Video: Megyn Kelly rips Obama spokesman for spinning NRA ads

posted at 1:05 pm on September 24, 2008 by Allahpundit

If you missed FactCheck’s alleged “fact check” of the NRA ads on Monday, you didn’t miss much. Dave Kopel has the authoritative rebuttal, but if you can’t spare the time for that, see Patterico’s piece for the disgraceful lowlights. One of them figures prominently here, as Obama shill Bill Burton assures Kelly that The One has never supported a total ban on handguns. What about the fact that he said on a 1996 questionnaire that he, um, does support a total ban on handguns? Simple, says Burton: That was filled out by a staffer who got his position wrong. And what about the fact that Obama’s handwritten notes were later found on a second copy of the completed questionnaire, proving that he saw the staffer’s answers and didn’t object? Ah, says Burton — his notes were only found on the front page. He must have missed the answer about banning guns. And what about the fact that The One initially lied shamelessly about never having seen the questionnaire at all until Politico confronted him about it? Kelly never gets around to asking him that, alas. But do note the parallel here with Biden hinting the other day that Obama doesn’t actually approve of the McCain e-mail ad. Forever victimized by rogue staffers, St. Barack is never responsible even when he’s responsible.

As for the other major omission in FactCheck’s analysis, The One’s pathetic, opportunistic flip-flop on the D.C. gun ban, it doesn’t come up either but you already know all about it. File it away with his opposition to lobbyists and earmarks –particularly the bridge to nowhere, which he voted for twice — as further evidence of what a cynical poseur he is.


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Per Saul Alinsky:

1. End justafies ANY means.
2. Look em in the eye and lie if that’s what it takes.
3. Change positions on ANY issue if it advances your cause.
4. Repeat.
Man, this is right out of the old playbook, and there are a lot of stupid people who buy it. Vote, vote, vote.

marklmail on September 24, 2008 at 2:32 PM

Obama’s muscle beat down my Megyn…gotta love it.

d1carter on September 24, 2008 at 2:34 PM

Megyn’s eyes are beautiful when she raises an eyebrow in response to a spinning politico. I’d love to see her take a more prominent role in FNC’s primetime lineup. She is aggressive in her questions and does not spare anyone’s feelings. When viewers want answers she get them.

Angry Dumbo on September 24, 2008 at 2:35 PM

She needs to moderate a presidential debate..

DaveC on September 24, 2008 at 2:36 PM

She needs to moderate a presidential debate..

DaveC on September 24, 2008 at 2:36 PM

Hear, hear! I’d even think about paying to see that!

IrishEyes on September 24, 2008 at 2:39 PM

Maybe she can take over O’Reilly’s spot when he leaves/reires, Angry Dumbo.

wise_man on September 24, 2008 at 2:40 PM

That dude got owned.

CP on September 24, 2008 at 2:40 PM

She needs to moderate a presidential debate..

DaveC on September 24, 2008 at 2:36 PM

Now that’s change I can believe in!

CP on September 24, 2008 at 2:40 PM

Man, is this chick tough or what? That’s a hottie with a brain.

RWLA on September 24, 2008 at 2:46 PM

“Always fun sparring with you.”

He hates Megyn and has requested hazardous duty pay from the barry campaign.

peacenprosperity on September 24, 2008 at 2:52 PM

The full name of http://www.FactCheck.org is “Annenberg Political Fact Check”, and it is a subsidiary of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Obama got his first real job when Bill Ayers installed him as Chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which is also a subsidiary of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. This position was the foundation of his political career. In a substantial way, you might call Barack Obama “The Senator from Annenberg”.

Now, is there any particular reason why we should expect http://www.FactCheck.org, a subsidiary of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, to play it straight when dealing with the Senator from Annenberg?

gridlock2 on September 24, 2008 at 2:53 PM

Bravo to Megyn Kelly! Maybe she should host the No-Spin Zone! She holds the Obama spokesman to task and refuses to let him run the interview.
She has facts and he has nothing!
http://www.sarahpalinrocks.us

kyslugbug on September 24, 2008 at 2:55 PM

You know, I’ve always loved Megyn, and she was great here in this interview too. But I think I am going to have to change my talking head crush to Sandra Smith. Yeah, she’s hot, she’s always been hot – but Fox always has hot girls.

But I think I could talk to her forever on the markets and trading and stuff like that. Now, if I can only figure out a way to get her to like me. . . any suggestions?

ThackerAgency on September 24, 2008 at 2:56 PM

…note to Obama campaign:

Hire a “spokesman” who’s well-spoken, has a command of the language, doesn’t continue a lie even as the lie is being refuted, doesn’t rudely talk over interviewers…and doesn’t look like a ham-faced pubescent liar even before he utters a word.

