DEPENDS WHAT THE DEFINITION OF 'OF' IS  2:01 pm October 19, 2012

Megyn Kelly: Words Are Their Own Opposites, Obama Double-Plus-Ungood

by Kris E. Benson


Aw, this is kind of sad. Megyn Kelly is now trying to explain Romney’s dismal debate performance by positing that words can mean their opposites, but only in reference to Benghazi, and especially when Obama says it. We begin our video with some white guy saying that there was a “military-like strike” in Benghazi, which was clear on “Day 1,” but what was confusing everyone was the relationship between the offensive video and “these protests.” Then he says that “given that there were protests going on in other cities because of this protest at the very same time” it was reasonable to assume that this military-like strike was part of the same wave of protests. BUT THEN Megyn weighs in with this philosophical head-scratcher: “declaring something an act of terror doesn’t mean you’re declaring it a terrorist attack.”

See, she continues, any act that is going to kill an ambassador “in this fashion” is going to be described as an “act of terror,” but that DOESN’T MEAN that it’s a terrorist attack! This is a fascinating development! How do we then explain Romney’s interest in saying that Obama did NOT call it an “act of terror,” and concluding that for this reason, Obama sucks and should not be re-elected? No word on that yet, but surely Megyn Kelly will figure out a way to either ignore the debate transcripts, or make it ok when Romney calls the Benghazi attack an “act of terror.”

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johnnymeatworth October 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

It depends on what the meaning of "is" is.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

What is the sound of one blonde thinking?

snowpointsecret October 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

In Fresno, it's the word "like".

weejee October 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

or like^∞

emmelemm October 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Win.

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Lost.. .. .. In Space!

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

In Megyn's case….

PIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGS! INNNNNNNNNNNNN!
SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

That's exactly the voice I was hearing, but went with the lostness she epitomizes.
(I never cared for Dr. Smith's character anyway. They both can go be flighty and exasperating in hell, together.)

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh………….

rickmaci October 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I so want to answer but I have sworn off blonde jokes since I watched Gov. Granholm's speech at the convention.

OK, make it "FauxNews blonde". When she uncrosses her legs?

OzoneTom October 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Whatever the sound is when a hamster falls off of it's wheel?

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

"Oof"?

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Oooh! Ooooh! This has something to do with Richard Gere, right!

emmelemm October 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

You are sick! Sick, I tell you. (Call me, maybe.)

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Look, I just met you, and this is crazy…

HogeyeGrex October 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

The world may never know.

UW8316154 October 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

T

wolvenwood13 October 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I really don't like these idiotic blonde jokes. I'm a blonde who is intelligent and have been thought of as dumb all my life. Just because I'm blonde doesn't mean I'm an idiot. Although I may be an idiot for other reasons, but being born blonde isn't one of them. The blonde jokes have to go. YOu don't tell racist jokes do you?

BoatOfVelociraptors October 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Given that its's a zen joke with a bottle blonde 'do…The satire was pointed at the contortions fox “journalists” have to go through to do their job. She has to dye her hair blonde, stay skinny, and say that words mean the opposite of what they do, under a moniker of “fair and balanced”.Thanks

snowpointsecret October 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Soon she'll just end up making all the craziness take half the time. Example: Obama didn't say it was a terrorist attack because he was pandering to women.

BornInATrailer October 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I hate her.

Gratuitous World October 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Hold on wonkette. This is the same logic that allows Newscorp to call it Fox "News." because it's not. but it can be described as such. though it isn't. yet it has been declared.

Groupshrug October 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Not all acts of terror are terrorism but all terrorism is terrorist acts.

Yea semantics!!!

FakaktaSouth October 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

the FUCKING ARGUMENT was that Obama DID NOT SAY the terrorism word for 14 days. PERIOD. BUT HE DID. SO, fuck her, fuck fox "news" (always) and fuck this trying to run around and make something different out of the fact that that dick got HIS ASS KICKED AND TRIED TO SAY ANOTHER LIE AND GOT COLD BUSTED FOR IT.

SORRY I am not yelling at you, just, you know, yelling.

Boojum October 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Yeah!

Incitefully_Joe October 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Well, duh, not all acts of terror are "terrorism".

Some of them are committed by right-wing white people.

MonkeyHamlet October 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Calling Megyn Kelly a shit-for-brains does not necessarily mean that she has shit in her brain. But she does.

OneDollarJuana October 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Just because I might say Ms. Kelly looks fukkin' good doesn't mean she's a good fu…

What?

rickmaci October 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I would hit it. But I would make sure to be gone before the sun comes up.

FNMA October 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I don't know. Crazy women are always the most fun. Right up until they stop being fun. Then, it's just scary.

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

She's not crazy, she's a cynical sell-out.

FNMA October 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Well, shit. They're no fun at all.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I mean, look how miserable Todd Palin is.

Mapmonger October 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

No no, that's no contradiction. Someone can be great looking and end up a positively Lovecraftian lay.

Incitefully_Joe October 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Wait? Lovecraftian in the bad way, or the good? Because I've definitely had a few evenings' entertainments that have involved non-euclidian spaces and left me gibbering incoherently, and I ain't complainin'.

Or wait, do you mean Lovecraftian in the sense that sometimes you end up sleeping with a racist from the 1920's? Because in that case, I fear I must question your entire premise.

WhatTheHolyHeck October 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Megyn Kelly's attempt at logic is an act of terror.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Hitler!

Wait, wha?

nounverb911 October 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Fox owner Saudi Prince Al-Walid whatever his name is thinks Megyn should be wearing a Burkha.

weejee October 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Not those burkhasox the hipsters used to wear, and now may be wearing again?

SaintNixon October 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

It's kinda like saying "Megyn Kelly is smart."

Weenus299 October 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I don't know. Either way it's ninnies fighting over wordery to describe something that got fucked up and looked more like an organized hit than it was some claptrap over a shitty video. The semantics of "war on terrorism" versus "war on terror" can be argued, but I don't know.
I've lost humor today. Sorry.

coolhandnuke October 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Fox News; committing random words of kindness since 1993.

cousinitt October 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I think we can all agree it's the English language that has been subjected to an attack of terrorism by one Omegyn bin-Kelly.

freakishlywrong October 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

"It depends of what the meaning of the word exploiting a tragedy for political gain means, Megyn".

Crank_Tango October 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Whatever happened to the narrative that we supported the terrorists because they didn't get enough blue ribbons growing up, where did that one go?

midnighttoker69 October 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I love how FOX spends all this time focusing everybody's attention on the one moment from the debate that Mitt would most likely rather people would forget.

Callyson October 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Amusing, isn't it? Apparently, FOX still hates the Mittens…

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Next I would like Megyn's help distinguishing a Mormon from a Latter-Day Saint. There must be two names for a reason!

freakishlywrong October 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

And fuck, November 6, (November 8, if you're Hispanic and live in AZ), CANNOT come soon enough.

hagajim October 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Megyn Megyn Megyn….dese fuckin' peeple are just astonishing! I wonder if Faux has morning staff meetings to try and come up with the bullshit of the day.

elviouslyqueer October 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I refuse to watch any more of this shrieking bimbo unless it's footage of her fellating Ann Coulter.

freakishlywrong October 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Uh..ew. But I peed laughing.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

It's like a train wreck: you cringe, but damn, you can't look away

midnighttoker69 October 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Just because Ann Coulter has a dick, that doesn't mean that Megyn will suck it … oh, wait, yes it does, in fact, it explains how that talentless, brainless twat worked her way up to the job she has. She must be the Nancy (Reagan) Davis of FOX News.

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I'm with freakish. That sound you just heard was a guffaw I couldn't stifle.

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Egg Romney Libel!

lulzmonger October 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm

LOL, it's funny, because it's common knowledge a persistant rumor that all the FOX Flagship Station Fembots must orally service Murdoch to his complete satisfaction before he'll let them be one of his on-air stenographers.

Goonemeritus October 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

That’s an awesome display of Socratic Logic right there. And they say watching a logic pretzel being made is disturbing.

Schmannnity October 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Megyn Kelley: asshole or hole of the ass?

snowpointsecret October 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Hard to tell, her head's in there.

jesus_vs_gojira October 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

"According to descriptivist theories, proper names either are synonymous with descriptions, or have their reference determined by virtue of the name's being associated with a description or cluster of descriptions that an object uniquely satisfies." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Kripke#Naming_a…)

Blueb4sinrise October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

rigid designators and a posteriori necessities!!!!!!!!!!!

jesus_vs_gojira October 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Megyn seems like she has a rigid posterior.

emmelemm October 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

The stick up it keeps it fairly rigid.

BlueStateLibel October 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

No snark: Honestly, I don't see where they think they're going with this. This is nothing like the 1980's Iran Hostage situation; you'd think someone would have some smarts about it. But keep plugging away with it, by all means.

Goonemeritus October 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

They have been taking the approach of throwing everything at the wall and hoping for at least some of it to stick. For much of that time the fact that there isn’t a throw-able object or even a wall hasn’t stopped them .

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

But Obama would rather lead the UN in prayer to Mecca than fight the terrorist!!!

Why do you hate America and the troops!!!

LesBontemps October 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I will not watch that video unless I am assured it ends with Megyn Kelly's legs in the air.

Gleem McShineys October 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

It does! *

*If you Megynspeak it around, so that it is her head, filled with air, at the end.

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Megyn, is it ok if I call you Megan? I don't see the difference. But whoever named you must've thought it was pretty important.

Radiotherapy October 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Her Gyn named her.
MARY DALY LIBEL!

Lascauxcaveman October 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Hello Megyn? Can you help me out with the definition of the phrase "stupid twat"?

Oh! I guess you already have.

AngryBlakGuy October 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

…LoL, trust me us "misogynistic" mofo's have figured that out already!!

no_gravity October 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

The peroxide has seeped through the blood brain barrier.

OneYieldRegular October 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

God these people are indecent. How Megyn Kelly can get to the end of a day with even a shred of self-respect remaining is beyond me.

OneDollarJuana October 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Endorsing the check each Friday restores that self-respect.

mrblifil October 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You're talking about a woman who probably had to give Jabba the Hut a roofie, under the guise of "acheiving a career goal." She's probably fucking insane to begin with, however high functioning she may seem.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Alcohol, most likely.

gingerland62 October 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I get it. Calling your infonews channel fair and balanced does not mean that the commentary is actually based in fact and is unbiased.

mavenmaven October 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

That new "talking point" about terrorist act vs act of terror is all over the place. You can be certain that Romney will try to use it in the third debate.

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I look forward to seeing him sputter all over himself when he tries!

One_who_wanders October 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

If he does the Prez ought to raise one eyebrow and say "Go on!" and let Mitt hoist that petard!

MosesInvests October 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Please proceed, Governor.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Yeah, but use what? Honestly, what is the issue here?

They seem to realize just like everyone else that something horrible happened, and it happened under Obama, but are totally at a lost how to connect it, bless their hearts.

Cynically exploiting international tragedies is hard, y'all!

LibrarianX October 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Oh No! Megyn Kelly word salad: sounds like Jello.

CthuNHu October 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I see dead-eyed people.

ChillBill October 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

She was so much better as a Hooters waiter.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

No she wasn't. She kept mixing up Buffalo wings with wings of buffalo

It was OK except the pelt was never quite crispy enough

One_who_wanders October 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

And keeping the fry-o-later clean is a bitch.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

“declaring something an act of terror doesn’t mean you’re declaring it a terrorist attack.”

Don't worry, Megy's, no one is accusing you of an errorist attack…

Oblios_Cap October 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I'm so confused!

noodlesalad October 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

This makes sense. For example, I think Megyn is fucking awful, but I don't think she would be an awful fucking.

AngryBlakGuy October 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

…listen, I am about as Lib as they come! But if ANY, ANY, ANY, ANY of the fox news chicks come knocking on my door after a hard nights drinking; you better believe that they would be walking with a limp the next day!!!

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm

You monster! Are you threatening to Tonya Harding them?

AngryBlakGuy October 20, 2012 at 2:31 am

….what I am thinking about would involve a lead pipe, however it wouldn't be hitting their "knees" if you know what I mean!

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

So, when Romney said that Obama didn't call it an act of terror, he actually meant that Obama called it a terrorist act? No wonder conservatives are so upset. Clearly Candy Crowly doesn't understand how English works. Guess she better self deport.

Estproph October 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

“declaring something an act of terror doesn’t mean you’re declaring it a terrorist attack.” literally untrue

Unclear understanding of English language

Believes that words mean their definitional opposite

Dark roots in hair

2/10 WOULD NOT BANG

ManchuCandidate October 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Megyn is a "smart intelligent" woman whose blond hair is "natural."

AngryBlakGuy October 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

…c'mon Manchu, cant you respect natural roots?!

gullywompr October 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Act of terror, terrorist act, whatever… Fox is terrible.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Terrible act or act of terrible???

gullywompr October 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Terrible acting.

HogeyeGrex October 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

And they act terribly.

Blueb4sinrise October 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

The guy on the right looks like he's trying VERY HARD to follow this logic.

One_who_wanders October 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Or pass a kidney stone.

pdiddycornchips October 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Calling terrorists evil doer's doesn't mean terrorists are doing evil, wait, what?

VicariousMe October 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Actually, she is right. An act of terror comes from a government (see La Terreur, French Revolution). A terrorist act comes from extremist groups.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Bless your heart.

James Michael Curley October 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

No. An "act of terror" is a compound noun.
A "terrorist act" is a noun with an adjective.

VicariousMe October 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

I will admit that the first comment was said in jest, for myself, as I rarely comment and people normally don't pay attention to what I say. However, it is important to note that terror and terrorism aren't equivalent. Terror is terrifying, terrorism is designed to be terrifying and seeks maximum exposure to do so with the media or government acting as a magnifier.

Had President Obama said an act of terrorism, this line of attack from the right would have been moot – not that it makes much sense to start with. "No acts of terror" seemed more an appropriate qualifier to me when you don't know all the details. It certainly is better than calling it terrorism and give the terrorists exactly what they want. Even knowing all the details, passing it off as part of an ongoing unrest and a spontaneous act was a clever way to deflect the intended terror. And it worked. People were shocked ang got reasonably angry at the stupidity of it all. Even if it happened on 9/11, people weren't scared.

Mr Romney clearly blew this one by insisting his opponent hadn't said "act of terror" which effectively made him look like a fool but I suspect the Obama administration had its reason to not talk about terrorism immediately. I also suspect this had nothing to do with the crazy conspiracies coming from some on the right but everything to do with separating terror from terrorism.

And this is the longest comment I've ever typed on Wonkette in the six years and two usernames – lost credentials – I've been lurking here because you all are so much funnier than I could ever be. Which I guess I just proved.

James Michael Curley October 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

I too do not suspect that the fine distinction between an act of terror and an act of terrorism was at the basis of Romney stepping into it during the debate. That spin has already been spun by those who are in terror that the electorate would realize Romney often knows not of which he speaks. Yet with their blind they do not yet feel terrorized by the declining credibility attributed to them. Witness Roger Ailes getting four more years to run the Fox News Group.Yet as Obama famously said in another context, “Words have meaning.” Using the term and “act of terrorism” has a consequence which the White House studiously and critically avoided. After all the years and all the talk of ‘terrorism’ from as early as the bombing of the USS Cole and the US Embassies in Africa the next issue has become “An act of terrorism by whom?” Given all that could be known from what has been released as events in the time line, when it was an important part of American Foreign Policy to make a strong statement about the event, there was no room to leave open that door and, absent an al Quida like you tube post, no reasonable way to know which of several of the fragmenting oppositions to Quadfi was responsible. Obama’s statement clearly signaled we are prepared to respond without tipping off the problem that we were not ready to identify to whom we will respond. At present the Obama administration has achieved the objective in Libya the Bush administration sought in Iraq and Afghanistan without putting any boots on the ground and without getting stuck supporting a corrupt, murderous successor as Bush did in Iraq and Afghanistan.As I have said before, In Iraq and Afghanistan Bush was playing tic-tac-toe with a blunt crayon. In Libya Obama was playing chess.

fatbob54 October 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

It's really very simple people: an act of terror is a performance that simulates terror in such a way that it appears to be terror while a terrorist act is a terrorist who puts on a performance.

Think of it this way: The Romney no doubt can do "The Aristocrats" act, but that does not mean they are Aristocrats.

AngryBlakGuy October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

..so what she is saying is, when I told my ex that I was screwing her room mate in college it meant that she should have taken it as me "tutoring" her room mate?! Wow, I sure tutored a lot of chicks(I still got BINDERS!!)!!!!!

AddHomonym October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Suffixes! How do they work?!

mrblifil October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

She needs a bitchslap, which is actually a rhetorical device, it's not the same as slapping a bitch!

Sorry, I meant to say she needs someone to visit her and assist her with her voter registration process, if necessary!

ingloriousbytch October 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

That trick makes my teeth itch.

ph7 October 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Megan's zipper shirt makes by junk itch.

SayItWithWookies October 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Well, words do mean their own opposites — for instance, both of the following sentences are true:

1. To be fair to Megyn, this is the same bullshit line that the Romney campaign and the FOX commentariat has been pursuing since they first heard the Libyan consulate had been attacked.

