On Monday night, O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly and Fox News host Megyn Kelly sat down to discuss what really happened at UC Davis on Friday and whether campus police acted appropriately in showering a group of sitting students with pepper spray. Their conclusion? No big deal.
“Pepper spray, that just burns your eyes, right?” O’Reilly asked Kelly.
“Right,” Kelly said. “I mean, its like a derivative of actual pepper. It’s a food product, essentially.”
Exactly! Like jalapeno poppers, or queso dip. Delicious. In fact, pepper spray is about 1,000 times hotter than a jalapeno, Mother Jonesreports.
I tend to think of myself as hard bitten, cynical and unshockable but the pepper spray cop episode actually shocked me. It was so gratuitous and unnecessary. If pepper spray is a “food product” why isn’t it ever used as such? How fucking stupid do they think we are? Oh, that’s right it’s Bill-O so he has reason to think that his viewers are dumber than a bag of hammers and might just use pepper spray on their vittles.
The other thing that amazes me about the pepper spray episode is that almost *everyone* has a camera phone that can shoot blurry videos. Cruel, gratuitous *and* stupid. Let’s call the whole thing off: