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Fox News Accuses Jennifer Aniston of Glamorizing Single Moms

Fox News Accuses Jennifer Aniston of Glamorizing Single Moms

Last night Bill O'Reilly took time to discuss Jennifer Aniston's recent support for single motherhood along with two Fox commentators, one of whom couldn't even remember that Jennifer was married to Brad Pitt. The charges against her: diminishing the role of the dad, glamorizing single parenthood, and confusing young people who don't have the "cognitive ability" to know that there is a difference between them and Aniston, who can "hire a battery of people" to help her raise kids. Here is what Jennifer actually said, while promoting her new movie: "Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don't have to settle with a man just to have that child. Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days."

One of Bill's sidekicks just can't imagine why anyone would want to have a nontraditional family. She said with palpable disdain in her voice: "Yeah women can have their own kids, and not have a husband and not have a partner, but why would you want to?" Check out the ridiculousness in the video above and see the full clip after the jump.

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
I'm just as guilty as she is of glamorizing it then! Really, I've got it all: a beautiful little girl and the glorious single life. A lot of people look at single moms and wonder how we do it, honestly I look at married moms and wonder how they do it.
RoseraDesigns RoseraDesigns 5 years
All I have to say is I am a single mom and my son and I are doing just fine. If his dad and I stayed together, my son would be raised in a home filled with anger and animosity. His dad doesn't call him, he doesn't send money... it's been ME 100% for the 10 years of his life and he's a very happy kid. He knows what it's like to be loved and he knows exactly how NOT to be when he gets older. The only thing I would have to agree with O'Reilly on is when he said 'any man who leaves their children is not a man.' That part is true. The rest is malarkey!
stephley stephley 5 years
Ideally, kids should have two parents, but how often do you see an ideal family? I had a number of friends tell me they could never be single moms when I was adopting: within three years, several discovered their husbands were cheating, the marriages ended and oops, they were single moms and have been navigating second marriages, blended families, new divorces ever since - that’s reality. Parents aren’t always in sync and that can have serious repercussions for a child. Sometimes, mom’s afraid to stand up to dad when he demeans the child; sometimes mom resents that dad doesn’t help with the kids enough. If the person or people parenting the child are committed to the child and to being real, loving, supportive parents as long as the child needs them to be, that’s what we should want.
stephley stephley 5 years
Ideally, kids should have two parents, but how often do you see an ideal family?I had a number of friends tell me they could <i> never</i> be single moms when I was adopting: within three years, several discovered their husbands were cheating, the marriages ended and oops, they were single moms and have been navigating second marriages, blended families, new divorces ever since - that’s reality. Parents aren’t always in sync and that can have serious repercussions for a child. Sometimes, mom’s afraid to stand up to dad when he demeans the child; sometimes mom resents that dad doesn’t help with the kids enough. If the person or people parenting the child are committed to the child and to being real, loving, supportive parents as long as the child needs them to be, that’s what we should want.
bellaressa bellaressa 5 years
Stef and Kitty, you two really touched me. I do not see Jen as a spokeswoman she was only stating her opinion. People should or shouldn't become parents based on their on feelings and lifestyle.
Studio16 Studio16 5 years
skigurl is right, and I'll admit, I didn't consider that. I am sure that for women who are 40 and single, sometimes it just feels right to become a single mother. I'd just like to say that I don't have anything against single mothers or fathers, I was simply saying, I would not choose to do so. However, some single parents are better than coupled parents, as evidenced by stephley, whose daughter is very lucky to have a mother who loves her. I hope my comment didn't come across as offensive or supprotive of Bill in any way.
Studio16 Studio16 5 years
skigurl is right, and I'll admit, I didn't consider that. I am sure that for women who are 40 and single, sometimes it just feels right to become a single mother. I'd just like to say that I don't have anything against single mothers or fathers, I was simply saying, I would not choose to do so. However, some single parents are better than coupled parents, as evidenced by stephley, whose daughter is very lucky to have a mother who loves her. I hope my comment didn't come across as offensive or supprotive of Bill in any way.
Skeptic52 Skeptic52 5 years
