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On Monday night’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News hosts Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly attempted to defend UC Davis police, who were caught on video spraying non-violent student protesters in the face with pepper spray over the weekend.

“I don’t think we have the right to Monday-morning quarterback the police,” O’Reilly said, “especially at a place like UC Davis, which is a fairly liberal campus.” O’Reilly did not clarify whether or not he would have the right to question police brutality at a conservative campus.

Not to be outdone, Kelly suggested that pepper spray is “like a derivative of actual pepper. It’s a food product, essentially.” She went on to imply that the incident was not so serious, as some experts have questioned whether or not the pepper spray was diluted (it wasn’t; in fact, it was military grade.)

Video of the inflammatory comments are below:

Despite O’Reilly’s concerns over second-guessing the police, UC Davis has placed police chief Annette Spicuzza on leave and formed a task force to investigate the incident.

Clips like this make it a lot easier to understand yesterday’s Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll, which suggested that Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don’t watch any news at all.

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

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