Skip to comments.Fox News Raises the Rainbow Flag
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 OReilly bashes an ex-gay; Elizabeth Hasselbeck calls popes opposition to gay marriage inhumane. Stossel? Still indifferent.
Shep Smith graces the annual report of Out magazines 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 Pauls homophobia. Stossel? Hes 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 MSNBCS more overt in the bag gayhem, the majority of Fox hosts just pretend the issue doesnt 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. Its a wrap!
As if becoming neutral (or shallow) on crucial Culture War issues wasnt disappointing enough, writes LaBarbera, some leading Fox News hosts, such as Bill OReilly, Shepard Smith and Megyn Kelly, have emerged as on-air, pro-LGBT advocates seemingly defying Foxs 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 OReilly) about bible thumpers.
In fairness, the special report from Americas 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 anarchys vanguard.
When was the last time that Fox News had an ex-gay on? Actually that may have been back in 2002 when Bill OReilly 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 OReilly on the radio show lead-up to the television interview (where OReilly toned it down to religious fanatic).
Im pretty confident that anyone who actually believes that the Bible is Gods 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 Kellys rabid defense of all things lavender to Shep Smiths comment on Chick-fil-a day being a national day of intolerance, Fox News seems to have taxied out on the good ship lollipop.
The Emperor STILL has no clothes, and now, they lynch the frank little boy who guilessly says so.
I always thought he looked exactly like Jimminy Cricket.
geez dude, no one wans to hear about your boob preferences here
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!).
We can’t coast => But, we can’t coast
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?
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).
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.
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."
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.
there are no words. i’m not watching faux news anyway, but the masquerade needs to be shown up (as it is here).
ROFL!! love it :o)
If he goes to Egypt, he will be...
I haven’t watched in years, I ain’t paying for cable
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.
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