Watch Ariel Pink On Fox News’ Red Eye

By Liz Pelly / September 7, 2013

As you may recall, it was just last month that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox bought a 5% stake in Vice Media for 70 million dollars. Now Murdoch’s right-wing media empire has again demonstrated their interest in engaging with a younger and more “alternative” demographic — or at least that seems it might have been a motivation in bringing on Ariel Pink as a recent guest on the satirical program Red Eye With Greg Gutfield. Seems weird, but the show has previously had on Stephen Malkmus and Fucked Up, and at the end of the day, it is pretty cool to see an awesome weirdo like Pink on this sort of show. Watch him talk with a bunch of squares about space robots, football players smoking pot, and getting maced. Right at the beginning, Pink responds to some sexist comments about women “not liking robots except for maybe vacuum robots.” “There’s no such thing as men and women anymore,” he says. (Cue “Menopause Man.”) Later in the pot conversation he comments that a show like this would “only make sense while high.”