Calling Scalia a ‘Homophobe’: Too Harsh? Hardly.

Sorry, is this Fox News claiming the far-left “demonizes” people on the far-right? Yes, the network guilty of employing conservatives for this very purpose (against liberals) walks blindly into oncoming traffic with this debate, sparked by Rep. Barney Frank calling Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a homophobe. WHICH HE IS. Resident bigot Sean Hannity refers to Scalia as one of most “brilliant jurists of all time, absolutely.” And the bandwagoners on the network think describing Scalia as a “homophobe” is just too harsh. Nevermind that his own court opinions, writings, dialogue, and signals of support have made his bigotry infamous and clear.

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  • 7SnowyNights

    God, I hate this country more and more every time I here from Fox News.

  • rick


  • rogue dandelion

    homophobe homophobe homophobe
    they call us worse on national television everyday.

  • blake

    Come on! It’s Fox News. If someone called Satan a Satanist, Fox would defend him, too.

  • Bruno

    If Fox really wanted to kind of “stick up” for Scalia, this doesn’t seem to be the way to go about it. As a result, all of Scalia’s homophobic rantings and findings will now turn up to haunt him, as we can see is starting already.

  • ChristopherM

    How about scum-sucking pig fucker? Too much?

  • victor

    what is nice is that the MSM is playing this up. Next time a vote goes around about something gay related and Scalia votes NO everyone can say, “told you so.” Puts Scalia in between a rock and a hard place. Good work, Barney!

  • kevin57

    Scalia is a brilliant jurist.

    And a homophobe.

    The first describes his IQ and educational background.

    The second goes to his character.

    Isn’t the second the thing that will be remembered beyond the grave?

  • Doug

    Watching those ASSHOLES on FAUX news makes me want to VOMIT! I wonder if any of them had any problem when Dick Armey called Barney Frank, Barney Fag? I’m sure not because Fag to them is just a harmless little word…

  • Celia

    A similar thing is often seen when similar people (no doubt some of the exact same ones, indeed) say things most right-thinking people would consider racist, and then complain like they’ve been dealt a great and terrible wrong when someone suggests that’s racist. Or when these people (again, probably some overlap) complain more about men being possibly falsely accused of rape than they complain about men who commit rape. In other words, it is they who are the victims, and it’s those mean old {socio-political minority] ganging up to erode their right to do whatever they please and not have anyone complain.

  • mixed fruits*

    Oh, Lordy, Lord, Lord! This is too hilarious to listen. Just listen again to her first sentence! “typical impulse of far left to vociferously attack and personally demonize”!!! LOL, it was the Republicans who started the “activist courts” and “activist judges” meme (in fact, Scalia himself used it; if I am not mistaking). And of all the possible shows to say that – O’Reilly’s!!! ROFLMAO

  • Gremms

    You can tell it hit a nerve with the bigots at Fox News because they all jumped to defend him. God forbid that it is pointed out that their attitudes towards gays and lesbians are based in irrational hatred.
    As for Scalia, no one remembers the justices that upheld segregation. But we do remember those who made fair decisions that rightfully protected rights.

  • petted

    Who the heck is Margaret Hoover besides one of the heads of Cerberus?

  • dgz


    why, she’s j. edgar’s drag alter-ego, of course.

  • Sarina

    This is ridiculous, but I’m not surprised by the reaction in Fox News. You’d have a better chance of seeing pigs fly than expect them to say anything positive of gay rights.

  • ChristopherM


    He’s a brilliant writer, but I wouldn’t say he’s a brilliant jurist. I’ve read a ridiculous number of his opinions, and he is very inconsistent. I came into law school thinking that he had a very clear jurisprudence and that Thomas was the hack who followed along. I’m leaving understanding that Scalia’s opinions are completely outcome-driven. He claims to be an originalist, but frankly he just twists it whichever way he can so that his result reflects the modern conservative political orthodoxy. Thomas, on the other hand, is far more consistent about his judicial philosophy. He’s still nuts, but consistent nonetheless. God, I’m a nerd.

  • kevin (not that one)

    Hey! I was going to say “homophobe and douche” but someone beat me to it!!! No fair.

  • Landon Bryce

    Thanks, ChristopherM–

    People have forgotten that Scalia was basically unqualified in terms of experience when that king of modern evil, Ronald Reagan, appointed him to the court. He has a brilliant mind, but his premature elevation to superstrar status prevented him from gaining any humility whatsoever. He gets more and more dangerous. I think he may eventually be impeached. Slowly building distrust in Scalia is an important tactic at this point.

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