Stacey Dash isn’t afraid of rabid PC liberals

Actress Stacey Dash recently sparked controversy when she voiced her opinion on gender income differences. The tolerant left loves African American women — unless of course they disagree with the party line. Then they must be destroyed — the trolls are out, but Dash is not backing down.

Watch it unfold:

Get Glenn's reaction below, and scroll down for a rush transcript.

GLENN: So who knew Meredith Vieira had a show or she was still alive. But she is, and she has a show. And Stacey Dash was on. And she was talking about this gender equality. And, you know, how men and women get paid differently. I want you to hear just a little bit of what she said on this.

MEREDITH: You spoke out in a new video about gender inequality in Hollywood, DC, in Fortune 500 companies. And I know that you took issue with what she said.

STACEY: Yeah.

MEREDITH: Why?

STACEY: Well, because I feel like it's an excuse. It's the same thing with race. It's an excuse. Stop making excuses. You know, if there are opportunities, seize them and be prepared for them.

GLENN: Stop for a second. Is there an audience to this show? I've never seen this show so I don't know.

PAT: I really don't know.

STU: I don't know.

GLENN: Does anybody --

JEFFY: I don't know.

PAT: We heard initially she was in trouble. Whether or not that's still the case, I don't know.

GLENN: Are you saying, they might have had audience seats, but nobody shows up. Because if there's an audience show, there's no way if she was saying the opposite, the audience wrangler wouldn't have been getting them going.

STU: Oh, yeah, absolutely.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: The silence is deafening.

PAT: They get them going when the opposite is said. And they will here.

STACEY: That's what it takes. If you have to be extraordinary, then be extraordinary.

MEREDITH: But I feel like we're fighting an uphill battle. When you look at just the numbers, we make 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. The rate we're going -- we talked about this on the show before. My daughter was 22, will be 65 when there's finally pay equality. There's something wrong. Something clearly wrong. I don't know that --

[applause]

STU: There it is. There it is.

PAT: There it is, pumpkin. Your numbers are bullcrap! That's what's wrong.

STU: Numbers are total bullcrap. But that's the exact example that Glenn was talking about. When they say that, support. Applause.

GLENN: The audience wrangler does that. There are lights that go on.

MEREDITH: They're not given the opportunity.

STACEY: Well, I feel like that, if -- I don't know if that's true. I really feel like if you are --

MEREDITH: That's true. That's documented.

GLENN: No, it's not. You know what kills me, I accept this from Stacey Dash. Not Meredith Vieira, she's a news person.

JEFFY: And Stacey knows that it doesn't feel right. She's like, I don't know if that's true.

PAT: Of course, the deal is, if you compare apples to apples, women who have the same education and who are doing the same job in the same way for the same time period. They're not taking maternity leave. They're not making other choices. They're not getting out of business entirely to take care of their children. Apples to apples --

STU: Same education levels. All that.

PAT: Apples to apples, they do make the same. And in some industries, more.

GLENN: I just want to read -- she's incredibly brave. I want to read what she has said now in her tweets since this appearance. Because she's getting hammered by the left.

I don't care if I'm the lone voice in the woods. I will not let the government make women an entitlement class.

PAT: That's great.

GLENN: That's fantastic. Stacey Dash: I'm proud that my friend, Meredith Vieira, and I have sparked an honest debate. Not just a grandstanding Oscar speech. I am not anti-women. I just don't believe that my gender needs a bunch of men in Congress to save us from the big, bad world.

STU: She is a woman. How can she been sitting there having to defend whether she's anti-women or not.

GLENN: I know. Stacey Dash: Census data from 2008 show that a single childish woman in her 20s now earned 8 percent more on average than their male counterparts. Stacey Dash. The so-called wage gap is mostly and perhaps entirely an artifact of the different choices men and women make.

PAT: Yes. Right.

GLENN: Those are her tweets.

PAT: I wish she said that on the show.

GLENN: I bet you, she knew it didn't feel right. They started hammering. And instead of folding, she probably said, no, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Let me look into this. And she looked into it. And she started finding the facts. And she has the balls to stand.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Who is she? I have to pretend that I don't know.

PAT: She was -- in the late '90s, she was on the movie Clueless. She's been on some other shows.

GLENN: She'll never work again.

PAT: Good Hollywood actress.

STU: The thing you pointed out, Glenn, which is so great. Stacey Dash, she's very intelligent, obviously. You can tell by her tweets. She's looked into this issue. She understands it. But Meredith Vieira is attempting to bully her into shutting up.

STACEY: I know the numbers. But I feel like your daughter will be able to make as much money as she wants in her life. Just like you are. I mean --

PAT: Listen. And every positive affirmation from Stacey Dash met with absolute silence. Absolute silence. And every time Vieira retorts --

GLENN: It's the audience wranglers.

STACEY: Look at you. The success level.

MEREDITH: Right. I am successful. It took a long time. It takes a lot of people a long time.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: All men instantly successful.

GLENN: Do you remember when we met in the '90s, Stu?

PAT: How successful you were back then?

GLENN: We had so much money. We didn't spend it obviously because we were living in crappy apartments.

STU: I had a studio apartment and I was living in the next building.

STU: He was in the same complex as me, think how sad this is.

GLENN: But we rocketed to the top. When we were eight, we were millionaires. We just didn't spend it until recently.

STU: All you have to do is have the right genitalia, and they hand you a million dollars.

GLENN: That's right. What's crazy with Bruce Jenner, what will happen now, he doesn't understand. He doesn't understand. Once he gets that thing lopped off, he's over.

PAT: Uh-huh. 78 percent.

MEREDITH: Many years, I was not getting paid the same as the guys.

STACEY: And you think it's because you're a woman?

MEREDITH: I think it had a lot to do with it. If you look at the numbers, there's a reason why women get 78 cents and men get a buck.

PAT: Yes, there are reasons.

STU: The economists have laid out.

PAT: Over and over.

STU: In study after study and study.

GLENN: You guys -- you guys are a little --

STU: It's infuriating.

PAT: This continual lie! I hate this lie.

STU: Meredith Vieira knows the truth about this.

PAT: I don't know about that. She's not stupid.

GLENN: Come on.

PAT: I don't know that she knows.

GLENN: I won't give an excuse to these guys anymore in the media. If she doesn't, it's self-imposed ignorance. She's a smart woman. If she's going to get on the air and say these things and make a grandstand opinion, you should know what the hell you're talking about.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And she does today. She may not have then, but as she goes in, look at what's her name again.

STU: Stacey Dash.

GLENN: Look at what Stacey does. She goes and does her homework. Vieira, I can guarantee didn't. She didn't look at anything.

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The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

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This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

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Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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