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Fox News’ Latest Attempt To Connect Bill Ayers And President Obama Ends Disastrously

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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Fox News’ Latest Attempt To Connect Bill Ayers And President Obama Ends Disastrously

Wednesday, July, 2nd, 2014, 4:14 pm









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This week, Fox News host Megyn Kelly aired a two-part interview with Weather Underground founder Bill Ayers. The first part, which aired on Monday evening, was highlighted by Kelly telling Ayers that he sounded like Osama bin Laden. However, it was the second part of the interview, which aired Tuesday night, where Kelly revealed her hand and let the audience know that actual intent of the interview. As with all things at Fox News, the interview was set up as a way to show the close connection between the ‘domestic terrorist’ Ayers and President Obama. Unfortunately for Fox and Kelly, the whole thing blew up right in their faces.

In 2008, Ayers became a household name thanks mostly to then-Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin mentioning him repeatedly on the campaign trail. She claimed Barack Obama was “pallin’ around with terrorists.” Palin, and other conservatives, declared that Obama began his political career in the living room of a domestic terrorist. Those lines became right-wing mantras during the 2008 campaign and continued even after Obama was elected. It was that type of irresponsible discourse that followed the President into Washington and helped create this current level of lowbrow disrespect POTUS has suffered at the hands of Republicans, who find their own behavior perfectly acceptable.

Megyn Kelly put it all on the line at the very beginning of the 2nd part of the interview. The broadcast began with a voice-over, where she went ahead and repeated one of those conservative mantras.

MEGYN KELLY, HOST (VOICE-OVER): It was in his living room that a then unknown Barack Obama launched his political career. A domestic terrorist who avoided real jail time and isn’t sorry for bombing America. Bill Ayers, co-founder of the radical Weather Underground admits his group bombed 20 targets, including the Pentagon, the U.S. Capital and the State Department, all to protest the Vietnam War and other left wing causes of the ’70s. His wife Bernardine Dohrn was a fully committed participant. A woman who was said to have praised Charles Manson and who wound up on the FBI’s most wanted list.

The very first line, VERY FIRST LINE, was the ‘living room’ one. No doubt Kelly and Fox were hoping to create a huge bombshell where Ayers, who had long avoided interviews since Obama was first elected in 2008, would finally reveal the huge Socialist plan that he and Obama had in store for America. Kelly would first portray Ayers as one of the most radical and dangerous men in American history. Then, she would lower the boom when Ayers showed the close, tight-knit relationship that he and the President shared. Ayers would also let the American public know how much he admired the President, and how he and the President were so ideologically similar.

Toward’s the end of Tuesday night’s interview, Kelly brought up President Obama and asked Ayers if they speak. She also wanted to know how close their views are. Ayers answer likely made many right-wingers’ minds explode.

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.

In that one-minute exchange, Bill Ayers laid to rest the myth that Fox News has helped to create about Barack Obama. In the world of conservative media, Obama is this radical leftist who is dead-set on making America a collectivist society. He is constantly pushing a far-left Socialist agenda and is the most liberal man, by far, to occupy the White House. Ayers revealed that, as a real far-left liberal, he shares no real ideological views with Obama. The fact is, President Obama is much like Bill Clinton before him — a center-left Democrat, who tries to appeal to the middle most of the time in order to get broader policy passed.

This idea that he is a radical leftist speaks more to the right’s inability to deal with a black man in office than anything else.

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lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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Our interview w/Bill Ayers was the highest rated segment in all of cable news two nights in a row - Part 3 is tonight . Don't miss it!

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jul. 2, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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People watched hoping for some news. Great job MK.

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Quoting lylalane7275:

Our interview w/Bill Ayers was the highest rated segment in all of cable news two nights in a row - Part 3 is tonight . Don't miss it!

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM
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So you saw it?  I must have missed something.  I remember she did ask if they were friends, he said no.  They moved on, but when she asked him about some things that he admitted to in his books he denied them to Megyn, so his credibility is even more flawed.

