Megyn Kelly: NBC’s $17.5 Million Mistake

MEGYN KELLY. THE HAIRSTYLE ISN’T FLATTERING.

The largest single group watching daytime TV is black women. That’s no surprise, since a lot of black women are sitting at home on their asses collecting benefits.

According to this report, blacks view Megyn as racist. I guess that’s because a couple of years ago she correctly informed blacks who were demanding black Santa Clauses that Santa is white.

LOL.

Megyn had that one right, but blacks appear to be holding a grudge against her, which is going to cost her viewer eyeballs when she starts her gig on morning TV in the fall.

Excerpt from Variety

It’s still months before Megyn Kelly’s new NBC daytime show is set to premiere, but it already feels like the former Fox News anchor has overstayed her welcome. Only three weeks into her Sunday-night newsmagazine show — a “Dateline” style piece, structured around her interviews with high-profile “gets” — Kelly’s star is dimmer than ever. It’s a far cry from where she was just a year ago.

2016 was a banner year for Kelly: After a wave of flattering media coverage positioned her as one of the few remaining sensible voices within the Republican party, she led round-the-clock election coverage for Fox News — anchoring one of its highest-rated programs, “The Kelly File,” and shoring up the network’s credibility on women’s issues as it reported on, and sometimes sparred with, then-candidate Donald Trump. If Bill O’Reilly was the face of the network, Kelly — a photogenic former lawyer — was the face of the future. It was Kelly’s complaints that finally ended Roger Ailes’ reign of sexual harassment at the network; an indication of changing times, a changing company, and Kelly’s worth to the network.

Then in January, Kelly left Fox News, and since then whatever high-wattage star power she had has waned considerably. This month she’s been hosting “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly,” an opportunity for theoretically harder-hitting coverage than what she’ll do in the fall when she takes over the network’s 9 a.m. timeslot.

By all measures, her “Sunday Night” effort been a disaster: Her interviews have been either ridiculed or loathed by the rest of the press, and the ratings reflect a distinct lack of interest. To be sure, newsmagazines around one anchor have a high failure rate, even for respected names like Bryant Gumbel, Connie Chung, and Jane Pauley. But Kelly’s problems go beyond ratings. Her June 18 episode, an interview with InfoWars’ Alex Jones, began as a problematic decision and snowballed into a PR nightmare. Kelly couldn’t handle either the interview or its fallout.

Even before all of this, there were plenty of reasons to be skeptical of Kelly’s upcoming foray in the 9 a.m. timeslot. Daytime television is a notoriously difficult nut to crack — dozens of shows, built around former news anchors and other personalities, have failed to succeed, even when they are helmed by otherwise well-liked personalities. Kelly has never emphasized intimacy or likability in her on-camera persona. Her style is legalistic and cool, with a brass-tacks elegance that can, at best, appear regal.

Compare this to Kelly’s fiercest competitor in the 9 a.m. timeslot: Kelly Ripa, a brash, bubbly personality who manages to be both inclusive and distinctive at the same time. Daytime TV is such an intimate and alchemical landscape that audiences’ most beloved anchors take on a kind of mythical quality — Oprah, Ellen, Katie — who are gossiped about and scrutinized as if they were members of a far-flung family. Ripa, a master of the form, was already, in all likelihood, going to eat Kelly for lunch (or is it breakfast?). Now that Kelly’s reputation on the rocks — and that Ripa has a new telegenic cohost in Ryan Seacrest — it’s hard to imagine Kelly making a dent in Ripa’s audience.

On top of all of this there’s the fact that Kelly has a history of cringeworthy statements about black people — and is about to debut in a timeslot that happens to draw a large African-American female audience. According to Nielsen data for the 2015-16 season, African-American women comprised 23.1% of the total TV audience in the (nearly synchronous) 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. time frame, making them the largest component of the daytime viewership base, ahead of white (16.3%), Hispanic (12.6%) and Asian (7.6%) women.

Given all of this, NBC’s logic in hiring Kelly — for an annual salary, according to industry sources, of $17.5 million — was already murky. Now, “Sunday Night” has called into question Kelly’s capacity to do her job appropriately. The entire rigmarole with Alex Jones was a series of unforced errors: Amateur decision-making, lightweight investigation, and vaguely defined motives. She has floundered in interviews on-camera and made to look either dishonest or unprofessional off-camera. And her essential sense of newsworthiness is oddly awry; after all of the hullabaloo defending her interview of Jones, she couldn’t manage to get the segment to coalesce around a news peg. So what is Megyn Kelly good at?

To answer the question, she is good at being obnoxious and aggressive. She’s probably trying too hard to be like Bill O’Reilly.

Americans love to see overly self-confident blowhards fail. If things work out, Kelly is going to come in for a lot of criticism.

But remember this. It’s all theater, designed to distract us from what’s really important. So, have a little fun with Kelly’s fall, but stay fixed on immigration, race, and the economy.

