Forthoseunfamiliarwiththephenomenon,aMegynmoment,asIhavetakentocallingit,iswhenyou,aFoxguest?

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maybearegularguestorevenanofficialcontributor?

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arepursuingalineofargumentthatseemsperfectlycongruentwiththeFoxworldview,onlytohaveKellyseizeonsomepartofitandcallitoutasnonsense,maybeeventurnitbackonyou。

Youdon’talwaysknowwhen,howoreveniftheMegynmomentwillhappen;Kelly’spoliticalsensibilityandchoiceofsubjectsaregenerallyinkeepingwiththatofthenetworkatlarge。

Butyoualwayshavetobereadyforit,nomatterwhoyouare。

NeitherKarlRovenorDickCheneyhavebeensparedtheirMegynmoments,norwillthegrowingfieldof2016presidentialaspirants,whocanlookforwardtotwoyearsofinterrogationon“TheKellyFile。

”TheMegynmomenthasupendedthepopularnotionofhowaFoxNewsstarissupposedtobehave,andledtothespectacleofaFoxanchorwinningpraisefromtheveryeliteswhosedisdainFoxhasalwayswelcomed。

Or:MegynKellyexistsonFoxNewsasafalseassurancetoviewersthatwhattheyaregettingisnot,infact,monolithicandprescribed;thatthepeopletheydependontomomentarilyjoltthemoutofthedeeptorporinducedbytheoverallFoxNewsprogrammingethos,whichisexpresslyintendedtoinducedespairinitsagingaudience,arenotsimplyfollowingacynicalscriptbetweencar-serviceridesinandoutofManhattan(which,ifyou’reevernearNewsCorp’sbuildingonAvenueoftheAmericas,isaworthwhileandstrikingimagetoconsider:thesensibilitiesexpressedupstairs,toRegularPeoplefaraway,aremeanttosoundlikecommonsense;theycouldnotberepeatedwithanyselfawarenessatlunchablockawayon5thAvenue,oroverdrinksbythepark,tenblocksnorth,andalmostcertainlyaren’t)。

A“MegynKellymoment”onlygivestheimpressionofevidenceandrigortotheviewer’snaturallyaccumulatingfeelingsofdoomanddecline。

FoxNews,thefinancialandpoliticaloperation,isarelativelysmallentitythatproducesenormousexternalities:italienatesitsviewersfromsociety?

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and,ifnecessary,theirfamilies?

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