On a recent episode of Fox News' "The Kelly File," MegynKelly interviewed Ammon Bundy, the leader of the armed militia occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Burns, Oregon. Asking basic questions about his thought process behind the takeover, Kelly was able to cause Bundy to trip over his own words.
After a brief introduction, Kelly got right to the point by asking Bundy, "How is what you're doing not lawlessness?"
“You know the argument on the other side,” she continued. “These ranchers, who you support but are not directly involved [with], had their day in court... Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to work in our country when it comes to the rule of law?”
"Yeah, well let me ask you — and I'm sure you know the answer: who was the plaintiff?" Bundy asked.
To Bundy's surprise, Kelly didn't answer.
"Keep going," Kelly said, prompting Bundy to repeat his question.
“I’m waiting for you to make your point," she said. "Generally, I don’t answer the questions on my show — I ask them."
"Oh," Bundy replied, tripping over his next few words.
Kelly then asked him about the quote from the Oregonian's Twitter feed that quoted his brother, Ryan Bundy, as saying that he and his fellow occupants were "willing to kill and be killed if necessary."
Bundy tried to dismiss the quote by saying that it was taken "way, way out of context."
"I already talked to my brother about that. So um, no I wouldn't agree with that statement...
"I have a family. I have six children, a beautiful wife. I have a wonderful home. I have a business, several employees. I’m not here to die," Bundy said. "I’m here to defend my freedoms and my liberties. And will I? Yes. But it’s not going to come to that."
If a Fox News host seems be the voice of reason in any given segment, especially someone as politically incorrect as Megyn Kelly, you are definitely doing something wrong. Hopefully Bundy and his cohorts will run home with their tails between their legs soon.
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