To Megyn Kelly, the big takeaway from the DOJ's Ferguson report is that President Obama, Eric Holder and other black people who indicated sympathy with the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" protesters are the real guilty parties.
On Friday, Kelly played a clip of President Obama saying at a town hall meeting at the historically black Benedict College: “We may never know exactly what happened but Officer Wilson, like anybody else, who was charged with a crime, benefits from due process and a reasonable doubt standard. And if there is uncertainty about what happened, then you can’t just charge him anyway because what happened was tragic.”
President Obama standing up for the rule of law and defending his Department of Justice’s decision not to indict a white police officer to a group of African Americans? Not enough white love for “straight news anchor” Kelly.
She complained to her conservative guest, Rich Lowry, that Obama had suggested, “it was basically just this tough reasonable doubt standard that led to Officer Wilson not being charged.”
According to Kelly, President Obama was supposed to come out and declare Wilson innocent. Even though Obama was not there when Wilson shot and killed the unarmed Michael Brown and even though, as Kelly surely knows, our justice system does not adjudge someone guilty or innocent but guilty or not guilty. Apparently, that standard is not good enough for our black president.
“This man was exonerated by the DOJ!” Kelly said dramatically. However, the Department of Justice report never declared Wilson exonerated. It merely said the evidence did not support a conclusion that Wilson shot Michael Brown while he was surrendering, with his hands up, and that it did support a conclusion that Wilson reasonably feared for his life when he shot and killed him. However, Kelly sounded almost orgasmic as she read through the various findings of the report that backed up Wilson.
“And so where does Officer Wilson go to get his reputation back?” Kelly asked with hammy concern. Obviously, the answer is, Fox News.
Lowry sneered, “He’ll never get it from these people. What the president said was so weasel-y. You know, suggesting, ‘Oh, such a close call’ and he has the ‘reasonable doubt’ standard on his side. This is not a close call in the least.” But we never saw Obama say anything about a “close call.” He said “we may never know exactly what happened.”
Not that Kelly pointed that out.
Lowry continued, “If the president had any decency, he would just say, ‘Look, I like to tell people sometimes things they don’t want to hear. I know some people on my side don’t want to hear this but there is zero credible evidence that this was a racist assassination.’ But he won’t say that because the left is full of Ferguson truthers who are invested in a lie about this case, that Michael Brown held up his arms and said, ‘Don’t shoot.’ …That’s not enough to say there’s not enough evidence to indict him. All the evidence… suggests this is a justifiable act of self-defense.”
Kelly really poured on the theatrics as she turned to her other guest liberal Leslie Marshall. “What about, Leslie, all those people… I mean Al Sharpton (saying) ‘There was no deadly threat!’ They’re talking about how Officer Wilson EXECUTED this young man. EXECUTED! The governor of Missouri saying a prosecution must take place! Where are the mea culpas?”
Marshall, another Fox News Democrat who failed to call out Fox's tactics, did try to explain that there’s still a lot of anger in the community over the broader pattern of police behavior. But even that was too much for Kelly. She interrupted:
KELLY: Wouldn’t it be so much more credible if they came out and said, "We were wrong about Officer Wilson but we want to talk about what the DOJ found with respect to Ferguson?" Then people might listen. But when they’re standing firm on Officer Wilson, not acknowledging that all the innuendo and rhetoric they ginned up was false and totally baseless, it’s tough then to listen as they get to Point B.
But Kelly should start with her own self. As I wrote in my last post about her use of Ferguson to attack African Americans, Kelly previously conducted an orchestrated series of accusations – over at least 45 segments - that Holder had refused to prosecute some members of the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation out of racial preference for African Americans. Even though no voter intimidation had occurred. Even though the accusations were discredited. Rather than apologize, Kelly still relies on that same “whistleblower” to make racial attacks on Holder (though she turned suddenly silent about this one). Kelly should offer her own mea culpa before demanding one from others.
As for innuendo and ginned up rhetoric, Kelly said this while she was still hyping those racial attacks on Holder:
Think about that… Now you’re going to have instances like this where Black Panthers and others can go to the polling stations and do this if they so choose. And they just basically are gonna get a pass because while it’s not an official thing, it’s been made very clear to all the rank and file voting rights attorneys in the DOJ those cases are not to be pursued.
And where was Kelly’s concern for people getting their reputations back when she slobbered over the undercover “prostitute” who helped make the now-discredited ACORN sting videos?
When it comes to apologies, Kelly has quite the hypocritical double standard.
“@ truman: OR, did she do “other services” for those grades?
You know—just asking."
Hmmmmmmmmm Joseph, I’m VERY INCLINED to believe Megyn KKKelly DID do “other services” for those grades: SHE PROBABLY SLEPT WITH HER LAW SCHOOL PROFESSORS!
You know—just asking.
Her lips are moving.