Fox News Embarrasses Itself After Latest Attempt to Link Obama to Terrorism Fails Miserably (Video)

megyn-kelly-bill-ayersAfter watching the first part of Megyn Kelly’s interview with Bill Ayers, I still couldn’t figure out exactly what the point of the interview was.  While Ayers is a name many might know, he’s not someone most liberals associate with or someone who many people would look up to.

He’s clearly an extremely far-left activist on par with many of the far-right radicals we see support conservative ideology and the Republican party.

The reality is both sides have their radicals.  Bill Ayers isn’t someone most liberals idolize, whereas an individual like Cliven Bundy was someone Fox News’ own Sean Hannity built up as a “conservative hero” just a couple of months ago.

Someone whose supporters were threatening the lives of federal agents.

But after watching the second half of Megyn Kelly’s interview, it finally hit me what this was all about.

Trying desperately to link President Obama to Bill Ayers once again.

I thought that’s what they might do, but the second half of the interview was so blatant I actually laughed at it when it was all over.

What they did was spend the first half of the Ayers interview covering all of the radical beliefs he has, the extreme ideologies he’s had (or has) and they generally did a great job at allowing him to paint himself as a far-left radical activist.

Then in the second half of the interview they covered the death of two cops and a security officer linked to members of his group the Weather Underground, a quote he denies his wife made where she allegedly praised Charles Manson and generally how he urged radical behavior in the 1970’s during the Vietnam War.

And then, out of nowhere, Kelly brought up his move to Chicago.  That’s when I saw where this was going. After a few back and forth questions and answers about his transition to education, that’s when they exposed what they were trying to do with the interview:

Kelly: Well, many members of the Weather Underground are now in academia. President Obama, let me ask you this, how much ideology did the two of you share?

Ayers: Zero.

Kelly: Good friends, not good friends?

Ayers: I knew him as well as he knew 10,000 other people, and today I wish I knew him much better, and I wish he had listened to me.

Kelly: Did he ever contact you once you became the story in his presidential race?

Ayers: Absolutely not. And I didn’t contact him.

Kelly: The entire time he’s been president, you haven’t been in contact?

Ayers: Never. No. Although I wish I were, because I have a lot of advice for him.

Kelly: You want him to go further to the left?

Ayers: Oh, I want him to stop droning people. I want him to close Guantanamo, I want him to, you know, universal health care. Don’t you think we deserve universal health care? Seriously – Medicare for all.

What they did with this interview was absolutely pathetic.

They spent the majority of both parts of this interview allowing Ayers to present himself as a far-left extremist with radical views.  Then after he had successfully done just that on many levels, that’s when Kelly started in on the line of questions trying to get Ayers to link himself to President Obama.

What they were hoping to do was make Ayers look as radical as possible, then get him to somehow link himself with the president so they could follow it up with, “See, this far-left radical admits that he has ties with President Obama!  The president has been lying for years!”

Except, they failed miserably.  

Not only did he not personally link himself with President Obama in any way, he actually criticized the president for not being the “far-left radical socialist” that Fox News has spent the last 5+ years trying to claim that he is.

It was so blatant what they tried to do that all I could do was laugh once the interview was over.

For Fox News to go to these lengths, and spend that much time interviewing Ayers, just so that at the end of the interview they could try to get Ayers to link himself to President Obama is absolutely embarrassing.

The small amount of respect I had for Megyn Kelly vanished with this interview.  No real journalist would have ever agreed to participate in one of the most pathetic partisan stunts I’ve seen in quite some time.

With this interview, Fox News has proven once again what a pathetic excuse for a “news organization” it really is.

Watch the second half of the interview below via Fox News:


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Eric Domejean

    Why doesn’t she grill Wayne LaPierre like this? Or Operation Rescue?

    • Francine Anoia Price

      probably he would see right through her little charades.

    • handsomejack47

      Because her audience would get cranky and yell at her for picking on them.

  • republic84

    That was beautiful, Faux News is always good for a laugh. The sad thing is all the conservatives and teabillies that gather their misinformation from Faux are probably going “ya, she got that there Obamer yehaw”.

  • Mybarkingdog

    Kelly came on so aggressively that Ayres appeared to be reasonable in comparison.

    • surfjac

      Why wouldn’t he be reasonable?

      • Mybarkingdog

        She’s trying to make him out to be a mad bomber while looking like she’s ready to go postal.

      • surfjac

        He’s probably been through this so many times in less formal surroundings or other interviews and he’s doesn’t strike me as clueless, i.e., he’s fully aware of what she wanted to do.

