D.L. Hugley Rips Megyn Kelly And Fox News
Rucuss staffJuly 14, 2016
D.L. Hughley sat down with Fox News host Megyn Kelly to discuss racism in America.
After the recent shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the murder of five Dallas police officers, there is a racial divide forming and he wanted to have open dialogue about it. Race relations and police brutality was the discussion.
Kelly told viewers they needed to “[letting] the evidence play out” in the investigations of Sterling and Castile’s deaths, as she thought the media’s (and the public’s) rash judgment of the police did more harm.
Hugley disagreed and said, “No matter what happens, no matter what we see, the cops are given a presumption of innocence. If that same tape showed a suspect doing something, that would be all the prosecution would need. They’d say, ‘All the evidence is right here.’”
This led to a brief exchange about Michael Brown and the results of the Justice Department’s Ferguson investigation, to which Hughley exclaimed “Wow!” When Kelly rebuffed the comedian, saying “don’t ‘wow’ me,” Hughley took issue with the host telling him not to speak a certain way.
Hughley responded, “The only place racism doesn’t exist is Fox News and the police department.”
Then Kelly warned him against “[painting] an entire group with the same brush based on the bad actions of a few.”
Hughley quickly responded, “That is amazing to hear on this network.”
The root of the debate is the fact that far too many Black men, women and children have died at the hands of police.
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