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Ellen DeGeneres, 'Sacred Cow' of PBS
Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Brent Boswell

Posted on 11/02/2012 8:24:02 AM PDT by Kaslin

The PBS broadcast of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize on Oct. 30 was a festival of tributes to Ellen DeGeneres -- which is fine, since she is quite talented comically. But it wasn't so much a tribute for the comedy as it was for her pioneering work promoting homosexuality.

For laughs, consult top producer Cappy McGarr, who insisted Ellen wasn't picked for political reasons: "The Kennedy Center is apolitical. We have had so many people who have their own brand and type of humor. We don't pick winners because of any advocacy they do. It is all about funny and a funny life."

DeGeneres certainly has earned her shelf full of People's Choice Awards. But in the Obama years, the Twain Prize has shifted unmistakably toward liberal politicking. In 2010, this gang chose 40-year-old Tina Fey for this lifetime-achievement honor, and she laid into conservatives from the stage. "I want to thank everyone involved with the Kennedy Center, or, as it will soon be known, the Tea Party Bowling Alley and Rifle Range."

Fey was so militantly left wing that PBS censored (oh the irony) her nastiest stuff. "The success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women -- except, of course, those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape kit and stuff," Fey said. "But for everybody else, it's a win-win -- Unless you're a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years -- whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us -- unless you believe in evolution."

In 2012, the same tilt happened. Witness the Latino comedian John Leguizamo. "How about that, people? A gay woman on PBS with public money and the Kennedys, huh? It's like the Tea Party's worst nightmare, being chased by a binder full of smart women into an event like this, with a guy like me on stage who looks illegal!"

This year's show was a one-sided tribute to the gay agenda, and like your typical PBS show, no conservative point of view was anywhere in sight. The program's emcee, Jimmy Kimmel, began: "In 1998, I mustered the courage to come out of the closet despite the fact that I'm not gay. That's how inspiring this woman is ... She's one of the most inspiring people I've ever met."

Then came her fellow Hollywood homosexuals. Jane Lynch: "I'm pretty darn sure I could not have the career I have, that I could not live as openly as I've lived, if it hadn't been for you. You really took one for the team back then in the 1990s ... You are also a sterling example of how to be a force for compassion, good and understanding in the world, and you are my idol."

Sean Hayes: "You are a hero to me and to countless others. You have changed America. You have changed the world. We didn't have a voice till there was you. We didn't have visibility till there was you. And quite simply, we didn't have the level of hope that we have now till there was you."

Lily Tomlin picked up on the Mark Twain theme: "Ellen, this honor so befits you, so becomes you. Like Huck, you are a folk hero, too. And like Huck, who had the courage to confront the code of convention (racism), rather than betray a friend, you, Ellen, had the same courage to confront convention and not betray yourself or your sense of destiny, and the world would never be the same."

Jason Mraz picked up his guitar and sang an Ellen tribute song. On PBS, Ellen is a sacred cow. The rapid-fire lyrics included "You got a wingspan spanning the globe," and "You're a wise old owl when the cats meow" and "If this were India, then you'd be a sacred cow. And I'd bow down to you, so grateful to the gods for making you." (Have you ever read more stupid lyrics?)

In accepting the prize, DeGeneres joked, "I realize now with all the gay presenters and a lot of you tonight, this could have been on Bravo." Then she added, "Thanks to everyone at PBS. I am so happy to be a part of your final season."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: defundpbsnpr; ellendegeneres; gaystapotactics; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; pinkjournalism; pinklisted

1 posted on 11/02/2012 8:24:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Cows are female, DeGenerate is not.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 8:26:33 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Kaslin

Sacred cow, huh? Well, half true.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 8:27:12 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Kaslin

Why do we care what Ellen says?


4 posted on 11/02/2012 8:27:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: Kaslin

They day I heard Degeneres would get this award (Oct. 18) I happened to be channel flipping.

Degeneres’ show that day featured 5 male underwear models (nearly naked of course). One segment was Nicole Ritchie (yes, Paris Hilton’s friend) blind-folded and smelling them to try and detect some fragrance.

Another segment was the men roaming the audience to the hoots and pawing of Degeneres’ mostly female audience.

And America’s leftist “cultural elite” is honoring her for this?


5 posted on 11/02/2012 8:34:38 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Kaslin

Degenerate!


6 posted on 11/02/2012 8:35:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (WINNING IS EVERYTHING!)
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To: Kaslin

Likewise, Candy Crowley is the cow of CNN


7 posted on 11/02/2012 8:42:51 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: Kaslin

So how’s having Degenerate as a spokes person working out for you,
JC Penney?


8 posted on 11/02/2012 8:42:52 AM PDT by matginzac (Nici)
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To: Belteshazzar

HA! I was just about to post the same comment when I saw the title.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 8:48:44 AM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: Kaslin
Thanks to everyone at PBS. I am so happy to be a part of your final season.

For once I commend Ellen on her prescience. Predicting a Romney win and the end of PBS at a gathering of the politically ignorant is marvelous.

10 posted on 11/02/2012 8:52:13 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Kaslin

I quit watching her when she shifted from being professionally funny to professionally gay.

She may have endeared herself to a very small minority, but she alienated over 90% of the country that still thinks one’s sexual orientation is a private matter, and not for public exploitation.

If this makes me “unenlightened”, then I’ll just sit here in the dark, thank you.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 8:56:21 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Kaslin

Can anything represent the sheer lameness of our current “cultural elites” more than this? That’s really the only bit of humor to genuinely be found here... the twisted, dark humor of embarrassment over how a heritage of vibrant American culture and witty humorists has devolved to the point of Ellen Degeneres receiving a Mark Twain award amidst a slew of smug, elitist grievance-peddlers?


12 posted on 11/02/2012 9:00:31 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Kaslin; wagglebee; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
For laughs, consult top producer Cappy McGarr, who insisted Ellen wasn't picked for political reasons: "The Kennedy Center is apolitical. We have had so many people who have their own brand and type of humor. We don't pick winners because of any advocacy they do. It is all about funny and a funny life."

Where was Shecky Green's tribute?


13 posted on 11/02/2012 9:04:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: Kaslin

I thought Rosie was the cow?


14 posted on 11/02/2012 9:07:48 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Kaslin
"Sacred Cow"?

And there I thought she was a bull-****.

Oh well. I guess I'm confused.

15 posted on 11/02/2012 9:11:45 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: Kaslin
(Tina) Fey said. "But for everybody else, it's a win-win -- Unless you're a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years"

FACTCHECK, if memory recall serves me properly, Ellen's so-called life partner had a psychological breakdown from issues dealing with her abnormal sexual relationship, ran out, then eventually married a man.

It was the laws of nature that made her leave the relationship, not the laws of man.

16 posted on 11/02/2012 9:11:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: MNDude

Think: Jaba de CNN


17 posted on 11/02/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Kaslin
Witness the Latino comedian John Leguizamo. "How about that, people? A gay woman on PBS with public money and the Kennedys, huh? It's like the Tea Party's worst nightmare, being chased by a binder full of smart women into an event like this,

Which one of the Kennedys was it that reportedly respected women and didn't treat them as just a piece of slimy tail?

Jack? Bobby? Ted?

Shut the hell up about things you comedians no nothing about.

18 posted on 11/02/2012 9:15:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: Kaslin
"The success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women -- except, of course, those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape kit and stuff," Fey said.

In Houston Texas we have a lesbian mayor. We have one of the nation's largest gay pride parades.

However the t!tty bars now require the women to wear pasties and the mayor pushed through a $5 "rape tax" on admissions (which was being fought in the courts) because of the implication that staring a nekkid ladies dancing causes rape.

It is the corrupt Democrat run city of Houston that has backlogged the testing of rape kits and built over a billion dollars worth of sports areas while shuttering our existing sports facilities.

19 posted on 11/02/2012 9:19:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: Kaslin

PBS: Pedophiles, Bestiality, and Sodomy?


20 posted on 11/02/2012 9:20:20 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: CodeToad

Propaganda & BullStalin.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 9:23:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: Kaslin

Ellen Degeneris is very rich and seems as popular as ever. She likes to buy and sell multimillion dollar houses. I loath the whole gay thing but our fellow Americans are only too happy to make her ultra-wealthy


22 posted on 11/02/2012 9:25:16 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Kaslin

I watched a sement of her talk show the other day which featured little kids wearing Halloween costumes, Ellen D joked that a little girl asked for her phone number


23 posted on 11/02/2012 9:36:03 AM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: Kaslin

I refuse to watch Hellish Degenerate, so I missed the Mark Twain annual fag fest.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 9:48:07 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: reg45

Sacred cow?

I thought that was Bill Moyers (termianlly, braid dead Liberal)


25 posted on 11/02/2012 9:48:15 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Kaslin
Too bad Leguizamo's going off the political deep end, I like him a lot.

This one was pretty funny:

You really took one for the team back then in the 1990s ...

Um, no...she came out, most people said, "Who cares" and then she ruined her hit sitcom by turning it into THE GAY SHOW, NOW IMPROVES WITH ADDED GAYNESS AND DID YOU KNOW ELLEN IS GAY?

It wasn't funny anymore, not because I disagreed with the politics but because every plot became about the character being a lesbian instead of any other aspect of the character.

26 posted on 11/02/2012 9:51:41 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: Kaslin

“I want to thank everyone involved with the Kennedy Center, or, as it will soon be known, the Tea Party Bowling Alley and Rifle Range.”

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That and the Kimmel line were actually the only humorous quotations here. The other so-called jokes were just really stupid and lame attempts.

That said, I often wonder why Bozell wastes his time and ire on these nitwits. We’d all be better off if we would just ignore them altogether.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 10:10:45 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Kaslin

Ellen, I think, is a nice person. However, her advocacy is not nice. Her lifestyle is abnormal and an abomination.

Why do these people feel impelled to wave this type of life in our faces.

Can’t they just keep this to themselves?

I guess it’s a case of love the sinner, hate the sin. But...what if the sinner compounds the sin regularly? Then what?


28 posted on 11/02/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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