‘I didn’t write that’: Bill Ayers denies involvement in bombing detailed in his own book during interview with Megyn Kelly

Last week, Fox News released a sneak peek of Megyn Kelly’s interview with domestic terrorist turned “education theorist” Bill Ayers, in which Ayers refused to answer how many bombings he was directly responsible for during his time in the Weather Underground.

“Me, personally? I have never talked about it,” Ayers said. “Never will.”

If you followed Glenn in his Fox News days, you will recall his exposé into the radical past of Ayers and his wife – domestic terrorist turned law professor – Bernadine Dohrn. Both are former members of the Weather Underground and were a part of the group’s violent anti-government activity. They also have ties to the Obama White House.

The full Ayers interview aired Monday during The Kelly File, and Kelly continued to press the radical on his violent past. For his part, Ayers constantly deflected Kelly’s assertions – even denying some of the plot points of his own book.


Kelly confronted Ayers about the Weather Underground’s suspected involvement in the 1970 bombing of Judge John Murtaugh’s home. Murtaugh, who was the judge in a case involving the Black Panthers, was home with his 9-year-old son.

Ayers denied any involvement in the bombing, but Kelly was quick to respond with an excerpt from his own book, Sing a Battle Song, which he co-wrote with his wife and Jeff Jones. The book claims:

Two weeks before the townhouse explosion, four members of this group had firebombed Judge Murtagh’s house in New York as an action of support for the Panther 21, whose trial was just beginning.

To many people this was a very good action. Within the group, however, the feeling developed that because this action and not done netting to hurt the pigs materially it wasn’t very important.

But Ayers denied the authenticity.

“I didn’t write that,” Ayers said.

Ayers argued the words must have come from an “autonomous group.” It should be noted, however, the statements are signed by Bernadine Dhorn on behalf of the Weather Underground, according to the book.

Ultimately, Ayers admitted that his actions with the domestic terrorist group were “reckless” and “illegal” though he refused to take responsibility for any of the lives lost during the group’s reign of terror.

Watch more from the interview below:


  • Anonymous

    Ayers and his wife/comrade Dhorn should both be sitting in jail cells instead of having been allowed to lead cushy academic/elitist lives in our beloved country. Nice friends or acquaintances Obama has had in the past, eh? They disgust me and should disgust every American loving citizen. Pure evil.

  • Barbara Bell

    How can you deny something that is written in a book that you co-authored. Surely he read the book. Really my first question should be is, why are you having this interview with Kelly? He is denying so much, and won’t admit to most of what Kelly says, is he in need of attention these day’s. @poundsand..Correct they both should be rotting in jail.

  • Concerned

    How dare Dhorn, in her Jackie O voice, call the policemen pigs….Oh give me a break! She needs to look in the mirror and at that twisted husband of hers as well as her affiliates!!!

  • IReadit3

    Another smug perpetually adolescent petulant leftist.

  • Terry Lucas

    The man was and remains a Criminal……and a TERRORIST……..(notice the pattern here of how many claim to be against “violence” yet bomb and kill children and are FROM CHICAGO where the history of politics is all about CROOKS)…….he should have been kept in prison for his life of crimes.
    http://www.biography.com/people/bill-ayers-380916#awesm=~oIMolBuZFUgozr

  • Know Really

    Well, we know who obama got his lying skills from.

  • Dennis

    This treasonous terrorist believes Sgt. Bergdahl is a hero IF he deserted in Afghanistan. Want to guess what he thinks of Osama Bin Laden and the terrorists who carried out 911 atrocities? Also the terrorists that just kidnapped and killed 3 teenage children in Israel? You got it! He thinks they’re all heroes as well!!! This is not just someone Obama knows, this is his mentor and friend. This is who kicked off Obama’s political career and one of the “unnamed” Marxists he mentions in his book as his heroes and inspirations. Ayers only denies his involvement in murder because he knows there is no statute of limitations, but he really sincerely wishes he could take credit for them, as the glib smirk on his face shows! He’s a psychopath of his own choosing, having completely swallowed socialist/communist/Marxist liberal dogma long ago in his youth. It’s a travesty that he’s not in prison or executed already for his crimes against humanity and his country.

  • pb

    Does not seem plausible that he is innocent of all wrong doing. Yes, our government does some vile things under the guise of National Security. But it does not justify hurting other innocents in our country..

