“The only place racism doesn’t exist is Fox News and the police department,” Hughley says.
D.L. Hughley appeared on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show Wednesday night to discuss police brutality and the two didn’t exactly see eye to eye, eventually leading the comedian to openly mock the network in front of his visibly annoyed host.
Hughley started off the segment by saying that he didn’t know Mark Fuhrman, who is now a Fox News contributor but gained fame being portrayed as a racist cop in O.J. Simpson trial, was going to be on the show before him.
“I think that cops have a different perspective than us and I think it was interesting to hear Mark Fuhrman, who got in trouble for perjuring himself call someone a liar. It’s ridiculous to me,” Hughley said.
Hughley went on to question why cops gets a presumption of innocence and recent shootings captured by Facebook Live would be enough evidence if the roles were reversed.
“We could see somebody getting shot down death… ‘[They’ll say] we don’t know what happened before. We don’t know what happened after,’” Hughley said before pondering why the first question when a black man is caught with a gun in an open-carry state isn’t, “Do you have a permit for that?”
Kelly chimed in, saying, “You’re making assumptions because we don’t know what happened,” which resulted in an argument over the facts of the case.
At one point Hughley said, “Wow,” in which Kelly responded, “Don’t ‘wow’ me.”
“Don’t tell me not to wow you,” Hughley said angrily. “I can say wow if I want to.”
Hughley said in a sarcastic tone that, “The only place racism doesn’t exist is Fox News and the police department.”
Kelly said Hughley’s comments offended Fox News viewers.
“I’m insulted by the things I hear on this network, so we’re even,” Hughley responded. “I couldn’t care less about insulting people who insult me on a daily basis.”
Kelly tried to get Hughley to stop with the “insults” and go back to a conversation, but Hughley continued to pile on and Kelly eventually ended the segment.
We agree with DL. Fox News is a disgrace to news. Is Megan Kelly a news anchor or an opinion/editorial commentor?