Given that the Fox News males aren't exactly "Chippendale" material (ladies, amiright?), Fox's fight against "wussification" of American men seems a little odd. But the manly Roger Ailes (just kidding) has decided that "political correctness," an ongoing Fox meme, has America's men by the balls. The "wussification" thing seems to have started, on Fox when conservative Christian "comic" Brad Stine set the stage, on Fox & Friends, for yet another faux, Fox "controversy." This year, the testosterone infused Eric Bolling, who thought the Golden Globes were "too feminized," and Sean Hannity determined that a basketball coach's abusive behavior was just fine because it was done to fight "wussification." Bolling objected to girls playing high school football because, wussification. And now that a "mommy blogger," is raising her boys to be real men, Fox & Friends is on it because political correctness and - ready for it - wussification!
Stephanie Metz is one of a plethora of "mommy bloggers." But what has catapulted her into the Fox limelight is her viral blog post about school regulations vis-a-vis toy guns which her boys play with because boys will be boys and it teaches them right from wrong. (Right, face palm time). She believes that society's efforts to curtail youth violence are also detrimental to girls who are just too weak to stand up to bullying. As such, she has no sympathy for those silly girls who commit suicide after having been bullied because (I'm not kidding) they "feel entitled to a world wide pity party."
Fox & Friends introduced Metz to Foxworld, on Thursday. Steve Doocy, in describing Metz, gesticulated as he shouted about how "she has had it up to here with political correctness." Elisabeth Hasselbeck, showing a lot of leg, said "oh yeah." She then detailed how, in the blog post, Metz discussed what happened as a result of a "show and tell" assignment for her son's class. Hasselbeck read part of the post which talked about how her son didn't want to take an action figure to school because his teacher would think it's a gun and that he would get in trouble. Doocy audibly groaned before he said that "kids are worried" and "the mother is frustrated that our "PC world had er, uh, programmed kids to think like that."
Kilmeade read more of the blog post in which Metz complained about school rules and how she proudly allows her sons to play "good guys vs. bad guys" with toy guns in her home. Hasselbeck accused parents of "removing good and bad" in order to protect children. She asked "how can you identify bad if you've never seen it." Doocy whined about how, because of school rules, kids are "hypersensitive...come on...where is common sense." Kilmeade asked the Facebook question: "Are modern parents raising a culture of wimps or are we getting better as parents and this is part of evolving." Doocy chirped, "I don't think this is progress." Nothing was said about Metz's lack of concern for bullied kids.
Metz appeared on yesterday's Fox & Friends. Clayton Morris reported on the back story which inspired Metz to write about "raising kids in our society." Metz was accompanied by her four year old son who, supposedly, was afraid of the school's reaction to his show and tell toy. Morris showed the toy as Ms. Metz recounted the incident which spawned the blog post. As the chyron read "Boys Will Be Boys," Mom's Blog On School Mentalities Goes Viral." ("Mentalities?") Metz spoke of how we are living in - wait for it - PC society and how "kids are being raised to constantly be victims." (Oh, the irony. Fox & Friends specializes in victims.)Despite the fact that the toy was NOT brought to school, the chyron informed us about the "Show and Tell Tirade, Mom: Son Didn't Want Trouble for Action Toy."
Morris reinforced the message with his comment about how sometimes "a boy should be a boy" and asked her if she was "worried that we are becoming [wait for it] "politically correct." She answered in the affirmative and said that she's scared about how her son, who is just "being a boy," could, in the future, be suspended for "play fighting with a friend." As she spoke, the chyron brought home the Fox propaganda bacon: "Wussification Society, Mom: Modern Parenting Creating Flawed Society." The next chyron stated, as Fox fact "Life Lessons, Mom: Son's Toy Guns Teach Him Right & Wrong." After she identified her website, Morris predicted that the viewers would go there and congratulate her for such a "great story." Nothing was said about Metz's lack of concern for bullied kids.
So I guess we don't need to spend public moneys on silly anti-bullying programs because giving kids toy guns is all they need for future conflict resolution. Boys will be boys and Fox News will be crap.
And BTW, do you really think that Hendrix said what he said?
Video of first Fox & Friends segment here.
And how’s she going to feel in, oh let’s say, 10-15 years when her “widdle pwecious” decides to STOP playing “good guys vs bad guys” and starts acting it out for real? Personally, I kind of hope that her little darling picks up a real gun, mistaking it for a toy (as kids are so wont to do, ya know) and shoots her in the freakin’ face.
An unapologetic Limbaugh stated: “You don’t put the NFL in pink for a month!” Limbaugh also said “I don’t think that there’s any question that there’s an attack on masculinity and it’s not new. It’s the modern feminism era that’s what it is, it’s the critique against masculinity.”