Fox News On Police Pepper Spraying: ‘It’s A Food Product, Essentially’ (Video)

Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly break down the tumult between police and students at UC Davis: the police sprayed the sit-in protesters with a “food product.” O’Reilly adds, “I don’t think we have the right to Monday-morning quarterback the police, particularly at a place like UC Davis, which is a fairly liberal campus.” Hear that? Violent police crackdowns are basically a big, fun, good-natured food fight!

42 Comments on "Fox News On Police Pepper Spraying: ‘It’s A Food Product, Essentially’ (Video)"

  1. Does anyone really take these goofs seriously? I’m sure even they balk sometimes at what they have the read from the teleprompter. Money makes these puppets go round.

  2. Does anyone really take these goofs seriously? I’m sure even they balk sometimes at what they have the read from the teleprompter. Money makes these puppets go round.

  3. Anonymous | Nov 23, 2011 at 7:20 am |

    rah rah rah “they put the Police Chief on leave for FOLLOWING ORDERS”. If the order is wrong, you don’t do it. “Following orders” did not work after WWII nor should it work now.

  4. releasethedogs | Nov 23, 2011 at 3:20 am |

    rah rah rah “they put the Police Chief on leave for FOLLOWING ORDERS”. If the order is wrong, you don’t do it. “Following orders” did not work after WWII nor should it work now.

  5. DeepCough | Nov 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm |

    Protest is only okay if Fox News engineers it.

  6. DeepCough | Nov 23, 2011 at 10:49 am |

    Protest is only okay if Fox News engineers it.

  7. Then they should demonstrate by eating some.

  8. Then they should demonstrate by eating some.

  9. cool now you legal rape these people using pepper spray and grilled meat products. Since they’ve clearly stated if it’s a food product it can’t be used in assualt. Pucker up fox news team we’ve found our rightous vengance!

  10. cool now you legal rape these people using pepper spray and grilled meat products. Since they’ve clearly stated if it’s a food product it can’t be used in assualt. Pucker up fox news team we’ve found our rightous vengance!

  11. Mark McGehee | Nov 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm |

    Maybe Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly should agree to ingest some of this ‘food product’ and see how it feels when they’re trying to defend their conservative reasoning.

  12. Mark McGehee | Nov 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm |

    Maybe Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly should agree to ingest some of this ‘food product’ and see how it feels when they’re trying to defend their conservative reasoning.

  13. Hadrian999 | Nov 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm |

    by that logic ricin is also a food product

  14. Hadrian999 | Nov 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm |

    by that logic ricin is also a food product

  15. they should’ve had more of a reaction than that!

  16. Rus Archer | Nov 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm |

    they should’ve had more of a reaction than that!

  17. Anarchy Pony | Nov 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm |

    Perhaps someone should spray a bit of that military grade shit in her face, over and over. That way, she can get a true appreciation for it.
    Food Product… Pardon my fucking french, but what a goddamn cunt.

  18. Anarchy Pony | Nov 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm |

    Perhaps someone should spray a bit of that military grade shit in her face, over and over. That way, she can get a true appreciation for it.
    Food Product… Pardon my fucking french, but what a goddamn cunt.

  19. Anonymous | Nov 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm |

    People are not Buffalo wings…..

  20. GoodDoktorBad | Nov 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm |

    People are not Buffalo wings…..

  21. apedubuya | Nov 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

    Yes, by that reasoning, any toxin or irritant derived from nature is also a food product. Of course what’s disturbing isn’t the distortion of reality and facts (I expect this from right-wing media), it’s the tone of dismissive apologia: “it’s just a food product”, or “the police were just following the orders of the [UC] chancellor!”  Subtext: they got what they deserved, but coulda, shoulda got a whole lot worse!

  22. apedubuya | Nov 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

    Yes, by that reasoning, any toxin or irritant derived from nature is also a food product. Of course what’s disturbing isn’t the distortion of reality and facts (I expect this from right-wing media), it’s the tone of dismissive apologia: “it’s just a food product”, or “the police were just following the orders of the [UC] chancellor!”  Subtext: they got what they deserved, but coulda, shoulda got a whole lot worse!

  23. apedubuya | Nov 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

    Yes, by that reasoning, any toxin or irritant derived from nature is also a food product. Of course what’s disturbing isn’t the distortion of reality and facts (I expect this from right-wing media), it’s the tone of dismissive apologia: “it’s just a food product”, or “the police were just following the orders of the [UC] chancellor!”  Subtext: they got what they deserved, but coulda, shoulda got a whole lot worse!

  24. apedubuya | Nov 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm |

    Yes, by that reasoning, any toxin or irritant derived from nature is also a food product. Of course what’s disturbing isn’t the distortion of reality and facts (I expect this from right-wing media), it’s the tone of dismissive apologia: “it’s just a food product”, or “the police were just following the orders of the [UC] chancellor!”  Subtext: they got what they deserved, but coulda, shoulda got a whole lot worse!