  • rambler

    He and his wife belong in jail!

  • thedogwalker

    After watching that interview last night, it is quite obvious Ayers has no remorse. He still believes he was doing a good thing, how sick!

  • Anonymous

    Little rich bastards, didn’t have to work, parents bailed them out whenever they got locked up, best lawyers. I dealt with a lot like him when I was a cop in the 60s and 70s in a city with a liberal arts college. Now they run the country.

  • C4bordermoat

    Didn’t seem to mind taking a lot of $$$$ for a book he didn’t write. Is there a name for that in the justice lingo?

  • Dave Ivie

    Only in the mind of evil progressives does Bill Ayers make any sense.

  • Anonymous

    The only reason he got off was because the evidence against him was gathered in an illegal wiretap. Anybody who has ignored that – the actual evidence that he committed bombings – has knowingly aided and abetted this criminal.

  • Anonymous

    He isn’t innocent. The evidence was collected through wiretaps that were illegally used. That’s how he got off. Everybody should protest he and his wife wherever they go.

  • Anonymous

    He denied it on air for legal reasons. Someone should bring a case against him so he will have to replay the whole thing in front of all of America. He may have been able to slink around in the background of Chicago leftists – but bring him into the light and expose him for what he is today – over and over and over again. He should be unrelentingly reminded of what he has done. Wake up, America. It’s a new day.

  • Mball Zitch

    Just go away?

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    I was yelling bs every time he talked these are proven facts and already in the history books.

  • Bert31

    Thank you for your contribution to society as a law enforcement officer. It’s people like you that make paying taxes worth it. You would put your own life on the line to save the life of a scumbag like Bill Ayers if he were in mortal danger, yet him and every Communist moron like him call you a pig. What a loser he is, YOU, my friend are the salt of the earth and one of the reasons this country is so great.

  • Bert31

    Deserters are cowards, not heroes. I have maybe a tiny sliver of sympathy for Vietnam vets who were drafted against their will and were commanded to do violence, but now without a draft, when you VOLUNTEER for the armed services…you don’t desert. I hate to say this but Sgt. Bergdahl deserves the death penalty.

  • Anonymous

    She was so obviously an immature ahole, jerk, etc. Even as a teen I would have realized that. So the fact that he fell in love with her and married her speaks volumes.

  • Anonymous

    Like the current crew at the upper echelons of our gov’t., it doesn’t faze him in the slightest to lie. The only thing I wonder is whether it’s more due to alinsky-type teachings and tactics, or just because he’s a sociopath.

  • Shawn Cameron

    Once again #1 rule of Progs. Always take credit, never accept responsibility.

    The fact this scumbag is walking the streets is sickening.

  • Anonymous

    Go peddle your wares somewhere else. This comments section is for thinking adults.

  • Anonymous

    From Ayers: “hurt the pigs…” That alone tells you that this man is a monster. He bombed numerous places, including the Judge’s house, with the judge’s children inside. Judge Murtagh’s son has talked about this, how terrifying it was.

    It’s sickening he’s walking the streets, as the previous poster said, but it’s more sickening that he’s friends with and mentor to the president, and that Ayers was teaching students his disgusting politics.

  • Anonymous

    I seem to recall that a police officer was killed in one of his bombings. He will always deny it because there is no statute of limitations on murder.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    58,000 Americans were wasted in Vietnam for a war that shouldn’t have been fought.

  • Anonymous

    Ayers taught Obama to lie and it shows!

  • Bert31

    What do you think should be done about that?

  • jimletchworth

    ..the bush/cheney cabal should all be sitting in jail cells for sending 5000 young men to their deaths for oil and for sending the u.s. economy on a downward spiral from which we will never recover. they all disgust me and should disgust every moral and rational human being. pure evil.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    he is a punk, he would stand up to no one, one on one, just bomb innocents from the shadows, and this punk calls himself a professor and gets a job

  • Cary Davis

    Ayers admitted that his actions with the domestic terrorist group were “reckless” and “illegal” though he refused to take responsibility for any of the lives lost during the group’s reign of terror.<—– Same thing the Nazis said at the Nuremberg Trials

  • Cary Davis

    Patricia no one give a crap. Go somewhere else and pay for advertising you leech of society!

  • Anonymous

    Just a commie punk just like his parents.

  • Diane

    “I didn’t write that” is eerily similar to “They didn’t build that”. Now we know where Daddy O learned the art of denial…..

