Fox News calls pepper spray a food product
22 Nov, 2011 19:16
If you’re hungry for some last-minute holiday recipes before Thanksgiving comes around, look no further than the Fox News channel.
If you turned your tube to the news network yesterday, you would have heard personality Megyn Kelly reveal that pepper-spray makes a dandy seasonal treat.Commenting on Friday’s assault on protesters at the University of California, always eloquent and thought provoking Fox analyst Kelly said that she didn’t quite get what all the hubbub was about. “It's, like, a derivative of actual pepper," she told Bill O’Reilly on Monday. "It's a food product, essentially."A food product nearly 20 times stronger than the hottest habanero pepper, linked to deaths, can cause cell and eyeball damage and issued to the US military, that is. Sounds scrumptious.This of course leads one to wonder why protesters are complaining that police used, you know, essentially a food product on them at point-blank range during a peaceful sit-in on Friday. Sure, two people were hospitalized and the actions from campus cops have led to two officers so far being placed on administrative leave, but wasn’t it tasty?Oh, Megyn.Adding more analysis to the incident which has since caused international outrage, Kelly said “I don't know if from a legal standpoint the cops did anything wrong." In addition to their dismissal, however, the chancellor of UC Davis has since publically apologized and thousands of students have rallied for her resignation. "I'm here to apologize. I feel horrible for what happened Friday," Chancellor Linda Katehi told a crowd on Monday. "If you think you don't want to be students of the university we had on Friday, I'm just telling you, I don't want to be the chancellor of the university we had on Friday."Of course this isn’t the first time that Kelly dumbed down the weaponry as something not worth screaming in agony over. During the assaults on protesters in New York City during the early days of Occupy Wall Street, Kelly called cries and screams coming from injured demonstrators an “overreaction” and has repeatedly criticized participants for their involvement in the movement. And if you’re wondering what delicacies to douse this holiday season with pepper spray, keep in mind that protester David Buscho, 22, tells the Associated Press that the blast he suffered last week at UC Davis left him “powerless to do anything” and tasted “like hot glass.”From all of us at RT, we suggest pairing a few bursts of Defense Technology Corp’s MK-4 pepper spray dispenser with stuffing this season. We recommend a cabernet as well to cleanse the palate in between gulps of that exquisite, burning glass taste.If you did manage to catch Kelly’s discussion of the police’s totally legitimate use of excessive force yesterday, you might not know exactly what she was talking about, though. A new poll from Farleigh Dickinson University reveals that resides of New Jersey that go to Fox for their news are less informed than those who watch no news altogether.