Megyn Kelly is upset about a situation involving a police officer and Black Lives Matter protesters. No, she’s not upset that yet another cop has shot yet another young, unarmed black man. She’s upset because a protester in Minneapolis stared at an officer there to keep an eye on the rally. And staring at a police officer is apparently the worst thing you can possibly do.
MEGYN KELLY (HOST): I just want to jump in as we’re seeing an extraordinary moment. Look what’s happening here.
BERNARD KERIK: Listen, you’re going to have guys like this. You know they want to instigate, they want to create a —
RICHARD FOWLER: What is he instigating? Bernie, I’m sorry I’ve got to interrupt.
KELLY: But Richard look at him. This is a cop out there accused of doing nothing wrong, trying to keep the peace.
FOWLER: This guy is having a silent protest with this police officer. This is his first amendment right.
KELLY: He gets right in his face and stares him down? This cop hasn’t done anything wrong.
FOWLER: That is his first amendment right, Megyn.
KELLY: To get in a cops face and stare him down?
FOWLER: And you out of all people, Megyn, believe in protecting — this is his first amendment right. I don’t understand.
KELLY: You think that’s fine? You have no problem with this?
FOWLER: This is his first amendment right. This biggest problem here is —
KELLY: It’s not a question of what his constitutional rights are. It’s a question of what’s appropriate.
FOWLER: And I see nothing wrong with this.
We have cops gunning down unarmed black men in staggering numbers, but that isn’t what gets Megyn Kelly upset. A young black man looking at a cop with a stern look on his face, that gets her upset. My ability to even seems to have disappeared.