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There Is Hope For Some On the Far Right

The fact is, Bill O'Reilly isn't quite as far-right as the majority of the pundants on Fox Noise. Once in awhile, he actually questions a far-right opinion as wrong-headed. Here, he questions the One Million Moms' demand that J.C. Penny fire Ellen DeGeneres, simply because she is gay.

(Oh, by the way, there is a bill stalled in Congress, nicknamed ENDA - The Employment Non-Discrimination Act - that would actually make it illegal to fire someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Because right now, it IS LEGAL! [although there is a difference between something being legally wrong and something being morally wrong, know what I mean?])


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Feb. 9th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
Even though I actually agree with what he's saying, he still pisses me off, with constantly cutting people off and having a really confrontational tone. I guess that's the only reason why people tune in, though.
Feb. 9th, 2012 11:16 am (UTC)
I thought he actually gave her lots of time to speak. In his defense, there is a limited time to get to the points he wants to touch on, and if she goes off on a tangent and avoids his question, I'm glad he stops her and brings her back on point.

Politicians are good at avoiding questions and steering the conversation to where they want it, and too many "journalists" let them do it.

Sean Hannity is the one I've seen on Faux who is an outright bully when it comes to interrupting people. He asks a question, then interrupts them right away before they can begin to answer it.
Feb. 9th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
Big Floo actually has ENDA type provisions in their EEO-HR policy and there is even a Gay employees organization. They also have benefits for civil unions/gay marrieds.

Big Floo does not alienate its customer base if they can avoid it.
Feb. 9th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
I forget the percentage, but an overwhelming majority of the Fortune 500 companies - possibly all of them - have these types of policies.

It won't be happening where I work anytime soon.
Feb. 9th, 2012 08:02 am (UTC)
No idea who that woman is since i'm not from america but what a loon. and the scary thing is that she actually believes in what she says, even if it doesn't make sense at all!
Luckily i come from a country where firing somebody for their sexuality is illegal.
maybe those 1 million moms need to get out the house more often and do something valuable for society instead of spreading their biggotry. what a joke! #rantover
Feb. 9th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC)
Someone suggested a they start a knitting club.

With people who believe this kind of crap - and I know a few of them personally - I feel like I've fallen into some sort of parallel universe.
Feb. 9th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
They have every right to boycott and protest any store they see fit. The only question I have is are they also boycotting and protesting the Philadelphia Eagles for hiring Michael Vick as their quarterback? I would think if they are worried about a message to children his life story might be cause for concern.
Feb. 10th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, but it's FOOTBALL. That's way too important to boycott. ;P
Feb. 10th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
This was good to see!

(Except that it was SO Hard to listen to the person he interviewed. I can't stand those kind of people.)
Feb. 11th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
I know what you mean. I hear these arguments being made all the time. I rarely post them, because too much crazy will make me crazy. ;-P

But speaking of crazy, twisted logic, I wrote a letter to the editor tonight about that very topic. I will be posting it shortly.
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