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Fox News Stands With Chick-fil-A And Appreciate Mike Huckabee's Rabble-Rousing: VIDEO


Fox News has been having a field day with the protests over Chick-fil-A, and they're making no secret of where they stand: the Fox & Friends hosts had some of the franchise's fare for breakfast during today's show.

It was there that host Steve Doocy firmly aligned himself with Chick-fil-A. In his opinion, "so many on the left are so intolerant" and the protests over Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's anti-gay politics, and the money the company has funneled to anti-gay causes, is an attack on free speech.

Doocy and company also chatted with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee today. Huckabee is the man who sparked the right's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," which Fox host Brian Kilmeade calls a "great idea."

As for Huckabee, he says he organized because the left's "hate speech" was "getting out of hand" and that Chick-fil was being subjected to "economic bullying."

"It was just getting out of hand — the hate speech and the incredible language that was being hurled at Dan Cathy, the CEO, because in an interview with a Christian newspaper he took a stand for traditional marriage,” he said, according to Mediaite. “For that, he was just being bullied. Economic bullying was the way this was going down.”

Huckabee was also asked about the "kiss-in" being held tomorrow by LGBT activists and their allies to counter the conservative action. He says supports their freedom to assemble as long as they're "orderly." Of course his alleged support comes with a subtle jab pitting LGBT people against families, which are of course only headed by heterosexual couples: "If [the LGBT activists] believe that this [kiss-in] will help their cause – to put people of the same sex kissing each other in front of families – if they believe that will encourage people to be more sympathetic than more power to them. In America, I believe that people have the right to do things that I might not agree with."

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  1. To be fair, I would point out that one Fox News Host wasn't as giddy about yesterday's nonsense...

    Posted by: Aaron | Aug 2, 2012 9:54:11 AM

  2. They can economically "bully" Oreo, General Mills, JCP, Starbucks, etc., but when their bigotry is aired, all of a sudden we're the "intolerant" ones?

    Everyone should be allowed to boycott, period. Don't like it, don't go. Like it, buy. This isn't a free speech issue, though, and they know it. It's just their day to hide behind "free speech" and openly celebrate their hatred, absolute hatred, for LGBT people.

    Their use of the victim card is nauseating, as always. Can someone compile a slideshow of the past few weeks' worth of hate crime victims to show them what real victims look like? (victims who, no doubt, were attacked in part due to the noise that comes from the Chick-fil-A "donations" to hate groups)

    Posted by: kpo5 | Aug 2, 2012 9:54:13 AM

  3. Doocy was a NY Sports sauna mainstay, many years ago.

    Posted by: doug | Aug 2, 2012 10:09:34 AM

  4. Wonder where the Fox staff got that Chick-Fil-A breakfast food. There's no Chick-Fil-A restaurant anywhere in Manhattan. I guess they had their breakfast catered.

    Posted by: DanielBerryNYC | Aug 2, 2012 10:12:20 AM

  5. The CEO has a right to his opinion yes but using company money to donate to hate groups no.

    Posted by: Walter Fletcher | Aug 2, 2012 10:13:21 AM

  6. I want to go one day just ONE DAY without hearing about Hatechicken. The only good thing that has come out of this is that word: Hatechicken. It makes me giggle uncontrollably. As for FOX NEWS: What? They are anti-gay bigots?? In other news, water is still wet. NEXT

    Posted by: AJ | Aug 2, 2012 10:14:19 AM

  7. ...The mental gymnastics of the right are stunning: painting the left as 'intolerant'? Really?

    Posted by: Munro | Aug 2, 2012 10:15:46 AM

  8. If you know FoxNews was going to piss you off, why not post the MSNBC panel of very liberal reporters and hosts discussing this on today's show directly opposite it? It was just as interesting, more so considering where they're coming from.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Aug 2, 2012 10:16:55 AM

  9. "In America, I believe that people have the right to do things that I might not agree with."

    Now, Mr. Huckabee, if this opinion of yours was in line with your view on marriage we wouldn't have a problem.

    Posted by: BenR | Aug 2, 2012 10:21:17 AM

  10. Chick-Fil-A- 1
    Anti First Ammendment Intolerant Fascists- 0

    Posted by: Tom | Aug 2, 2012 10:31:16 AM

  11. If anyone has classic gay face, it's Steve Doocy. Steve, we know things about you, and we're not afraid of coming forward with them.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 2, 2012 10:31:25 AM

  12. Personally, I think this whole "Kiss-in" idea is ludicrous. My friends and I are going to throw a Hatechicken BBQ where we charge a $5 fee and donate all of the money to the MN campaign fighting our stupid Amendment. Don't make out, guys. Use it as a chance to get donations and fight the places they donate to!

