That Fox News is the media outlet for angry, racist white people would seem to be underscored by the presence of Megyn Kelly who has become the defender of white privilege against the mythical hordes of scary black people, demons if you will, who inhabit the nightmares of Fox's audience. Given that Kelly once opined that Santa (and Jesus) is white, it isn't surprising that a white supremacist group praised her. But her comments on the melanin content of cultural figures pale in comparison to her blatant race baiting - be it her coverage of supposed voter intimidation on the part of scary Black Panthers, a swearing black child, and Michael Brown's death and the aftermath. And after maligning the protests over Brown's killing, she is now defending the homicidal police chokehold, which resulted in the death of Eric Garner, with comments that journalist Andrew Sullivan has described as the "baldest racism."
Sullivan: "I know that some will cavil at my relief that conservatives and liberals can agree on something, but we have to treasure these moments while we can. The exception to all this was Fox News last night. Megyn Kelly’s coverage proved that there is almost no incident in which a black man is killed by cops that Fox cannot excuse or even defend. She bent over backwards to impugn protesters, to change the subject to Ferguson, to elide the crucial fact that the choke-hold was against police procedure, and to imply that Garner was strongly resisting arrest. Readers know I had very mixed feelings about Ferguson. I’m not usually inclined to slam something as overtly racist. But there was no way to interpret Kelly’s coverage as anything but the baldest racism I’ve seen in a while on cable news. Her idea of balance was to interview two, white, bald, bull-necked men to defend the cops, explain away any concerns about police treatment and to minimize the entire thing. Truly, deeply disgusting."
Ain't that the truth!
And for the record. This isn't a one shot deal. For Megyn Kelly, this is part of a pattern, one that might win Kelly more kudos from the white supremacist crowd. Funny, she once said that "you're not going to hear what I think." Wrong, Megyn, we do know what you're thinking and it's really, really ugly.