MSNBC came under fire this week for a promotional video where host Melissa Harris-Perry explained that we need to “break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents” and recognize that “kids belong to whole communities.” Now, critics are again raising concern with yet another controversial promo for Harris-Perry’s show.
Speaking outside on a sunny day, Harris-Perry says in an ad that aired Wednesday morning:
Americans will always want some level of inequality, because it’s a representation of meritocracy. People who work hard and sacrifice and save their money and make major contributions — we think that they should earn a little more. They should have more resources, and that’s fine. But we also, however, have to have a floor under which nobody falls. And if you’re below that — especially if you’re a child and you’re below that — we are not going to accept that. You do have the the right to health care, and to education, and to decent housing and to quality food at all times. [Emphasis added]
“From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs, anyone?” Newsbusters’ Mark Finkelstein commented.
Watch the entire video below, via MRC-TV: