CNN boots Republican anti-gay bigot off the air

  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 16, 2012 11:30 PM GMT’s radio show has become an obligatory stop for Republican presidential candidates, prominent Republican politicians and top social conservative activists...

    Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and businessman Herman Cain have all appeared on Fischer’s radio show. In addition, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour were both guests on Fischer’s show while they were weighing runs for the presidency.

    Many of these leading GOP figures have voiced support for Fischer’s bigotry, conspiracy theories and extreme views. Huckabee agreed with Fischer’s claim that President Obama “has some fundamentally anti-American ideas."

    Pawlenty and Barbour both promised Fischer that if elected they would reinstate the military’s discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, with Barbour warning that openly gay troops could bring an “amorous mindset” to the battlefield. When Fischer asked Gingrich how he would “slow down the homosexual agenda” as president, Gingrich pledged to work against gay rights...When asked a similar question, Cain told Fischer that Obama’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act was “bordering on treason.”

    Last year at the Values Voter Summit, which was co-sponsored by AFA Action, Fischer shared a stage with Huckabee, Bachmann, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Indiana Rep. Mike Pence.

    Many GOP members of Congress have also been guests on Fischer’s radio show, including: Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi...

    Glad CNN won't tolerate conservative homophobia, even though the Republican Party does.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 16, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidIt still amazes me that someone like that is allowed on the public airwaves (including radio) in the first place.

    Haha. I say let them come on the air and humiliate themselves. It's instructive.I love the look on her face before the interview even starts. It's already like "I'm gonna kill my producer for booking this bigot."
  • tazzari

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    Oct 17, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    Let idiots like that on the air - it will speed our cause up more that almost anything we can do, once real America finds out what vicious, ignorant morons they are. You can't make stuff like that up!
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    Sadly, that's the way it is here in The South. I'm in Atlanta this week.

    The organization where I'm teaching? They served Chick-Fil-A on the first day of class. I opted to eat the trail mix in my bag instead of eating the chicken-fried hate. I just couldn't do it.

    I grew up in around this nonsense. This is one reason why I am so grateful to live in San Francisco.
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidSadly, that's the way it is here in The South. I'm in Atlanta this week.

    I grew up in Atlanta and have experienced far more bigotry in California that I ever did at home. Maybe that's because the first step to change is admitting you have a problem, which many Californians don't want to do.

    Hate crime rates are shockingly high in states like New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Minnesota -- I suspect for similar reasons. Some people love to try to compartmentalize hatred, but the sad reality is it's everywhere.
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    Homosexuals as thugs???? Enforcers? At what, a drag show?
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    CNN gives a microphone to THE BIG ANTI-GAY BIGOT Erick Erickson who offers political commentary from a "Conservative" point of view.

    On CNN Erickson takes a softer approach to his anti-gay he gets away with saying precisely what Bryan Fisher does.

    If you want to read Erick Erickson in full-on bigotry, read his site is the best place to see what Republicans are saying to each other----------before they find a kinder(FAKE) way to say it to the rest of us.