A Fox News host who joked that women have all the rights the need because they can shop got a two-word response from The Young Turks co-host Ana Kasparian on Tuesday: “Fuck you!”
Fox News co-host Greg Gutfeld on Friday ranted against the National Organization for Women (NOW) because they organized a boycott of Rush Limbaugh after he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut,” but they had not protested HBO comedian Bill Maher or CNN contributor Hilary Rosen for their remarks about conservative women.
“The only people that are in NOW are the people who work in NOW,” Gutfeld argued. “There are more women in NASCAR than NOW.”
“Perhaps they are a victim of their own success,” he added. “There not as relevant as they are anymore because, for example, women have all the rights, you know, they can shop.”
Kasparian responded during on online segment of the The Young Turks on Tuesday.
“I love that,” she quipped. “Women have all the rights they need. They go shopping. I’m going to make an argument that misogyny doesn’t exist — that women have all the rights that they want — by making a sexist comment about them.”
“Fuck You!” Kasparian exclaimed. “That’s just what Fox News is. They hire clowns to make clownish arguments.”
“You know that he’s partly tongue-in-cheek,” co-host Cenk Uygur pointed out. “Except that they’re not because the policies that they advocate are against women. You know, they’re not for equal pay, for example — let alone the reproductive rights, etc., etc.”
“The only decent point he had — you can make a conservative argument for NOW has outlived its usefulness because they were so successful in the past that women do have equality of opportunity, etc., etc. That’s a conservative argument you can make on Fox News that has no problem. Agree or disagree, at least it’s a legitimate argument.”
According to NOW’s website, the organization currently has “more than 500,000 contributing members” and more than 500 local chapters and affiliates.
Watch the video below from The Young Turks, broadcast April 24, 2012.
Fox News contributor: Criminal justice reform not needed because ‘it’s the least racist system in the country’
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy insisted on Monday that the U.S. criminal justice system is the "least racist system we have in the country."
McCarthy made the remarks during a Fox News segment about justice reform proposals from Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders to curb incarceration rates and root out institutional racism.
"It's a funny thing, I worked in the justice system for a long time," McCarthy said. "I think it's the least racist system that we have in the country, if that's possible."
Analyst tells CNBC: Recession will hit US several months before 2020 election
An analyst told CNBC on Monday that a recession is likely to hit the U.S. just months before the 2020 election.
"The inversion of the yield curve is a great signal that a recession is coming," Guy Lebas of Janney Capital Management explained. "Recessions by their nature are impossible to predict with any confidence but we have a few clues."
Lebas pointed to corporate capital expenditure plans as a sign of economic stress.
"They are hinting somewhere in the early to mid portion of 2020," he said of a possible recession.
Watch the video below from CNBC.
Orange County teens busted for singing obscure Nazi song while giving Hitler salutes
Nearly a dozen high school students from Southern California delivered Nazi salutes and sang a Nazi marching song in a video posted on social media.
The video was uploaded to Instagram by one member of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, along with lyrics to the song played for German troops during World War II, reported The Daily Beast.
A spokesperson for the Garden Grove Unified School District told the website administrators learned of the incident in March, four months after the video was posted, but declined to say whether any of the students were disciplined.