What’s the joke? Kelly, a FOX News anchor, had this exchange with Bill O’Reilly last night:
“Pepper spray, that just burns your eyes, right?” O’Reilly asked Kelly.
“Right,” Kelly said. “I mean, its like a derivative of actual pepper. It’s a food product, essentially.”
Kelly was referring to an incident at the University of California - Davis where a police officer pepper sprayed peaceful protestors. (You can see the great Tumblr spawned by this here.) O’Reilly later added this:
“We don’t have the right to Monday morning quarterback the police,” he said. “Especially at a place like UC Davis, which is a fairly liberal campus.”
Whatever you think about what happened at UC Davis, its pretty clear that pepper spray is not a food product.