Saturday, December 14, 2013
Megyn's excuse for slipping and letting her real racist views known to America was that she was just joking about Santa and Jesus being white.
"Just being "tongue -in- check" she declared. And, in typical FOX News fashion, she played the victim card and blamed everyone else for picking on poor FOX News.
“I offered a tongue-in-cheek message for any kids watching,” she explained. “Humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes that is lost on the humorless.”
“Many questioning whether I understand that Santa is a mythical figure, others’ suggesting that I am a racist who is outraged at the idea of a black Santa,” she continued. “Well, this would be funny if it were not so telling about our society, in particular the knee-jerk instinct by so may to race bait and to assume the worst in people. Especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News channel.” [Source]
Nice. Blame society for race baiting while being on a network that makes a tidy profit by race baiting and playing to the fears of old white people.
And it wasn't just a "knee jerk" reaction. Megyn had a panel of all white people discuss an article by a black journalist who dared to make her feelings known about how she feels about Santa.
Of course Megyn tried to twist that as well, by declaring that she knew that Aisha Harris was being tongue-in- cheek all along. And if you believe that you don't know how FOX News operates. They pick on the black person, no matter how insignificant and obscure, (Do you remember Megyn's obsession with the New Black Panthers?) who dares to celebrate their blackness, and then they make it an issue on their network (by featuring segments with an all white panel) to point out reverse racism by those all powerful black people.
It's what Megyn tried to do in this instance, but unfortunately for her it backfired this time.
Not that her bosses over at FOX are complaining. The publicity is good for their business. They don't care if they are viewed as racists because their "white conservative superiority complex" allows them to be just that without apology.
It is why Megyn so confidently declared the following:
"Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change..."
Yes, because getting along with others who are different is such a wimpy liberal concept.
"Humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes that is lost on the humorless,"
Sorry Megyn, there is nothing funny about being a racist.
*Pic from Slate.com