Last night, former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers continued to deny responsibility for his actions while speaking with Fox News host and political commentator Megyn Kelly, reports the Blaze.
Who Is Bill Ayers?
Bill Ayers was an anti-Vietnam War activist who helped co-found the radical Weather Underground organization as a splinter cell for the Students for a Democratic Society. Formed in 1968 on the campus of the University of Michigan, the unorthodox group went on to wage an assortment of terrorist attacks on numerous U.S. buildings.
According to the New York Times, targets included the New York Police Department’s headquarters, the US Capitol building and the Pentagon, among many, many others.
What Happened During The Interview?
The problem is that Bill Ayers has and continues to skirt around the issue of responsibility. During his interview with Megyn Kelly, for instance, Ayers blatantly denied taking part in the 1970 Weather Underground bombing of New York Supreme Court Justice John M. Murtaugh’s home, which, by the way, at the time contained Murtaugh’s nine-year-old son.
This despite the fact that a book Ayers himself penned (along with Weather Underground members Bernardine Dohrn and Jeff Jones) contains the following words:
“Two weeks before the townhouse explosion, four members of this group had firebombed Judge Murtagh’s house in New York as an action of support for the Panther 21, whose trial was just beginning. To many people this was a very good action. Within the group, however, the feeling developed that because this action and not done netting to hurt the pigs materially it wasn’t very important.”
When Miss Kelly attempted to call Bill Ayers out about this, he exclaimed, “I didn’t write that.”
Ayers also sang a similar retort when Miss Kelly questioned him about a bungled Weather Underground bombing of the Non-Commissioned Officers’ dance at the Fort Dix U.S. Army base – a bombing that inadvertently killed Weather Underground members Ted Gold, Terry Robbins and Diana Oughton. The latter individual was Ayers girlfriend at the time.
Bill Ayers again claimed that he played no part in the screw-up by Weather Underground, going so far as to accuse his former girlfriend and her cohorts of desiring to go beyond just committing simple “property damage.” When Miss Kelly then pressed him about what seemed like a lack of remorse, he fired back by saying, “You want me to be remorseful for something I didn’t do.”
Does Bill Ayers Feel Any Sense Of Responsibility Or Remorse?
According to Mediaite, Miss Kelly went through example after example of the bombings and killings carried out by Weather Underground. In every single instance, Bill Ayers denied personal involvement and also defended Weather Underground by citing the government’s own propensity for violence. This near-endless back-and-forth diatribe between the pair eventually resulted in Miss Kelly saying this:
“You sound like Osama bin Laden.”
Feel free to check part of the interview below or access the full interview at Fox News:
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