CNN host Brooke Baldwin paraphrased the author of the Google memo in a such ridiculous way that Mary Katharine Ham couldn’t resist making her WTF face after hearing it.
Did you catch it? Here’s what Brooke Baldwin said:
“…where he’s essentially saying well I don’t really like women anywhere near a computer…”
But she didn’t just say it once, she said it again and this time got called out for it by a very diplomatic MKH:
I loved the WTF face that MKH made in the first video and I’m glad she voiced her disagreement with that ridiculous paraphrase in the second. But honestly I would have loved a much harsher rebuke of Baldwin, but maybe that’s just me.
In any event, Brooke Baldwin reveals her liberal idiocy with such a dumb characterization of a memo that was clearly NOT saying anything remotely close to her interpretation.
Just for the record, here’s what the Google engineer said again:
I’m not saying that all men differ from all women in the following ways or that these differences are “just.” I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership. Many of these differences are small and there’s significant overlap between men and women, so you can’t say anything about an individual given these population level distributions.
I’m also not saying that we should restrict people to certain gender roles; I’m advocating for quite the opposite: treat people as individuals, not as just another member of their group (tribalism).
I don’t know what Brooke Baldwin was reading but if she got her stupid paraphrase out of this, she desperately needs to take Reading Comprehension 101 again before she’s allowed back on the air.