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Media Matters inexplicably attacks Fox News for using the term ‘homosexual’
The Daily Caller ^ | 25 Mar 2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 03/25/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT by mandaladon

Media Matters, the website of choice for Fox News haters everywhere, attacked the cable news network on Monday for using the term “homosexual” in its programming — advancing the peculiar argument that the scientific term has a “pejorative connotation.”

The online “media watchdog” contends that calling gay people “homosexual” is “a practice that’s quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term’s often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality.” Fox News, they chide, “has yet to update its language when referring to gay and lesbian people.”

Buttressing their argument? A weekend piece in the Fashion and Style section of the New York Times entitled “The Decline and Fall of the ‘H’ Word.” In it, reporter Jeremy Peters likens the term to using “colored” to address black people and asserts that the word contains “the ring of disapproval and judgment.”

That was all Media Matters needed to pounce, accusing Fox News of not getting the memo clearly received by the New York Times and other “responsible” journalistic outlets. Specifically singled out were hosts Sarah Palin and Megyn Kelly, although the blog post provided no specific instances of when either of them used the term.

But Fox News anchor Shannon Bream — who Media Matters described as “a pro-discrimination champion” — was caught in the act of using the “H-word” as part of a tweet promoting on a news segment. That tweet, however, was over two years old.

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Homosexual is now a bad word?
1 posted on 03/25/2014 7:13:27 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

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2 posted on 03/25/2014 7:14:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: mandaladon
Homosexual is now a bad word?

So is colored, just ask the NAACP.
3 posted on 03/25/2014 7:15:23 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: mandaladon

Will it ever end?

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4 posted on 03/25/2014 7:15:38 AM PDT by Mears
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To: mandaladon

they won’t stop this - ever. If they win, people will be knelt beside a ditch and dispatched with a bullet - all because they have morals and values.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 7:15:48 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Dahoser

I agree with that so they should use: Fags and Lesbos. Sounds ok to me.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 7:16:05 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I would suggest “pervert”.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 7:16:26 AM PDT by lrdg
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To: mandaladon

Seems like kind of a queer thing for Media Matters to be concerned with.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 7:16:46 AM PDT by pacobell
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To: mandaladon

> Homosexual is now a bad word?

Yes. It’s used in some of the more modern translations of the Bible, so it’s tainted with evyl connotations. You know, like “sodomite”.

The sodomites prefer to be called LGBTQ, Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer.

No chance of that finding its way into the Bible anytime soon.

They are trying to “medicalize” or “geneticize” their sin, when it really sounds more like a mental illness with all those letters.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 7:16:57 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: mandaladon

Use homosexual or queer, their pick which they like better.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: mandaladon

This is interesting. About a year ago, during a sermon, my pastor used the word “gay”. Spontaneously I shouted, “You mean homosexual.”

When I say gay, I mean happy. When I am speaking of men who desire sex with other men I say “homosexual” and regarding women who desire other women I say “lesbian”.

Period.

It drives ‘em nuts on liberal sites.

For what it’s worth, when we are dealing with race, I call blacks “negroes” and whites, “caucasian”. That drives ‘em nuts too.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 7:18:08 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: mandaladon

I prefer the term “bone smoking butt pirate”.


12 posted on 03/25/2014 7:18:45 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mandaladon
And what term should Fox now be using?

Merriam-Webster

ho·mo·sex·u·al

adjective

: sexually attracted to people of the same sex

: based on or showing a sexual attraction to people of the same sex

13 posted on 03/25/2014 7:18:56 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Dahoser

Homosexual Negro. Next question?


14 posted on 03/25/2014 7:19:11 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Dahoser

So is colored, just ask the NAACP.


What cracks me up about that one is that “colored people” and “people of color” mean exactly the same thing and even sound the same. That one is preferred and the other is an insult is laughable.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 7:19:19 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: mandaladon
So I'm guessing Fudgepacker is out. What about Sodomite?
16 posted on 03/25/2014 7:19:20 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: mandaladon
I don't watch TV news too often and am not familiar with Ms. Bream but Dem males are generally intimidated by the combination of smart, attractive women who don't play the victim's role. And liberal women usually are jealous.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 7:19:39 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Mears

Will it ever end?


Yes.
The bible covers it pretty well.


18 posted on 03/25/2014 7:20:04 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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Because “fag” is so old-fashioned.


19 posted on 03/25/2014 7:20:05 AM PDT by pingman (In the Land of the Perpetually Outraged, truth is the enemy.)
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To: mandaladon

Yes, that is the new narrative.

It’s similar to the progressive / socialist / liberal / etc thing, or the negro / black / African-American thing. Verbal jiujitsu.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 7:20:14 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Mouton

21 posted on 03/25/2014 7:20:53 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: mandaladon

22 posted on 03/25/2014 7:21:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: lrdg
I would suggest “pervert”.
23 posted on 03/25/2014 7:21:25 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You’re just making it worse for yourself!


24 posted on 03/25/2014 7:21:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mandaladon
How long before using the word Homosexual will be a criminal offense, or worse?
25 posted on 03/25/2014 7:21:47 AM PDT by Larry381 (It don't matter what you say.....I'm offended!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
NObody can accuse you of being niggardly with usage of that word.
26 posted on 03/25/2014 7:21:48 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mandaladon

Homosexual Fridays at Media Matters must be a hoot?


