Actor and political pundit D.L. Hughley joined The Kelly File last night to discuss police violence and racism and the Philando Castile case.
The interview got heated from the get go and ended up with Hughley bashing Fox News for their bias towards African Americans and a deference to law enforcement.
“The only place racism doesn’t exist is Fox News and the police department,” he said. “That’s absolutely true.”
Kelly quickly responded, “That’s insulting. You just insulted millions of people watching this channel.”“And I’m insulted by the things I hear on this network, so we’re even,” Hughley shot back. “I could care less about insulting people that insult me on a daily basis.”
The interview got off to a rough start because Fox News decided to put on former LA Detective Mark Furhman, a perjurer and one of the men responsible for tanking the OJ Simpson trial. He's a person that leaves a bad taste in the mouths of the many Americans, except the Fox News bosses.
After being introduced by Kelly, Hughley said, "I didn't know Mark Fuhrman was going to be here."
When Megyn asked why he was shaking his head when Furhman was on he said, "I think that cops have a different perspective than us, and I think it was interesting to hear Mark Fuhrman, who got in trouble for perjuring himself, call somebody a liar. It's ridiculous."
Megyn Kelly tried to play the level headed analyst, saying there wasn't enough information available yet to know exactly what happened in the Castile case.
Hughley shot back saying, "we know he had a permit to carry a gun." He made the case that in Louisiana, half the population legally carries weapons so why was the cop so surprised that he was legally armed?
The segment then began to explode when Kelly disagreed with said, "That doesn't mean he didn't threaten the officer. Hughley replied, "You're willing to give him a presumption of innocence, I'm not."
"I'm not giving the, the law gives him the presumption of innocence."
"The badge gives him the presumption of innocence."
They both became angry over the Michael Brown case and when Hughley said , 'Wow," Megyn scolded him, "Don't wow me."
They continued to clash over the Ferguson case and it over boiled into resentment.
“The only place racism doesn’t exist is Fox News and the police department,” Hughley said. “That’s absolutely true.”
“That’s insulting,” Kelly said in response. “You just insulted millions of people watching this channel.”
"And I’m insulted by the things I hear on this network, so we’re even. I could care less about insulting people that insult me on a daily basis.”
"I think a lot of people on this network have never seen a black man they didn't think deserved it."
The segment calmed down and after Hughley explained how every black man has had terrible experiences with the police and quoted statistics saying how racist certain police departs are, Megyn agreed, but then said." It's very dangerous when you get to the point where you paint an entire group with the same brush...."
Stunned he said, "That is amazing to hear on this network."
The interview ended.