In an attempt to apparently prove that there are no lows to which Fox News will not stoop, Outnumbered co-host Stacey Dash decided to attack the children of families living in poverty. Because, you know, children are apparently just greedy little moochers abusing the system and looking for a free handout.
Discussing a recent Census Bureau report that found that 65 percent of American children are living in a home receiving some sort of government assistance, Dash called it “slavery” before further elaborating on her ignorance.
“This is the Democratic party’s new version of slavery to me,” Dash said. “I am a believer in the American dream. But as long as you are told where you have to live, what you have to eat, what you have to wear, where you have to go to school, you will never know the true meaning of expression. And, the power and value of self achievement. You’ll never know what that is.”
Wait, what? Are children not supposed to be told where to live, what to eat, what to wear and where to go to school? Haven’t parents been making choices like that for children since… forever?
I honestly have no idea what she means. If anything, children today are given much more “freedom of expression” than in generations past. I have no idea what a child living in poverty, whose family needs some help to provide for them, has anything to do with the ability for them to express themselves.
And can we please stop using slavery as an analogy? You know what’s “like slavery”? Actual slavery.
But the truth is Dash is an imbecile. I have no idea what suddenly qualified her to be featured on Fox News as an “expert” at anything other than bad acting. This is a woman who just a few months ago actually said of the Republican opposition to gay marriage:
“We [Republicans] are for equal marriage. We’re not against that at all. We believe that everyone should have the same right.”
Then when she was asked about the often open opposition among many Republicans towards the legalization of same-sex marriage, she said:
“That’s just propaganda, it’s not true. You know? That’s just a certain amount of people. You can’t just throw a blanket over everyone because certain people have one opinion.”
A “certain amount of people.” Yes, as in the vast majority of the Republican party.
And let’s not forget when she said that men publicly sexually harassing women was acceptable.
But despite her growing list of idiotic statements, even though she’s only been at Fox News for a short time, Dash continues to grow as a featured personality on the network. Which shows you the kind of “standards” to which Fox News holds itself.