Crushed by Krauthammer — Sally Kohn Debuts on Fox News Panel
Fox News Special Report on July 22 featured Sally Kohn as part of the “All-Stars Panel” at the end of the program. Kohn is so far to the political Left that she makes Juan Williams look like Milton Friedman. For her debut, she uncorked two stupefyingly absurd assertions as if they were both common street knowledge.
- Barack Obama is a deficit reducer
- Detroit’s financial problems are the result of excessive austerity
She did not preface her assertions with “Contrary to what you might think …”, or, “I can actually prove to you that … “. She just blurted out her absurdities with all the self-assurance of an MSNBC news anchor spouting standard liberal incantations to low-information viewers.
I confess I guffawed loudly at Kohn’s unintentional humor, but veteran commentator Charles Krauthammer didn’t even crack a smile. Instead he calmly eviscerated her with sharp retorts. Kohn appeared to smile at Charles in a motherly, condescending way. See it for yourself in the video excerpts below.
I’m not sure what Fox intended by putting Kohn alongside Krauthammer, but asking him to match intellects with this woman may get him accused of child abuse. Based on this first exchange, I’d say she has all the wisdom and enthusiasm of a 9th-grader who has just discovered Marxism.
Memo to Fox: Kohn is okay for occasional comic relief, but please don’t make her a ‘regular’ on The Panel. It’s unfair to her — she’s hopelessly over-matched. And veterans like Krauthammer, Hayes, Kristol, or Riley need much more serious competition. This is one instance where Fox is most certainly not “fair and balanced.”
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