MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell went after Fox News contributor Jesse Watters for referring to single women voters as “Beyoncé voters” who depend on the government because they don’t have husbands.
“Beyoncé doesn’t depend on government, and she sure doesn’t depend on her husband,” O’Donnell said. “According to Forbes’ latest guesstimate of her income, Beyoncé pulled in about $150 million last year, almost double her husband’s mere $60 million. But in the Fox guy’s analysis, Beyoncé voters are not married mothers like Beyoncé, they are unmarried women, because, and only because Beyoncé had a hit song six years ago titled ‘Single Ladies'”
O’Donnell also observed that Watters was sitting next to women on set who were making more money than him.
“Don’t expect beyonce voters to become a political term of art the way soccer moms did, because everything that’s flowing through the mind of the Fox guy that has led him to coin the phrase ‘Beyoncé voters’ is wrong,” he said.
O’Donnell didn’t blame Watters for his gaffe, pointing out that the network doesn’t usually care about his opinion.
“His usual gig at Fox News is to follow people with a camera and try to catch them by surprise, which is like wicked easy to do to people who have never before in their lives been followed with a camera,” he said.