Pretty soon the Neilson Ratings are going to start including streaming videos as part of their ratings…which is bad news for FOX News, and one has to wonder why after seeing Megyn Kelly really flub up her internet jargon while attacking Rachel Maddow.
On Thursday night’s The Daily Show, Maddow made a comment about Justice Antonin Scalia in regards to his comment about the Voting Rights Act being a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” She said “It’s weird to see Antonin Scalia in person. He’s a troll. He’s saying this for effect. He knows it’s offensive, and he knows he’s going to get a gasp from the courtroom which he got. And he loves it. He’s like the guy in your blog comment thread who’s using the n-word. … He’s that kind of guy.”
Kelly, who seemed to not be able to pronounce Maddow and only called her a liberal commentator griped on the air she objects to “that kind of language [being used] against the Supreme Court justice.” She went on to say “I don’t think it does anybody any good. I think they vote their consciences up there whether they’re left or right.”
Kelly, who use to cover the Supreme Court before going off to be a bimbo on FOX, should know that the Justices should not vote their consciences, but rather vote according to the law and should be objective. Secondly, she does not seem to understand what a ‘troll’ is these days.
No, Maddow wasn’t calling Scalia a troll as one might find in Skyrim or World of Warcraft. She was calling him an internet troll…that is “someone who says things for effect and knows it is offensive.” He is something of a bully. It is an accurate characterization, and one that Scalia would probably agree with if he knew what an internet troll was.
Apparently Kelly doesn’t.
Which is probably for the best. After all, most of the people who seem to be staying with FOX are the ones who wouldn’t know the difference between an internet troll and Roger Ailes.