Megyn Kelly thinks that Glenn Beck is the right guy to turn to for “insight” into MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry’s comments about the term “hard-working” and how it relates to slavery.
Kelly’s discussion with Beck was just the latest in Fox's race-baiting obsession with Harris-Perry. This one came after Beck had finished blaming a black student who was tossed and thrown to the ground by a white South Carolina police officer. So who better to race bait, I mean discuss, Harris-Perry?
"Straight news anchor" Kelly began the subject with a racially-tinged dig at Harris-Perry. “You’d think one of the things that would bind us together would be the commitment to having integrity, being hard-working, and yet that term is apparently no longer allowed,” Kelly said as she transitioned away from the South Carolina discussion.
Kelly played a clip of Harris-Perry telling a Republican guest we should be “super careful” when using the term “hard worker.” Harris-Perry seemed to be saying that “hard worker” is a compliment within the context of white privilege. She said it reminds her of slaves and single mothers who are deemed failures by Republicans if they’re struggling.
Whatever you think of Harris-Perry’s comments, only a news network looking to smear and racially denigrate someone would consider this worthy of multiple, attack-discussions. For Kelly to choose Beck as her partner for another was even worse. There was no mention in either of the two segments with Beck of that horrible neurological disease he claimed to be suffering from last year.
“Who calls a hard-working mom a failure?” Beck asked. Well, Fox News does all the time. If they’re not complaining about her for having children out of wedlock, they’re accusing her of abusing food stamps or demonizing her for just being poor. But Beck argued – as Kelly looked on with an expression of thoughtful approval – that it’s really the left that denigrates stay-at-home mothers.
But then Beck said this: “I’m sorry, but I think you have some sort of a problem, a deep-seated problem somewhere, where you’re putting a picture of slaves on your wall to remind you that that’s hard work. That should remind you of slavery.”
Beck’s use of the phrase “deep-seated problem” is reminiscent of his infamous attack on President Obama. In 2009, Beck described Obama as “a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. I don’t know what it is. …I’m not saying he doesn’t like white people, I’m saying he has a problem.”
Kelly giggled with appreciation at Beck’s “deep-seated problem” comment about Harris-Perry. “You raise an interesting point,” Kelly said. “This is the same woman who, you know, wore two (tampons) as earrings. … She’s gone to some weird places.”
In fact, Harris-Perry wore the earrings as a humorous political statement about the Texas state capitol confiscating tampons during a debate and vote on an anti-abortion bill.
Kelly didn’t mention that, of course. Instead, she moved on to plug Beck’s “beautiful book.”
Watch it below, from the October 27 The Kelly File. For comparison, underneath that is video of Beck’s July 28, 2009 comment about Obama’s “deep-seated problem,” via Media Matters.
BTW, Kelly, Beck and Harris-Perry are all the same when it comes to ratcheting up anger and division. They’re all show biz media mouths.