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Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade: ‘Respect’ your wife when she is wrong by calling her ‘baby doll’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:20 EDT
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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade
 
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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Monday advised viewers to show “respect” by challenging their wives to an argument, while calling them “baby doll.”

During a segment about author Richard Greenberg’s recent column on raising children, Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy distilled the tips down to the phrase: “Happy wife, happy life.”

“One of the things is if you say, ‘Yes, dear,’ that’s appropriate because it derails any argument,” Doocy explained. “Plus, my wife is always right anyway.”

Kilmeade, however, said that choosing happiness over being right was “condescending” to the spouse.

“That’s like saying, ‘I know my wife is wrong, but I’m going to say she’s right just so I don’t have to hear it,’” Kilmeade asserted. “To me, you have to give the women the respect to engage in a [SIC] interplay.”

“I would like to challenge you on this, baby doll,” the Fox News host recommended saying.

Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck argued that Kilmeade’s strategy “made some sense” because it was a “left hook and a right.”

“The way you’re framing it, Brian, where I’m going to ‘challenge’ my wife, I don’t think there’s a lot of upside to that,” Doocy observed.

“It’s a little like a game show, I admit to you,” Kilmeade quipped. “Okay, I would say this. I would just say, ‘Nine out of ten times you’re right. This is the tenth time, baby cakes.’”

“It’s not a challenge, it’s a marriage,” Doocy concluded.

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast May 27, 2014.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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