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Fox News Megyn Kelly Grills Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer
Fox News ^ | 7/31/2014 | Megyn Kelly

Posted on 08/01/2014 10:44:43 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski

This is a rush transcript from "The Kelly File," July 31, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated....

Fox News Megyn Kelly Grills Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer!?

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: dermer; gaza; israel; israelgroundop; megynkelly; obama; rondermer; war
Why Israel has to be on the defensive about their war on terror is astonishing? Not one word from Megyn Kelly about HAMAS terror!

I hate to say this, but every day it is becoming more and more apparent that content of fox news is being driven by an Anti-Israel bias...perhaps by its owners (e.g. Saudis)
1 posted on 08/01/2014 10:44:43 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski
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To: Jan_Sobieski

Sometimes I think Megyn is auditioning for a future job at ABC/NBC/CBS.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 10:49:03 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Jan_Sobieski

Fox News is all hat and no cattle.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 10:50:44 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Jan_Sobieski

I saw this interview. Kelly was respectful, gave Dermer the chance to answer & didn’t interrupt some long responses. She asked tough, hard question & gave him a forum to address the criticism that Israel is getting.There’s a difference between what she did and the way a Lefty Anti-Israel MSM interviewer would have done it. Dermer answered all her questions, didn’t duck anything and I thought he came across very well. It was an “uncomfortable” interview because the questions were hard & on a tough subject (the ugliness of war for everybody), but after, I thought it was a fair interview.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 10:55:42 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Qiviut

Thank you
I will watch this when I can
but your view on it seems more like what MKelly has done in the past.
so she asked the rough questions but allowed him to answer
These questions needed to be answered since liberal media isn’t allowing answers


5 posted on 08/01/2014 11:02:26 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Qiviut
but after, I thought it was a fair interview.

Really? She pressed the propaganda questions pretty hard when she should know that the contentions were false. Being balanced is not necessarily a good thing when the balance is weighted down by lies, posing as honest questions.

6 posted on 08/01/2014 11:04:37 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Will88
She gave the Israeli rep hard questions and he fielded them perfectly.

This gives Israel a chance to get their story out in a fair fashion.

Tough questions that receive well founded, true and accurate answers are a good thing for Israel. The facts on the ground support Israel and solid, truthful answers to hard ball questions add to the credibility and strength of the Israeli position.

Would one rather have a CNN or MSNBC situation where some Hamas supporting asks questions like , “ when will Israel stop commiting war crimes “

7 posted on 08/01/2014 11:05:48 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: itsahoot

I stand by my opinion - uncomfortable, but fair.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 11:06:11 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Will88

When she had terrorist bomber Bill Ayers on, she asked him the “hard” questions. When she has RATs on she asks them hard questions. When she has conservatives on, she asks them hard questions. Should she treat the Israeli Ambassador any differently? She appears (to me) to be doing her job.

I have not seen her ask them in a manner that appears to express a bias, but she does follow up if answers are non-responsive or unsatisfactory. I think of her as a pretty pit bull. We could use more like her.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 11:13:07 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: itsahoot
She pressed the propaganda questions pretty hard when she should know that the contentions were false.

Thus providing the Israeli Ambassador an opportunity to refute the falsehoods. Sounds fair to me. Your mileage may vary.

10 posted on 08/01/2014 11:17:43 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Will88

Frankly, when I read descriptions of so and so “grills”, “destroys” or even “eviscerates” some liberal somebody about something, it always turns out to be a gross exaggeration.

What usually happens is that valid and rational questions about this duplicity or that are posited, and they are answered with gobbledygook.

In most of the recounts of such, it mostly turns out to be another liberal that sticks with the program plan and lie to the end.

NIL


11 posted on 08/01/2014 11:33:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: JimRed
When she had terrorist bomber Bill Ayers on, she asked him the “hard” questions.

And he's laughing all the way to the bank.

12 posted on 08/01/2014 11:42:40 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jan_Sobieski
I may have allowed my BS_Meter to get too high from previous interviews....Here is my problem with Megyn:

1. I am no layer, but she puts Dermer in the hot seat with questions like, "Do you believe that Israel is defensible in its attack on..." The inference being that it is difficult to defend killing kids.
2. She never mentioned one word of HAMAS using kids as human shields!?
3. She acts as though the Obama Admin is the objective 3rd party!?
4. She asks, "Even the staunchest Israel supporters can't justify the killing of kids..." Basically accusing Israel of killing children when it is HAMAS putting them in harms way to be killed!?

