Saturday, June 1, 2013

All-male Fox panel laments female breadwinners



Funny, isn't it? Four right-wing men complaining that women are starting to make more money than men, starting to be the breadwinners in their family? Yes, we must be "watching society dissolve around us," huh? How scary!

Can you get any more typically right-wing? Note that Fox 'News' could have found women who agreed with this. Heck, they've got lots of right-wing women available at Fox. But apparently, it just never occurred to them.

They use women for show, just like they use right-wing Hispanics and African Americans. But the idea that women might have a place in a conversation about women's issues? They're just as clueless about that as House Republicans were when they convened an all-male panel to discuss contraception.

And speaking of "typical," how about Erik Erickson's grasp of science? Now, that's hilarious, isn't it? "I'm so used to liberals telling conservatives that they're anti-science, but ... when you look at biology, when you look at the natural world, the roles of a male and female in society, and the other animals, the male typically is the dominant role..."

If you know anything about biology, it should be that other species are not necessarily a role-model for human beings. Yes, we're related to other species, but that doesn't mean you should model your life on how rabbits live, or aardvarks, or even lions.

In fact, I suspect that Erickson would be the first to abhor living in a matriarchal society like elephants, for example, do. So yes, he's not just anti-science, but absolutely clueless about it, too.

But OK, if you want to bring science into it, is it really bad for kids to have a mom as the primary breadwinner in the family? They all declare that as fact, but they present absolutely no research backing up their claim. Did they just pull that out of the same orifice where Fox News gets most of its 'facts'?

Obviously, I don't expect the 'fair and balanced' network to be fair and balanced, but it is pretty funny to see four men complaining about a gender-related issue, isn't it?

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Note: My thanks to Ann James for the link - and the encouragement. :)

2 comments:

jeff725 said...

Update: Megyn Kelly tears Dobbs and Erickson a new one:

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/06/01/fox-news-megyn-kelly-excoriates-misogynists-lou-dobbs-erick-erickson/

Faux "news" being Faux "news," Megyn will probably get her ass chewed by Roger Ailes ("she should 'know her place,'" "we're all one big happy family," etc.).

WCG said...

Thanks, Jeff. Yeah, I thought that was funny. In fact, I meant to post it yesterday (I saw it at Talking Points Memo), but got busy.

I'll try to get to it today. Thanks!