Getting Away With Intellectualizing Your Own Idiocy

Has it really finally caught up with her?



Bill O’Reilly has done it. Steve Bannon has done it. Glenn Beck has done it. Laura Ingraham continues to do it. Ann Coulter is a pro at it. So why not Megyn Kelly?

What is both trifling and amazing to me all at the same time is how Megyn Kelly and the like can get away with intellectualizing idiocy by bullying. It takes a bit of bullyragging; condescending standpoints, absurd entitlement, and a heaping of white fragility topped off with some perceived intelligence from attaining credentials and then poof! A witch appears.

“What is racist?”

“You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was O.K., as long as you were dressing up as a character.”

This witch doesn’t appear to have any fragile self-esteem issues, that sort of fragility is reserved for the concepts embedded in the identity of whiteness — a false identity. What is apparent is her narcissism — the vanity and insanity which seemingly justifies it. That she can be so inclined to use her legal argumentation skills to defend stupidity and uphold idiocy is now a well sought after skill for talk media journalism. In a March 2017 issue of TheAtlantic it exposed the skills she has come to rely on to conjure up controversy, divisiveness and ratings.

When Kelly was a litigator in high-stakes lawsuits, she learned a skill of the trade: taunting her adversaries until they snapped. “I might say something passive-aggressive just to get opposing counsel mad,” she writes. “And then when he got worked up about it, I would say calmly, ‘You seem upset. Do you need a break? We can take a moment if you’d like to step outside and get yourself together.’ ” She became “an expert in making them lose their cool.”

In a sense Kelly is simply litigating on behalf of whiteness with her faux journalism. The complicity of which has earned her tens of millions of dollars to challenge all manner of Black Lives Matter and bully that discourse when it is presented on her turf.

Kelly’s ego stroking argument for whites to feel uninhibited in donning…