Fox News host battles Richard Fowler over whether or not “extraordinary moment” is “appropriate”
Megyn Kelly and Richard Fowler will probably not be breaking bread together on Thanksgiving.
The host of Fox News’ “The Kelly File” got into a heated exchange on Tuesday with guest Fowler — a liberal contributor to the cable news channel — over live footage of a black protester starting down a Chicago police officer.
Kelly called it “an extraordinary moment,” while Fowler opined that it was simply a silent protest.
“This cop hasn’t done anything wrong,” she countered.
Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik, another guest on the primetime program, shrugged it off as a citizen “instigating.” He said in situations like this, people try to make a name for themselves and look good on camera.
Fowler took exception to those words, reiterating that the young man in the cop’s face was simply exercising his First Amendment rights.
“It’s not a question of what his constitutional rights are, it’s a question of what’s appropriate,” Kelly shot back.
The footage fed from a protest related to the shooting death of 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald, who was killed by a Chicago police officer.
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