2. To be unfair to Megyn, this is the same bullshit line that the Romney campaign and the FOX commentariat has been pursuing since they first heard the Libyan consulate had been attacked.

QED.

snowpointsecret October 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

My mind has been officially blown. Maybe my blonde hair is finally kicking in…

AngryBlakGuy October 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm

…wow, that is a little confusing(I'm Drunk). Cant we just call "Megyn" a BITCH, for spelling her name in a away that is not commonl? I swear to god that is a porn spelling!!!!

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Well, at FOX News, falafel can mean loofa and vice versa. Who can explain that?

UW8316154 October 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Water, fire, air and dirt
Fucking magnets, how do they work?
And I don’t wanna talk to a scientist
Y’all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed.

Gleem McShineys October 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

A settlement attorney working for Andrea Mackris?

It also gets more confusing, when both turned into a big pile of money.

neiltheblaze October 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

If she keeps trying to think hard like that her hair might fall out.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I think you meant that her head might fall off.

James Michael Curley October 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Megyn, apply enough H2O2 to the outside of the head and it bleaches out the inside.

sharethegrief October 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Isn't whoring for Rupert the same as a Rupert whore?

FNMA October 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Please proceed, Megyn.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Win.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

By the way, when did FOX discover nuance????

FNMA October 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I don't know. If this is the only evidence of it, they still appear to be looking for it. Maybe it's under the couch cushions…

coolhandnuke October 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

There's a certain opposing Kierkegaardian magnetism to Megyn–you fucking hate her but you want to hate fuck her.

fawkedifiknow October 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Obama would show a little leadership if he just learned how to know beforehand what exact words the right wingnuts want him to say, 3 weeks after he's already said the exact same thing, but in other words.

Does that make sense? Because if it does, you're a dumbfuck just like them.

Joshua Norton October 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Dayam! They've randomly thrown around the word "terrorist" so many times that even they can't explain what it means any more.

Tio_Doidinho October 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Terrorism = sh*t I don't like. See, Hitler, A, Nazi Germany.

barto October 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Well, Kris, see here, there's yer legitimate acts of terror and your illegitimate acts of terror, doncha know? I'm always havin' to splain this to the womenfolk, god bless 'em.

keinsignal October 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Well, sure, calling an "attack" an "act" of "terror" doesn't mean you're saying it was a "terrorist attack". You could for example be saying that it was a terrorist prank gone too far, or even a terrorist act of kindness gone horribly awry.

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Why doesn't FOX just replace all their Blonde Anchoresses with the Svedka Sexy Naked Lady Robot? http://ajbulldis.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/sved

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

"An act of turr is not the same as a turrist act. And tha's turrible, Shaq." — Sir Charles

DahBoner October 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

words can actually mean the opposite

True

Sometimes when women say something "wrong" and a guy repeats it back to her, word-for-word, it's a woman's right and peragative to change her mind about the meaning of "words" and declare "but I meant the opposite".

But good gawd, dudes generally don't do this..

Radiotherapy October 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Earnest cunt being earnest.

OddAssCity October 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Was she maybe raised by a single mom? Because, gosh, that would explain a lot.

BoroPrimorac October 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

What's up with dude's muffin top haircut? You're not 'possed to let your mom pick your hairstyle at that age.

Fox n Fiends October 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

"Credibility doesn't matter. The victor will not be asked whether he told the truth." – Adolph Hitler

BoroPrimorac October 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Translation: Our case against the Obama administration, vis a vis Benghazi, is that he failed to call it an act of terror. And because, as Liz Cheney has been telling us for the past three years, calling any attack against the United States an act of terror is a deterrent against future attacks, the Obama administration was negligent and it put Americans in harm's way.

a_pink_poodle October 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I'll need two rations of victory gin to get through this.

anniegetyerfun October 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Oh, bless her heart.

skmind October 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm

She's right, please stop picking on her

Act of terror: Misguided Christian ex-military dude with "issues" commits an error of judgment and guns down bearded men in a Sikh temple

Terrorist act: Candy Crowley fact-checking Mitt in a debate like John Wilkes Booth before he pops one in Abe. (Sorry, that did not come out right, but words mean the same as their opposite, or something).

YerMa October 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

No also means yes.

Duh.

Callyson October 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

“declaring something an act of terror doesn’t mean you’re declaring it a terrorist attack.”

For example, the existence of FOX News is an act of terror, but not quite a terrorist attack…

Gleem McShineys October 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

She has a point.

