MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Introduces Us To His Viewer Base: Grown Men Who Love “My Little Pony”


Ronan Farrow is truly on a roll in his first month as a broadcaster, no? Fresh back from his trip to Kenya in search of Obama fans, MSNBC’s darling new host delivered another segment so off-the-rails and irrelevant to the news cycle that it almost seemed like an SNL skit at first.

Farrow introduced his viewers to… BronyCon.

If you haven’t heard of BronyCon, well, I’m jealous of of you because it’s the type of event I really wish I didn’t know was actually happening somewhere on Planet Earth. BronyCon is a gathering of grown men — most of whom almost certainly have no jobs and live in their moms’ basements — who are obsessed with “My Little Pony.” Anticipating all of your pending questions, you can visit to learn all about the creepy fetish. Suffice it to say it makes for one extremely disturbing convention (which even spawned a Kickstarter-funded documentary film).

But what may be disturbing to you or I truly says nothing about how the host of “RFD” feels. (“RFD”–short for “Ronan Farrow Daily”– is how Ronan now refers to his hipster show, by the way). Indeed, for whatever reason, Farrow decided that on a news day filled with stories about Russia sanctions, Obamacare deadlines, and a possible ongoing plane hijacking, he would devote almost an entire segment to the subject of purple ponies and the adult males who love them.

What a news sense! I will never question Ronan’s Walter Cronkite Award again.

Perhaps this rising MSNBC star will spend time covering the Cloppers next week. Cloppers are men who are sexually aroused by “My Little Pony,” and apparently, they don’t get along too well with the Bronies. Something tells me that Bronies and Cloppers account for most of Ronan Farrow’s target demographic.

Be sure to watch through the end of the video to see which “My Little Pony” character Ronan is interested in dressing up as next. Then, try to forget you ever clicked on that in the first place…after sharing your rainbow-colored thoughts below.

Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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  • Charles G. Hill

    It’s never occurred to me that Farrow had any sort of viewer base; I’ve always operated under the impression that all MSNBC viewers are directed to Rachel Maddow, who then doles them out to other series as deemed necessary.

    Then again, I don’t have a lot of time to speculate on such matters, inasmuch as I have a day job and a mortgage, and Saturday mornings are reserved for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

    (Obama fans in Kenya? I figured they’d long since disowned him, to the extent that they’d owned him in the first place.)

  • Ensta2

    Take your liberal asshattery elsewhere. We don’t all need to conform to your shitty social system. I am a tax-paying homeowner with a stable job, girlfriend and multiple cars. I love this show and it has a positive message for people of all ages. Of course you can go watch your Jon Stewart pop culture crap, but allow people to be individuals. This boy with the backpack stood up to the bullies and the liberal education machine banned him from bringing it to school instead of letting the kid stand on his own two legs.

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