Megyn Kelly teamed up with Fox’s favorite black racist to make racial attacks on Black Lives Matter protesters over a phony “controversy” that had already been debunked on her show.
Just a week ago, Democrat Mark Hannah succinctly explained to Kelly (when she finally let him say it) why it was insensitive for Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley to have said “all lives matter” to a group of Black Lives Matter protesters and why O’Malley subsequently apologized.
HANNAH: Megyn, if I was on your show and you said something like, “The murderer of Kate Steinle should be brought to justice” and then I responded, “Well, every murderer should be brought to justice” – nobody disagrees with that but it would be miserably insensitive for me to say that in that context. It’s deflecting.
Kelly’s other guest for that segment was black racist and regular guest Kevin Jackson, the guy who renamed the movement “Black Lies Matter.” Not only did Kelly bring him back to rehash the same subject, she didn’t see the need for anyone to balance him this time.
The pretext for Round Two of attacking Black Lives Matter was their threat to disrupt the GOP convention. Yet, Kelly and Jackson spent most of the discussion rehashing the “all lives matter” issue – from one side only, of course.
Kelly replayed the O’Malley confrontation, saying theatrically, “Governor O’Malley caused more controversy by suggesting to the hecklers, wait for it, wait for it, that, in fact, all lives matter.” She played a clip of O’Malley saying, “Every life matters and that is why this issue is so important. Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives Matter.” Kelly added sarcastically, “Think again Governor.”
After noting O’Malley’s apology, Kelly accused him of “touching off a new round of debate on why someone would have to apologize for suggesting that all lives matter. This is how stupid our political discourse is.”
Kelly continued by saying Democrats are now “trying to dig out of this hole” with arguments such as Center For American Progress’ Neera Tanden saying. “We don’t need to say all lives matter because white citizens aren’t dying at the hands of police and that’s why it’s interesting to me that people think there’s something wrong with actually saying we need to say black lives matter because we live in this context in which African Americans are dying.”
That pretty much told you how the segment would go.
Kelly said to Jackson, “Neera tells us that no whites are being killed by police officers and that’s why you have to say just 'black lives matter,' not all.”
After dismissing the notion that there’s any problem with blacks being killed by police, Jackson took a swipe at Democrats. “Everywhere that this is occurring it’s a Democrat or in most cases it’s black leadership that this is involved in,” he accused. “So the idea that black lives matter is, quite frankly, incredulous.”
He complained that African Americans always name the same few people: “It’s Diallo, it’s Bell and so on as if it’s an epidemic.”
Later, Jackson declared he hopes the Black Lives Matter protesters shut down the “Democrat convention” because “they are allowing illegal immigration and... apparently black lives don’t matter when they are killed by illegals and that happens certainly a lot more than it does with blacks. You’re not going to find on the “Black Lives Matter” website anything that reflects that.”
Kelly did not challenge Jackson's accusation nor his final statement that, “This idea that blacks are being discriminated unfairly is just not the case.”
It was nearly six minutes of hating on black people and Black Lives Matter, brought to you by the woman who calls herself a “straight news anchor.”
Watch what Kelly presented as a fair and balanced discussion below, from the July 27 The Kelly File. Underneath is the prior discussion from last week, via Crooks and Liars.
Quoting President Obama’s remarks in the eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney:
“Perhaps it causes us to examine what we’re doing to cause some of our children to hate.” (Applause.)
With all due respect to Ms. Patrisse Cullors, her colleagues and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, I believe she would better serve all Americans if she were to honestly, openly and compassionately address the National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect that for decades has deprived untold numbers of depressed children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.
I’d respectfully suggest she share a conversation with Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar and learn why he has been suffering from depression for most of his childhood and adult life.
The simple fact (and, you really should know “simple,” Megyn—I think it’s actually your middle name) is that the Black Lives Matter protesters do NOT think that “white lives don’t matter”; they’d just like it if Black lives didn’t seem to be seen as less important than White lives.
Really, Megyn and your Uncle Tom buddy might spend just a couple of minutes discussing how many young women of color went missing with little to no national press coverage during the time that the US media went wild covering Natalee Holloway’s disappearance. And how about discussing how different Cliven Bundy (you remember him, don’t you?) was treated compared to Sandra Bland. If your memory needs a touch of refreshing, Bundy and his little militia pals actually aimed RIFLES at US law enforcement officers who’d been sent to confiscate Bundy’s herd of ILLEGALLY feeding cattle. Poor Ms Bland sole crimes were changing lanes without using a turn signal and then waving a cigarette at a police officer.
Maybe if white people were dying at the hands of Black cops in anything close to the rate of Black people dying at the hands of white cops (and a few non-cops; remember George Zimmerman?), then your crocodile tears would have some value (aside from causing your cheap mascara to run). As it is, this white man isn’t going to give your whining any sympathy.