Megyn Kelly followed up her exploitative interview with the brother of murder victim Kathryn Steinle, by using her death to blow another racial dog whistle.
Apparently, one 14-minute interview with Kathryn Steinle’s brother, Brad Steinle, was not enough politicization of a tragedy for “independent” Kelly in one night. Continuing her self-righteous posturing, Kelly again attacked the Obama administration for not contacting the Steinle family and treating them the same way as those black thugs other victims Obama recognized.
“How could they not?” Kelly asked with hammy indignation.
Republican guest Dana Perino, a former spokeswoman for the George W. Bush administration, suggested the Obama administration has discounted the family merely because Fox has championed them.
PERINO: (I worry) because Fox News has been willing to cover this story and because you and others on the network have been pushing it and pointing out the hypocrisy of speaking about one crime and not another, that for some reason they believe that because they hate Fox News so much that it is OK for them to ignore this story because that’s just right-wing crazy people.
But Kelly had a more pernicious message she wanted to impart.
KELLY: They didn’t riot, they didn’t protest in the street, they didn’t burn anything. That, in other cases, has gotten the White House’s attention. And, it’s as if, if you take a civilized route, if you take the respectful, quiet, sad, but objectioning route, you get ignored. I mean, there are people in this country who are angry enough over this case to riot, to burn something, to protest. But they’re not doing that. The message the White House seems to be sending is, therefore you will be ignored.
Funny, I don’t recall either Kelly or Perino demanding George W. Bush apologize to the families of dead and wounded soldiers due to his misbegotten invasion of Iraq.
I’ll bet they never do.
Watch it below, from The Kelly File, on July 13, via Media Matters.
There’s a lot to talk about with Steinle’s killer- but regarding the shooting itself, the case was solved, he’s arrested, he’ll get what’s coming to him. There’s nothing to talk about on the crime itself, and in the end, it’s just a talking point for reforming the system… Or whatever racist BS trump’s up to.
Meanwhile, what’s the common Republican thread in all the blacks being brutalized by whites? Oh, right- That black people should just train themselves to get on their stomach with their hands behind their heads every time they see a cop. They’re fed up with it, we’re seeing this being expressed, we need to calm things down.
But of course Kelly wouldn’t see it in those terms. In fact, if she wasn’t such a fuck racist, she’d be saying Steinle deserved to be attacked, like she did with Lana Rosas.