Megyn Kelly beats up on Dick Cheney and Barack Obama

By Tom Quiner

Fox News’, Megyn Kelly, is on a roll.
She has taken aim at both Dick Cheney and the foreign policy of the Bush II administration as well as President Obama’s presidency.
Unlike Bill O’Reilly who loves to hear his own voice and constantly interrupts guests, Ms. Kelly is a far more interesting and intelligent interviewer … and commentator.
Her comments to former Vice President, Dick Cheney:

“In your op-ed, you write as follows: ‘Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.’ But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well, sir. You said there were no doubts that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said we would be greeted as liberators. You said the Iraq insurgency was in its last throes back in 2005. And you said after our intervention, extremists would have to “rethink their strategy of jihad.” Now with almost a trillion dollars spent there with 4,500 American lives lost there, what do you say to those who say you were so wrong about so much at the expense of so many?”

Her comments on the sorry state of the Obama presidency:

“Al Qaeda is re-surging, Iraq is disintegrating, and now we may look to Iran to help us stop it … what could possibly go wrong?
Domestically, we have a president who has lost the trust of the American people by repeatedly misleading them. He bypasses Congress on matters ranging from Obamacare to immigration law … The American public overwhelmingly regrets ObamaCare, our veterans are dying waiting to see doctors, the IRS intimidates conservative groups.
The president assures us not to worry, smiling, golfing, and at this very moment, partying with fashion queen Anna Wintour … Because the fundraising never stops — not when four Americans die in Benghazi and not when Baghdad is at the brink.”

In a way, Ms. Kelly reminds me of the late Tim Russert, who had worked for liberal politicians Daniel Moynahan and Mario Cuomo. Although a liberal, Russert was a tough interviewer on Meet the Press regardless of the political affiliation of the interviewee.
The mainstream media needs more Megyn Kelly’s.


  1. Tom Maly on June 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Megyn’s interview was fascinating/surprising, at least to me! Since moving to her evening show, it seems to me she has become more overtly/stridently conservative in her bent (her day time show was apparently more of a “straight news” program). The Cheney’s handled her provocative questions pretty well.
    For me, I vacillate between thinking “what the H___ (heaven) were we doing in Iraq at all” and “Bush/Cheny had the area teed up for Obama to set up a diplomatic presence/influence which could have had a vastly different outcome than we have now!!”
    Guess I/we will never know but I hope we/they learn from all this!

    • quinersdiner on June 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Your sentiments are right on the mark as stated in your next to last sentence.

    • Shawn Pavlik on June 19, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      For one thing, Cheney is not really that conservative.

  2. Neil. on June 29, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Megyn Kelly should be then next person to host Meet the Press to bring it back to its glory.

    • quinersdiner on June 29, 2014 at 6:59 am

      She can be tough, but fair.

    • quinersdiner on June 29, 2014 at 7:00 am

      The late Tim Russert was tough, but fair, and he came across as unpartisan.