Quoting Pema_Jampa: People watched hoping for some news. Great job MK. pft
Quoting lylalane7275:

Our interview w/Bill Ayers was the highest rated segment in all of cable news two nights in a row - Part 3 is tonight . Don't miss it!


Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jul. 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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Read the op
lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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Right, that exchange took a few seconds of a 2 hour interview.  It was riveting, you should watch if you ever get a chance.

Quoting Pema_Jampa: Read the op


29again
by Gold Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 9:09 PM
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So......the author of the OP was in on the planning of this "stunt" of Megyn's??  He can read minds?? Where are the hot memos that describe how this was to deliberately connect Ayers to King O?  Where is the dressing down of MK by her boss for not doing this right? 

*eyeroll*

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jul. 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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Caught the end of it yesterday. She ended her program saying "we know who's living room he got his start in..."

Oh no! Not drawing lines or anything. HAH!

Amusing

Quoting 29again:

So......the author of the OP was in on the planning of this "stunt" of Megyn's??  He can read minds?? Where are the hot memos that describe how this was to deliberately connect Ayers to King O?  Where is the dressing down of MK by her boss for not doing this right? 

*eyeroll*


vic270
by Vic on Jul. 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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 Ayers should still be in jail for all the VIOLENT crimes he committed years ago. I can't believe that any one would give any credibility to anything he says. It made for good TV but that is all.

Quoting lylalane7275:

So you saw it?  I must have missed something.  I remember she did ask if they were friends, he said no.  They moved on, but when she asked him about some things that he admitted to in his books he denied them to Megyn, so his credibility is even more flawed.

Quoting Pema_Jampa: People watched hoping for some news. Great job MK. pft
Quoting lylalane7275:

Our interview w/Bill Ayers was the highest rated segment in all of cable news two nights in a row - Part 3 is tonight . Don't miss it!

 

 

Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Jul. 3, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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I agree with you. He should definitely not be embraced by academia. I know I would never allow my children to be taught at any college by him or his wife. I would have loved to see the colleges on to defend why they have employed these two (and others).

As for the exchanges / OP - I do not believe Ayers. He was not credible at all. He hosted Obama. That doesn't mean they are close associates, but clearly (from the OP), he said he WISHED Obama had listened to him, which means in reality they were close enough for Ayers to give some sort of counsel. He admitted he was far left of the left in the country. That does not mean Obama is moderate left by any means. Ayers stated he is not a liberal but wouldn't go further.

I don't know the nature of their association, but Obama has praised Ayers' book. He has never denouced Ayers. And this is enough of an association for me to think twice about Obama's motives behind his actions (or inactions). There are just too many, what I will call, shady characters, that Obama has associated with in some way.

I think overall it was a very interesting and insightful couple of interviews. I understand they will show it in its entirety on the 4th.


Quoting vic270:

 Ayers should still be in jail for all the VIOLENT crimes he committed years ago. I can't believe that any one would give any credibility to anything he says. It made for good TV but that is all.


Quoting lylalane7275:

So you saw it?  I must have missed something.  I remember she did ask if they were friends, he said no.  They moved on, but when she asked him about some things that he admitted to in his books he denied them to Megyn, so his credibility is even more flawed.


Quoting Pema_Jampa: People watched hoping for some news. Great job MK. pft
Quoting lylalane7275:

Our interview w/Bill Ayers was the highest rated segment in all of cable news two nights in a row - Part 3 is tonight . Don't miss it!


 


 

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grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Jul. 4, 2014 at 1:03 AM
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 Watch the interview.  It's supposed to be on again July 4th.  In case it's not, you can catch it on youtube.  Educate yourself.

Ayres was Obama's neighbor and friend.  They served on the same board of some progressive private school.  Ayres hosted Obama's entry into the world of politics.  So, no, he wasn't just some guy in the neighborhood.

Your attitude that this interview was funny, is pathetic.  Just one of the many lemmings, pj.

Quoting Pema_Jampa: Read the op

 

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