debatable

OK, I have an apology to MSNBC. I watched the Republican debate on FOX last night, and I liked it. Megyn Kelly was fantastic. I mean, I used to scream every time the channel was on FOX news in public places (because the remote is forbidden from stopping there at home), but recently I have been watching with glee as they try to make sense of the present primary picnic (especially turd blossom, who is doing his best to pimp Rubio).

I’m not sure how debates in the future will stack up to last night’s fireworks. I guess syfy writers will be able to envision this new low as a precursor to future political brutality and mind mutations far beyond Rubio’s “hands” zinger, but right now it still seems like fresh sewage.

So, back to Megyn, the news anchor much maligned by Trump. It was as if a tumbleweed of hair crashed into a prickly cactus.

Donalds hair by Polly Korbel

Until Hillary or Bernie takes him on “mano a mano” in their highly anticipated debates, I’d nominate Megyn as a newly crowned queen of political decorum; reigning in the wild horses by confronting them with facts. Steely eyed, calm and PowerPoint appointed. Actually, the whole FOX team, including the fact providers, deserve congratulations for at least keeping the horses running in the same direction.

Don’t get me wrong — I’m still one of Rachel Maddow‘s biggest fans. She owns the USA media landscape. But at least for one brief shining moment, I think it’s worth celebrating a good night for one of the many pillars of the Fourth Estate.

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Image: the photo was taken by Polly Korbel.
Suz Korbel

Suz Korbel

Graduating in '71 from Cornell gave me a few unencumbered years of protesting, followed by 4 happy hipster grad student/worker years at U of Michigan, completing a Ph.D. in public administration. Followed a comedian to San Francisco, then my heart to Austin Texas to learn the TV business, dabbled in hot&heavy politics in DC, and returned to Austin & San Antonio, Texas to hone my political/media skills. I make my money conducting consumer and political opinion studies.