Sometimes I'm truly amazed that Fox News actually exists. Like, the things they do are often just so appallingly outrageous that they defy parody, which is why it never surprises me at all when another study reports that the cable news station's viewers are actually more uninformed than people who don't read the news. I've often imagined Joseph Goebbels in hell masturbating feverishly while watching Fox News, screaming, "It's perfect...PERFECT I tell you!" as he watches in stunned, aroused amazement at the brazenness of the propaganda they dole out.
Case in point: last night Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly were
discussing spinning the UC Davis pepper spray incident when Kelly casually brushed aside the severity of the whole thing by saying this: "(Pepper spray is) like a derivative of actual pepper. It's a food product, essentially." Yes, just like pizza is a vegetable.
Not to be outdone, O'Reilly stated that cops are always and forever above any and all civilian second-guessing: "I don't think we have the right to Monday-morning quarterback the police," he said. Except, of course, when a cop is boning his wife. In that case, it's totally cool to go into search and destroy mode.
Watch and be astounded, kids...
Of course, the internet will not let such moronic things go unnoticed. Megan Kelly is now a pretty little hate meme, essentially.
In addition to Slacktory calling for her to eat pepper spray, a full-fledged Megan Kelly essentially meme has arisen, and it's glorious...
After the jump are a few of my favorites that have popped up thusfar. Enjoy.