Fox regular Gavin McInnes turned a discussion about Hillary Clinton into a jaw-dropping rant about women in the workforce and how they’d be better off as housewives and stay-at-home mothers.
The Hannity segment was supposed to be about a report that Clinton pays her women staffers less than the men.
Guest Tamara Holder dismissed the report as false. McInnes seemed to acknowledge that by saying, “There’s different ways to look at the data.”
Then he let forth the asinine.
MCINNES: But the big picture here is women do earn less in America because they choose to. They would rather go to their daughter’s piano recital than stay all night at work, working on a proposal so they end up earning less. They’re less ambitious and I think this is sort of God’s way – this is nature’s way of saying women should be at home with the kids. They’re happier there!
The look on Holder’s face was priceless.
“I hope that your viewers do not take you, sir, seriously,” she said. “Having a choice does not mean that you’re less ambitious and your comments are absolutely deplorable.”
Holder tried to get Hannity to denounce McInnes and his comments but Hannity did not.
Meanwhile, McInnes got even more obnoxious.
MCINNES: Most women are happier at home. They are pretending that they like working and they’re not making money because they don’t stay all night at the office. They don’t go the extra mile. They don’t work all weekend.
You’re making a mistake! You would be much happier at home with a husband and children!
…You just said you’re single, you don’t have a boyfriend. You’re what, you’re celibate…Look, you’re miserable. You would be so much happier with kids around you tonight. Imagine coming home, ‘Mommy’s home!’”
Hannity buried his face in his hands.
“You’re not funny,” Holder told McInnes.
“I’m trying to make you happy,” McInnes replied.
Hannity erupted in laughter.
In addition to appearing on Hannity, McInnes has been on Red Eye a lot. It just so happens that Fox is working on finding a new host for the show. I would not be surprised if McInnes is under consideration.
Watch it below, from the May 14 Hannity, via Media Matters.
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NOTE TO SUITS
You are in no position to complain about ABC News’ mouthpieces when you have one who is much worse. Hypocrites.