Greta Van Susteren isn’t happy with her male colleagues at Fox News after they lamented a report that 40 percent of American households have a mother as the primary breadwinner.
During a Lou Dobbs Tonight panel, Fox News commentators Erick Erickson, Lou Dobbs, Doug Schoen, and Juan Williams discussed the findings, which they painted as “troubling” for American society.
Greta Van Susteren responded to the segment on Thursday in a blog post.
Van Susteren wrote: “Have these men lost their minds? (and these are my colleagues??!! oh brother… maybe I need to have a little chat with them) (next thing they will have a segment to discuss eliminating women’s right to vote?)”
Greta Van Susteren wasn’t the only one to take notice of the segment. Other publications and pundits slammed the conclusions of the Fox News crew, who equated female breadwinners to some kind of economic apocalypse.
“What we’re seeing with four out of 10 families, now the woman is the primary breadwinner,” Juan Williams said. “You’re seeing the disintegration of marriage, you’re seeing men who were hard hit by the economic recession in ways that women weren’t. But you’re seeing, I think, systemically, larger than the political stories that we follow every day, something going terribly wrong in American society, and it’s hurting our children, and it’s going to have impact for generations to come.”
Erickson even tried to interject science into the discussion.
“When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and female in society, and the other animals, the male typically is the dominant role,” he said. “The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complementary role. We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complementary relationships in nuclear families, and it’s tearing us apart.”
Here is the segment that caught Greta Van Susteren’s attention:
Do you think Greta Van Susteren has a legitimate gripe with the Fox News segment on female breadwinners?