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FOX News: A Gay Man in Virginia Was Named Prom Queen Because He Was Indoctrinated by Sesame Street

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Sean Hannity invited former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell to a nutty panel about liberal bias on children's programming. Blackwell, as I've noted before when he was running for chair of the RNC, believes "homosexuality is a compulsion that can be contained, repressed or changed."

Blackwell pulls out the story that has freaked him out the most recently — that a gay student in Virginia was crowned Prom Queen last week — and tries to argue that it happened because Sesame Street has a liberal bias and somehow indoctrinated him at an early age.

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  1. Grover did it.

    Posted by: EO | Jun 2, 2011 7:20:26 AM


  2. I pity the heterosexual community. Evidently, heterosexuality is so disgusting that people are abandoning it in droves. It must be a horrible life to be a het. Instead of finding out why people are attracted to homosexuality (and I rather doubt it is because of Elmo or his crowd) I suggest they focus on the unpleasantness of heterosexuality, and what they can do to make it more palatable for the average 'mericun.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Jun 2, 2011 7:24:30 AM


  3. FNC, go away and stay there!

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 2, 2011 7:27:14 AM


  4. How long will it be until he is front and center of a gay sex scandal?

    Posted by: A matter of time | Jun 2, 2011 7:30:39 AM


  5. It was the Doodlebugs...

    Posted by: Andy Niable | Jun 2, 2011 7:36:13 AM


  6. Mr. Blackwell is a Dominionist, who when lost the race for governor, pushed the Ohio Restoration Project. The project wants the state to only enforce biblical laws and make the US a totally Christian nation, with toleration for Jews. This goes beyond the ‘conservative’ Federalist Society’s Natural Law position and would violate the Constitution’s establishment clause extended to the states by the 14th Amendment. In his campaign for governor, he even scared conservative Republican Christians.

    Posted by: Gus | Jun 2, 2011 7:41:59 AM


  7. It is all Bert and Ernie's fault!

    Posted by: Ky | Jun 2, 2011 8:14:59 AM


  8. "The Great American Panel" made up of four conservatives? Does this unfairness and imbalance even register with Fox News devotees, or is it precisely why they watch?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jun 2, 2011 8:19:12 AM


  9. I wondered whatever happened to Blackwell, that old nutcase. As for the gay prom queen, that doesn't exactly sound like a positive step, just enforcing negative stereotypes. Why couldn't he be Prom King?

    Posted by: blatherer | Jun 2, 2011 8:24:17 AM


  10. Did Miss America really complain about the "hypersexualization of women"?

    Posted by: KuriousKat | Jun 2, 2011 9:20:07 AM


  11. I see Ken Blackwell is still at it. Back in the 1970s he was a Cincinnati, Ohio council member and he later became mayor of Cincinnati.

    In the 1970s, Blackwell was instrumental in defeating a proposed gay rights ordinance for Cincinnati. His opposition to the gay rights initiative was so strident that is had a "chilling effect" on gay rights activism in Cincinnati for 20 years. LGBT activists didn't attempt another gay rights ordinance in Cincinnati until the early 1990s.

    Blackwell once said, in the late 1980s or early 1990s, that the way to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic (at least in Cincy) was to close down ALL the gay bars in Cincinnati.

    Posted by: elg | Jun 2, 2011 9:30:33 AM


  12. The most hilarious part: People in certain circles in Cincinnati know the truth about Ken Blackwell. He's a homo! Major closet case. Wife is a lesbian and the more obvious of the two.

    Ken used to participate in this gentlemen's card club back in the day. I learned this from a fellow who was also part of the club. He's just another Larry Craig/Mark Foley type. He has been able to cover it more easily thanks to a wife who's in on the fake and benefits from it as well.

    Posted by: DB | Jun 2, 2011 9:55:43 AM


  13. Fave quote: "Liberals ... believe that human nature is essentially good, and Conservatives believe it's not" Thanks for the admission, lady. Case Closed.

