Fox Freaks About Anti-Feminist Hashtag


The Fox News weekend morning show, led by the perpetually ridiculous Tucker Carlson, criticized an anti-feminist Twitter hashtag calling for the end of Father’s Day. Which would be a good thing except they blamed it all on feminists rather than on anti-feminists.

As Death and Taxes reported on Friday, pranksters at the website 4Chan had created the fake social media campaign with the hashtag “#EndFathersDay” to “to make feminists and the things we fight for look ridiculous.”

So this attempt to discredit feminism was then picked up by the drooling morons on the Fox morning show, who brought on an “expert” to rail about the evils of the non-existent feminist campaign to eliminate fathers day — and fathers themselves, of course.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted on Sunday that the hashtag had started out as a joke, but had been “picking up steam with feminists online.”

For analysis about what #EndFathersDay meant for American society, Fox & Friends brought in “Princeton Mom” Susan Patton, an anti-feminist whose recent book encouraged women in college to spend 75 percent of their time looking for a man to marry.

“They’re not just interested in ending Father’s Day, they’re interested in ending men,” Patton warned. “That’s really what they want.”

“When you crush men, you hurt women,” Carlson agreed.

“For these ridiculous, antagonistic women to say it’s a celebration of male oppression,” Patton continued. “No, it’s a harmless creation of the greeting card industry, the aftershave industry, the tie manufacturers.”

“We’re talking about a group of antagonistic feminists, who, first, don’t even have men in their lives probably,” she opined. “It just one more thing, one more micro-aggression for them to latch onto and get crazy over. This is absolutely absurd. Nobody’s talking about Mother’s Day.”

“What kind of outrage would there be if men were saying, ‘Yeah, mothers aren’t important, end Mother’s Day,’?” co-host Clayton Morris wondered.

“Well, without fathers, there would be no mothers,” Patton declared. “Everyday is Mother’s Day. Let’s give dad this one Sunday in June, and, you know, be good spirited about it.”

They don’t actually name a single feminist who wants to end Father’s Day, but they do quote people like “Tasha” and “NayNay,” whoever the hell they might be.

Comments

  1. matty1 says

    I have to admit that in my family we don’t celebrate Hallmark holidays and can be a bit dismissive of them for various reasons but if you like it go ahead.

  2. parasiteboy says

    I find it funny how the Fox and Faux are interchangeable in their graphics depending on how you would write the narrative. I know this is true most of the time with them, but how often do they actually have Faux on the screen.

  3. scienceavenger says

    Fox and Friends has become the modern Solid Gold, your appearance on there indicating you have truly hit rock bottom.

    BTW, is it a rule on Fox that all female guests/hosts must wear short skirts with legs crossed and superglued together? Are the opinions of women not titillatingly dressed unimportant in Foxland?

  4. dingojack says

    Does anyone know how I can save the still video image as a file?
    ‘Trending Faux Outrage’ and the FAUXNews team*. What a classic!
    Dingo
    ——–
    * The near-perfect example of ‘Oh Lord, make my enemies look foolish…’

  5. says

    It’s just one more thing, one more micro-aggression for them to latch onto and get crazy over. This is absolutely absurd.

    ~ FoxNews’ Motto

  6. parasiteboy says

    Dingo@6
    You can take a screenshot. I’ve never done it with a video playing but you should be able to do it with the video paused.

  7. busterggi says

    Conservatives have an unevolved sense of humor, the Three Stooges are too subtle for them.

  8. suttkus says

    @scienceavenger:

    BTW, is it a rule on Fox that all female guests/hosts must wear short skirts with legs crossed and superglued together? Are the opinions of women not titillatingly dressed unimportant in Foxland?

    Fox News CEO Roger Ailes:

    “Move That Damn Laptop, I Can’t See Her Legs!”

    “Tell Catherine I did not spend x-number of dollars on a glass desk for her to wear pant suits.”

    So… yes. And are you really surprised?

  9. scienceavenger says

    @11 Holy crap. Surprised that its true? No. Surprised that he’d be so blatant and …how shall we say… shameless about it? Yes. I thought your quotes were satire. Ridiculous.

  10. ShowMetheData says

    “Does anyone know how I can save the still video image as a file?”

    Increase your browser to 175% (CTRL – Scroll-wheel)
    Run the Video & choose a good time for it
    Hit ALT-PrintScreen (to capture the current window not the Full Screen))
    Paste into PAINT or another graphics program
    Crop what you need and save

  11. sugarfrosted says

    @2 That’s funny that you think Father’s day is a “Hallmark Holiday.” In reality Father’s day was started by the tie lobby. They realized that each year they’d sell at most two ties to each kid. The children of course would buy their dad a tie on his birthday and Christmas. So in order to sell more ties they decided to create a day dedicated to fathers. They got the president to proclaim it as an “official” holiday.

  12. says

    It’s kinda funny that the people most effectively trolled by the 4chan fakers are antifeminists and right wingers … They all swear that “real” feminists joined into hashtag X, then when pushed they cite NayNay or some other obvious fake :)

  13. Nentuaby says

    If you want to see actual feminists (particularly black feminists / womanists, as there’s a strong racial component to the trolling) dismantling the jokers hard, follow the #YourSlipIsShowing hashtag. The antics they’re uncovering are ridiculous. A lot of cases of blatant impersonation, like using a real person’s screen name but with a lowercase L replaced by a capital i. A lot of cases of truly ridiculous inch-deep personas, like somebody claiming to be named “La’trine.” It’s kind of mind-expanding.

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