Fox News character Megyn Kelly fell in line with the "just following orders" faction when it comes to police tactics used when clearing the UC Davis campus of Occupy protesters.
Appearing on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the videotaped incident that went viral and spawned a rather amusing meme, Kelly responded to Bill O'Reilly's in-depth analysis of the effects of pepper spray as something that "just burns your eyes" by comparing it to a culinary ingredient.
"It's like a derivative of actual pepper," Kelly says. "It's a food product essentially."
The duo then go on to speculate the food product may have been diluted because the sprayed students didn't react with sufficient pain, before adding that some were taken to hospital.
The following orders argument quickly follows when both agree that police were only on campus to disperse the protesters at Chancellor Linda Katehi's behest, although the chancellor has described the videotaped events as "appalling" and indicated she ordered campus police chief Annette Spicuzza to avoid violence "at all costs."
Naturally, an Internet petition suggesting Kelly conduct a little pepper spray taste test was swiftly put into action.
Of course, this isn't the first time somebody has suggested pepper spray has something in common with food.