We’re a few days late to this video, which you really need to watch for the full impact. Don’t worry, it’s relatively short. Behold — MSNBC host Krystal Ball "interviewing" a kindergarten-aged girl about the nature of marriage in America:
Emotional appeals and sympathetic advocates have been quite effective in nudging public polling in favor of same sex marriage in recent years. But MSNBC takes matters several steps too far here, as the propaganda network is wont to do. The little girl in the video is delightful and innocent. Every single adult involved, however, is not: Her parents, for allowing their daughter to be exploited to promote a political issue that she cannot possibly comprehend; the producers, for deeming this exchange newsworthy in any conceivable sense; and Ms. Ball, for cajoling a kindergartener into endorsing gay marriage on national television. Young Ella should be learning how to tie her shoes and color within the lines, not sounding off on complex social policy. A manipulative spectacle all around.