Megyn Kelly brought viewers the first part of her contentious showdown with Professor Ward Churchill, best known for his controversial comments about the “little Eichmanns” who were in the World Trade Center when the planes hit on September 11th. Churchill came under intense scrutiny and was fired by the University of Colorado at Boulder.
What concerned Kelly most in the first part of the interview was that “little Eichmanns” comment, the argument being that Eichmann played a role in horrible atrocities even though he didn’t directly carry out the Final Solution, which he views as similar to the financial workers in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Kelly asked, “How could you draw a moral equivalence between 3000 dead Americans and a murderous Nazi like Adolf Eichmann?”
He argued, “They are proactively involved and knowingly involved lending their proficiencies… which is served by the U.S. military.” And Churchill stood by the Eichmann comment, saying, “You do not have to be the one who turned on the gas if you’re making it possible for the gas to be there.”
The most stunning part of the segment was when Kelly and Churchill went back-and-forth over some odd words of praise he gave to the terrorists who attacked the United States on 9/11.