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With The Megyn Kelly Vs. Donald Trump TV Summit, Everyone Wins (Except The GOP)

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The unfolding Republican primary season, which often resembles a soap opera with its endless drama and plot twists, saw a new media chapter when Fox News announced Megyn Kelly had landed her first interview with Donald Trump since the start of their public feud last year.

Scheduled to be included in Kelly's first prime-time Fox TV special on May 17, the sit-down came after Kelly, the target of relentless Trump insults, made a hush-hush visit to the candidate's New York City office to ask for an interview. (Kelly also reportedly asked Trump stop personally insulting her.)

The Fox News green room commotions just never end. Recall that in March, after going on a Twitter tirade in which he denounced Kelly as "crazy," Trump announced he was skipping another Fox News debate, which led to the event being canceled. Fox News headquarters answered back, claiming the GOP frontrunner had a "sick obsession" with Kelly. But that was awkward because Fox showered Trump with nearly $30 million in free TV time from May through December of 2015. So who's obsessed with whom?

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The Fox News vs. Trump saga represents a completely dysfunctional relationship: Much of Fox loves Trump's right-wing politics; Trump loves to bully Fox. Now the latest love/hate chapter is that Trump has agreed to sit for Kelly's interview, which is weirdly being hyped as a major campaign showdown. (Remember when campaigns were focused on voters, not cable news hosts?)

Kelly's Trump interview represents good news for her, good news for Fox, and good news for Trump.

If he behaves himself, he might come across as magnanimous as he jousts with his foe. If Kelly uses the opportunity to aggressively challenge Trump, she'll likely garner more plaudits from mainstream outlets. (The interview also comes as Kelly is negotiating a new contract and potentially leaving Fox News for a less openly partisan outlet.)

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And even if Trump flops, the interview will come so late in the primary season that it will likely have little impact on the final voting tallies among Republican voters.

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