Crushed by Krauthammer — Sally Kohn Debuts on Fox News Panel

| July 23 2013
David Leeper

SallyKohn2-199x300Fox 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.

Namely –

  1. Barack Obama is a deficit reducer
  2. 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.”

7 comments
JimKelley
JimKelley

As a book publisher, I value honesty and accurate facts. Ms. Kohn eschews both. Furthermore, her disdainful, disparaging facial expressions when listening to contrary opinions are annoying and unprofessional.

rofomoreno
rofomoreno

Concise analysis, Dave Leeper, of the Left's (typical) limited horizon of applying wisdom. 

Fox's answer to Rachel Maddow is an embarrassment, not to Fox News, but to the other panelists who have the uncomfortable position of having to address Ms. Kohn's big adventure into the unfamiliar land of hard facts. 

It is an amazing thing to witness what the Left is perfectly willing to fabricate.  

dleeper47
dleeper47 moderator

@rofomoreno 

Thanks, Rofo, and spot on, as usual.

Ironically, I'll actually be looking forward to her next appearance so I can enjoy more of her unintentional humor.

How are you at reading body language?  I may have misread her facial expression when Krauthammer & Baier put her down.  Instead of condescension, it may have been "ok, you got me, but who cares?" or something similar(?).

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

@rofomoreno "Ms. Kohn's big adventure into the unfamiliar land of hard facts." HA!! Great line, Rofo!

rofomoreno
rofomoreno

@dleeper47 @rofomoreno Forgive the late reply, all. 

Apparently NSA has caught on to my offending correspondences with WFP. For the past two or more weeks they manged to divert my "LiveFyre" notifications directly to Spam (those bastards!). I have since manged to save a few handfuls (as a matter of fact, just a bit ago) from the fires of eternal Liberal damnation (I was wondering why I was getting no LiveFyre feedback).

To body language: Liberals, Progressives are an easy lot (and very entertaining). So predictable and readable, not limited to their facial responses and seat squirming, but as well in their overly accentuated hand gestures (also an out place, dead give-away), often flailing against well delivered comments oozing delicious of rich, palatable and pleasing common sense (makes one want more). Theirs is an uncanny resemblance (perhaps to our own parental experiences) to rebellion offspring at the dinner table in an all out offensive against distasteful vegetables. Contorting expressions of Lib-Progs under the duress of civil and fact base discourse are not so far removed from the memory of our own not yet matured child wonders.

Condescension? I've observed over at MSNBC (not limited to just their brand of opinion) that it often takes a well practiced smarmy-ism to pull off that Joe Scarborough-esque condescending aura of BMOC disorder. It's that defense mechanism that goes to extremes to bar healthy humility from entering one's soul. 

(Yeah, sometimes regularly expected emails inadvertently find their way to Spam .... but hey, you never know what evils lurk out there ... (???)     

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

@rofomoreno@dleeper47Rofo, right now, a progressive somewhere in the world, while reading your comment, is squirming in his seat, gesticulating wildly, and making condescending noises at you.