    Posted by: Zlick | Jun 2, 2011 9:56:27 AM


  14. Okay ... how many hundreds of millions of people grew up w/ Sesame Street for over 40 years? I mean ... TRY HARDER FOX NEWS!

    Posted by: Allen | Jun 2, 2011 10:10:55 AM


  15. Pure doublethink. Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes treat Orwell's 1984 as if it were an owner's manual.

    Any opposing viewpoint is labeled an "agenda," as if it had a negative connotation, all the while ignoring their own complicit use of propaganda.

    These people are either incapable or unwilling to have a logical or rational discussion about anything but refuse to acknowledge that they are either one or the other. They are perfectly comfortable being goodthinkful.

    Practising tollerance and self-acceptance IS morally superior. "Indoctrinating" children to be shame-filled bigots while thinking they are not just makes them hypocrites.

    Doubleplusungood.

    Posted by: Winston Smith | Jun 2, 2011 10:13:00 AM


  16. I'm pretty sure these teens haven't seen Semame Street in quite some time. Just sayin'

    Posted by: Bravo | Jun 2, 2011 10:31:29 AM


  17. ken blackwell is shrouded in a cloud of voter fraud and criminality during the Kerry vs bush election so the guy needs to STFU and clean up his own house

    Posted by: Mstrozfckslv | Jun 2, 2011 11:13:13 AM


  18. This is one of the best sitcoms I've ever seen! I live in Dallas and ABC has been filming a new Fall series here, "Good Christian Belle's" (formerly titled Good Christian Bitches). Kristen Chenowith is the star, and the show is all about the hypocrisy of the right wing movement. This panel should LOVE it!

    Posted by: Wayne | Jun 2, 2011 11:27:52 AM


  19. Mr. Blackwell has a conservative bias and one or more hate organizations somehow indoctrinated him at an early age. Apparently he has never grown out of his hate since becoming an adult. 'Tis a pitiful person now - just like Hannity and the vast majority of the conservatively indoctrinated Repuggie mouth machines on the Faux Noise channel.

    Posted by: Rob | Jun 2, 2011 11:45:02 AM


  20. God forbid that a children's EDUCATIONAL program be inclusive and thoughtful. I bet a panel that consists of Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, and Elmo would teach these people that HATE is an unacceptable feeling. I mean how dare Sesame Street teach kids that being different is okay? How dare it teach them not to feel like outsiders? I mean a world where decency and kindness exists? Fox "news" will fix that! I'm tired of hearing the rants of ignorance being fed to middle America. This isn't freedom of speech, it's freedom to hate! I'm so fed up!

    Posted by: Victor | Jun 2, 2011 12:03:37 PM


  21. It could totally happen...I watched Sesame Street growing up and now I live in a trashcan and am grumpy all the time.

    Posted by: Don | Jun 2, 2011 12:49:12 PM


  22. ...why wouldn't Hannity let Kristin finish a sentence? She actually had things to say as opposed to Shapiro.

    Posted by: Rob | Jun 2, 2011 1:37:12 PM


  23. "The values of young people today scare me," said Sean Hannity. Wow, Sean, really? Your values scare me. This entire panel is a whiny pack of "I have mine and everyone should think like I do or they're not moral."

    As the father of two children, I wouldn't want anyone on that panel (I wouldn't want anyone on that network) near them. They cherish selfishness, not selflessness. They praise greed rather than gift. They teach ignorance rather and abhor knowledge.

    As the little girl said on the panel, only 20% of the people her age think like she does. Thank God. We must be doing something right in this country.

    Posted by: Bart | Jun 2, 2011 1:44:42 PM


  24. if he only wants the laws of the bible he better get ready to start learning to pick cotton. remember the bible preaches slavery.

    Posted by: walter | Jun 2, 2011 2:07:04 PM


  25. I love pundits in dresses with plunging necklines and bare shoulders complaining about the hypersexualization of women in American culture.

    Posted by: BobN | Jun 2, 2011 4:10:34 PM


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