      • strayaway

        Maybe it has to do with making and deploying domestic bombs, co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group, things he said when younger…

        “in 1969, Ayers participated in planting a bomb at a statue dedicated to police casualties in the 1886 Haymarket affair confrontation between labor supporters and the Chicago police. The blast broke almost 100 windows and blew pieces of the statue onto the nearby Kennedy Expressway. (The statue was rebuilt and unveiled on May 4, 1970, and blown up again by other Weathermen on October 6, 1970.” “After the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion in 1970, in which Weatherman member Ted Gold, Ayers’s close friend Terry Robbins, and Ayers’s girlfriend, Diana Oughton, were killed when a nail bomb being assembled in the house exploded, Ayers and several associates evaded pursuit by U.S. law enforcement officials. Kathy Boudin and Cathy Wilkerson survived the blast. Ayers was not facing criminal charges at the time, but the federal government later filed charges against him. Ayers participated in the bombings of New York City Police Department headquarters in 1970, the United States Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972, as he noted in his 2001 book, Fugitive Days.”-wikipedia

        Fortunately, William Ayers was from a very rich family so he never went to jail for any of this.

  • Bob Reilley

    Your mistake is thinking that Fox News is an actual news station with credible journalists. Fox news has fought for the right to call what they do entrainment. Watching fox news for credible information is liken to watching those jersey shore idiots for your news.

    • Dan Pasternack

      But sadly, the population of this country is far too dumb to realize that and they eat it up. Hence the #1 ratings for Fox “News” and its disgusting programming. If a person says they watch Fox “News” and takes it seriously, I lose all respect for that person immediately.

      • DavidD

        Most people do not see Faux news as credible .You have an elitistist narrow perspective that expects people to come up to your level of thinking.
        You focus too much on the negative because the renforces your view as special and you cut yourself off from people on a simplistic erroneous elitist delusion that you are somehow special.
        I’m not saying this to get down on you and the very fact that you care probably makes you a good person.
        I’m saying this because the left is full to the brim of folks that hold this view who often preach and never listen.Who scorn the idea of working with people they view as inferior.
        We have a lot to learn from each other even Fox news junkies.Some we will never reach but there are many who we can and learn from.

      • Dan Pasternack

        The MSNBC crowd is bad, but the Fox “News” crowd is worse. The MSNBC crowd gets up in arms because they want to protect everyone, the Fox “News” crowd does so out of selfishness. Neither side is right, as I am a Libertarian (Gary Johnson was my vote in the last election).

        And what’s wrong with elitism? Being elite should be everyone’s goal. If I wasn’t elite, my life would be a waste. That’s one of the biggest flaws of Democracy as a system. You put the power into the hands of the ignorant masses, the morons who eat up MSNBC and Fox “News” as unbiased fact, and you allow the tyranny of the majority to rule over the intellectual elite.

        It takes a really dim mind to take Fox “News” seriously. It takes a pretty evil heart to actually agree with a lot of that disgusting filth on it. It’s blatantly racist, xenophobic and bigoted. It promotes harmful opinions which have contributed to the downfall of this country. MSNBC moved left in reaction (and CNN just got dumber…not really left or right, just dumb) but they have realized that right-wingers are far easier to manipulate and to work into a frenzy.

      • DavidD

        I do not watch either one or for that matter TV at all except for old movies with my DVD and old stuff on You Tube.I like to get my news from print as I can read much faster than I can watch.
        Thank you for your reply.What is wrong with being a part of the elite?Because the idea of a self appointed elite is a self entitled fiction.
        People live their lives for all sorts of reasons and for one group to elevate itself as a self appointed elite is ludicrous.
        I’m a Social Democrat so obviously we have a differnt world view.That does not make me better than anyone else merely different.I believe people are complex and many things go into what they are.I am friends with Tea Party members and won’t have anything to do with some other Social Democrats.I observe actions more than words and give them more credibility.

      • Dan Pasternack

        I agree that actions and not words should be judged, but when the words are hateful and ignorant and dripping with bigotry, that’s when the words should be judged.

        Some people are elite. That’s just fact. I’m more elite than the average person based on numerous factors: education, IQ, real world experience, knowledge of history and politics, etc. The simple facts prove that with more education and knowledge, people are less likely to support Fox “News”. Just look up “fox news viewers uninformed” and read the Forbes article. It literally causes them to be less informed than those who don’t even follow the news. Wow.

      • DavidD

        Yes I read that article and agree with thier conclusions but it still does not invalidate what I said.
        People seem to have this ability to delude themselves desite their percieved intelligence.Many leftist during the 20″s and the 30’s did exactly that about the Soviet Union .They subjectivily wanted to believe something so bad it overcame their belief in materialism and went to straight magical thinking.
        They had all the qualities you mentioned but were dead wrong.
        They also thought of themselves as an elite ,the intellectuals self fitted to be the dictators of the proletariat.They did not seek truth thru facts and reality caught up to them just as it did to the Soviet Union.

      • Dan Pasternack

        Equating a desire for the elite to rule to the Soviet Union is an incredible logical fallacy. The Bolsheviks were a party of the working averages, not the elite.

        But I guess allowing the troglodytes of the masses to overrule those who actually understand economics and history is a much better way to do it. That’s how our country has devolved into a partial theocracy and will continue to devolve as more and more are blinded by propaganda like Fox “News”.

      • DavidD

        Lenin was a member of the minor nobility as were many other members of the Bolshevik party.Very few were actual proletariats until Stalin wiped them out and brought in people like Zhukov and Kruschev.
        I worked prisons and saw many self entitled people put in their place quickly by those much more suited to that enviroment.
        I think the contradictions of the GOP are going to cripple them in the near future.When the preachers jump ship then you will know their chickens have come home to roost.

