|Former Fox News personality Megyn Kelly is telling another lie.|
Y'all, I'm trying so hard to be nice today but people are working my nerves. They are trying to make me forget how much I love my Jesus.
In the middle of all of this madness with regards to anti-trans athlete bills which supporters have proven there is no need for, Biden trying to clean up Trump's messes while the GOP undermines him, etc etc, comes a mountain of hot mess with Dr. Seuss, the Muppets and Mr. Potato Head.
Three companies recently made private decisions about their products. The publisher of Dr. Seuss books decided to no longer publish six of them because of their racist imagery. The company which makes Mr. Potato Head decided that the toy will not be sold as Mr. and Mrs. Last but not least, Disney will be adding content warnings to certain episodes of The Muppet Show on its streaming service.
Whoop te do. No big deal, huh? Guess again. Via the extensive conservative and GOP televised and social media pipeline, those three seemingly innocuous incidents are now claimed to be a part of a huge conspiracy of supposed "cancel culture" by liberals, Joe Biden, George Soros, and who ever else are considered as left-wing boogeymen to control action and stamp out free speech, And this nonsense has been blasted all over the right-wing blogsphere. Seriously, Fox News went absolutely apeshit over the Dr. Seuss non-controversy for two days.
The big booby prize, however, for the dumbest way the right has exploited this junk is a tie between Mike Huckabee and Megyn Kelly. Huckabee tweeted a meme which placed the blame on Joe Biden:
Not be undone, former Fox News personality (she was never a journalist) Megyn Kelly channels Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion with her tweet:
This goes beyond silly. It's downright depressing. Huckabee and Kelly are many things (none of them are positive) but stupid isn't one of them. They know exactly what they are doing by repeating these lies. And both have prominent positions in the media. As much as it disgusts my very core to think admit, both of them have the power to influence a lot of people and power like that shouldn't be abused.
Yet here they are abusing it with no concept of care or integrity.
But can we really blame Huckabee or Kelly more than we blame ourselves? Who in the world decided to give these two so much power? I keep hearing all of the whining about how divided America is and how we seem to be at each other's throats. Maybe we should make better choices in terms of our social influencers. That could help a lot.