Sparks fly as Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich clash on air

Newt Gingrich, never a shrinking violet when it comes to fighting back against biased questions, met Megyn Kelly on air last night, and an epic battle erupted.  As Election Day nears and the mainstream media drumbeat of doom for Donald intensifies, tempers are flaring.  Tongues are wagging and pixels are being mobilized in response to last night’s blow-up, with some commentators seeming to be pro-Kelly/anti-Newt.  Josh Feldman of Mediaite:

Newt Gingrich faced off with Megyn Kelly tonight and completely lost it. Gingrich, who most frequently appears in Fox primetime with Sean Hannity, seemed to be very, very thrown by actually being challenged on Donald Trump being behind in the polls.

Kelly very persistently pressed Gingrich on the fact that all the polls show Trump is behind. Gingrich pointed to certain states where Trump’s doing well and said the pollsters have an agenda.

Kelly pointed out Fox’s polling has Trump behind too and said, “You tell me if that’s all made up.”

Gingrich started to get a little snippy and said we all should just go home if she thinks the election’s over. He insisted that the odds “are pretty good” that Clinton doesn’t win.

Others saw the encounter through the other end of the telescope.  Sundance of Conservative Treehouse:

Megyn Kelly’s ‘too-cute-by-half‘ snarky and condescending schtick finally brought Newt Gingrich to the point where he gives it back to her.  It is remarkable it took this long before someone finally called her out[.]

Sundance repeats a lot of snarky gossip about Kelly’s personal life that I have heard, too, but cannot verify one way or the other.  He also contends that her ratings are down and her contract is up, making this a crisis time, and by implication perhaps a point at which Kelly may want to make herself more attractive to the likes of MSNBC, CNN, or ABC, for example.

Sundance also notes something that I have noticd.  Megyn Kelly looks a lot angrier these days:

Kelly, always a pointed questioner, has distinguished herself this election cycle with the blood she drew from Donald Trump with his “blood coming out of her…wherever” remark.  That may end up being one of the most remembered phrases of the campaign and will dog Kelly the rest of her days.  For all kinds of careers, as well as for the GOP, this election is a change moment.  

So who came out better?  We embed, you decide.

Newt Gingrich, never a shrinking violet when it comes to fighting back against biased questions, met Megyn Kelly on air last night, and an epic battle erupted.  As Election Day nears and the mainstream media drumbeat of doom for Donald intensifies, tempers are flaring.  Tongues are wagging and pixels are being mobilized in response to last night’s blow-up, with some commentators seeming to be pro-Kelly/anti-Newt.  Josh Feldman of Mediaite:

Newt Gingrich faced off with Megyn Kelly tonight and completely lost it. Gingrich, who most frequently appears in Fox primetime with Sean Hannity, seemed to be very, very thrown by actually being challenged on Donald Trump being behind in the polls.

Kelly very persistently pressed Gingrich on the fact that all the polls show Trump is behind. Gingrich pointed to certain states where Trump’s doing well and said the pollsters have an agenda.

Kelly pointed out Fox’s polling has Trump behind too and said, “You tell me if that’s all made up.”

Gingrich started to get a little snippy and said we all should just go home if she thinks the election’s over. He insisted that the odds “are pretty good” that Clinton doesn’t win.

Others saw the encounter through the other end of the telescope.  Sundance of Conservative Treehouse:

Megyn Kelly’s ‘too-cute-by-half‘ snarky and condescending schtick finally brought Newt Gingrich to the point where he gives it back to her.  It is remarkable it took this long before someone finally called her out[.]

Sundance repeats a lot of snarky gossip about Kelly’s personal life that I have heard, too, but cannot verify one way or the other.  He also contends that her ratings are down and her contract is up, making this a crisis time, and by implication perhaps a point at which Kelly may want to make herself more attractive to the likes of MSNBC, CNN, or ABC, for example.

Sundance also notes something that I have noticd.  Megyn Kelly looks a lot angrier these days:

Kelly, always a pointed questioner, has distinguished herself this election cycle with the blood she drew from Donald Trump with his “blood coming out of her…wherever” remark.  That may end up being one of the most remembered phrases of the campaign and will dog Kelly the rest of her days.  For all kinds of careers, as well as for the GOP, this election is a change moment.  

So who came out better?  We embed, you decide.