Perhaps it is only me...but I see this as being a harbinger of bad things to come when the last of BIG MEDIA that proclaims to be fair/balanced begins down the road of Islamic Appeasement...
13 posted on 08/01/2014 11:48:24 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: BerryDingle

More like softballs...who cares about 40 years ago...Here are some hardballs..., “Did you coauthor Obama’s books?”, “Did you help Obama get into the White House?”, “What do you think about the Cloward Piven strategy and its apparent victory in the battleground of ideas lately..”, “Do you support the fundamental transformation of America into a socialist/communist state?”...<b


14 posted on 08/01/2014 11:51:29 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: Jan_Sobieski

Ah, MegYn Kelly. At least she apparently answered the phone call from the 80’s asking for its mullet back.

Ever since another FReeper pointed out a while ago how she spells her name with a “Y”, I’ve always kind of wondered if she should be taken seriously.

But I guess if that’s the worst that can be said of her she’s not doing too bad.

Seems to me this wasn’t a “grilling” more like an opportunity for an Israeli official to respond to some of the outrageous allegations from the left (as others have said too).

Still wish she’d spell it “Megan” though.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 12:06:09 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: rdcbn; JimRed; Gaffer

Mostly disagree with rdcbn and JimRed. Every question Megyn asked was one that might be asked more loudly and accusingly at MSNBC; all the horrible images and all the accusations that can be directed at Israel. Nothing wrong with those questions, but that is all there was for 8 minutes.

No questions about Israel’s goals in the operation, progress and what circumstances would end their operation in Gaza. No time for the ambassador to explain Israel’s position in positive terms, just responses to the most negative accusations that can be made against Israel.

One-sided questions; not Fair and Balanced.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 12:26:48 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Disagreement noted, no hard feelings held.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 12:49:57 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: FourtySeven

Her parents may well be responsible for the spelling of her name...


18 posted on 08/01/2014 12:51:16 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Jan_Sobieski

I missed it as I can’t stand the sight of Megyn Kelly. In fact we hardly ever watch Fox anymore. They have changed and not for the better.

Yesterday morning the GOP trotted that Rep Salmon out to push the POS immigration bill they want to pass. Two times he said that the bill would put the National Guard on the border which is an outright lie. Neither of the Fox bobbleheads even questioned him on it.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 12:52:51 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jan_Sobieski

Sorry, but grilling people she is interviewing is part of the job. I get really sick of republicant butt kissers. I wish all these news shows would grill every person they have on.
If they are public officials in any capacity they SHOULD be grilled.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 1:32:22 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Qiviut

I agree. The interviewer asks the questions that allow the person to answer. Just because you ask it doesn’t mean you believe it. Counter this with the interviews Obama gets.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 1:35:30 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Jan_Sobieski

Yeah, why didn’t she ask if he co authored Obama’s books?


22 posted on 08/01/2014 1:37:29 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

I am starting to wonder if someone is “screening/creating” all of her questions...


23 posted on 08/01/2014 2:03:27 PM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: Jan_Sobieski

TV shows have writers


24 posted on 08/01/2014 2:05:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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25 posted on 08/01/2014 3:58:36 PM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: Jan_Sobieski
I believe this is the interview (video) here.

If this is it - and I only watched the first half, she appears to be doing 2 things:

  1. Laying out the tough questions that she must ask as a journalist, even if she doesn't agree that the questions should have to be asked in the first place and ...
  2. Simply laying out the question, and then almost nodding as he answers. In other words, I don't think she's attacking.

... or not. But that that's what I was picking up. "Here is what people are saying" ... and then she gave him the floor, with lots of time to refute. And he did that convincingly for anyone who is rational.

26 posted on 08/01/2014 5:57:54 PM PDT by tinyowl (A equals A)
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To: tinyowl

It was a fair interview.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 6:14:53 PM PDT by flaglady47 (The useful idiots always go first)
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