Trump Touts Tasty School Lunches–Drops Chewbacca’s Federal Lunch Regulations

Fox News

In a move to roll back former first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy lunch initiative, the Trump administration unveiled a rule on Monday to eliminate some of the nutritional standards currently set in place. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said schools will no longer have to try so hard to cut the salt in students’ meals or work in whole grains and non-fat milk.

“If kids aren’t eating the food, and it’s ending up in the trash, they aren’t getting any nutrition — thus undermining the intent of the program,” Perdue said while visiting a school in Leesburg, Virginia.

The announcement is the first major move from Perdue, and complies with pleas from school nutrition directors who decried many of the standards under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law by President Obama in 2010. In particular, they argued for changes to the act’s whole grain and sodium requirements, saying it was hard to find foods that kids would eat under those standards.

“We’ve been hearing from a lot of parents, students and food service professionals about how we can do better in this role,” said Perdue, according to U.S. News & World Report. “These changes are not undertaken lightly.”

The act, which was part of the former first lady’s broader Let’s Move Campaign, targeted federally subsidized school meals, and had increased requirements for serving sizes and nutrition standards. Schools were required to offer only fat-free or low-fat milk, limit calories based on students’ ages, and cut down on saturated fat, trans fats and sodium among other things.

The Trump administration had signaled that changes were coming in January, when a document released by the office of Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called for repealing aspects of the act. The details were part of a broader plan released by Meadows tilted, “First 100 Days: Rules, Regulations, and Executive Orders to Examine, Revoke and Issue,” which called for the administration to reverse nearly 200 rules and regulations.

“The regulations have proven to be burdensome and unworkable for schools to implement,” a related report from the House Freedom Caucus read. “Schools are throwing food away that students are not eating.”

Not all were opposed to Obama’s initiative, as a Christian Science Monitor report published in January 2017 in JAMA Pediatrics found an increase in six nutrients among students who had been served the federally regulated lunches.

“It’s discouraging that just days into his tenure, one of the first things that Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will do is to roll back progress on the quality of the meals served to America’s children,” Margo Woota, of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said in a statement, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“Ninety percent of American kids eat too much sodium every day,” Woota said. “Schools have been moving in the right direction, so it makes no sense to freeze that progress in its tracks — and allow dangerous high levels of salt in school lunch.”

However, a report published in August 2015 by researchers at the University of Vermont found that even though students added more fruits and vegetables to their plates, “children consumed fewer [fruits and vegetables], and wasted more during the school year immediately following implementation of the USDA rule.” The report noted that average waste increased from a quarter cup to more than one-third of a cup per tray.

In addition to Perdue’s announcement, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would postpone its rule for calorie labels on restaurant menus and grocery store displays that were set to go into effect this week. The law was part of the 2010 health care overhaul, and required restaurants and other establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food.

Supermarkets and other businesses opposed to the rules said they are burdensome. The FDA said the delay will allow for “further consideration” of ways to reduce costs or make the rules more flexible.

Tennessee lawmakers ‘tricked’ into honoring KKK founder

LOLZ. You can’t outsmart a determined white man who loves his people’s history.

KXAN

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (NBC News) — State Rep. Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis, has to pass by a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest at the state Capitol several times a week. She has no choice, but said she would never vote to pass a resolution honoring the former Klansman and slave owner.

“If we know nothing else, we know Nathan Bedford Forrest was a slave owner, and slavery is the cruelest, most inhumane part of our history,” said Akbari while speaking on the House floor Saturday.

But that resolution passed unanimously 94-0. Many lawmakers say they were tricked. It was slipped in to the consent calendar by Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna.

“It was deceitful to the whole body. Nobody in here knew of his intent. He had bypassed the process,” said state Rep. Johnnie Turner, D-Memphis.

Earlier this year, Sparks introduced a resolution to honor Forrest. It didn’t pass.

Two weeks ago, Sparks tried again. The new resolution looks strikingly like the first, but this time he put it under a different name, Shane Kastler, who wrote a book about Forrest.

Sparks also put it in the consent calendar, which typically passes quickly and without discussion because it’s designed for non-controversial recognitions only.

“I can’t begin to describe, I can’t believe that anybody would do something that underhanded when he knew how we felt,” Turner said.

Sparks did not return Channel 4’s calls or text messages. He did apologize on the House floor.

“I apologize if I offended any members of the black caucus,” Sparks said.

Meanwhile, those black caucus members remain outraged. They said they’re offended by the resolution itself and the fact that they said Sparks undermined the entire legislative process.

“I mean that was a double whammy. I mean in our face. I’m going to do this anyway. I don’t care how it infuriates you or what it does to your history. I’m going to do it. Well, he won’t do that again,” Turner said.

The resolution has already passed. It’s signed and cannot be undone.

There is talk of passing another resolution expressing discontent with the Forrest resolution.

Akbari said she plans to examine the consent calendar even more closely in the future.

GENERAL NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST AND HIS BELOVED STEED KING PHILLIP.

