Fox News’ Megyn Kelly: Criticizing the Vietnam War ‘Sounds Like Osama bin Laden’
In an interview with former Weather Underground activist Bill Ayers, Fox News host Megyn Kelly asserted that he sounded like Osama bin Laden for criticizing the United States’ role in the Vietnam War.
The interview was largely focused on the Weather Underground’s attacks on government buildings in protest of the war. Ayers denied being responsible for anyone’s death and said that the goal of the group was to inflict damage on the government by bombing their buildings, though noted that three of the group’s members later killed two police officers and a security guard during an unrelated robbery in 1981.
“But you know, one of the things I think is interesting about these activities of 40 years ago – I don’t think it is bad to kid of stir through them and kind of understand them, and I’ve written about them myself, absolutely,” Ayers said. “I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.”
He added, “But I think it would be fair and balanced to also look at the violence that was – and is – going on, perpetrated by the U.S. government, by the official agencies and organs of the U.S. government.”
“Let me just tell you what I hear when I hear that,” Kelly replied. “I hear you saying – You sound like, with respect, Osama bin Laden.”
“What?” Ayers laughed.
“In order to evaluate my actions, which have hurt a lot of people – I know you deny it, but there’s evidence that the Weather Underground was involved in these situations,” Kelly said.