He's such a DOUCHE. I had NO parents. I'd give my left leg now to have had a single parent. It's strangely easy for people like him to judge when they've never gone without...anything.
Skeptic52 Skeptic52 5 years
He's such a DOUCHE. I had NO parents. I'd give my left leg now to have had a single parent. It's strangely easy for people like him to judge when they've never gone without...anything.
quarterjappy quarterjappy 5 years
**entire news organization
quarterjappy quarterjappy 5 years
**entire news organization
quarterjappy quarterjappy 5 years
This post should really be titled "Bill O'Reilly Accuses Jennifer Aniston of Glamorizing Single Moms." Not "Fox News Accuses..." O'Reilly's show is a show which provides commentary--and does not speak for an entire new organization. If Anderson Cooper stated an opinion on his show...I don't think it would be fair to say, "CNN believes..." That said, I disagree with O'Reilly. I am not trying to defend him. Just posing the idea that a commentator, on a show which provides political commentary, should be distinguished from an entire organization which employs the commentator.
quarterjappy quarterjappy 5 years
This post should really be titled "Bill O'Reilly Accuses Jennifer Aniston of Glamorizing Single Moms." Not "Fox News Accuses..."O'Reilly's show is a show which provides commentary--and does not speak for an entire new organization.If Anderson Cooper stated an opinion on his show...I don't think it would be fair to say, "CNN believes..." That said, I disagree with O'Reilly. I am not trying to defend him. Just posing the idea that a commentator, on a show which provides political commentary, should be distinguished from an entire organization which employs the commentator.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 5 years
I meant biological father not child.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 5 years
It's not Jennifer's job to "guide" women through the "right" path. She is doing her job, which is to entertain. Her job is not to raise other people's kids that is their parents. I have to agree with him when he said that fathers are in fact important--I'm not undermining single mothers-- but having a paternal figure is very important for a child, whether it is the biological child or not.
stephley stephley 5 years
Credit to the Kid - she's the fab one!
em1282 em1282 5 years
:hug: Steph!
em1282 em1282 5 years
:hug: Steph!
stephley stephley 5 years
And best includes FUN.
stephley stephley 5 years
And best includes FUN.
stephley stephley 5 years
As a single mother, I don't think it's such a tough job: I don't see my situation as any more difficult than my friends with kids & husbands. Some of the problems & challenges are different, but hardly worse. I adore my daughter, I cherish the time we spend together and any effort I make toward preparing her for a happy, fulfilling future is the best use of my time & talents. She is an absolute blessing and raising her has unquestionably been the best part of my life.
stephley stephley 5 years
As a single mother, I don't think it's such a tough job: I don't see my situation as any more difficult than my friends with kids & husbands. Some of the problems & challenges are different, but hardly worse.I adore my daughter, I cherish the time we spend together and any effort I make toward preparing her for a happy, fulfilling future is the best use of my time & talents. She is an absolute blessing and raising her has unquestionably been the best part of my life.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
What she said was spot on, and O'Reilly is an idiot. Yes, it's hard to be a single mother, but to address what they say in the video and what Studio16 states again, "why would you want to?" -- well, some people just haven't found the right mate by the time their biological clock is ticking, and frankly, some women are dying to have children. I know if I were 40 and single and childless, I would certainly think of going it alone. No, it would not be easy, no, it's not ideal, and no it's not for everyone, but that's WHY people would WANT to.
Studio16 Studio16 5 years
I'm tepid on Bill O'Reilly. Sometimes I think he's really funny and spot-on, other times I just want to say (very loudly and very slowly) "No. That's just not the case." And I think this is one of those issues where he's wrong. Jennifer Aniston's not glamorizing single motherhood; in the sense that the ideas he's accusing her of promoting aren't ideas that she's promoting. That said, I have to agree with his pal. Sure, women can be single mothers, but I don't get why they'd want to. It's a tough job!
Studio16 Studio16 5 years
I'm tepid on Bill O'Reilly. Sometimes I think he's really funny and spot-on, other times I just want to say (very loudly and very slowly) "No. That's just not the case." And I think this is one of those issues where he's wrong. Jennifer Aniston's not glamorizing single motherhood; in the sense that the ideas he's accusing her of promoting aren't ideas that she's promoting.That said, I have to agree with his pal. Sure, women can be single mothers, but I don't get why they'd want to. It's a tough job!
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