The one-sided feud between the ever eccentric and colorful Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly of Fox News has brought female journalists into the spotlight. Donald crossed a line in the eyes of many except his most hardened supporters, with his infamous "Blood" comments, which many construed to be an attack on the female menstrual cycle. He also crossed them again when he decided to pick a fight with Megyn a few weeks later.
What is the definition of tough when responding to those people who like to create controversy in order to get attention? Sometimes it's not to give them attention at all. Sometimes tough isn't showing anger, or vindictiveness. Sometimes it's deflating obvious bullies, and attention seekers with extremely smart comments. At other times you just have to respond. This isn't the only time Megyn has shown class in responding to outrageous comments, as you will see further down. Megyn's answer to Trump from her Kelly File segment on Fox News a few weeks back about the "blood comments" is a classic. Here is her response:
"We'll get to Missouri in a moment, but first: I just got back from a weekend at the beach with my husband and my three kids. Did anything happen in the news when I was gone? Did I miss anything?" the host joked. "You may have heard that there was a dust up between yours truly and presidential contender Donald Trump. Mr. Trump was upset with a question I asked him at the debate last week about his electability and specifically comments he had made in the past about women. A few words on that: Apparently Mr. Trump thought the question I asked was unfair and felt I was attacking him. I felt he was asked a tough but fair question. We agreed to disagree. Mr. Trump gave interviews over the weekend that attacked me personally. I have decided not to respond."
"Mr. Trump is an interesting man who has captured the attention of the electorate. That's why he's leading in the polls. Trump, who is now the front runner, will not apologize. And I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism," Kelly continued. "So, I'll continue doing my job—without fear or favor. And Mr. Trump, I expect, will continue with what has been a successful campaign thus far." "This is a tough business," she said, "and it's time now to move forward." That is class, and it should have ended the fight right there.
This article will try to honor journalists, not just from the U.S.A, but from around the world who just know how to handle tough situations. No matter what side of the political fence you sit on, you should have no trouble appreciating these journalists. Of course it's a bonus that they're all pleasing on the eyes as well. Please note, we will not cover those journalists who in search of the truth paid for it with their life. These heroes need another 10 articles just for them. This single article could not do them justice.
10 Journalist With No-Name From Saudi Arabia
9 Amberin Zaman - Journalist For The Economist in Turkey
If you think Donald Trump would make a bad President, check out what Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said about this journalist in 2014: "A militant in the guise of a journalist, a shameless woman. … Know your place!". And he still got elected in a country seen by many as a shining example of secularism and left leaning values.
8 Arianna Huffington - Founder of Huffington Post
7 Diane Sawyer
6 Eva Khaili - Member of the European Parliament/Former Reporter for Mega Channel, Greece
5 Lebohang Pheko - Political Analyst, South Africa
4 Ghida Fakhry - Al Jazeera (Lebanon)
3 Melissa Fung - CBC News, Canada/China
2 Lara Logan - Foreign Correspondent CBS News, United States
1 Amanda Lindhout - Former Freelance Journalist, Canada
Amanda, a freelance journalist, is number one on this list not only for the ordeal she endured, but for how she responded to it. In 2007 (at the age of 24) she and her photographer, Australian Nigel Brennan, were taken hostage after terrorists stalked their hotel. Lindhout was a "veteran" of war zones, as she had been previously abducted in Iraq. For 15 months she was held hostage during which time she was repeatedly sexually assaulted, beaten and starved as her captors played Russian roulette with an assault rifle. The pair even managed to escape only to muster more punishment once they were recaptured. The captors asked for millions for them. The pair's families mustered thousands of dollars which luckily was enough to secure their release. Two years after her release in 2010, Google Ideas had Amanda moderate a panel of violent extremists, some of whom were from Somalia. That same year Lindhout founded the Global Enrichment Foundation to create more opportunities in Somalia by offering University scholarships to women. Her foundation successfully provides 100 women a year with a University education.
Sources: E Online, CNSNews, WashingtonPost, Al Jazeera, DailyMail, TheNation
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