  25. Mr Willow | Nov 23, 2011 at 8:11 pm |

    It’s good to know assaulting people with food products is entirely reasonable the next time somebody’s in my way in the produce and I start pelting them with tomatoes.

  26. Mr Willow | Nov 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm |

    It’s good to know assaulting people with food products is entirely reasonable the next time somebody’s in my way in the produce and I start pelting them with tomatoes.

    • Jin The Ninja | Nov 23, 2011 at 9:19 pm |

      replace ‘tomato’ with ‘durian’ and i am there!

      • Holy crap dude…you could kill with a durian! Man…if those had been catapult ammo back in the day…they’d be nicknamed “The Death Fruit” by now!

        • Jin The Ninja | Nov 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm |

          from what i understand malaysian pirates used to shoot them out of cannons- but can you imagine not only getting bludgeoned by a spiky oval of death but then smelling like a rotting onion custard…..lol

  27. nathan willard | Nov 23, 2011 at 9:59 pm |

    people still watch fox..?, must be really niche like the inquirer..

  28. nathan willard | Nov 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm |

    people still watch fox..?, must be really niche like the inquirer..

  29. Jin Onikoroshi | Nov 24, 2011 at 1:19 am |

    replace ‘tomato’ with ‘durian’ and i am there!

  30. Food product or not, it’s a weapon that cops commonly use against unruly people.

    If a cop randomly walks up to me and pepper sprays me, that’s a problem for him (after I clean up). If I’m unruly and he pepper sprays me, then I deserved it.

    Did the cops pepper spray random people?  I don’t think so. I think they got pepper sprayed for the reasons people get pepper sprayed. Attending a demo doesn’t make you immune to the usual police procedures.

    But hey maybe I’m WAAYY off and they were just whistling on the sidewalk.

  31. Food product or not, it’s a weapon that cops commonly use against unruly people.

    If a cop randomly walks up to me and pepper sprays me, that’s a problem for him (after I clean up). If I’m unruly and he pepper sprays me, then I deserved it.

    Did the cops pepper spray random people?  I don’t think so. I think they got pepper sprayed for the reasons people get pepper sprayed. Attending a demo doesn’t make you immune to the usual police procedures.

    But hey maybe I’m WAAYY off and they were just whistling on the sidewalk.

    • Take a little time to peek at the little bit of footage…and even the agreed upon chain of events…and you might have to reconsider how safe you are from someday catching a face full of mace for almost nothing.

      Police guidelines for the use of pepper spray make it fairly clear that an officer must be facing someone potentially violent, and the spray is intended to make them unable to act combative with any skill…so that an officer can arrest them without the risk of serious physical harm.

      People seated on the ground, chanting their little slogans, presenting no physical threat and even going out of their way to remain still…do not constitute a threat to the officers safety…or anyone elses. What happened makes it clear that the officer on scene decided to ‘broaden’ the definition of personal risk to himself…until it included unarmed, non-resistant, non-combative people.

      Thats what makes the scenario so upsetting. If this is tolerated and forgiven…then the use of non-lethal force/weapons by police becomes de facto acceptable under any circumstances. Granny spits on sidewalk…mace her. Man acts erratically while gasping because of a stroke…mace him. Deaf guy doesn’t hear you the first time…mace him. Officer doesn’t feel safe even speaking until the subject is already incapacitated…mace em.

      This is not a door we want opened…and its already cracked too far. It is absolutely right to try to slam this shut and bang their fingers on the way to closed…just as a reminder.

  32. So….

  33. So….

  34. Take a little time to peek at the little bit of footage…and even the agreed upon chain of events…and you might have to reconsider how safe you are from someday catching a face full of mace for almost nothing.

    Police guidelines for the use of pepper spray make it fairly clear that an officer must be facing someone potentially violent, and the spray is intended to make them unable to act combative with any skill…so that an officer can arrest them without the risk of serious physical harm.

    People seated on the ground, chanting their little slogans, presenting no physical threat and even going out of their way to remain still…do not constitute a threat to the officers safety…or anyone elses. What happened makes it clear that the officer on scene decided to ‘broaden’ the definition of personal risk to himself…until it included unarmed, non-resistant, non-combative people.

    Thats what makes the scenario so upsetting. If this is tolerated and forgiven…then the use of non-lethal force/weapons by police becomes de facto acceptable under any circumstances. Granny spits on sidewalk…mace her. Man acts erratically while gasping because of a stroke…mace him. Deaf guy doesn’t hear you the first time…mace him. Officer doesn’t feel safe even speaking until the subject is already incapacitated…mace em.

    This is not a door we want opened…and its already cracked too far. It is absolutely right to try to slam this shut and bang their fingers on the way to closed…just as a reminder.

  35. Holy crap dude…you could kill with a durian! Man…if those had been catapult ammo back in the day…they’d be nicknamed “The Death Fruit” by now!

  36. Jin Onikoroshi | Nov 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm |

    from what i understand malaysian pirates used to shoot them out of cannons- but can you imagine not only getting bludgeoned by a spiky oval of death but then smelling like a rotting onion custard…..lol

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