Watch Lenore Skenazy Defend Parenting Sanity on The Daily Show

Free-Range Kids on TV


Reason's Lenore Skenazy appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night as part of a segment on child safety paranoia. Daily Show correspondents are known for occasionally (frequently?) doing long interviews with subjects and then taking their comments out of context to make them look like fools. But nothing of the sort happened with Skenazy, whose Free-Range Kids movement seems to inspire much more support than derision these days. Indeed, it was the woman selected by The Daily Show to represent the "think of the children!" perspective who looked like a fool. Deservedly, I might add.

Watch the clip here.