      • MLR

        There’s nothing wrong with being elitist and I hate that some people are turning it into a bad word. I’d rather be an elitist than an ignorant moron who can barely read or write.

      • MJM

        Are you talking about FOX viewers, they never ever take the time to find out any truths. If they do it’s it cooked up by Liberials

      • MLR

        I thought I was the only who noticed how dumb CNN has gotten. I’d rather watch Forensic Files than CNN.

      • Robert Mcnair

        and just where does an elite libertarian like yourself go for all your factual information?to gary johnson,who was just named the head of the pot party? maybe lyndon larouche?

      • saltcay

        The reason Fox “News” has the ratings it has is because the people that use Fox “News” as their news source ONLY use Fox. The people that get their news from other news sources use several news sources. Personally, I can’t say where i get my news from, one day it might be NBC, the next it might be BBC.

      • MJM

        Sometimes real people go there to find out who’s being stabbed in the back, or who, when, where the idiots will try to strike next.

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        remember: FOX “news” is #1
        =============================
        so is McDonalds

  • cravin moorehead

    That poor woman.

    That video will be on Youtube…….FOREVER! She can’t run away from it.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      she is not poor,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, FOX “news” pays her– and crumbcakes such as Hannity and huck(ster)abee and judge skankbag pirro a TON 2 push this easy 2 spot crapola–
      now don’t forget to wear your BENGHAZI Tshirt while claiming 2 be a patriot……………………….then you and I might get our OWN FOX “news” shows so we can make millions off of the stupidity of white trash religious scumbags

  • DavidD

    They will do anything,support anybody or any policy as long as they can push the intrest of the uber wealthy that now controls the political process.It does not have to work .In fact it is better that it does not work so they can prove in their mind that government does not work.
    It’s this insane game they have equating how much wealth you have to your value as a person.Any means are just fine to prove this end.

  • Grumpmaster_Zz

    Faux news isn’t even a blip on the radar of the true Teabillies; they are all watching something called “One America Network” now.

  • estfar

    And the witch hung continues.

  • OldCowboy

    Here’s my question. How could you have had any respect for Megyn Kelly prior to this interview?

  • Hassan Hamza

    What a stupid twat.

  • David

    Can’t stand her words but Megyn Kelly is fucking sexy as hell

    • Paul Julian Gould

      So you turn the sound off and leer… to each his/her own, I suppose. Physical appearance matters a lot less than intelligence and rationality. Ms. Kelly is a well-educated woman as are the rest of Ailes’ Angels. But I find the tendency to sell one’s soul, negate one’s education and spout what one know is obviously bullshit to be singularly unattractive.

      I’m pushing 60, as is my lovely wife… we’re not the svelte bon vivants we were 35 years ago when we met (yet we’ve been married less than 3 years… long, complicated story that, if written in a book would have to be marketed in the fiction section of B&N, ’cause few would believe the journey). Physical attraction has not lessened, but it has changed as our bodies, minds and spirits have changed and grown over the years. What I’ve always loved about this woman is her caring, her intelligence, her curiosity, her artistic soul and her rock-ribbed sense of fair play. Yes, I still think she’s a babe, but that’s only part of it.

      Knowing Ms. Kelly’s attitudes and roles she chooses to play to the cheap seats makes this dirty old man lech elsewhere, thankysomuch.

    • MJM

      If you like dumb bunnies. It’s right down your alley.

  • MLR

    You had respect for Megyn Kelly?? but why? And really? You thought False News is a serious news organization? This is really a LOL moment. No but seriously, not only is President Obama not a radical left type of guy, I don’t really consider him to be a lefty at all. He’s continued a lot of Bush’s policies, and in my opinion he’s appeased republicans a lot more than his own base. He’s deported more people than Bush,even his healthcare law was based on a republican idea. He was the first democratic president ever to put Chained CPI on the table. So when republicans bitch and moan about PBO being a socialist then I guess they were socialists too and just didn’t realize it.

  • rhino33

    See, Ayres wouldn’t admit to a connection with Obama. All the more need for further investigation (speculation). Foxymoron!

  • joeboken

    I have to admit, I get a warm feeling of satisfaction when the right continually sticks itself in the eye like this. It shows just how desperate they are to get to this President using any low life tactic they can, and every single time they wind up with egg on their face. The reason they constantly fall on their face is because what they believe about Obama is simply not true, they set themselves up for failure at every attempt to make something true that isn’t true. When will they learn that they are wrong about the President, and what they are trying to do is impossible? LOL, you gotta love it.

  • joeboken

    Fox News = The WWE, the National Enquirer, British tabloids, The Globe, The Sun, they are all tabloids, and Fox News is the biggest of them all. Anyone who believes what they say, probably believes the stories in the Enquirer too, you know, like Wayne Newton’s illegitimate Martian child, LOL

    • Paul Julian Gould

      I kinda miss the old Weekly World News, though… the 2-headed baby stories were sort of fun, and Batboy rocked… LOL