Thursday night, Fox News's Megyn Kelly went after the press's and the political class's continued lionization of a "protest movement based upon a lie," namely those sowing slow-motion anarchy in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown, and "a segment of our political leaders and pundits" egging them on by giving them undeserved visibility and sympathy.
Members of Congress who propped up the odious "Hands up, don't shoot" lie came in for a special mention.
See relevant transcript below.
Fox News' The Kelly File
March 12, 2015
MEGYN KELLY: At this hour, police officers across the city of Ferguson, Missouri are searching for a shooter, assumed to be armed and dangerous, knowing at amy moment they may find this person or persons and face a deadly confrontation.
You would think the risks they're facing would be focus of the national conversation today.
You would be wrong.
Today the conversation consisted of a quick expression of sympathy for the injured officers followed by a long justification for a protest movement based upon a lie.
For months, a segment of our political leaders and pundits attacked cops across this country, based on the myth that 18 year-old Michael Brown in Fergusoon, Missouri was shot in the back by a cop while surrendering with his hands up. Wrong. Totally wrong.
We saw members of Congress, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, hands in the air, saying "Hands up, don't shoot!" And if one of them has so far apologized for misleading America, we haven't heard it.
Nor have I.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.