On Monday, April 8, a Glenn Beck MSNBC promo rant on his morning radio show prompted strong reactions online. On his radio program, Beck railed against a new MSNBC promo that suggests that people’s children don’t really belong to the parents, but rather the “whole community” at large.
The promo, which aired on MSNBC and features talk show host Melissa Harris Perry (who hosts her own show on the network on Saturday and Sunday mornings) featured Perry saying the following:
“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we've always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven't had a very collective notion of these are our children. 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.”
Beck, of course, didn’t appreciate Perry’s thoughts on America’s children, and who they may or may not belong to.
"It's almost a parody of reality," Beck said of the promo. "It is so far beyond what we have ever thought as a nation, it's remarkable."
Beck didn’t just mention the MSNBC TV ad, though. He attacked it for a solid hour on his radio show, explaining why it was wrong and misguided at every opportunity.
"The idea behind this is going to be so appealing to so many people. 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.”
For more on the Glenn Beck MSNBC promo controversy, be sure to return to this column.
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