Fox’s Kennedy tried to be snarky and provocative at the Women’s March On Washington yesterday. But she was so asinine that the protesters just ignored her.
First, she mocked protesters chanting, “We’re all in the same boat, keep the boat afloat.” Then she said, “There are alligators in the moat.”
Next, she tried to start a “Let’s go Rangers” chant, referring to the New York hockey team in a city where the Capitals play.
Back in the studio with Neil Cavuto, Kennedy said that Madonna and Ashley Judd used their appearance at the rally before the march as a way “to become relevant again.” Other speakers used their appearance, according to Kennedy, as “a way for them to try to grab the megaphone and say incendiary things so they get a little bit of attention.”
As they discussed Michael Moore, who also spoke, Kennedy sneered “Why is he wearing a San Francisco 49ers hat? Is he the Colin Kaepernick of portly leftists?”
That prompted Cavuto to say, “Not nice.”
But Kennedy wasn’t finished smearing Moore. “Isn’t he Canadian? Can we deport him and Justin Bieber in the same bus?” Anyone who knows the least bit about Moore knows he was born in Michigan. It just shows you Kennedy cared more about her mean-spirited joke than in providing real information to the viewers.
Watch the “humor” that took the place of legitimate analysis of the protest below, from the January 21, 2017 Your World.
Our nation began with a series of protests such as the Stamp Act Congress, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the First Continental Congress, etc. Some of those protests involved illegal activities but have been considered as part of the lead-in to the American Revolution. Protests against slavery and the inability of women to vote have happened since the USA came into being. In more recent memory there were the protests against the Vietnam War that led our government to reverse course.
One of the recurrent memes on Facebook is that this protest was just whining, since no one’s rights have been compromised. To those that feel this way, maybe they don’t remember the Tea Party protests of 2009-10 – none of those participating had been harmed by the policies of President Obama, yet they felt it was appropriate to be marching and making noise about their concerns.
I personally think we can be big enough to allow others to express their feelings because there may be a time when we will want to express our own. What do you think?
About a decade later, she started to make a Right Wing name for herself on various AM radio shows, including at KFI in Los Angeles. In 2008, she was co-hosting a snarky Right Wing show on KFI with Bryan Suits (“Kennedy & Suits”) wherein they confidently predicted that Barack Obama would never win the 2008 election.
A few years later, she was popping up on Fox News to spew the same nonsense.
And here we have her, 20 years after her on-air humiliation by Landau, and she still hasn’t learned her lesson.
I’m honestly not sure why she is trying to play these games when the original clips have been preserved for posterity. The smarter move for her would not be to try to make fun of other people but instead to try to be a more tolerant and decent person. But that may be too much to ask.