Conservatives in the United States have been siding with the British royal family more than 240 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
"Oprah's riveting and occasionally cringe-worthy interview with Meghan Markle and Harry Windsor has—as if the United States needed any more polarization—laid bare a peculiar political virus: the truculent loyalty that ostensibly patriotic media conservatives (at least via Twitter and the occasional op-ed) harbor for the Queen and her famously priggish progeny," Daily Beast editor-at-large Lloyd Grove reported Monday. "On the other side of the partisan divide are various liberal-leaning celebrities and pundits, along with Joe Biden, president of the United States, who are siding with Meghan and Harry in the uproar."
"The Duchess of Sussex, in this case, is absorbing nearly all of the body blows from American right-wingers, Fox News personalities, and steadfast Trumpists—mainly for the mixed-race former television actress' revelation of prejudice among her relatives-by-marriage (although the virulent racism of Queen Elizabeth's first cousin-by-marriage, Princess Michael of Kent, the daughter of a Nazi SS officer, has long been a matter of public record). For instance, an article posted Monday morning by the right-wing clearinghouse RedState effusively praised vicious Meghan troll and Donald Trump pal Piers Morgan, whose prime-time talk show years ago on CNN ended in tears, noting "that when it comes to his positions on the mewling and foot-stomping of social justice advocates and the eye-roll worthy self-victimization of some of the most privileged people in the world, he's spot on." Morgan, the blustery co-host of Good Morning Britain, has been brutal on Meghan both on TV and in print," he explained.
Morgan wasn't the only right-wing figure defending the crown and criticizing Markle.
"Trump acolytes Ric Grenell and Charlie Kirk, both prized guests on Fox News, likened Markle to another Black actor, Jussie Smollett, who fabricated a story to the cops about being attacked on the street by MAGA supporters," The Beast reported. "While another Meghan—McCain—professed sympathy for Markle on The View, her husband, Federalist editor Ben Domenech accused the Duchess of being a liar."
Former Fox News personality Megyn Kelly also blasted the young couple.
In which M & H pretend that no royal has had it worse in the press than they have. Give me a break. Have you ever s… https://t.co/g2vAUhcdHV— Megyn Kelly (@Megyn Kelly)1615210426.0
The Beast analysis also focused on comments by Newmax anchor Greg Kelly (no relation to Megyn), RedState's Erick Erickson, and Ben Shapiro.
Read the full report.