He’s been called an education visionary, a confidante of the future president and a terrorist, but he’s never had to answer questions like these.
William Ayers, who went from leading the Weather Underground in the 1960s and early 1970s to becoming a celebrated academic at University of Illinois, sat down for a no-holds barred interview with Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, which aired Monday night.
Unlike prior interviews with liberal media outlets, Kelly pressed Ayers on how his own girlfriend died with two others while building a nail-filled bomb intended to rip through a dance hall filled with U.S. soldiers, his current wife, once at the top of the FBI’s most wanted list, claimed credit for bombing the home of a federal judge and his admission that he couldn’t “rule out” conducting more terror activities against America.
Scott Johnson @ Powerline Blog discusses this “ The purpose of this post is to remind readers of David Horowitz’s excellent work on Ayers over the years.” David Horowitz is an honest and courageous man.
It is incredibly difficult to watch Ayers speak and even more difficult for an interviewer to extract the truth from him. The purpose of this post is to remind readers of David Horowitz’s excellent work on Ayers over the years. David interviewed Ayers for the essay that became chapter 2 of Destructive Generation (written with Peter Collier), on the rise and fall of the Weather Underground. David drew on his interview of Ayers for “Allies in War,” a column he published in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. In a stroke of perfect timing, the New York Times had chosen on that date to celebrate Ayers in connection with the publication of Ayers’s memoir of his days as a fugitive. Here is how David concluded his 2011 essay:
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