When the NBA told the NC General Assembly and the governor to amend / repeal the discriminatory HB2 “Bathroom” Bill, the governor and the NCGA did not act on it. They thought that the NBA might be bluffing. But the NBA wasn’t and the first figures thrown out by media outlets have already stated that this will cost the city of Charlotte over 100 million dollars at least.
McCrory’s argument that HB2 was “common sense” has had an uncommon effect. But it seems appropriate in light of all of the events occurring in the “alternate reality” (thank you Mrs. Wagner) that we live in presently such as,
- Melania Trump’s plagiarist adventures and subsequent “admission” by an experienced writer named McIver who co-wrote many of Donald Trump’s books but seems to have been Photo-shopped in all her pics provided by the Trump campaign. And she seems to look an awful lot like Carol Burnett, who might be one of the most original individuals to walk this earth.
- Ted Cruz’s speech and the WWE style entrance of Donald Trump that made the Q Center in Cleveland look like the stage for WrestleMania. And Trump has been to many of them. Like this one here where he actually is doing something with hair:
- Roger Ailes’s resignation as the head of Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations.
- The NBA pulling out of Charlotte for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game due to HB2. His Royal Airness has now missed a chance to further promote his home state.
Ironically, one of the common denominators to all of these events is Megyn Kelly, the top-ranking news personality on the top-ranked news channel, FOX News.
Kelly’s recent assertion that she was also a victim of Ailes’s advancements became the tipping point of his ouster at FOX. Her relationship with Donald Trump has become the stuff of history books from the debate where he blatantly referred to her “cycles” to a subsequent interview with her. Megyn Kelly was one of the first on television to confront Ted Cruz about rumors of his extramarital affairs. She is currently reporting from the RNC, so she has seen firsthand the events surrounding Melania Trump and the rest of the convention.
And then there was the interview she had with Gov. McCrory concerning the bathroom bill in April.
Personally, I am not a fan of FOX News. People like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity do not inspire journalistic integrity within me. But I do find Megyn Kelly more palatable. She is knowledgeable, well-spoken, and seems to not mind asking tough questions. I especially remember during the 2012 elections sitting with Karl Rove talking about Ohio’s voting results and her having to walk down the hall of the news building just to show that Ohio had been called for Obama to Rove who was in tremendous disbelief. She looked like the voice of reason and logic – as she did in the interview with McCrory.
You can watch that interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecow6I50kZI.
Within the interview, she presses McCrory on why the bill exists in the first place. Transcripts of the interview exist in many places, but this part was taken fromwww.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com, specificallyhttp://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/watch_pat_mccrory_tries_to_plead_his_case_for_hb2_on_fox_news_megyn_kelly_destroys_his_argument.
But why?,” she asked again. “What was the concern? What was the evidence, specifically, that led you to believe this was a problem?”
McCrory, again on his talking points, insisted HB2 was necessary to protect “an expectation of privacy.”
Kelly reeled McCrory in, focusing on the main public conversation about HB2, restrooms.
“I’ve been in women’s bathrooms my whole life,” she quipped. “And we don’t have the urinal situation. We got like the stalls. We get to go in, we do our business, and like it’s not – we don’t see each other. So why are you concerned about young girls exposing themselves or seeing somebody else exposed, in a women’s bathroom?”
McCrory, angered, turns the conversation partisan.
“Well first of all I can’t believe we’re talking about this. This is not an issue that I started. This is an issue the left started, not the right.”
He went on to say that “the Obama administration is putting requirements on federal money that they also have to have this gender identification requirement for our schools.”
“If you could get back to my question though,” Kelly insisted. “The public restrooms that are maintained by the state, the question that many have is, what is your fear?” Kelly, again asked.
“Because you know, there is a misconception, that transgendered are somehow molesters – and they’re not. That’s not true. Typically, male molesters are heterosexual and if they want to sneak into a bathroom they’ll do it. But 90 percent of the cases molestation happens with someone you know. So what is the fear with the transgender situation and the bathrooms?”
McCrory insisted he doesn’t “like the rhetoric” coming from the right, but rather, again from his talking points, claims “it’s a basic expectation of privacy.”
That “expectation of privacy” just cost the state of North Carolina and your HOMETOWN millions of dollars, but if it is privacy that we need, then we will see more and more of it as more companies and people stop looking at North Carolina as places to visit and do business until HB2 is repealed. But Roy Cooper’s campaign is loving it right now.
Why? Because the NBA just made Pat McCrory an enemy of the very sport that North Carolina prides itself with. Maybe when HB2 is repealed and the movie industry is allow to work in the state again a movie will be made about this whole HB2 situation. It might be interesting to see who is cast. Megyn Kelly can play herself.
Yet, what strikes me most is that an anchor on the very network that I personally find to be too right-winged in its views has been the moral compass that has accurately measured what our state has done. That, and Michael Jordan is pissed – not at the NBA, but at … you know.
Is there any way that we could get Megyn Kelly to interview Tom Apodaca?