Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple accused Megyn Kelly of “crossing a line” on her Fox News show The Kelly File Thursday night because she had the audacity to ask a question a lot of Americans are wondering about.
Why doesn’t the president give Katie Steinle, the woman killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, the same attention he gave to cases involving Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin?
Kate’s murder has since exploded into a national debate on illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities and crime. With the White House ducking the issue of its own acquiescence in these cities’ decision to flout the federal immigration laws which were duly enacted. When asked repeatedly this week to speak to this case, White House spokesman Josh Earnest declined to weigh in other than to refer folks to the Department of Homeland Security.
A stark contrast to what we saw after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. A man we know was attacking a police officer at the time of his death. His funeral saw three Obama officials in attendance, his death drew comments from President Obama personally and his administration also sent in the DOJ and 40 FBI agents dispatched to Missouri after Michael Brown was killed. Where is the swarm of agents in San Francisco?
Then there was Freddie Gray in Baltimore, a repeat drug offender who was killed in police custody. Here again his funeral was attended by three Obama administration officials and again the President spoke personally to Freddie Gray’s death. And again sent the DOJ in to investigate. When Trayvon Martin was killed in Florida, the president spoke to his death which was later ruled to be in self-defense. But Katie Steinle, nothing. No comments, no swarm of FBI agents, no DOJ investigation, nothing. Why?
Because Megyn Kelly is the only news anchor who is willing talk about this obscene double standard, she has “crossed a key line” according to Wemple.
Later in the segment, Kelly said of President Obama, “He picks and chooses the victims he wants to highlight and apparently this victim wasn’t deemed worthy.”
Those words come from an anchor who said, “I’m a straight-news anchor. I’m not one of the opinion hosts at Fox.”
But all she did was ask why all victims are not treated the same by this president.
She didn’t provide the obvious answer — that Obama is a community organizer who exploits crises that are helpful to the left, even to the point of fanning the flames, and ignores those that are politically inconvenient.