Megyn Kelly schools lib on ‘hands up, don’t shoot’: Doesn’t the truth matter?

Fox News host Megyn Kelly got into a spirited debate with political commentator Michael Skolnik over the rally cry “Hands up, Don’t Shoot,” which appears to be based on little more than a myth.

“Does it matter whether that’s grounded in truth?” Kelly asked Wednesday on “The Kelly File.”

Forensic evidence and eyewitness testimony released by the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., have cast serious doubt on the belief that 18-year-old Michael Brown put his hands up as if surrendering, and said “don’t shoot” before being killed by Officer Darren Wilson.

The false narrative originated with Dorian Johnson, Brown’s accomplice in the strong arm robbery. But his testimony was not seen as being credible because his story changed often and was not consistent with physical evidence. And at least six African-American eyewitnesses said Brown never raised his hands.

After highlighting the inconsistencies, Kelly said protesters eager to denounce perceived racial injustice at the hands of police seem to believe what they want to believe.

“You’re out there doing this,” she said to Skolnik as she raised her hands in the air. “And this may be a lie!”

“Yes, but it may not be a lie,” Skolnik responded.

Fellow guest commentator Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, burst out laughing at the suggestion.

Skolnik had been marching with protesters earlier in response to a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a white New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a choke hold during an arrest.


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