Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Megyn Kelly & Bill O'Reilly Duke It Out Over Muhammad Contest

"Megyn Kelly challenged Bill O’Reilly on his show when he expressed some hesitance about what Pamela Geller‘s group did in inviting people to draw Mohammad. Geller’s event in Texas ended up being targeted by two shooters, who were killed, and there’s been quite a debate today about causality and whether Geller’s group provoking Muslims in such a manner brought the attack on themselves.

Kelly told O’Reilly of course it doesn’t, because the point they were making about free speech was a solid one. The First Amendment, she said, isn’t meant to protect popular speech; it’s meant to protect “the most outrageous, offensive, incendiary speech.”

O’Reilly countered, “It’s always cause and effect… This is what happens when you light the fuse, you get violence.” Kelly was surprised to hear that, telling O’Reilly he sounds like he’s “attacking the event itself.”"

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

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