In other words, a “spokesman” who fulfills the bullet points of his resume’, and knows what he’s doing.

Puritan1648 on September 24, 2008 at 3:08 PM

She must have been a great Lawyer.

She is excellent without being personal. WOW!

Very skilled interviewer.

iam7545 on September 24, 2008 at 3:09 PM

Check this out MC

maintenanceman on September 24, 2008 at 3:21 PM

If Barack Obama is such a big supporter of the right to bear arms, and thinks Americans have a right to own a handgun for self defense, why did he support the DC gun ban and refuse to support the Heller case. The DC gun ban forbid any citizen to have a handgun even in their own home, and Barack Obama had no problem with it.

Maybe he thinks only some Americans have a right to own a gun.

gridlock2 on September 24, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Since Obama claims he supports the Second Amendment, someone needs to ask him what actions he has taken to support gun rights in Illinois and in the U.S. as a whole.

mtbunji on September 24, 2008 at 3:37 PM

Palin/Kelly 2012!!

Viper1 on September 24, 2008 at 3:39 PM

But I think I am going to have to change my talking head crush to Sandra Smith.

There’s nothing wrong with her, but the hottie of the moment is Tracy Byrnes.

RWLA on September 24, 2008 at 3:49 PM

Damn. This Kelly. When did she show up? She kicks ass and takes names. That’s how it should be. Her and Dana Perino are like two fish from the same pond.

Seixon on September 24, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Seixon wrote:

“Damn. This Kelly. When did she show up? ”

She’s been around Fox since 2004 as Megyn Kendal until she got divorced.Remnarried FAST as good talent goes fast.

If she joins http://www.nakednews,com, I’ll sign up!See pics of her via google images.

steve007 on September 24, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Webster’s Dictionary defines a “Slimey Weasel” thusly:

See Bill Burton

“Slime Ball”:

See Bill Burton

“Bill Burton”:

See Slime Ball and Slimey Weasel

srhoades on September 24, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Unlike the NOW bunch, Megyn and Sarah are beautiful, intelligent and tough. Ladies, we can have it all.

UnEasyRider on September 24, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Palin/Kelly 2012!!
Viper1 on September 24, 2008 at 3:39 PM

I’d love to see Megyn Kelly as the press secretary, tearing people like Helen Thomas a new one every day.

wise_man on September 24, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Hate to try to sneak home late with her. Yikes!

ronsfi on September 24, 2008 at 5:24 PM

Can Obama get anything right? Can you imagine a whole army of these schmucks in the White House?

HOOOOOOooooootttttttt

Mojave Mark on September 24, 2008 at 6:59 PM

She needs to moderate a presidential debate..

DaveC on September 24, 2008 at 2:36 PM

If McCain wins, he ought to make her press secretary.

Disturb the Universe on September 24, 2008 at 8:12 PM

gridlock2

Absolutely! Attention people! Factcheck.org is a sibling organization to the one Obama used to chair and is funded from the same source. You think “Annenberg Fact Check” is gonna come down like a ton of bricks on Obama’s “Annenberg Challenge”? Fat chance. It’s amazing how elaborate the theatre is that the left puts on. One degree of separation is all they need to get the media to cover for them.

shazbat on September 24, 2008 at 8:43 PM

You know, I’ve always loved Megyn, and she was great here in this interview too. But I think I am going to have to change my talking head crush to Sandra Smith. Yeah, she’s hot, she’s always been hot – but Fox always has hot girls.

But I think I could talk to her forever on the markets and trading and stuff like that. Now, if I can only figure out a way to get her to like me. . . any suggestions?

ThackerAgency on September 24, 2008 at 2:56 PM

Cold showers?

theregoestheneighborhood on September 25, 2008 at 12:37 AM

It is HIS campaign. The buck stops at his desk. He is ultimately responsible regardless of any delegated responsibility. This shows he cannot delegate responsibility to worthy people. And it shows he cannot accept responsibility and do something about it when he or his staff screw up. He is not fit to lead.

{^_^}

herself on September 25, 2008 at 2:47 AM

Megyn’s favorite chew toy, Bill babababaBurton

Captain America on September 25, 2008 at 3:04 AM

Disturb the Universe on September 24, 2008 at 8:12 PM

doubt she would want to take a pay cut.. Also.. she needs to get her own prime time show.. bump off BO’R for a week and give her a spot.. or anything opposite Keif Olbydouche..

but I would ask her understudy to be a press secretary..

DaveC on September 25, 2008 at 9:07 AM

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