Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery are taking Hollywood celebrities to task for promoting socialism. In a monologue Thursday, Kennedy said that stars like Sean Penn and Jim Carrey embracing left-wing politics was comparable to drug addiction.
“Everyone wants to be liked. It’s a basic human impulse for some of you and that explains the turn-on-a-dime hypocrisy from people Jim Carrey and Sean Penn,” said Kennedy.
“Being cool is like heroin for some of those people and once you get high you spend the rest of your life chasing that fleeting feeling. And what’s cooler than pretending you hate money and giving away someone else’s stuff under the guise of fairness?”
Kennedy, a former MTV VJ who now hosts her own program on Fox Business, also took out her knives for Bill Maher and Chelsea Handler — saying their embrace of left-wing causes was at odds with their own personal lives.
“If money weren’t cool, pseudo-socialists, like Bill Maher and Chelsea Handler would tells jokes for free in soup kitchens,” she said. “Instead, they chase big deals because they’ve been poor once and they don’t want to feel hunger pangs again unless they’re starving themselves for their Emmy outfits.”
Kennedy concluded with standard Fox News boilerplate about how the inevitable result of socialism would be collapse and misery as seen in the Soviet Union, North Korea and elsewhere.
While some of the stars mentioned would probably take issue with Kennedy’s characterizations, the rant was likely sparked by Jim Carrey’s recent unapologetic endorsement of “socialism” during an appearance on Maher’s program “Real Time”
“We have to say yes to socialism, to the word and everything,” he said. “We have to stop apologizing.”
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) September 8, 2018