New MSNBC idea: Let's interview a five-year-old to get her take on gay marriage

Via Politico’s Dylan Byers, who’s apparently been rendered speechless by this spectacle.

The idea here, I take it, was to show that supporting gay marriage is so obvious that even a five-year-old can arrive at the right conclusion if left to reason her way through it. That’s not how it comes off; you get the sense that this segment would have run for 20 minutes, with Krystal Ball nudging all the way, if that’s how long it would have taken to arrive at the favored result. I hope they keep this up and expand it to other hot-button issues. I’d be awfully curious to see what a five-year-old thinks of, say, abortion.

Update: “Billy, would you be excited if your mommy said you were going to have a little brother? But what if mommy was sad about that? You don’t want mommy to be sad, do you? You’d support mommy if she asked the doctor to vacuum your brother out of her belly, wouldn’t you? Sure you would.”

Update: “Janie, is it a good thing to spend money you don’t have? What about spending lots and lots and lots of money you don’t have? Even if people were willing to lend you the money? Just say ‘yes,’ Janie, okay?”

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David Strom 4:01 PM on October 03, 2022