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Fox News Raises the Rainbow Flag
Catholic Lane ^ | 9/13/2013

Posted on 09/15/2013 10:22:23 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

“Fox News joins the Pro-Homosexual Media Bandwagon” – so says Peter LaBarbera in a 40,000-word expose that flaunts over 220 footnotes. (Read the full report here: Unfair, Unbalanced and Afraid).

While Sean Hannity chooses silence and John Stossel passive acceptance, rising star Megyn Kelly plays trans-gender advocate for Chaz Bono, then drops the “hate card” on the psychiatrist who disagrees.

Bernie Goldberg pushes “Jesus is just alright with” gay, then implies that the Biblical heroes David and Jonathan were homosexual as were Ruth and Naomi. Sean Hannity? – Still mum.

Bill O’Reilly bashes an ex-gay; Elizabeth Hasselbeck calls pope’s opposition to “gay marriage” – “inhumane.” Stossel? – Still indifferent.

Shep Smith graces the annual report of “Out” magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Homosexuals (he does have dreamy eyes), Fox News Channel fronts tens of thousands of dollars for a Gay and Lesbian Journalists group, and Chris Wallace probes Ron Paul’s homophobia. Stossel? He’s down with gay and thinks polygamy is just groovy.

Five out of five of “The Five” agree with the “evolved” Obama on same-sex marriage; Fox hires “out” lesbian, liberal Sally Kohn – and I think Hannity just blinked.

Do your eyes deceive you? This must be about MSNBC; Fox News is the conservative network, right?

The part that really kicked me in the pants was the Pew Research Study that confirmed that Fox News had a pro “gay marriage” bias and that even liberal NPR was more “Fair and Balanced” on the issue than was Fox.

“Conservatives of all stripes had high hopes for Fox News to offset the overwhelming liberal bias of the dominant “mainstream” media networks,” writes LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH; www.aftah.org), a Chicago-based organization dedicated to exposing and opposing the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activist movement.

If LaBarbera is anything, he is fair as he is thorough! His report asks some critical questions:

– Is Sean Hannity afraid of the “gay issue”?

– Is Shepard Smith the next Anderson Cooper?

– Is Megyn Kelly the new hero to the gay lobby?

– Will Glenn Beck join the new gay crusade?

– Where is John Stossel, the champion of liberty, on the biggest threat to religious liberty in American history?

– Why is Fox News subsidizing a “gay” journalists association?

– Why does Fox humanize one side of the debate while marginalizing and demonizing the other?

– Why is Fox so averse to having a “fair and balanced” debate, with a real “pro-family” conservative as a counterpoint?

“But Fox, mimicking current trends in the Republican Party with which it is often identified,” LaBarbera continues, “– has increasingly adopted a libertarian brand of ‘conservatism’ that eschews or downplays social issues, especially homosexuality, as too ‘divisive.’ Thus Fox News’ coverage – including conservative advocacy programs like the ‘Sean Hannity Show’– has in recent years tended to downplay homosexual-related issues,” added LaBarbera. “(This is at odds with Ronald Reagan, who advocated social conservatism as one of the three legs of the conservative stool – the others being fiscal responsibility and a strong defense and foreign policy.)”

When a “news” organization decides what stories they will share and which to shelve, they are committing censorship by omission. In contrast to MSNBC’S more overt “in the bag” gayhem, the majority of Fox hosts just pretend the issue doesn’t exist.

Even in the broil of the same-sex “marriage” debate, Hannity rarely raised the issue and when it did come up, he looked like he was auditioning for the role of Chief Inspector Dreyfus in a Pink Panther remake: *Eye-twitch – “Let not your hearts be troubled,” followed by a butt shift and an uncomfortable segue to safer subjects, like treason or Benghazi, then throw the Nerf football to Camera #2. “It’s a wrap!”

“As if becoming neutral (or shallow) on crucial Culture War issues wasn’t disappointing enough,” writes LaBarbera, “some leading Fox News’ hosts, such as Bill O’Reilly, Shepard Smith and Megyn Kelly, have emerged as on-air, pro-LGBT advocates – seemingly defying Fox’s core audience demographic of staunch Republican conservatives.”

