The Fox News view on women in politics: 'Get back to Tinder'

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Thursday 23 October 2014 16:10
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Shock horror, Fox News hosts have made some prehistoric points about women and politics.

On an episode of The Five this week, in a debate about the upcoming midterm elections, pundit Kimberly Guilfoyle suggests that young women shouldn’t concern themselves with voting and would be better off spending their time on dating apps and sites like Tinder and Match.com.

At the beginning of the segment, two video clips are shown, one from New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters explaining the battle for the female vote between Democrats and Republicans, then another from “noted lefty” Tina Brown on how she believes female voters view the current leading politicians.

Back in the studio, a man who looks like he’s just stumbled out of a 1950s newspaper office then growls: “Married women vote Republican, single women vote heavily for Democrats,” before saying that the two commentators who had been on before “know nothing about politics”.

That would be Jeremy Peters, a journalist at the New York Times Washington bureau who spends almost all of his time reporting from Congress, covered the 2012 presidential election and contributed to the paper’s Pulitzer Prize in 2009. (Pah, what an amateur).

The other being Tina Brown, former editor of Tatler, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and later founded the Daily Beast. But, hey, if Fox News say they know nothing about politics then it must be true, right?

Healthy, balanced debate then continues…

“The same reason that young women on juries are not a good idea,” parps Kimberly Guilfoyle. She clearly knows a thing or two about politics.

“They don’t get it,” she continues. “They’re not in that same life experience... They’re like healthy, and hot and running around without a care in the world.”

1950s newspaper man then actually comes to the defence of aforementioned young women. Yes, that’s the situation we find ourselves in.

But Guilfoyle counters:

I didn’t say they shouldn’t be [allowed to vote], I just think the should be excused so they can go back on Tinder or Match.com.

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