Poor Ainsley Earhardt is just “so tired of protecting the minority” in this country. She was talking about religion in this case but Earhardt’s racial record suggests that she was likely thinking of other minorities as well.
On Outnumbered, the Couch Crew discussed a controversy over “In God We Trust” decals on sheriffs’ patrol cars in Missouri. Naturally, most of the gang supported the decals. But the lone liberal in the “fair and balanced” group of five, Julie Roginsky, was offended. She saw it as a transgression against the separation of church and state.
Cohost Earhardt decided that Roginsky’s view should not matter.
EARHARDT: The majority of Americans, 77%, believe in some sort of God, the majority are Christians. You have 23% - this is according to Pew Research – they surveyed 35,000 people last year. 23% are atheist or agnostic and the majority should win in this case.
Notice how Earhardt just assumed that if you believe in God or are a Christian, you would want the decal?
Roginsky said she does believe in God. But, she added, “It is because we protect the rights of the minority – and listen, we have separation of church and state in this country…”
Earhardt interrupting, began to shout. “What about the majority? I’m so tired of protecting the minority! What about the rest of the country, the 77%?” she cried.
Whether she was only thinking of religion or not, Earhardt’s intolerance for protecting minorities has extended to racial issues as well. In 2011, Earhardt helped Sean Hannity defend racial segregation in Westchester with a biased, misleading and inflammatory report of the Obama administration’s efforts to enforce the county’s consent decree to provide fair housing.
Watch it above, from the July 27th Outnumbered.
H/t Media Matters.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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