Not only does Fox shy from the controversy, when the issue does come up, they stack the deck with a bevy of gay-pologists: Greg Gutfeld, Sally Kohn, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Liz Wiehl, for a time Margaret Hoover and Wayne Besen. All of these are pro gay with some even going as far as to castigate those with whom they disagree as hate-filled bigots.

When was the last time that you saw Peter LaBarbera or Matt Barber as a guest on the “fair and balanced” network? Even Tony Perkins is rarely invited since the whole flap with Megyn Kelly that produced the infamous remark from Ron Burgundy (Bill O’Reilly) about “bible thumpers.”

In fairness, the special report from America’s Survival does chronicle when Fox has been fair on the issue and gives credit to personalities like Gretchen Carlson, Todd Starnes and Mike Huckabee, who stand for traditional values, but how often are these exceptions ever on the air? How often are they on the air and speaking about this subject?

It seems that the Fox hierarchy has stowed the defenders of sexual purity in the closet while tossing the keys to sexual anarchy’s vanguard.

When was the last time that Fox News had an ex-gay on? Actually that may have been back in 2002 when Bill O’Reilly attacked Stephen Bennet for challenging his understanding of the Catholic position on homosexuality. Bennett, who overcame his “gay” lifestyle of 11 years (including over 100 homosexual partners), embraced Christianity, married his girlfriend Irene and became the father of two children, was called an “idiot” by O’Reilly on the radio show lead-up to the television interview (where O’Reilly toned it down to “religious fanatic”).

I’m pretty confident that anyone who actually believes that the Bible is God’s word would be considered a “religious fanatic,” coming from a guy who will shortly set us all straight about the real reason that Jesus was killed – “taxes!”

From Megyn Kelly’s rabid defense of all things lavender to Shep Smith’s comment on “Chick-fil-a” day being a “national day of intolerance”, Fox News seems to have taxied out on the good ship lollipop.


TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: fauxnews; foxnews; homosexualagenda; labarbera; lavendermafia; liberalmedia; pinkjournalism; trashtv
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To: Altura Ct.

The Emperor STILL has no clothes, and now, they lynch the frank little boy who guilessly says so.


21 posted on 09/15/2013 11:13:44 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Gee, what a surprise...


22 posted on 09/15/2013 11:16:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

I always thought he looked exactly like Jimminy Cricket.


23 posted on 09/15/2013 11:19:52 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: chandlerlansing

geez dude, no one wans to hear about your boob preferences here


24 posted on 09/15/2013 11:24:47 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: dfwgator

Heh heh! The brightness knob varies the light level on the screen but never on what’s being transmitted to us!

Well, this is a warning. If anyone actually idolized Fox this is a good warning to stop that.

At the same time, any resource that can be used should still be used as best it can be. I am a caveman Christian who actually believes God means it when He promises every resource needed to exalt His name. We shouldn’t drop resources on the floor because they have bad problems.

We can’t coast on ANY worldly resource. It will fail and disappoint us. The lessons we are getting today are very helpful! We CAN depend on God but to get the power and the blessing we have to act like, hey, we actually BELIEVE that. Pray and speak as to a fond, loving Father (which is what “Abba” means... it’s the rough Aramaic equivalent of Daddy!).


25 posted on 09/15/2013 11:30:34 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: dfwgator

We can’t coast => But, we can’t coast


26 posted on 09/15/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Mortrey
There is a familial resemblance...


27 posted on 09/15/2013 11:44:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Lookit, chil’ren, there isn’t going to be a rollback on gay rights, period. Get used to the integration of the poofter demographic into our daily affairs and try to make the cognitive leap to where we can communicate with them to the degree that we can influence them away from the more egregious expressions of their sexual orientation-i.e. pederasty, sado-masochism and blatant recruitment.

This is a tough one to swallow, to be sure, but that’s the way the cookie is crumbling in a technological society with more freedom than humans have ever experienced on the planet before. Pray that it’s a phase, a reaction to the heavy handed suppression of homosexuality historically, not to mention a the undeniable quantity of “vigiliante” gay bashing that was carried out in the US, most likely not by men who voted Democrat, and that, with integration and a lessening of threat to gays, it will subside from being a live issue.

There is a surprisingly large number of gay conservatives out there. Why not at least try to increase their numbers via diplomatic means?


