creatures like this vote and recruit other voters from grave yards, mental institutions, and elder care facilities for the senile.

    11. she is no Walter nor is Ramos no Walter Cronkite. he is a mouthpiece for mexico, she is a mouth piece for roger ailes and the Not News Fox news.

      1. There was nothing admirable about Walter Cronkite, he was a close friend and confidante of the Clintons and accompanied the Clintons on their getaway after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He also aided and abetted North Viet Nam by pronouncing the war lost after the Tet Offensive. To understand the impact, you only have to see North Vietnamese General Giap’s statement that the American media was their greatest ally. Cronkite is to journalism as Ted Kennedy was to sobriety.

      2. Walter Cronkite was no “Walter Cronkite” either. Just another leftist TV personality spewing communist propaganda to a much more trusting America in his day. US forces won a Major victory beating back the Tet offensive, virtually destroying the ability of the Viet Cong to function as a fighting force. A major push for the rest of 1968 could well have ended with the DMZ at least 100 miles North of where it had been and major damage to NVN forces and infrastructure. Constant targeting of Haiphong harbor and the rail lines from the North would easily have cemented the victory, a true “Peace with Honor” instead of abject surrender.

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