If the 2016 presidential election accomplishes nothing else, it will likely open the eyes of many conservatives and Christians to the threats in their midst. Chief among them that FOX News Channel isn't as "fair and balanced" as perhaps it once was.
During a very heated exchange between "The Kelly File" hostess Megyn Kelly and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Tuesday night, the "conservative" media outlet's pro-Hillary Clinton bias was on full display. Gingrich, to his credit, called it out—and didn't back down.
They had already gone back and forth over biased polling, but it really jumped the rails when Kelly tried to suggest Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "might" be a sexual predator. Here's the full exchange that followed:
GINGRICH: He's not a sexual predator. You can't say that. You could not defend that statement.
KELLY: I have not taken a position on it.
GINGRICH: I'm sick and tired of people like you using inflammatory language that is not true.
KELLY: Excuse me, Mr. Speaker, you have no idea whether it is true or not. What we know–
GINGRICH: Neither do you.
KELLY: I'm not taking a position on it.
GINGRICH: Yes you are. When you used the words, you took a position. It is very unfair of you to do that, Megyn.
GINGRICH: That is exactly the bias people are upset by.
KELLY: I think that your defensiveness on this speaks volumes, sir.
GINGRICH: Let me suggest to you —
KELLY: No let me make my point. What I said if if Trump is a sexual predator, than it is a big story. And what we saw on that tape was Trump himself saying he liked to grab women by the genitals, and kiss them against their will. Then we saw 10 women come forward after he denied it at a debate ... He denies it all, which is his right. We don't know what the truth is. My point to you is, as a media story, we don't get to say the 10 women are liars. We have to cover that story.
GINGRICH: Sure, so it took 23 minutes for the networks to cover that story. And Hillary Clinton had a secret speech in Brazil to a bank that pays her $225,000 saying that her dream is an open border where 600 million people could come to America, that is not worth covering?
Do you want me to go back to the tapes of your show recently? You are fascinated with sex and you don't care about public policy.
KELLY: Me, really?
GINGRICH: That's what I get out of watching you tonight.
KELLY: You know what, Mr. Speaker? I'm not fascinated by sex, but I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we're getting in the Oval Office.
That Kelly has allowed herself to be objectified by millions of men by taking part in a racy photo shoot for a magazine, and in interviews with the very same people she has slammed Trump for talking to in the past wasn't brought up. But Gingrich still wouldn't let up, issuing a challenge to the hostess:
GINGRICH: And therefore, we're going to send Bill Clinton back to the East Wing, because you are worried about a sexual predator. Do you want to comment on whether the Clinton ticket has a relationship to a sexual predator?
KELLY: We on 'The Kelly File' have covered that story as well, sir.
GINGRICH: I want to hear you say the word. Say "Bill Clinton is a sexual predator." I dare you. Say "Bill Clinton, sexual predator."
KELLY: Mr. Speaker, we have covered that. We on "The Kelly File" have covered the Bill Clinton story as well. We've hosted Kathleen Willey. But he is not on the ticket.
A clearly angered Kelly ended the segment abruptly by telling Gingrich he needed to get his "anger issues" worked out.
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