Megyn Kelly took two of her Fox colleagues to the woodshed this afternoon.
In response to Erick Erickson and Lou Dobbs making controversial comments this week about a Pew study finding that 40% of American households have a mother as breadwinner, Kelly brought the two of them onto her show and proceeded to tear into them.
To recap: during a Wednesday evening segment of FBN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, Erickson, Dobbs, and other Fox male contributors lamented the Pew study’s “troubling” findings, claiming it signaled a disintegration of the American family. Erickson went the farthest with his analysis, claiming it is “anti-science” to not believe that men are supposed to play the dominant role in the household. The group collectively bemoaned the increase of female breadwinners.
In response, this afternoon, Kelly asked: “What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?”
“It doesn’t have anything to do with submissive, per se, and it was poorly constructed how I said it,” Erickson responded before reiterating his point that, in nature, male animals “tend” to be the “dominant one” and that “feminists” have taken society to the point where “male and female roles are completely interchangeable.” He then claimed: “No one is saying women can’t be a breadwinner or even the primary breadwinner.”
Kelly was not convinced, calling Erickson out for his backpedaling: “That is not what you you have been saying for the last couple of days.” After reading aloud from Erickson’s blog post responding to the controversy, in which he railed against homosexual parents and mothers in a dominant breadwinner position, Kelly presented him with the counterfactual:
(Source: Fox News and Mediaite.com)