But her hair covers it up pretty well.

WOCKA WOCKA

Jus_Wonderin October 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Hey bitch, didn't I see you in the Home Depot parking lot, just last evening?

Gleem McShineys October 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I personally believe that American Presidents are unable to do so because, uh, some, uh. . . people out there in our nation don't have terror and, uh, I believe that our, uh, consulates like such as in Benghazi and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our acts of terror over HERE in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help Mitt Romney and should help the Iraq and the Libya countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.

FUCK, THIS ACTUALLY MAKES MORE SENSE THAN MEGYN'S STATEMENT

Caelan Aegana October 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

That look she's got in that screencap is the exact same look my dogs give me when I tell them that they can't have my food: equal parts confusion, disbelief and annoyance.

It looks like she can't fathom the little "play" symbol.

I think I'd rather just look at that and not watch the clip.

lulzmonger October 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

You chose wisely.

grace_nearing October 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Eh, what can you say about a news organization that has persisted for over a decade in using the term "homicide bomber" instead of the standard "suicide bomber" because it fears the word "suicide" might engender sympathy or admiration.

Grokenstein October 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

People, I am SO sorry.
Megyn's all my fault.
I didn't flush that ONE time, and when I came back it had escaped and now it's on FOXNews.

Snarkoluffagus October 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm

My first comment Yeah!!! Megyn Kelly is a twatwaffle if i ever saw one!!!! Also she makes great word salad!! YEAHHH

chascates October 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

And she managed to get a law degree and practice for a number of years?

Boojum October 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

She never could get it right, so she went to Fox.

BZ1 October 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

bubble babble

ttommyunger October 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Would not fuck her with Big Bird's dick.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm

The most crazy thing about this is that if they wanted to make an issue of anything, you'd think they'd have gotten beyond the semantics issues a long time ago. I can think of a number of angles from which they could attack this issue, politically, in very deceptive but effective ways, and they've TOTALLY missed them. I mean, the Republican House has offered them on a platter ways in which to attack this issue and they haven't taken any. I mean, there was this dude in Tripoli who has been all over the news claiming how he warned everybody (even though he didn't know two flying fucks what was happening in Benghazi) just waiting to be put into a Romney commercial and they are still quibbling about the words the administration used.

Fuck 'em.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Wait, so "no" means "yes"? Typical Republican bastards.

RufusTFirefly October 20, 2012 at 12:59 am

So is Megyn cool with Obama declaring a Rmoney statement "an act of lying" because it doesn't mean he was calling it "a lie?"

Wingnut logic is like 9 dimensional chess. I just don't get it.

cousinitt October 20, 2012 at 4:04 am

I still don't get why this is such a big story except that the GOP has ginned up the media to make it such.
Libya is a dangerous place.
Check.

The Republican controlled Congress refused to fund the State Department fully.
Check.
Am I missing something here? Maybe we are to live in a world of perfect knowledge and safety. Until W is indicted by the World Court for crimes against humanity, all this other chatter is just so much fallout from the more egregious offenses.

And oh yes, Megyn is not a stupid blonde. She lives amongst the most reprehensibly amoral human beings to live on Earth–those who for whatever reason, choose to lie, obfuscate, and make shit up simply to advance one's own ego or the advancement of a corrupt and amoral ideology. That she may also be in the game for money is a given. May she rot in hell.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm

What I want to know is, who gives a fuck what Obama called it? Seriously, what difference does it make? After they investigate, and put a Hellfire missile up the ass of whoever was responsible, who called it what, and when, will be even more irrelevant than it is now … which is already pretty damned irrelevant.

lulzmonger October 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Korzybski Wept.

editor October 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm

bizarro-world rules.

not that you'd want to live there, but visiting sure can be fun.

Chow Yun Flat October 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Saying that Megyn Kelly has her head up her ass doesn't mean she stuck it there herself. I might have been an accident.

Rosie_Scenario October 23, 2012 at 11:53 am

And pepper spray is basically a condiment. Also. Too.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Oh, he made that show, tho!

Think about the dynamic without him: whiny little brat, adolescent teen pining for her sister's boyfriend, older slut….er, sister…distracting the guardian, and two abusive parents who dragged the entire fucking family on a trek through the most dangerous realm of existence known to man.

Smith ties the whole thing together by underscoring the underlying self-indulgence and preening arrogance of the entire cast! Including Robot!

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Fair enough: they were all annoying.
Smith was just the icing on the corn pudding.

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