27 posted on 03/25/2014 7:22:04 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Homo Sapiens, Homo Erectus, Homogenous, Homogenized.....


28 posted on 03/25/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cuban leaf

” I call blacks “negroes” and whites, “caucasian”. That drives ‘em nuts too.”

They don’t care for the term American-African either.


29 posted on 03/25/2014 7:22:17 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

30 posted on 03/25/2014 7:22:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: mandaladon

Just say “homo” or “queers”.


31 posted on 03/25/2014 7:23:23 AM PDT by dforest
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To: mandaladon

It has come to mean what it labels.

Soon “gay” will also be banned, because it will come to mean what it labels.

This is the same with all the perverted leftist ideas, concepts, and groups. They change their label to make them more acceptable, but people soon are using that label to describe the truth about that which is referred to, and the label then is discarded.


32 posted on 03/25/2014 7:23:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Dahoser

33 posted on 03/25/2014 7:23:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: mandaladon

“Homosexual” has a clear, specific, technical meaning. “Gay” has several meanings, only one of which relates to sexual preference.

All homosexuals are homosexual.

Some homosexuals are gay (depending on which meaning of the term one is considering or intending).


34 posted on 03/25/2014 7:23:53 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: cuban leaf

They are NOT the same! Try telling that to the “Colored People’s Front”, and then the same to the “People Of Color Front”.


35 posted on 03/25/2014 7:24:03 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Mears

No. Because what the labels describe will forever be unacceptable, no matter what label you put on it.

Think “honey wagon”.


36 posted on 03/25/2014 7:24:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mandaladon
In it, reporter Jeremy Peters likens the term to using “colored” to address black people and asserts that the word contains “the ring of disapproval and judgment.”

It can't keep it all straight (so to speak). "Colored people" is incorrect, but "people of color" is the preferred term. Now, referring to people who engage in homosexual behavior "homosexuals" is incorrect? (Calling them, "people-who-engage-in- homosexual-behavior" seems kinda awkward.)

37 posted on 03/25/2014 7:24:22 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: mandaladon
Websters:

ho·mo·sex·u·al

adjective \ˌhō-mə-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\

: sexually attracted to people of the same sex

: based on or showing a sexual attraction to people of the same sex

38 posted on 03/25/2014 7:24:33 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: mandaladon

Homosexual, sodomite, and a thousand other phrases to say a faggot hat sticks his body parts into the asshole of other men.


39 posted on 03/25/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: cuban leaf
"Will it ever end?"
40 posted on 03/25/2014 7:25:27 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: mandaladon

This is a constant tactic of the left. When plain speaking tends to derogate their desires, they change the language to make it more palatable.

Hence we’ve returned to “progressive” as opposed to “liberal”. That’s why we have “undocumented immigrants” as opposed to illegal aliens.

It makes no difference if their preferred phraseology is dishonest or misleading. “Undocumented immigrant” is a moronic term. They’re not “immigrants”. They didn’t come here to become Americans. They came to steal from Americans. And the problem is not that they’re “undocumented” - they could indeed be well documented. The problem is that they’re ILLEGALLY present, and worse, knowingly committed that offense.

Let’s not let the libs define the argument. Homosexuals are homosexuals. Illegal aliens are illegal f’n aliens. Pro-choice is really pro-abortion.

Stop letting the left control the argument by bastardizing the language.


41 posted on 03/25/2014 7:25:57 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: mandaladon

How much more do these immoral perverts want? It seems to never end.


42 posted on 03/25/2014 7:27:19 AM PDT by boycott
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To: cripplecreek

Heh-heh-heh-snicker.......you said 'Homo erectus'.................

43 posted on 03/25/2014 7:27:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

It’s part of the Hitlery Clinton campaign for POTUS.

Thanks mandaladon.

Hillary Clinton Told YearlyKos Convention She Helped Start Media Matters
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1905140/posts

Online Slime Machine Media Matters Co-Founded by Hillary Clinton
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1906115/posts


44 posted on 03/25/2014 7:28:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: lrdg

I prefer deviant or sodomite.


45 posted on 03/25/2014 7:28:46 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: pingman

46 posted on 03/25/2014 7:28:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: cripplecreek

47 posted on 03/25/2014 7:29:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: mandaladon

Homosexuals are experts on how to keep their perversion in the news, thus, constantly throwing it in our faces, I’ll give ‘em that much.


48 posted on 03/25/2014 7:30:07 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Larry381
How long before using the word Homosexual will be a criminal offense, or worse?

It already is in the UK and the sodomite EU.

49 posted on 03/25/2014 7:30:31 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: mandaladon; All

Oh my God the fun, the fun I could have with this — I am a Sailor at heart after all and the list of names that we have (had) in the Navy for “homosexuals” is long and distinguished, however, now after six years with the present_dent I suppose they just call them Sir or Ma’am - disgusting if you ask me.

“But I make fun of homosexuals because they are homosexual.” Eddie Murphy

Maybe “the gays” would prefer we all resorted to some of them...the gays have derogatory terms for us non-sodomites. Seems only fair.


50 posted on 03/25/2014 7:31:26 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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