Fox News’ Latest Attempt To Connect Bill Ayers And President Obama Ends Disastrously

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This week, Fox News host Megyn Kelly aired a two-part interview with Weather Underground founder Bill Ayers. The first part, which aired on Monday evening, was highlighted by Kelly telling Ayers that he sounded like Osama bin Laden. However, it was the second part of the interview, which aired Tuesday night, where Kelly revealed her hand and let the audience know the actual intent of the interview. As with all things at Fox News, the interview was set up as a way to show the close connection between the ‘domestic terrorist’ Ayers and President Obama. Unfortunately for Fox and Kelly, the whole thing blew up right in their faces.

In 2008, Ayers became a household name thanks mostly to then-Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin mentioning him repeatedly on the campaign trail. She claimed Barack Obama was “pallin’ around with terrorists.” Palin, and other conservatives, declared that Obama began his political career in the living room of a domestic terrorist. Those lines became right-wing mantras during the 2008 campaign and continued even after Obama was elected. It was that type of irresponsible discourse that followed the President into Washington and helped create this current level of lowbrow disrespect POTUS has suffered at the hands of Republicans, who find their own behavior perfectly acceptable.

Megyn Kelly put it all on the line at the very beginning of the 2nd part of the interview. The broadcast began with a voice-over, where she went ahead and repeated one of those conservative mantras.

MEGYN KELLY, HOST (VOICE-OVER): It was in his living room that a then unknown Barack Obama launched his political career. A domestic terrorist who avoided real jail time and isn’t sorry for bombing America. Bill Ayers, co-founder of the radical Weather Underground admits his group bombed 20 targets, including the Pentagon, the U.S. Capital and the State Department, all to protest the Vietnam War and other left wing causes of the ’70s. His wife Bernardine Dohrn was a fully committed participant. A woman who was said to have praised Charles Manson and who wound up on the FBI’s most wanted list.

The very first line, VERY FIRST LINE, was the ‘living room’ one. No doubt Kelly and Fox were hoping to create a huge bombshell where Ayers, who had long avoided interviews since Obama was first elected in 2008, would finally reveal the huge Socialist plan that he and Obama had in store for America. Kelly would first portray Ayers as one of the most radical and dangerous men in American history. Then, she would lower the boom when Ayers showed the close, tight-knit relationship that he and the President shared. Ayers would also let the American public know how much he admired the President, and how he and the President were so ideologically similar.

Toward’s the end of Tuesday night’s interview, Kelly brought up President Obama and asked Ayers if they speak. She also wanted to know how close their views are. Ayers’ answer likely made many right-wingers’ minds explode.

KELLY: Well, many members of the Weather Underground are now in academia. President Obama, let me ask you this, how much ideology did the two of you share?

AYERS: Zero.

KELLY: Good friends, not good friends?

AYERS: I knew him as well as he knew 10,000 other people, and today I wish I knew him much better, and I wish he had listened to me.

KELLY: Did he ever contact you once you became the story in his presidential race?

AYERS: Absolutely not. And I didn’t contact him.

KELLY: The entire time he’s been president, you haven’t been in contact —

AYERS: Never. No. Although I wish I were, because I have a lot of advice for him.

KELLY: You want him to go further to the left.

AYERS: Oh, I want him to stop droning people. I want him to close Guantanamo, I want him to, you know, universal health care. Don’t you think we deserve universal health care? Seriously. Medicare for all.


In that one-minute exchange, Bill Ayers laid to rest the myth that Fox News has helped to create about Barack Obama. In the world of conservative media, Obama is this radical leftist who is dead-set on making America a collectivist society. He is constantly pushing a far-left Socialist agenda and is the most liberal man, by far, to occupy the White House. Ayers revealed that, as a real far-left liberal, he shares no real ideological views with Obama. The fact is, President Obama is much like Bill Clinton before him — a center-left Democrat, who tries to appeal to the middle most of the time in order to get broader policy passed.

This idea that he is a radical leftist speaks more to the right’s inability to deal with a black man in office than anything else.

60 Replies to “Fox News’ Latest Attempt To Connect Bill Ayers And President Obama Ends Disastrously”


  2. Fox noise viewers will believe he’s lying. Megan and Palin both said they were friends so it’s true. Nyah.

  3. Palin and Fox news subscribe to Forest Gump’s moms, “Stupid is as Stupid does” category of sources.
    They will believe anything if it is against President Obama.

