I’m writing something longer that will incorporate this, but I was so blown away that I wanted to go ahead and post it now. I’ll connect it up to some other things in a bit.
Marrying other species? Wait a minute. Other species?
How did we get here? This moment of Fox News Madness was brought to us c/o a Swedish (thus the reference to the Swede’s "pure society") on how marriage can cut the risk of Alzheimer’s.
The study by Swedish researchers is one of the first to focus on marital status and the risk of dementia.
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, which cause shrinkage of the brain, affect more than 700,000 people in the UK.
Previous research has suggested social isolation or lack of personal contact carries an increased risk of dementia and mental decline.
An American study last year found significant links between feelings of loneliness and the chances of suffering Alzheimer’s.
Somehow, we got from there to here:
BROWN HAIRED GUY: We keep marrying other species and other ethnics–
GRETCHEN CARLSON: Are you sure you are not suffering from some of the causes of dementia right now?
BROWN HAIRED GUY: The problem is the Swedes have pure genes. They marry other Swedes, that’s the rule. Finns marry other Finns; they have a pure society. In America we marry everybody. We will marry Italians and Irish.
DAVE BRIGGS: This study does not apply?
BROWN HAIRED GUY: Does not apply to us.
DAVE BRIGGS: Huh.
What the hell is this guy talking about?
Is he channeling Richard Nixon?
On Jan. 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court struck down laws criminalizing abortion in Roe v. Wade, President Richard M. Nixon made no public statement. But the next day, newly released tapes reveal, he privately expressed ambivalence.
Nixon worried that greater access to abortions would foster “permissiveness,” and said that “it breaks the family.” But he also saw a need for abortion in some cases — like interracial pregnancies, he said.
“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,” he told an aide, before adding, “Or a rape.”
If this guy still has a job at Fox by tomorrow, someone needs to get Rupert Murdoch on the phone.
And don’t tell me he was taken out of context or misunderstood. There’s no context I can think of in which he could be understood as trying to say anything other than what he said.
I’ll have more to say about this kind of craziness later, with any luck…