Glenn Beck ripped an MSNBC promo in which anchor Melissa Harris-Perry explains that children belong collectively to society, not just their parents.
In the promo, Harris-Perry is pushing for society to take more responsibility to children, saying that until now children have been thought of as only belonging to their parents. Society hasn’t had a collection notion that they are everyone’s children, she said, and that needs to change.
“So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities,” Perry says.
Glenn Beck devoted an hour of his show to the MSNBC promo, saying it doesn’t fall in line with the ideals of America.
“It’s almost a parody of reality,” Beck said of the MSNBC promo. “It is so far beyond what we have ever thought as a nation, it’s remarkable.”
Beck said he was even more fearful that a large portion of the population would connect with the ad, the “20 to 30 percent of America: that would “gladly have the state take over so they don’t have to worry about it.”
“The idea behind this is going to be so appealing to so many people..” Beck said. “So many people are going to say, ‘I love that.’ Because I’m freaked out. I don’t know what to do with my kids. They’re unruly. They’re whatever. I don’t know what to do. And so the state will relieve you of that.”
Glenn Back has tangled with MSNBC in the past. When the network commentator Ed Schultz claimed earlier this year that a civilian never stopped a shooting, Beck and his staff at The Blaze set out to prove Schultz wrong.
Here is MSNBC promo that Glenn Beck criticized, via Newsbusters: