Skip to comments.Olbermann Slams Rep. Virginia Foxx Over Her Insensitive Matthew Shepard Comments (Video)
Posted on 04/30/2009 6:14:12 AM PDT by DrGop0821
For once, I actually agree with Olbermann. Rep. Foxx should indeed apologize.
Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tortured and murdered in Wyoming. His story is portrayed in the play and film "The Laramie Project".
Personally, I disagree with "hate crime" legislation because all crime can be considered "hateful". Does it really matter why someone is murdered? Murder is by definition a "hate crime". Is there really any need to complicate the laws?
That said, Rep. Foxx's comments are truly "despicable", insensitive and shameful.
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I absolutely agree with Olberwoman and this Rep should get cesured but I just can’t watch this jackazz Olberwomen because he has a small mouth and no lips and no brain to go with it.
What did Olbermann have to say about Perez Hilton and his remarks regarding Miss California?
Foxx got her information from this apparently which indicates that this story was spun by militant gay activists.
Everything I saw since this event suggests it had nothing to do with homosexuality and everything to do with drugs.
She should be “cesured” [sic] because she openly disagreed with the “official” mythology surrounding Shepherd’s death? Matthew Shepherd was brutally murdered, and there’s no excuse for that, but it had nothing to do with his being gay. He was killed by a couple of predatory meth addicts and that’s pretty much it.
The sister of one of the killers does some public speaking about the killing at churches and youth events; she has a fascinating story.
Here were her exact comments: The Matthew Shepard bill is named after a very unfortunate incident that happened where a young man was killed, Foxx, a Banner Elk Republican, said. But we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn’t because he was gay.
The bill was named for him but it’s really a hoax that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills.
Rep. Foxx just states that the motive for the crime was robbery, not him being gay. And as poster #5 states, the perps confirm their motive (that of robbery) to Elizabeth Vargas.
So what is Rep. Foxx’s big misstatement here? She just reiterated the motives as stated by the perps. Thousands of people are brutally murdered every year, regardless of their sexual preference? Are they any less dead, or did they suffer any less because they were NOT gay?
Hey Keithy boy, I have one name for you, you bung face:
Olber-twit should ask Jesse Dirkhising for his views on the legislation.
(Apologies to the family of Jesse for any unintended offense)
Even though it seems to have been Rahm Emmanuel who coined the phrase about not wasting a crisis, it seems that it’s been the homosexual credo for a very long time.
After the trial. Before and during, one of the defendants and other witnesses said that Sheppard's sexual orientation was a factor.
"If it wasn't Shepard, they would have found another easy target. What it came down to really is drugs and money and two punks that were out looking for it," Fritzen said
Price now says that at the time of the crime she thought things would go easier for McKinney if his violence were seen as a panic reaction to an unwanted gay sexual advance.
But today, Price tells Vargas the initial statements she made were not true and tells Vargas that McKinney's motive was money and drugs. "I don't think it was a hate crime at all. I never did," she said.
Shepard was about a drug deal gone bad. It just so happened that he enjoyed deviant sexual encounters, at least according the press, but he didn’t deserve to be beaten to death. Matt was simply a convenient homosexual to be used by the “gay” community to advance their victimhood political agenda. The marketing of deviance knows no virtue and Rep Foxx is pretty much right on target. Let us not forget that Jeff Dahmer also enjoyed deviance.
“Hate crime” laws emphasize hate and not crime. When we embrace such legislation we will wind up with more hate, more crime and less freedom.
I don't like Conservatives panicking or jumping the gun just because the truth may seem callous. I just watched the first minute of it and maybe I'll watch more, but she didn't call Shepard a fag, homo; etc.
I will not join in the hysteria over this and will not go crazy just because Olber(wo)mann says I have to!
The truth cannot always be candy coated, especially since the lie it refutes could be used to pass evil, anti free speech, anti Constitutional (title of nobility) legislation.
Maybe rape should be termed a love crime. Ooops I said something insensitive.
Emotive manipulation is destroying our country and our Liberties. Even if he was killed because he was Homo so what? Is his death worse then someone who is not? What about all kinds of people murdered for whatever reasons? We are supposed to believe and react that his death is worse then all other death. In addition we are supposed to believe and react as if Homo’s do not also murder out of “hate”. FY and the Liberty destroying horse you rode in on. No wonder the GOP and this country is going to hell in hand basket.
This is all about thought control and the destruction of the West.
That is the Obama administration. Government by Reichstag fire.
I wonder what legislation the "messiah" was trying to pass when he buzzed and terrorized New York City like that?
should read calling our service members cold blooded killers
Sorry, but no. Olberman is an idiot, and nothing the representative said was inaccurate or insensitive. The Matthew Shepard murder was about robbery and drugs. The fact that the perps used his homosexuality to lure him into the robbery does not make it a hate crime. It was a brutal crime, but the perps were brought to justice under existing laws for the brutal crime. The sexual orientation of the victim makes no difference and should not be grounds for having a different level of protection under the law than some other class of victim.
Keith Obamafan then sinks even lower in his diatribe when he suggests that the Congresswoman is a liar. Nothing she said could be construed as a lie, given the FACTS regarding the Shepard murder that have been made public over the past several years.
To top it off, Obamafan decides to take a parting shot at President Bush by including a snide comment about how many days it has been since the "former President declared 'mission accomplished' in Iraq" even though this vile, hate-mongering sycophant for the left knows full well that Bush never said any such thing. Olberman is either more woefully ignorant and misinformed than most middle-school children or he is a vitriolic bald-faced liar.
And having done so you are obviously guilty of something and must be punished accordingly.
unless of course you are a member of a privileged group in which case you are entitled to free everything as society's way of apologizing for all the hurt you've suffered at the hands of the rest of us.
Olberman is just another lefist media Grammscian marxist automaton. He mindlessly mouthes the gay-supremacist propaganda line. The homosexual community doesn’t just want equality: they won’t be satisfied until they can have sex on a park bench and all the public forced to watch and applaud when it’s over, or face moral ostracism, social persecution and even incarceration.
But I always ask why wasn’t there a play and a movie about the 12 year old boy Jesse who was tortured and raped and by 2 adult gay men at the same time that the Matthew Shephard killing occurred.
p.s. there’s evidence to suggest that the Shepherd killing had nothing to do his being gay — the killers were meth addicts who wanted money.
Telling the truth really upsets liberals. This kid was murdered over drugs, but the left has been using him as a gay poster boy for years. Anybody who believes Olbermann is an idiot.
Thanks for the explanation. I did not follow that very closely and spoke out of tune. This is why I freep all the time. To get the answers....
Wow, if Virginia Foxx is insensitive, I like her much better! Keep up the good work, honey!
Its true he was killed during a robbery not because he was gay. Olberdum once again fails to do his homework.
Psst, I fixed it.
Now that's the "inconvenient truth".
Thanks to Olbermann, the leftist media, and the hate-mongering gay community, Rep. Foxx is now receiving death threats. So much for tolerance and understanding from the very ones who preach to us so frequently from their bully pulpits.
Here are the Piedmont Triad news organizations who have been pretty vile towards Rep. Foxx in their one-sided coverage of this issue: WGHP Fox-8, WXII-12 (NBC), WFMY-2 (CBS), DigTriad.com website, and news-record.com (Greensboro News and Record). The comments on all of these websites regarding the Foxx story are loaded with hate-filled leftist comments, so come to Foxx’s defense and for the sake of Freedom of Speech!
I live in her district. She’s toast in 2010 I’m afraid.
Why, or how, in the world would she be toast in 2010? Surely it isn’t over this.
Not this per se, but the continued influx of Northern liberals moving into the district. This will definitely not help matters as she will be a prime target by the Dems for the next two years.
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