Earlier this morning on New Day, Chris Cuomo, in a combative interview with Pamela Geller, attempted to make an analogy between a draw Mohammad contest and saying the “n”-word.
Cuomo said: “The ‘n-word’ gets treated the same way that depictions of Muhammad does. We don’t say it because it’s offensive, not because legally I can’t.”
Needless to say, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly wasn’t too happy with Chris’s analogy (and, neither was Geller during the New Day interview). During the Kelly File, she said, “His view is she’s not allowed to have a ‘Draw Muhammad’ contest because in his view, he has pronounced that is offensive,” she said. “The question is offensive to whom, Chris?” she asked. “There is a group that finds this offensive, and there are tens if not hundreds of millions who have no issue with it whatsoever.”
Then, later on in the segment, Kelly brought up a segment where she went after a tweet made by Cuomo, where he claimed hate speech was not protected under the First Amendment; to which he later called it a “clumsy tweet.”
She continued with her pile-on: “That tweet is totally wrong. It’s wrong in every way it can be wrong. I don’t even have the time to explain to you how wrong that is. So he got called out, and he never really admitted how wrong he was.”
Kelly’s guest, National Review editor Rich Lowry, concluded, “Chris Cuomo makes his living on the basis of the First Amendment, so you’d think he’d have some more sympathy with it.”