First, watch this:
Did you watch it all? Seriously. Go back, and watch it all. Especially the part that starts at eight minutes thirty seconds.
Now take a deep breath, exhale the rage, and watch this:
Left alone to wallow in his own willful ignorance, Jesse Lee Peterson would be just another pathetic little wingnut with a head full of misogynistic nonsense. Unfortunately, he’s been given a pulpit and national airtime, and that kind of cultural quasi-legitimacy makes him dangerous.
To her credit, Kirsten Powers knows the difference between an opponent and an actual enemy. She had enough integrity to hit the pause button on the Fox News propaganda machine and share a brief on-air moment of honesty. She called Peterson out for his blatant hate speech, because her values as a woman are rightfully more important than a round of bullshit talking points.
Good for her. She did what she could, but it isn’t enough, because assholes like Sean Hannity won’t stop granting access to lunatics like Peterson until they start losing sponsors. That’s why I’m sharing this, because everyone needs to know. Everyone needs to see what the banality of evil really looks like, and everyone needs to get angry.