Fox News host Megyn Kelly during her Tuesday night show identified the hypocrisy of liberals and their reaction to the cast of “Hamilton” lecturing Vice President-elect Mike Pence Friday.
Kelly played several clips of liberal commentators praising the cast of “Hamilton” for their comments to Pence, many of which called the statement the play’s star read “respectful.” Kelly then recalled that in 2013 when Ben Carson criticized President Barack Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, liberals were outraged.
“New questions tonight about a possible double standard when it comes to free speech. We heard some voices signaling their approval after the cast of Hamilton publicly confronted Vice President-elect Mike Pence, following Friday’s showing of the popular Broadway show,” Kelly said.
“But remember back in 2013 when Dr. Ben Carson was openly critical of President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast? We heard very different reactions back then,” she added, before playing clips of liberal commentators up in arms over Carson’s “shameful” actions.
Kelly’s conservative guest, Marc Thiessen, went on to argue that there was definitely a double standard, while noting there is a precedent for “speaking truth to power” at the National Prayer Breakfast, recalling Mother Teresa’s powerful 1994 pro-life speech to then-President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton.
Kelly’s more liberal guest Matt Bennett, however, thought Carson was wrong for being critical of Obama at the “president’s podium.” He agreed, however, that there was hypocrisy run amok.
H/T The Blaze