  • Nancy

    And what has Obama done to fix it?
    ‘Almost three quarters of the 2,153 U.S. military fatalities in the 12-year-old Afghanistan
    war have taken place since Obama was first inaugurated, according to an
    Associated Press (AP) tally. And the US debt is over 17 1/2 trillion “The total debt of the United States did not exceed $6.666 trillion until July 2003. In the little more than five years of the Obama presidency, the U.S. has accumulated as much new debt as it did in it’s first 227 years. …”

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  • JC Hoot

    As usual chicken poops when confronted one and all of the homegrown terrorists. I want to send my kid to the lousy institution he teaches at!

  • IT 2 IT 123

    NOT MENTIONED, much less examined, is the CORE reality
    that AYERS ( pronounced ‘HEIRS’ ) —hails from Chicago
    CAP-stone USURY. Likewise his tribe of followers.

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  • stone8

    Correction, Bergdahl is a PFC. That is the rank he held when he deserted and a deserter cannot be promoted. Please stop referring to hem as a Sgt as he is not now and never will be such.

  • Anonymous

    Ayer’s is like trying to step on a cockroach in the dark….

  • Watch it

    Wrong forum. Take your ignorance elsewhere.

  • Randy Francis

    Yes you’re right of course and seeing as how John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson (both Democrats) are the ones who got us there I’m sure you’ve never voted for another Democrat since….right?

  • Randy Francis

    Try lithium – maybe it can help you get control of yourself.

  • Randy Francis

    Your co-worker’s mother is a prostitute and apparently so are you.

  • Anonymous

    First he has to publish the book before he can know what’s in the book?

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    American involvement in Vietnam started with our support of the French returning after World War II. It went on through the Truman Administration and Eisenhower. After Dien Bien Phu is became a wholly American operation. Kennedy started a withdrawal but his plan to leave were ended with his murder.

    The demonstrations by the antiwar movement in Chicago in 1968 were at the Democratic Convention.

    Nixon had no secret peace plan and both he and Kissinger interfered with the Paris Peace talks in 1968.

    And then there is the disaster of George W. Bush.

    Rather than cast history is a partisan light why view it objectively.

  • Ron Jossendal

    get a life!

  • Anonymous

    The thing that makes the difference between Bergdahl and the soldiers of the Vietnam era is that Mr Bergdahl joined voluntarily, he was not drafted. HE made a choice to fight our enemy but had a cowardly change of heart. To hear him called a hero makes me physically ill……wife of USMC Ret

  • Anonymous

    Obviously the coward here is mr ayers, he’s afraid of justice, the very thing he claims he was fighting for….they never see the double standard they engage in

  • Anonymous

    Typical terrorist. Will blow people up but too much of a coward to put himself in harms way. To think that Obama’s political career started in this cockroach’s home makes me want to puke

  • Dyrewulf

    First off, the battle of Dien Bien Phu occured in 1954. America didn’t send advisors to Viet Nam until 1959. That’s 5 years later. The troops left Viet Nam under Nixon (1973) and what the he!! does G.W. Bush have to do with it??? Your partisan light is shining brightly…

  • Anonymous

    “…deaths for oil…”
    Really? This wearisome old lefty canard again? Where, pray tell, is all that oil, because we sure never got it.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    I did reply to you however the First Amendment does not apply on this site.

    Sorry

  • Dyrewulf

    The 1st Amendment only applies to the various governments not being able to punish you for your words. It doesn’t apply to privately owned companies. (Try disagreeing on Democrat Underground) Say what you will but facts are facts. But to be honest, this has nothing to do with Bill Ayers being a terrorist. It doesn’t matter what the government did, it doesn’t give anyone the authority to kill innocent people.

  • Dyrewulf

    I would love to see that but if you think about it, he has already done the damage. He has corrupted generations of young, impressionable minds with his marxist drivel. There are a lot of trees along the mall in DC. One should have his name on it along with many others whom are traitors to our nation.

  • Dyrewulf

    Exactly, and since obama has presided over these wars for six years, shouldn’t he have the same treatment?

  • Anonymous

    Oh by the way isis did find the WMD’s moron

  • Five Guyz

    Ultimately, preserving liberty is up to each of us: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Otto Lassiter

    Ayers is an enemy of the United States that should be dealt with accordingly.