On the August 11 edition of Fox News' Red Eye, panelists called children who appeared in a video produced by a coalition of progressive groups "a bunch of dorks" and "little bastards."
After airing the video -- part of the "Contract for the American Dream" campaign - Fox News contributor KT McFarland said, "These kids are a bunch of dorks." Later, a co-panelist, comedian Joe DeVito, stated of the children, "Those little bastards are making me so angry."
Previously, Fox News called the video "indoctrinat[ion]" and "Kiddie Propaganda."
From the August 11 edition of Fox News' Red Eye:
GREG GUTFELD (host): KT, is it OK for -- to use kids to sell a political agenda? Or does it come off as crass to you?
McFARLAND: I think that just -- the more we see of this, the better. These kids are a bunch of dorks. I grew up -- I grew up in the era when the libs were supposed to be the cool guys. They were having, you know, the pool parties where everyone was getting thrown in. I was a Republican -- I was, like, you know, like, the little White House thing, and everybody [inaudible] had their Peter Pan collars. These guys are a bunch of dorks. I mean, that looks like it's something that the good old Republicans had put out for the state fair.
GUTFELD: That's an interesting point. So you're saying it's almost reversed it now, where the left has become the right in terms of earnestness and humorlessness, that now it is almost rebellious to be on the other side. I didn't think of it that way, KT, but that's why you are here. And Joe, that's why you're not here. What do you make of this, Joe? I saw you - I saw you tearing up. I thought you might have liked it.
DeVITO: I did, because those little bastards are making me so angry that -- this video reminded me of -- the other night you were talking about the interview with Gwyneth Paltrow.
DeVITO: And you could not make a parody that would hits the points better than what they're actually putting out there. This was so -- I am glad they are calling it the "dream," because you are dreaming if you think this stuff is going to work. A couple of the points - free medical coverage like in other advanced countries -- like Greece and England, the continental model we're supposed to be so jealous of. Pony rides -- not on the list.