The "fair & balanced" Fox News has been unabashed and unapologetic in its support for the Catholic Church's opposition to the ACA's birth control mandate. As part of this support, Fox has provided full validation for the lawsuit filed by the Little Sisters of the Poor who object to signing the waiver which exempts them from having to provide coverage. But for Fox and the lawyers for the Little Sisters, the requirement to sign a waiver (which God doesn't want them to sign) is an example of how, wait for it, Pres. Obama "hates" the nuns who are on, wait for it, Obama's "enemies list." Megyn Kelly, in particular, has launched her own almost hysterical crusade on behalf of the nuns whose cause is, according to Kelly, "on the side of the angels" because they help all those poor people that Fox routinely bashes as scum. Last night, Megyn Kelly, who claims she's "not one of the [Fox] opinion hosts," made her biased and bogus opinion abundantly clear!
Kelly reported on the Hobby Lobby decision. In doing so, she stressed that the decision only applied to four methods of birth control. She didn't mention that within 24 hours, the Court expanded the decision to apply to all forms of birth control. Looking peeved and sounding shocked, she informed us that the National Organization of Women has compiled a "dirty list" of 100 groups which are "pushing back against the government on religious freedom." (How bout using "religious freedom" to discriminate against women?) She sneered as she noted that the Little Sisters are on that list and played tear jerking video showcasing how the poor Little Sisters are just doing Jesus' work. She didn't mention that the video was done by the legal firm, The Beckett Fund, which is representing the nuns. After the clip, she shook her head, sneered, and said "dirty."
After introducing former NOW president, Patricia Ireland, Kelly, she said "really, Patricia" and made a pouty face. Ireland explained that the nuns are on the list with other entities who want to overturn the birth control mandate. Kelly responded "yeah, the nuns are opposed to birth control, that's a shock." As photos from the Beckett propaganda video were shown, Kelly waxed orgasmic over their work and shouted "dirty, dirty, you stand by that?" When Ireland tried to explain the "dirty" reference, Kelly shouted "maybe you should call [the list] groups with whom we disagree." Kelly looked incredulous as Ireland explained how the nuns are trying to impose their religious beliefs on their employees.
When Ireland explained that the nuns can opt out, Kelly noted that the opt out means that their insurance company would then have to provide coverage. She didn't mention that the nun's carrier is the Christian Brothers who are exempt from the mandate. As Ireland attempted to speak, Kelly, whose FOX PLAN COVERS BIRTH CONTROL, said "we don't all expect our bosses to pay for it." Kelly engaged in the perfunctory right wing slut shaming: "risky behavior has risks." She added that for many years, women paid for their own birth control. Kelly continued to talk over Ireland. Considering that the divorced Kelly was not remarried in the Catholic Church, the next comment was astounding: "Are you Catholic, I am, we follow rules." She yelled "it is not a religion for wusses." (Or gays, either!) Laughter was heard in the background as Kelly continued to talk over Ireland who tried to explain the opt out.
Kelly asserted that the nuns object to birth control that "terminates a fertilized egg." She asked "should the nuns be forced to pay for abortions." When Ireland said that this idea is just a belief, a laughing Kelly, asked "doesn't an IUD get a fertilized egg?" (Medical science defines pregnancy as starting with implantation. The IUD "gets" the egg before that happens - no implantation, no pregnancy, no abortion) When Ireland tried to explain her position, Kelly accused her of "dodging" and asked if companies should be "forced into paying for abortions" which is ludicrous because the ACA doesn't cover abortions.
The conversation turned to Roe V Wade which Kelly said was offensive to "those who believe that life starts at conception" but they have to observe the law "as do you." When Ireland said she has the right to express her opinion, Kelly agreed but joking yelled "why are you calling a bunch of nuns dirty. It's bad."
Kelly says that "the Fox News Channel is the only place people can go right now for fair and balanced news." She also says, about herself, "you're not going to hear what I think." Really, Megyn? Really?