Antifa Flyer Promises Extermination of White Children

I’m not sure what to make of the alleged antifa flyer that calls for the mass murder of both whites and “heebs.” Is this a George Soros trick or a rogue group of antifa? Or the work of a troll?

Reddit The Donald offers 28 comments on the poster, asking the same question as me: Is it real?

‘I won’t devote my life to a**holes’: French mayor threatens to quit after Le Pen wins region

Liberty Fighters UK

Daniel Delomez, the mayor of Annezin in the Pas-de-Calais commune of northern France, vented his anger over Marine Le Pen gaining 38 percent of the votes in the region, warning he may resign because he “doesn’t want to dedicate life to as*holes.”
Delomez, from the Socialist Party, has been the town’s mayor for almost a decade – since 2008 – and slammed the latest election outcome as “catastrophic,” speaking to the local newspaper L’Avenir de l’Artois.

“It’s likely that I will resign because I don’t want to devote my life to as*holes,” the mayor said, as quoted by the media outlet.

DANIEL DELOMEZ.

Over the past 24 hours, these words posted on the newspaper’s official Twitter account have been retweeted over 7,500 times, and liked over 6,100 times.

Opinions are divided, with apparent Le Pen supporters urging the mayor to go ahead and quit, saying things like: “If (sic) YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS voted for Le Pen, maybe you missed something.”

Another user said, “I suggest that all the locals in Annezin come forward with a complaint against this one, for his lack of respect towards the residents.”

Others cheered the mayor’s rant, saying, “Bravo,” “A superb punchline,” “Send flowers to this man,” and “He is my idol.”

Le Pen, of the far-right National Front, led with over 38 percent of the vote in the Pas-de-Calais department, where Annezin is located, too. Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon came in second with 19 percent.

With 97 percent of the votes counted, the first round of the French election saw liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron leading with 23.9 percent of the vote, and Le Pen coming in second with 21.4 percent. The two will meet in a run-off on May 7. The final results of the first round are set to be announced later on Monday.

The results in the north come as the region struggles with the inflow of migrants. Five months after the infamous Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp was demolished, 10,000 refugees are dispersed all over France, with thousands setting up tents in major cities, including Paris.

Locals have been quite outspoken, voicing their anger and discontent over hundreds of migrant relocation centers in their towns. In February, around 1,600 people still lived in the streets of the northern city of Dunkirk, RT reported.

Arkansas begins 11-day ‘run’ of executions

LIDELL LEE. DESERVED DEATH JUST FOR UGLY.

The left is desperately trying to outlaw the death penalty in America, even though there are academic studies showing that it has a deterrent effect. Executions should be swift and highly publicized.

The deaths of convicts may be gruesome but how much more gruesome were the deaths of the victims.

Sky News

Ledell Lee was on death row for bludgeoning neighbour Debra Reese to death with a wrench her husband had given her for protection.

Arkansas has carried out its first execution since 2005 – the first of eight which the state had originally planned to carry out by lethal injection over a period of 11 days.

Ledell Lee was pronounced dead at 11.56pm local time on Thursday, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire.

Last-minute appeals seeking to conduct DNA testing in an attempt to prove his innocence were rejected less than an hour before his death.

The execution process took two minutes, during which Lee lay covered with a sheet, with his arms extended and his head and hands covered with leather straps.

He made no final statement and is reported to have shown no apparent signs of suffering during the execution.

A spokesman for Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, who scheduled the multiple executions, said: “Justice was carried out.”

The 51-year-old was put on death row for the 1993 murder of his neighbour Debra Reese, who Lee struck 36 times with a wheel wrench her husband gave her for protection.

He was arrested less than half-an-hour after she was killed, spending money he had stolen from her. He always claimed his innocence.

BRING BACK OL SPARKY AND FRY ‘EM.

Arkansas officials have been trying to push through the run of executions because the state’s supply of midazolam expires at the end of April and the chances of getting a substitute are slim.

However, last-minute court challenges have derailed three other executions scheduled for this week.

An earlier order halting the use of vercuronium bromide – one of the three drugs used in the state’s lethal injection process – was overturned by the court.

Drug company McKesson Medical Surgical Inc said the drug had been sold to the state for medical purposes, not capital punishment.

The makers of the other two drugs being used in the process – midazolam and potassium chloride – were blocked from intervening in the case.

Two more inmates are set to die on Monday, and one on 27 April. Another inmate scheduled for execution next week has received a stay.

Arkansas dropped plans to execute a second inmate, Stacey Johnson, on the same day. He will now be seeking more DNA tests in the hope of proving his innocence.

The death penalty was reinstated in America in 1976.

Muh holocaust. They’ve killed an innocent man because he’s a Nigger.

Ramzpaul Video: Is it always wrong to hit a girl?

Ramzpaul talks about antifa punch girl Venus Rosales (Emily Rose Marshall, Louise Rosealma) and whether it was OK to hit her.

We’re probably running out of new thoughts on this issue, but if you spend a few minutes listening to ramzpaul’s logic, it may either change your mind or suggest a new thought or two.