28 posted on 09/15/2013 11:58:02 AM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Altura Ct.; mickie; flaglady47; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; Bob Ireland; seekthetruth; seenenuf; ..
To each his own. But it doesn't help in the battle for mens' minds one iota to cancel your cable service or to eschew watching Fox News.

Unless you have a Nielsen or other rating device for your TV during a prescribed survey period, neither the network or its advertisers have the slightest clue you're boycotting them. So, you become ineffective in the battle.

I watch the network's evening lineup faithfully so I can report on them. Know thy enemy. Fox has the widest cable news audience in the nation. If EVERYONE gave up watching and commenting on the network's commendable reporting, its selective-reporting, its under-reporting or its slanted reporting, we'd really be in trouble.

For instance, how many folks know that Fox's largest shareholder (second only to the Murdoch family in holdings) is an Arabian Muzzie prince. Probably very few out of the millions of viewers. This fact (which the public has a right to know) has to come from somewhere, and periodically I and other freepers and other outlets post it on the internet because you won't see it on your nightly news programs.

Fox would undoubtedly be more liberal than it is now if it weren't for watchdogs who keep tabs on the powerful and shifty behind-the-scenes nabobs who control the content and slant of Fox news production.......and who hire and richly compensate the increasing group of Fox News marxist, socialist and "social justice" anchors, pundits, commentators, analysts, "contributors' and "experts" appearing relentlessly in your frontroom.

"Semper Paratus" (always prepared) isn't a motto just for the Coast Guard. WE ARE THE FRONTLINE, lookin' out for the folks, as statist/populist Bill O'Bloviator likes to say (but fails to do).

Leni

29 posted on 09/15/2013 11:58:48 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: basil

They get a fee per cable subscriber. Watch, dont watch, they get paid.

Wanna stop paying them? Then stop paying them. Cut the cable tv.


30 posted on 09/15/2013 12:02:21 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: GeronL
Then cut the cable. I did, and I feel cleaner.

Just like life is carbon-based, entertainment including "news" is fag-based.
31 posted on 09/15/2013 12:07:24 PM PDT by 867V309 (Stupidity is ordained; Ignorance is a choice.)
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To: GeronL; cyn; 444Flyer; Yehuda; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; hal ogen
While Sean Hannity chooses silence and John Stossel passive acceptance, rising star Megyn Kelly plays trans-gender advocate for Chaz Bono, then drops the “hate card” on the psychiatrist who disagrees.

The "hate card" is the most insidious card of all. All the victimhoods of any of the other cards can be played with a hate card. It's like having the master key access to all pretexts for persecution.

Beastgov's and modern culture's definitions of bigots, racists, homophobes, misogynists, islamophobes, xenophobes et al are already being distilled down to one simple word: haters.

The final battle against those who won't give up reason and truth will be called the "War on Hate".

Beware of those who mindlessly (or not so mindlessly) exclaim, "Don't be a Hater."

32 posted on 09/15/2013 12:20:04 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Altura Ct.

You would think that some wealthy Conservatives would create a cable news show that actually supports Conservative values. Why they don’t understand this is beyond me.


33 posted on 09/15/2013 12:33:04 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Ezekiel
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34 posted on 09/15/2013 12:34:06 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Ezekiel

there are no words. i’m not watching faux news anyway, but the masquerade needs to be shown up (as it is here).


35 posted on 09/15/2013 12:35:32 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: dfwgator

ROFL!! love it :o)


36 posted on 09/15/2013 12:38:14 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Is Shepard Smith the next Anderson Cooper?

If he goes to Egypt, he will be...

37 posted on 09/15/2013 12:40:53 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: 867V309

I haven’t watched in years, I ain’t paying for cable


38 posted on 09/15/2013 12:43:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: MinuteGal

O’Really ......


39 posted on 09/15/2013 1:25:30 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: cyn; mickie; flaglady47
"I'm not watching faux news anyway, but the masquerade needs to be shown up (as it is here)".

See # 29.

You can't "show anything up" if you're not participating. In the words of the immortal "anonymous", "If not you, WHO?

Not being eternally vigilant and involved and not even participating to the slightest extent in the ongoing, anti-propaganda battle against the marxist media is merely punting the ball to someone else who has to labor harder on the front lines to pick up any slack.

We all have to do little jobs that we find onerous or off-putting if we are to prevail in saving our Republic.

Leni

40 posted on 09/15/2013 1:34:07 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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