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O’Reilly’s Gay Claim Rings False


For those of you who missed it, here’s gay activist Wayne Besen talking gay with Bill O’Reilly.

The gents squared off on Jay Leno’s gay face scandal, an offense which O’Reilly simply can’t comprehend. The Fox News man goes on to lament the death of diverse comedy:

It looks to me in America that you can’t ever make fun of any minority group. Ever. In any way. Anymore. In this country. I think that’s where we are really. You can make fun of white Christian men. You can make fun of, famous people. But if you make fun of a minority, any minority…

A national tragedy, indeed.

O’Reilly also insists that he would never make fun of a social group. He will, however, fabricate stories about lesbian gangs, decry “gay apartheid,” and generally spread gay panic, all of which are far more incendiary than Jay Leno’s gag.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Apr 3, 2008
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  • 6 Comments
    • todd
      todd

      You can make fun of anyone you want, as Lisa Lampinelli does all the time. Bill should have her on his show sometime!!

      Apr 3, 2008 at 9:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • eric
      eric

      he also happily suggested a week earlier that gays be “turned into salt”

      http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com

      Apr 3, 2008 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charley
      Charley

      Wayne is very articulate and makes sense. Can’t recall too many jokes about white Christian men that O’Reilly mentioned ? Haggard getting fucked by a male prostitute ?

      Apr 3, 2008 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      Yeah, I have to agree with Charley, Wayne Besen was impressively articulate there!

      Apr 3, 2008 at 7:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric T
      Eric T

      I love how he clearly meant Latinos when he said illegal immigrants

      Apr 3, 2008 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jere
      Jere

      How badly does O’Reilly want to make fun of minorities that he seems this upset that he’s not allowed?

      Apr 3, 2008 at 9:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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