Jack EngelhardJack Engelhard’s classic international bestselling novel Indecent Proposal, which later became a worldwide hit movie, has been republished to meet readers’ demands. His other major works include Compulsive: A Novel, his award-winning post-Holocaust Montreal memoir Escape from Mount Moriah, plus Slot Attendant: A Novel About A Novelist. His website: www.jackengelhard.com
The other night that was high heat between Megyn Kelly and Trump supporter Newt Gingrich.
The bad vibes between the two provided the most dramatic clash of the entire election season and the feud started with Kelly saying, “if Trump is a sexual predator” and ended with Gingrich accusing the media of being lopsided against Trump, as Exhibit A.
For Exhibit B, he accused Kelly of being “fascinated with sex.”
“No I’m not fascinated by sex,” she said, and getting plainly personal, taunted – “and you can take your anger issues and work on them.”
“You too,” shot back the former GOP Speaker of the House in what was bad blood but good television.
Well I thought so. I thought the exchange was informative and entertaining. I like drama and I like it when people go off script and get real and Tuesday night spotlighted precisely where we are in this nation. In that snapshot Newt and Megyn gave us the full picture of a nation at loggerheads.
Trump supporters, however – citing Media Research Center that 91 percent of the election coverage by the three major networks leaned against Trump (I think it’s more like 100 percent) -- were in no mood to be entertained. They want Megyn banned and boycotted.
By the thousands they tweeted their disgust and their dismay at Megyn Kelly for her bias against Trump, as seen open and shut in that contest with Newt.
But here’s what’s so strange. Most of the fury against Megyn Kelly came from -- women.
Isn’t that what Hillary is counting on – women?
So if it’s true that women do not like other women – so I’ve been taught and told – why does Hillary get the benefit of the doubt even among Liberal voters, women among them who should be able to spot a counterfeit candidate as easily as their Conservative sisters?
Why does Hillary get the pity vote or any vote?
Instead, Megyn Kelly gets bashed and pummeled – and it happens every time. No sisterly pity vote for Megyn Kelly who can be cheeky and infuriating but never dull and when she is good she is very good, except it is true, when she keeps piling up against Trump. There’s been enough of that, but overall, Megyn Kelly gives good television.
That’s what inspired this novelist to novelize her in this book here, “News Anchor Sweetheart,” which traces her behind the scenes, warts and all. It was pleasant writing this book about a chic power media star although some say I was too good to her and others say I was too harsh. That means I got it right.
Note that she dishes it against Liberals as well, as we saw her entangle DNC chair Donna Brazile. “The Kelly Moment” cuts both ways.
But just mention her name and watch the anger pour in. They hate her. Not all women, of course, but plenty.
Only a woman, I’m reminded, can truly know another woman – as all women know the same tricks. Men can be fooled. Never a woman.
I go no further than my neighbor Sharon up the street who says this on Megyn Kelly: “Who does she think she is?”
How about Hillary Clinton? Can’t they see through her? She’s as crooked as they come. She is a fake and a fraud.
I take that as the common complaint against Megyn Kelly – that she’s haughty. Thinks too much of herself.
So how about Hillary Clinton? Can’t they see through her? She’s as crooked as they come. She is a fake and a fraud.
Or is it that among Liberals it’s enough that Hillary is a woman and what’s four more years of corruption added to the past eight years of corruption?
Crooked business as usual if we get it wrong.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. New from the novelist: “News Anchor Sweetheart,” a novelist’s version of Fox News and Megyn Kelly. Engelhard is the author of the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com