Fox News appears to be tilting even further to the left …
On Friday, one of the network’s noted hosts complained after a guest allegedly mocked the unusual habit of people conjuring up their own pronouns out of thin air.
Host Harris Faulkner issued the complaint during a discussion with conservative radio show host Lars Larson and FNC liberal commentator Leslie Marshall.
The discussion centered on the remarks Sen. John Kennedy made about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Louisiana rally President Donald Trump held on Wednesday. Kennedy specifically said she’s “dumb.”
For some reason, Faulkner seemed to share CNN host Brooke Baldwin’s hypocritical opinion about the remarks.
Watch the full discussion below:
“I love John Kennedy,” Larson said in defense of the senator. “He is a great man. He is absolutely right. Americans ought to know, this whole thing is a giant joke, Harris. After all, how many more witnesses are we going to hear … who didn’t hear it first and/or second hand? … [who] heard it from a guy who heard it from a guy who heard it from somebody else.”
“Calling the speaker dumb, Lars?” Faulkner cut in with exasperation. “The language.”
It’s not clear why she equates the word “dumb” with profanity …
“Well, I join him in that, actually,” Larson replied.
After Faulkner’s first bout of outrage, she then let Marshall ramble for awhile about how Kennedy’s remark was “sexist” and “unprofessional” — and about how the word dumb “doesn’t really mean dumb or stupid” …
It’s not clear what it really means then, though what’s known for certain is that liberal Democrats have a tendency of trying to rewrite language.
Responding to Marshall’s bizarre claims, Larson bluntly said, “It’s not sexist.”
“When people do dumb things, they should be called out. I know dumb men and I know dumb women, and I probably will meet some dumb people with pronoun names, too. It’s not a sexist term,” he continued.
And there it was.
“This conversation devolved,” Harris complained after he finished speaking. “We don’t put down people who use different pronouns on this network, on this show especially.”
Her complaint was shocking though also endemic of a wider trend at Fox News.
Watch what happened for instance when Art Del Cueto, the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, dared to use the word “invasion” while speaking on FNC three months ago about the hordes of illegal aliens streaming across the border:
(Source: Fox News)
For reasons that still remain unclear to this day, “America’s Newsroom” anchor Sandra Smith grew uncomfortable after he used the otherwise non-controversial i-word.
“Hold on,” she interrupted. “Obviously, we have to push back on comments like that. People will take issues with you calling it that. It is obviously a sensitive issue right now.”
The specific topic of discussion had been the then-recent spate of attacks on Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s facilities and offices. Del Cueto’s argument was that the media’s constant smearing of immigration authorities was not helping matters.
At the time, The New York Times had run a post in which it drew a potentially libelous link between the right’s candid discussions about illegal immigration and a mass shooting by a white supremacist. The Times focused especially hard on the term “invasion.”
The New York Times front page today sticks it to the right-wing media, showing how often they use terms like “invasion” to describe immigration, which were the words echoed by the El Paso killer. https://t.co/3dV96uBhb3 pic.twitter.com/AcqW4bpAB8
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) August 12, 2019
Speaking with Smith, Del Cueto tried to explain how the spurious report was based on the belief that speaking truthfully about illegal immigration and the damage it incurs to the nation is racist and potentially dangerous.
“And what was [the report] based on?” he said. “That was based on us talking about actual facts. And the facts we spoke about are simple. When you have individuals in large quantities that enter another country by force or illegally, waving the flag of another country, that is an invasion. I stand by those words.”
And that’s when Smith snapped, never mind the facts.
The notion of an “invasion” fits the bill perfectly according to its definition — Merriam-Webster defines an invasion as “the incoming or spread of something usually hurtful,” while Cambridge Dictionary defines it as “an occasion when a large number of people or things come to a place in an annoying and unwanted way” — and also according to basic logic and common sense.
Likewise, the notion that inventing pronouns is dumb (not to mention Orwellian) also seems to fit the bill. Humans produce only two types of gametes, thus why they as people exist only within the spectrum of two genders. In the case of a hermaphrodite, it’s not that the individual boasts a new third gamete but rather a combination of the two already existing gametes. This is basic science …
And the fact that Faulkner and her colleagues are now opposed to this line of thinking — not to mention the use of the word “invasion” — has some feeling dazed and confused:
Yes, @HARRISFAULKNER, having “special pronouns” is dumb. #LarsLarson is right, dumb people should be called out on their dumb ideas, beliefs, acts & statements. We haven’t been doing that in more than 30 years and look what it’s done to this country.@LarsLarsonShow #PC pic.twitter.com/L1k3I5QYYK
— NoGuff ❌ (@NoGuff1) November 8, 2019
— SmirKing Revenge (@InvisibleHand78) November 7, 2019
@HARRISFAULKNER A guest today on Outnumbered Overtime called @SpeakerPelosi “dumb”. That set the hair of your other guest, Leslie, on fire. When guest 1 mentioned “other pronouns” you turned into the POLITICALLY CORRECT SPEECH POLICE, a disgusting display of fascist crap by you.
— Paul Starksson (@PaulStarksson) November 7, 2019
Are people going to be allowed to speak on issues, for example, gender pronouns or is opposing views banned? I don’t care what people call themselves, what I do find offensive are you and your network stifling speech and opposing views. Thought and word police.
— Bridgette (@BridgetteLucy) November 7, 2019
But others have pushed back on her outrage by arguing that Larson didn’t even actually mock people who use their own custom pronouns.
@HARRISFAULKNER Are you Dumb.!? @LarsLarsonShow didn’t put down people that use different pronouns. Did you listen to what he said? He knows Dumb Men & Dumb Women. & He’ll probably meet some Dumb people with pronoun names. It’s like you ignored the Facts!https://t.co/YKAf1YhlSW
— Drives With Turkeys (@4LoveOfTheRoad) November 8, 2019
Yeah, that was out of left field! He didn’t do that! He said EVERYONE…men, women or people who use different pronouns can be dumb! Which is TRUE!!
— ❤️??Patty??❤️ (@IrishForever92) November 8, 2019
I just watched you piece with Lars Larson… he did not put down people with pronouns. He stated quite clearly that dumb people come in all shapes and sizes. Did someone tell you through your earpiece to make a disclaimer? This PC reporting is ridiculous…
— Jack Whelchel (@techplebe) November 7, 2019
@HARRISFAULKNER That gentleman you reprimanded for putting down the mentally ill transgender did nothing of the sort. He actually included them when he said (paraphrased) ‘he had met dumb men, women & would likely meet people with other various pronouns that are dumb’.
— Scott Gilbert NC ? ? ? (@dscottgilbert) November 7, 2019
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