Day is night, black is white, and THE WORLD HAS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. Fox News shill Megyn Kelly interviewed North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory last night and came out looking reasoned, intelligent, insightful and, wonder of wonders, pro-LGBT rights. It’s crazy to think that it took a disciple of Roger Ailes to put McCrory on the hot seat and cut through the bullshit.
“What was the fear that led to the enactment of this law?” Kelly asks at the top of the interview.
McCrory explains that it was Charlotte’s LGBT rights ordinance, and tells her that it overturned a local mandate on private business.
But Kelly isn’t easily placated and pivots the conversation back to the bathrooms: “Why? What was the concern – specifically, what was the evidence that caused you to believe this was a problem?” She then added: ” I want to ask you about bathrooms, ‘cause I’ve been in women’s bathrooms my whole life, and we don’t have the urinal situation. We got, like, the stalls. And we get to go in, we go do our business, and, like…we don’t see each other. So why are you concerned about young girls exposing themselves or seeing someone else exposed in a woman’s bathroom?
“Well, first of all, I can’t believe we’re talking about this,” said McCrory. “This is not an issue that I started. This is an issue that the left started, not the right.”
But Kelly would not be deterred and pressed him on his seeming perpetuation of stereotypes. “What is your fear? ‘Cause you know there is a misconception that transgendered are somehow molesters, and they’re not. That’s not true,” she said.
“I don’t use that term,” said McCrory.
“Typically male molesters are heterosexual and if they want to sneak into a bathroom, they’ll do it. But in 90 percent of the cases, molestation happens with someone you know. So what is the fear about the transgender situation in bathrooms?” countered Kelly.
“Mine is not a fear, and I don’t like the rhetoric that’s often used on the right saying what the fear is,” said McCrory. “It’s a basic expectation of privacy that I hear from mom and dads, that, when their daughter or son goes into a facility, a restroom, they expect people of that gender, of that biological sex or gender to be the only other ones in that. That’s the expectations that we’ve had for many, many years, as both you and I have grown up on.”
McCrory did concede that H2 creates untenable situations for trans people. “For those people who have these unique gender identification issues, which I emphasize with, we ought to allow the schools to make special arrangements for those people,” he said.
Can’t believe I’m saying this, but kudos to Megyn Kelly.
Of course, the conversation ended with her calling McCrory a “stand-up guy” for appearing on her show – which kind of negates the progress she made, but then what did you really expect?