In the video below, Megyn Kelly is extremely obnoxious and hostile to American Humanist Association President Roy Speckhardt for having the audacity to stop a school from violating the Constitution. It’s clear from the video she knows he’s right on the law and yet the anger and contempt for him in her voice is striking. And her insinuations that it is his responsibility, and one he is failing in, to provide toys for the kids in lieu of the Evangelical Christian group that was using them as a proselytization tool is a shallow and unfair attempt to make him look bad.
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Also, for two superlative examples for how to deal with the cable news gladatorial arena as a secularist, humanist, and/or atheist, check out the fine work of Amanda Knief and Fred Edwords.
DISCLAIMER (12/31/13, 5:01pm): This post has gone a little viral the last couple days and that means there are a lot of (much appreciated) newcomers to the blog. I just want to apprise you of the rules here. Don’t either your fellow interlocutors or the people in the video abusive names. You can denounce them as wrong with any substantive, critical words you think are fair and accurate but I’m not tolerating people using sexist slurs (including the seemingly popular choice “bitch”–even with an asterisk). Megyn Kelly’s problem is not her gender, so don’t gender-tailor your insults. For those who are unfamiliar with my reasoning here, please read at least this post to clarify why I come down on abusive language. I’m not against “dirty words”. I’m against degrading words that have malicious intent and functions built into them. Comments calling people “ass” “teabaggers” “bitch” “idiot”, etc. are all being deleted. Feel free to repost your sentiments in ways that are not abusive.