That Doesn’t Mean What You Think it Means

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Fox News host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery is upset that publicly traded companies may be required to disclose how much more their CEOs are being paid in relation to average employees.

The term Kennedy uses to describe this is all sorts of wrong, but one of her co-hosts had an even worse take.

via Media Matters

Kennedy, a frequent co-host of Fox News Outnumbered, complained: “They are essentially trying to slut-shame companies into paying their highest workers less money.” “And slut shaming companies is not the job of the U.S. government at all,” replied co-host Andrea Tantaros. Bo Dietl, a Fox contributor who co-hosted the show as that day’s “One Lucky Guy,” argued that a better policy would be to “take the 10 percent on the bottom [and] fire them so everyone works harder.

Slut-shaming clearly isn’t the job of the U.S. government so it’s a good thing that isn’t what’s happening here.

With that said, is Bo Dietl a fucking sociopath?

Apparently the solution to the widening gap between high and low wage earners is to fire the bottom 10 percent of workers. That will tighten the margins and encourage other wage slaves to work even harder while earning 300 percent less than their executives. Never mind that you just laid off 10 percent of your employees for vanity’s sake. Bo Dietl doesn’t give a shit.