Bernard Goldberg is a former CBS reporter who is the bosom buddy, close friend, and lifelong pal of Fox’s mouth that roared, Bill O’Reilly. So he’s a frequent guest on O’Reilly’s Fox News show, and occasionally, to his credit, he will call out some of O’Reilly’s nonsense. But on The O’Reilly Factor’s October 14th edition, Goldberg was the source of the nonsense.
While discussing Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, Goldberg launched into a tirade about how the candidates talked about income inequality, but they didn’t talk about the causes of poverty, which he said leads to income inequality.
Not a peep from the candidates or from Anderson Cooper about how dysfunctional behavior leads to poverty which contributes to income inequality. Because liberals, whether they are liberal candidates or liberal journalists, don’t like to talk about dysfunctional behavior.
Goldberg mentions one example of what he considers “dysfunctional behavior” — “15-year old girls having babies.” So, in the crazy mixed-up world that is the conservative brain, teen pregnancy leads down the path to income inequality. Houston, we have a problem.
Take a look at the following two charts. The first is the teen pregnancy rate. The second, the gap in income between the rich and the rest of us.
In the midst of all this dysfunctional behavior, American workers somehow have managed to continually increase their productivity.
Just another example of the Fox world versus the real world. In the Fox world, Democrats should join Republicans in their war on the poor, because the poor are obviously the source of our problems. But in the real world, people are busting their asses and still can’t get ahead. Sorry Bernard, Democrats didn’t talk about “dysfunctional behavior” as it relates to income inequality, because it has nothing to do with the subject.
Here are Bernard Goldberg’s comments, via Media Matters:
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