PINKERTON: Right. There's never been a shortage, Judy, of left wings dupes going to Russia in the '30s ...
PINKERTON: ... talking about how great Stalin was or North Vietnam in the '60s, like Jane Fonda talking about great the anti-American war was, and now these people coming there. If you want to know what's going on in Cuba look at the place like Babalu blog, which is the chronicle of political prisoners and oddly enough, Jay-Z and Beyonce didn't meet any of them. It would be fun, though, if the mainstream media would wake up and get off the seals, and say how exactly did they get this approval from the Obama administration?
FOLBAUM: All right, moving on to a new ad that's running on MSNBC. That's sparking a huge debate over parental responsibility. In it, host Melissa Harris-Perry argues that children do not belong to their parents, instead calling for the larger community to take charge. Watch.
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MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, MSNBC HOST: We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we've always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility. We haven't had a very collective notion of these are our children, so part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it's everybody's responsibility and not just the household's, then we start making better investments.
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FOLBAUM: Kind of, Ellen, when you watch her, there's like this pause before she launches into it where she thinks should I really say this? And then she goes and she says it.
RATNER: Oh, my friend Mark Finkelstein called it "socialist fire." Now, I happen to sort of agree with her, however, anybody who is a left wing talk show host or right wing talk show host would tell you that's slanted. And the -- I -- I may agree with her, but it's slanted.
FOLBAUM: And she's a left wing talk show host on a left-wing network. Espousing left-wing views on the importance of public education, is this really so surprising?
PINKERTON: No, not really. But as Erik Wemple in The Washington Post said, was the media video there viral? Check. Was it angering the opponents? Check. Was it stirring discussion? Check. In other words, mission accomplished. Here she is.
FOLBAUM: And then, maybe that was the idea, I mean here, you know, this is -- she works on a TV network, they need viewers, maybe get people riled up is a way to get people tuning in.
MILLER: And they've gotten them. This goes right to the base, it was a core message that resonated clearly inside and outside of MSNBC, but look, isn't she in an unfortunate way just saying what Hillary Clinton said, it takes a village.
GRENELL: I think she goes up a notch on that, though.
GRENELL: Because it's really a private versus collective. We've heard a lot from this administration on fair share of money and this is now fair share of your family. They're going to take the idea that it's no longer private family, but now it's a collective family. No one is saying it, but where else do we see the word collective versus private?
FOLBAUM: Ellen, our friend Rich Lowry who appears on this program sometimes.
FOLBAUM: ... had a piece this week that said that this promo that we just took a look at a piece of is proof that liberals are anti-parents.
RATNER: Well, I think that is -- that's overboard. As I actually thought her op-ed then defending her position was a little overboard, because she said she thought it was uncontroversial and then she doubles down, which I mean -- give me a break. I might have that position, but I know it's controversial.
MILLER: Rick, nobody is going to come and take your guns away and nobody is coming to take your children away. So I think everybody needs to calm down. It's TV.
PINKERTON: Help -- tell that to the homeschoolers who get this kind of harassment all the time ...
MILLER: That's another -- that's another ...
PINKERTON: ... when the government is coming to take your children away.
FOLBAUM: All right. I'm coming to tell you all to stop for one second because we have to take another break, coming up next, the most powerful people in the media revealed.
FOLBAUM: The Hollywood reporter releasing their annual 35 most powerful people in the media with four different covers, celebrating the movers and shakers. Those who set the bar high and drive a national conversation. So, who are they? No one here at this table. But Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is on the list. Fox News anchors Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough who co-hosted MSNBC's "Morning, Joe" and another MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and CNN host Piers Morgan and Anderson Cooper. To name a few who was left off the list, Rush Limbaugh, the most listened to talk show host on the radio in the country and Fox's Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren who both kill in the ratings over the MSNBCers and CNNers who made the list. And this entire panel, well guys ...
FOLBAUM: I'm sorry. Always next here. And that is a wrap on "News Watch" this week. Thanks to Judy Miller, Jim Pinkerton, Rick Grenell, Ellen Ratner. I'm Rick Folbaum. Thanks so much for watching. Keep it right here on the Fox News Channel.
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