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Fox News And Savage Tag Team Barney Frank

The right sure has been having a field day reaming homo-politico Barney Frank.

First there was Fox News’ Bill Sammon claiming the press had spared Congressman Frank negative press because he’s gay.

The lusty bits stem from a relationship Frank – who heads the House Financial Services Committee – had with former Fannie Mae executive Herb Moses. Moses and Frank’s relationship ended in 1998, the same year Moses left the doomed mortgage lender.

Despite the chronological distance between Frank, Moses and the most recent meltdown, Sammon calls on his conservative pals to raise the specter of Frank’s gay ways, which, for some reason, provide a shield. David Fiderer elaborates:

Sammon’s original source material was offered up by one of those right wing storefronts, the Business & Media Institute. Sammon quoted Business & Media Institute vice president Dan Gainor, a frequent guest on the Fox Business Network. “If this had been his ex-wife and [Frank] was Republican, I would bet every penny I have – or at least what’s not in the stock market – that this would be considered germane,” said Gainor. “But everybody wants to avoid it because he’s gay. It’s the quintessential double standard.”

Really? ‘Cause that’s news to us. Fiderer wonders whether Sammon was getting revenge for Frank’s whooping of Bill O’Reilly last week. Probably.

Meanwhile, the always infuriating Michael Savage may have outdone himself by both repeating age old – and erroneous – gossip about Frank’s sexual history in Washington, a “history” Savage claims tarnishes the whole of Judaism.

Frank came under fire back in 1990, when staffer Stephen Gobie claimed Frank allowed him to run a prostitution ring out of his house. The House ethics committee found that Frank had done nothing naughty and “did not have either prior or concomitant knowledge of prostitution activities involving third parties alleged to have taken place in his apartment.” That was eighteen years ago, yet Savage last week spoke of it as truth. Via Media Matters:

And Barney’s an upstanding man. He ran a house of ill repute for male prostitutes out of his apartment in Washington. But now he’s talking about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur for the Jewish people. It makes my flesh crawl when a lowlife degenerate vermin like him brings up the Jewish people. I’ll tell you the truth: I squirm, I cringe when I hear a degenerate like Barney Frank reverting to this. Of all people to wrap himself in religion, of all the people to have done it, this lowlife communist rat is the wrong one to do it. You want to know where anti-Semitism comes from? It comes from men like Representatives Barney Frank…

Now, we know Savage and other right wing wackos are illogical beasts who fail to grasp the reality of social evolution, but the radio host’s argument goes beyond his typical lunacy. In short, it makes no sense. Wouldn’t anti-Semites be drawn primarily from the same group that hates gays? Therefore, Frank’s gay ways wouldn’t birth anti-Semitism. It would only fuel it further, much in the same way Savage fuels homophobia. It’s the circle of right-wing life!

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  • B. Kenny Duncan

    So Barny blows more than his job?

  • ousslander

    How come you don’t describe Media Matters as a left wing store front? Frank did drop the ball on the economy. He’s not really getting a pass by the media for being gay, it’s because he’s a dem.

  • erik b

    barney frank is a prime example of the perversion this couty has come to accept. he is a corrupt, intollerant liar and for the democrats to edify and draw solution from this “man” is indicative of truly poor judgement. lets take it one step further and vote a terrorist into office. if they both were in prison, where they belong, which one do you think would play daddy and which one would have a set of hooters tatooed on his back… im guessing barney would love it… he such a SAVAGE.

  • Mark

    If we let a degenerate and liar like Frank run anything of in importance in this country, we really deserve whatever’s coming our way.

  • For America

    Frank needs to be exposed as a guy on the take. He is not looking out for anyone but himself!! In America you need to take responsibility for your actions! Time for him to be booted! He cannot handle the job he has been given!

  • Jack Scribe

    Barney’s skirt is dirty on this one. It’s a shame that one of our most prominent role models is such a sleeze. His fingerpirnts are all over the Freddie Mac/Fanny May mess. Younger readers should Google and read about the Frank scandal in 1987 when it was discovered that a male prostitute was working out of Barney’s house.

  • chris fabian

    Barney Frank is a FRAUD and needs to be exposed. He is all over the mess caused with Fannie and Freddie and you democrats think this guy is great- what the hell does that say about your party. Good luck America when this fraud is joined by another named Obama.

  • ty

    homosexuality and corruption are *not* synonymous. For your site to suggest that Mr. Franks’ criminal and unethical actions are being illuminated simply because he has chosen a sexual behaviour contrary to that dictated by nature is absurd. postal scandal. prostitution scandal. fannie mae scandal. What does having an alternative lifestyle have to do with these things? I’m sure that there are honest homosexuals out there! Corrupt is corrupt. Barney is.

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