Megyn Kelly Blasts Ferguson Reporting, Wants Apologies For 'Misleading America'

Aric Mitchell

Megyn Kelly was speaking on a short fuse Thursday night as she opened her Fox News show with commentary on false reports that have trickled out of the media since the Michael Brown shooting happened last August.

Kelly began by pointing out how she feels the media is shaping the narrative -- on the events that led up to Wednesday nights Ferguson shootings in which two police officers were injured by an unseen gunman hiding among protesters.

"Today the [media] conversation consisted of a quick expression of sympathy for the injured officers followed by a long justification for a protest movement based upon a lie," Kelly said.

(The "lie," of course, being the contrast between supposed witnesses and what the actual forensic evidence had to say about the death of Michael Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson, who was acquitted by a grand jury and later exonerated by the U.S. Department of Justice.)

"For months a segment of our political leaders and pundits attacked cops across this country based on the myth that 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot in the back by a cop while surrendering with his hands up," she fumed. "Wrong. Totally wrong."

"If one of them has so far apologized for misleading America, we haven't heard it," Kelly said.

"Enough is enough! Institutional racism is a real problem, but fanning the flames, rushing to judgment and failing to provide context is also deeply problematic and dangerous. And it needs to stop. Everyone needs to be more responsible in how they approach this issue."

Brown was said to be angry over being told to get out of the street by Wilson. After attacking and reaching for Wilson's gun, he was shot multiple times.