  4. Was this interview considered a “GET” for Megan? I know why Ayers accepted the invite to be interviewed for FOX —To Set them straight once and for all. Apparently he did. I wonder if Sara Palin and Mitchell Bachmann and Hannity and O’Reilly watched? They just can’t figure out that the man was 10,000 times removed from Obama. They seemed to think that Obama palled around with Ayers and plotted at his kitchen table at midnight long time ago (((snicker))). Oh well, another scandal and lie bites the dust. But they keep trying to have some mud stick to Obama obsessively. Sick minds.

  5. I’ll bet Kelly threw a fit when that show was over. She didn’t get the big scoop. It’s pathetic how they always try to demonize Obama. I can only take so much and my blood starts boiling.

  6. Funny he held a fundraiser for Obama’s senate campaign. And was with him in all of his political efforts till 2005 when he became a liability. He contradicted himself right away by stating him and Obama had “zero” idoelogy then stayed everything Obama is trying to accomplishment. What a suprise a known domestic terrorist would lie!!! Haha

  7. Nyle, Sarah Palin was/is married (some say she is estranged)to a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, Todd Palin. The Party was plotting to secede from the United States. Does that make her “pallin around with a terrorist” or plotting treason at the same time she was running for the second highest job in the country.
    Fox just keeps on throwing stuff at the wall and nothing sticks because there’s nothing there!

  8. Just one of the malpractices of the village media. They went apeshit because Ayers hosted a small dinner that Obama attended before he ran for state senator and tried to link him to the Weather Underground. Never mind that Obama was about 6 at the time and here we have evidence of the grifter attending a meeting with a group of traitors and endorsing them. That sound you heard of them asking snow Barbie of the north, “whats up with that” were crickets.

  9. Well, Nyle is correct about one thing. Domestic terrorists DO lie. We see and hear it every time a tea publican opens his/her mouth. Cut funding for Embassy security, tax cuts for the rich create jobs, spending too much (although $11 trillion of the $16 trillion debt is attributable to Reagan, Bush and Bush), debt ceiling, (increased 7 times under W with no calls for offsets), high taxes, (federal taxes are at a 60 yr low), and one of my favorites….no jobs. Although (darn those facts), we’ve had 51 consecutive months of private sector job growth, and what ever DID happen to the GOP mantra in 2010 of “jobs jobs jobs?”

  10. Sarah Palin should be ashamed of herself. John McCain too. She started all this ugly bashing and John McCain allowed it during the campaign.

    She has a dark, mean, and vindictive personality.

  11. In the first place, President Obama was a child living in Hawaii and later in Indonesia during Bill Ayers’s heyday back in the 1960’s. Second, Mr. Ayers is equally familiar with Chicago politicians of every stripe imaginable. The Republicans, led by loudmouthed and equally vacuous Sarah Palin, tried to make this tenuous association Barack Obama’s albatross during the 2008 presidential campaign. It didn’t work then, as he went on to be elected, so why would Megan Kelly or any other RWNJ think it would work 6 years later, after President Obama has been re-elected? It’s par for the course, because they keep bringing up issues that repeatedly fail to gain traction like Benghazi and defunding the ACA. Mr. Ayers took the wind out of Ms. Kelly’s sails with his answers, which should once and for all end any attempt to manufacture a close association between these two men that simply did not and does not exist.

  12. Megyn Kelly is a pretty mouthpiece for four of the ugliest men on Earth: Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch, Charles Koch, and David Koch.

  13. Just out of curiousity, how many people posting on this site actually watched the series of interviews? I find it ASTOUNDING that there are people that would actually buy his line of bs and defend him (Ayers). Well… on second thought I guess that would apply to our fearless “leader” as well. SIGH. I go to multiple sites to get all sides of a story and draw my OWN conclusions, not be force fed a bunch of crap from EITHER side. What a shame.

  14. So what are you’re not buying? I think that’s a simple question even you should be able to answer

  15. Ayers was despicable pathetic human being during the Vietnam war. He showed himself to be the same POS in his interview with Megyn. How can you, in any way, support him and his actions?

  16. Like Mitt Romney who passed out leaflets in support of the war but ran his pansy ass to France? How about your dreamboat Rush Limbaugh who claimed he had a boil on his ass and ever since then he is the boil on every sane persons ass. In have a even better on Dick Cheney who claimed 5 deferments when it was his turn to serve, then later in life made money of the blood of our servicemen/women?

    No I apologize to Ayers for even thinking he was like those COWARDS like you, at least he had conviction for his beliefs.

    p.s I left out shitty boy himself Ted Nugent. He was such a coward he actually shitted on himself to get out of serving his country.
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  17. LOL, you have already been “force fed a bunch of crap” from your right wing sites. That is a right wing nut job post if I ever seen one

  18. It is not about Ayers! It is the fact that simply because Obama attended a fricking lunchtime school meeting Ayers did. If that is all it takes to “pal” around with bad guys, then we are probably guilty of that. Just go to church or the mall! Stupid people should really get over this obsession of hate against Obama! You will get a lot further if you let the man do his job and get things done!

  19. I LOVE reading leftists comments here. Just the number of insults makes me giggle. Of course, long, long ago, when Teddy dumped a young employee in the drink, then walked past several homes, as Mary Jo drowned, it finally dawned on Teddy (once he “consulted” with a family lawyer) to report the accident (24 hours later) Now this is not the funny part, but here comes. What does the left do?
    They decide to run him for President. And these folks want to call a Fox News viewer stupid.

  20. We have no desire to offend you — unless you are a twit!

    You are pathetic. giving yourself a thumbs up before it was even posted. How lame is that.

  21. Congratulations. That comment wins the award for the stupidest and most asinine thing I’ve read all year. Kill yourself.

  22. I haven’t seen anything here either supporting or criticizing Ayers: the topic of the Fox program and of this article and discussion thread is whether or not Mr Ayers had a significant influence on President Obama. I haven’t read a single word having to do with what anyone thinks of Mr Ayers.

    Your hate is so strong it’s clogging your ability to process information clearly–even to see what’s right in front of your face – a disability widespread among conservatives, it seems.

  23. These are provable facts Paul. Irrefutable facts, something the rethugs Lil’ sarah and fox news have no use for. Fifty years from now the, will still be trying to re write history.

  24. The last two words need to go. I’m a staunch liberal and I’m disgusted by the hate and ignorance of the GOPT and their supporters, BUT……that is just a sh*tty thing to say to anyone. And it obscures our message. So please, rise above that vile rhetoric.

  25. I had to laugh at the comments most of you posted. Let me get this right. You all believe Ayres who is a (domestic terrorist) when he says he hasn’t spoken to Obama. Perhaps he is telling the truth but he also admitted that Obama did go to his house. The concern should be why did Obama have any connection with this terrorist no matter how insignificant you all may think it is.President Obama has just been voted the worse president since world war 11. Oh another thing, stop playing the race card, Obama was elected twice in this country that you all believe is racist. You were proven wrong. He is not disliked because of his skin color but because of his policies. I hope you all have a nice day and enjoy your kool-aid.

  26. sound like a trollbot. Every word is a conditioned response…Sorta like Pavolv’s dog.

    Oh..and thanks for playing the race card..

    by blathering about the race card.

    I hop Obama issues an Executive Order a DAY for the rest of his administration.

    You CLEAR consternation is music to my Progressive ears.

  27. Hiya Dan– Happy July 4th

    President Obama will go down in history (25 years from now) as the president who inherited a horrible situation
    and had major accomplishments in spite of a near treasonous Congress. He will definitely be in the top 5.

    Peace & Love to you and yours

  28. I cannot wait until ALL the faux news haters find out they are just pawns. The word is spreading RUPERT has contributed 3m to the Clintons. No matter how ignorant they are It is time for them to WAKE UP. Then again most ofthe faux cult are old angry white people.

  29. Megyn truly is a horribly dishonest person, but we old, shallow white guys just can’t help staring at her.

  30. Perhaps “Bambi” Kelly could get her newscasting chops by invvestigating and interviewing the “American terrorists” that blew up Womens’s Health and abortion centers and killed Drs. working for them – in CHURCH no less, for bombing Churchs attended by black people, for creating organiztions to destroy and kill blacks, and to assinate black people who were for civil righs and voting rights for all Americans. Nah – what was I thinking????

  31. Only legitimate journalists get “scoops”, and that she ain’t.

  32. well as usual Fox News tries to smear the President and as usual they have egg on their faces for their efforts and people wonder why conservatism is just joke and morally bankrupted political philosophy!

  33. Hey Dan, I had to laugh when I saw your “troll” reaction to what happened in that interview. All you do is repeat RWNJ same old same old talking points & say folks here drink the Kool-Aid? Come on and admit that you get the daily RWNJ email talking point orders?
    Well Bucko, your works are dripping with RWNJ Kool-Aid. I truly feel sorry for you. You are on the wrong side of history. You don’t even know your own country. You must live where every one looks and thinks the same. Get out and see who we are. Diversity will not hurt you. Diversity makes our country stronger.

  34. Hey Dan, I had to laugh when I saw your “troll” reaction to what happened in that interview. All you do is repeat RWNJ same old same old talking points & say folks here drink the Kool-Aid? Come on and admit that you get the daily RWNJ email talking point orders?
    Well Dan, your words are dripping with RWNJ Kool-Aid. I truly feel sorry for you. You are on the wrong side of history. You will never change hearts and minds with hate and insults. You don’t even know your own country. You must live where every one looks and thinks the same. Get out and see who we are. Diversity will not hurt you. Diversity makes our country stronger.

  35. Except that a WHOLE LOT of people on the right “hated Obama’s policies” before he’d even signed ONE policy as President.

    Try to explain that…

  36. Except that a WHOLE LOT of people on the right “hated Obama’s policies” before he’d even signed ONE policy as President.

    Try to explain that…

  37. Oh my, ” the hate is strong in this one “. The apprentice SITH lord Darth Kelly has learned the hateful, hate filled, hate mongering way of the lying hate filled liars at the TV station called Fox Hates & Lies network. But she has a long way to go to reach the level of hate and lies of the SITH Lords Darth O’Rightous and Darth Hannity.

  38. I’m not sure what happened but did I possibly sleep through nine World Wars? I suppose one of those nine must have ended racism in the US, no? Are we having Kool-Aid to celebrate the end of WWXI and thus racism?

  39. Ayers admittedly was a domestic terrorist. Ayers had a fundraiser in his home for Obama.

    You do not have a fundraiser for a political candidate that does not share your ideology.

    end of story.

  40. Please get the patriot monker off your name. You are not a patriot. Washington was a patriot, you are just a little hater

    The meeting in Ayers home was to convince Obama to run for office. It included a goodly number of Democrats. That didnt mean for a second that Obama agreed with anything Ayers did before Obama was even born

  41. What’s the point of all the Repug comments here? McCain was recently photographed with terrorists so what is he? Is he now a terrorist because he’s a twit?
    Fox News endorsed Cliven Bundy who’s basically a domestic terrorist so does that make Fox a terrorist organization? Oh, wait…

  42. Hey, Dan…more important to know is…why is this vicious domestic terrorist walking through the vaunted halls of Fox News and why are these people talking to him? Even being POLITE? We need to get to the bottom of this, Dan. These people at Fox are now, by association, Dan, all terrorists. Explain to me how they are NOT terrorists, Dan? Because in your mind, everyone who has ever spent a few minutes talking to him is. That includes Andrew Breitbart who also WENT TO HIS HOUSE and HAD DINNER WITH HIM. Explain to me why Breitbart was not a terrorist? Hurry, I am so EAGER to hear your well-reasoned reply.

  43. I love that RWNJ always have to identify themselves as patriot like lefties hate their country. I love my country though it frustrates me to all hell. And for the millionth time what Ayres was and did has no bearing on Obama. He didn’t have a dinner with him to plan attacks it was on whether or not to run. And association doesn’t prove anything. If everyone was blamed for something someone they knew did we’d all be in gitmo. And patriot its called a mirror go buy one.

  44. Of course he did, the business community realizes the GOP doesn’t have a chance at the presidency, not in 2016 and not in a very long time, unless they manage to correct their course.

  45. – Nidal Hasan – Ft Hood Shooter: Reg­istered Democrat and Muslim.
    – Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter – black liberal/Obama voter
    – Seung-Hui Cho – Virginia Tech shooter: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff, registered Democrat.
    – James Holmes – the “Dark Knight”/Colorado shooter: Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, #Occu­py guy,progressive liberal, hated Christians.
    – Amy Bishop, the rabid leftist, killed her colleagues in Alabama, Obama supporter.
    – Andrew J. Stack, flew plane into IRS building in Texas – Leftist Democrat
    – James J. Lee who was the “green activist”/ leftist took hostages at Discovery Channel – progressive liberal Democrat.
    – Jared Loughner, the Tucson shooter – Leftist, Marxist.
    – Ohio bomb plot derps were occupy Wall St leftists.
    – Harris and Klebold, the Columbine Shooters – families registered Democrats and progressive Leftists.
    – Bill Ayers, Weather Underground bomber – Leftist Democrat.
    – L…

  46. Obama and terrorist, Bill Ayers, ran the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 1999 with $50 MILLION to clean up and improve Chicago schools. Clearly he failed to do that as Chicago schools remain among the worst in the nation.
    Where did that $50 MILLION go?
    Why is that large cache of documents housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)sealed?? If a body of material potentially damaging to Barack Obama is being improperly embargoed by a library, the details matter. What are Obama and Ayers hiding?

  47. LOL, they both sat on the board. If you want to make a connection go ahead, but you are simply making a fool of yourself.

    You are too funny with the breitbart cliches. Why not try snopes? You will find your answers there

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