In 2008 an almost forgotten domestic terrorist by the name of Bill Ayers suddenly became a larger-than-life figure in the presidential race because of the support he lent to a young Chicago community organizer by the name of Barack Obama. Ayers largely avoided the media over the arc of that campaign, but immediately after the election he came forward, writing columns and granting occasional interviews to largely liberal media outlets.
Over the course of these interviews, Ayers continued a now decades-long campaign to cast himself as just an overly-passionate political activist, guilty only of “vandalism” in the “just cause” of opposing the Vietnam War.
Most of the reporters did not bother to detail how Ayers' own girlfriend died with two others while building a nail-filled bomb intended to rip through a dance hall filled with U.S. soldiers. Nor did anyone dig into the fact that Ayers' own wife, once at the top of the FBI’s most wanted list, claimed credit for a series of attacks that included bombing the house of a federal judge while he, his wife, and their 9-year old son were inside.
No one cataloged the other bombings, armed robberies and murders committed by other members of Ayers' group, the Weather Underground. Nor did they bother to note the fact that Ayers' wife, his “soul mate,” publicly reveled in the sadistic murders carried out by the Manson Family, proclaiming “The Weathermen dig Charlie Manson.” No one, that is, until now.
In his first-ever visit to Fox News, former University of Illinois professor Bill Ayers agreed to sit down with Megyn Kelly.
She pressed him on the full track record of his group, his role in their bombings, and the evidence that Weathermen crimes went way past “vandalism” and may have included at least four murders.
She challenged him with video of “calls to violence” put out by himself and his wife in the 1970s, and asked him to react to the scarred memories of John Murtagh, the 9-year old boy who woke up to his family home on fire and a life forever changed by the Weather Underground.
Tune in to the first part of this must-see exclusive interview on The Kelly File, tonight at 9p/12a ET. Watch a sneak peak of the interview above.