And I hope you didn’t have to eat at Megyn Kelly’s house.
Original painting (Freedom from Want by Norman Rockwell, to whom I offer my profound apology)
Clockwise, from bottom left: Steve Doocy, Greta Van Susteren, Neil Cavuto, Sean Hannity, Brian Kilmeade, Rupert Murdoch (hanging on the wall), Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, Roger Ailes, Gretchen Carlson, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee.
It may be Thanksgiving, but Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly isn’t having the best week.
Kelly came on “The O’Reilly Factor” late Monday to discuss the Occupy Wall Street protest that broke out this weekend at UC Davis. Police Lt. John Pike sprayed pepper spray on non-violent protestors sitting on the ground in an act that has been called into question as “excessive force.” Kelly has a slightly different opinion.
“First of all, pepper spray,” O’Reilly said to Kelly. “That just burns your eyes, right?”
“Right,” Kelly replied. “I mean it’s like a derivative of actual pepper. It’s a food product, essentially.”
Kelly’s comment that pepper spray is little more than “a food product” has sparked outrage from protestors and commentators online.
A petition has also been posted on the Web site Change.org asking Kelly to back up her claim by eating as much pepper spray as was used on each protester’s face. According to the petition, Kelly’s claim that pepper spray is “a food product, essentially” is “of course, ridiculous.”
[…T]he memes and petition started earlier this week, mock Kelly’s nonchalant attitude towards pepper spray despite evidence that it can cause serious health damages, including temporary blindness, gagging, uncontrollable coughing, throat, ear, eye and nose irritation as well as potential long term side effects, even death.
(Funny Or Die Megyn Kelly video at INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES link)