    Posted by: AJ | Aug 2, 2012 10:33:38 AM

  13. So if the religious nuts boycott JC Penney, it's perfectly OK. But if gays boycott Chick-Fil-A, it's totally unjustified. My, hypocritical can the religious zealots get?

    As for Steve Doocy, darling, I just wonder where that mouth has been....

    Posted by: jason | Aug 2, 2012 10:39:17 AM

  14. Look, if we're going to worry about what DweedleDee and DweedleDum and the beauty queen with the bad dye job say on that disasterous, uncomfortable, silly, inane Fox morning show, we've got problems. Who cares? They are a joke in the industry, a joke to the public, and only the incredibly uninformed listen to them.

    As far as ChikAWhatever, they had their big day. Americans got even fatter, dumber and more bigotted. We need to face facts that most Americans are stupid sheep who don't even know why they do things, they fancy themselves Christians but the hatred in their heart towards anything they're not is deep and scary. Whether or not you believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah or not, you can't read his preaching and what he did and think that he would have anything to do with these disgusting hate-filled people. Or the Sarah Palins or Mike Huckabees of the world. If anything, those people are anti-Christ.

    But the one secret weapon we actually do have is that unfortunately for these hate-filled idiots, the Constitution that they all say they want to go back to, rah, rah, actually favors our freedom to marry. Doesn't that just chap their fat asses?

    Posted by: Bart | Aug 2, 2012 10:39:46 AM

  15. "Anti First Ammendment Intolerant Fascists- 0"

    Anti First Amendment - no, speaking out against someone who speaks out against you is not anti First Amendment. If you think it is, you're quite fragile.

    Intolerant - but when they boycott Oreo, General Mills, JCP, etc., they are just "expressing" their freedom of speech, eh citizen?

    Fascists - Cut the O'Reilly talking points. That's a terrible use of the word fascism. It's as laughable as the people who try and reference Hitler every time something happens people don't like.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Aug 2, 2012 10:42:43 AM

  16. KPOS,

    So true. The Right believes in free speech only when it's theirs. When someone else expresses free speech, it's bullying. LOL.

    No wonder these nuts don't have any credibility.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 2, 2012 10:49:35 AM

  17. @KP05

    He knows this. He's not that stupid. Don't feed the trolls, please.

    Posted by: BenR | Aug 2, 2012 10:58:14 AM

  18. Isn't it amazing how if you don't support the left wing liberals you are branded as full of hatred?

    Explain to me how they are being tolerant???

    Posted by: James | Aug 2, 2012 11:06:52 AM

  19. Am I the only one who suspects Mike Huckabee must own a lot of Chick-Fil-A stock?

    Posted by: jomicur | Aug 2, 2012 11:09:56 AM

  20. OK, James, it goes like this:

    The "liberals" (in this case pro-gay people) do not have any organization that has as its sole purpose taking rights away from homophobes, depriving homophobes of marriage, making their children illegitimate, taking away the tax-free status of their homophobe places of worship, etc.

    The homophobes, on the other hand, have several such organizations which lobby to deprive us of rights.

    Being intolerant of interference in our lives is not equivalent to being intolerant of us.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Aug 2, 2012 11:19:02 AM

  21. OH, and forgot to mention: those are the organizations that the "charitable arm" of CFA donated $5 million to since 2003.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Aug 2, 2012 11:19:40 AM

  22. Black people are so homophobic.

    Posted by: Mel Smith | Aug 2, 2012 11:22:19 AM

  23. Thank you Kevinvt.

    DANIELBERRYNYC, there is actually one single Hick-Fil-A down at New York University tucked in a student center. Although who know for how much longer?

    Posted by: Gregoire | Aug 2, 2012 11:25:02 AM

  24. @Gregoire, "Hick-Fil-A" LOL- too funny. I love it!

    Posted by: Timothy | Aug 2, 2012 11:55:50 AM

  25. You did not mention Chic fil A on the fox report last night. Can't wait for GBTV and Blaze news to start.

    Posted by: John Mango | Aug 2, 2012 11:56:36 AM

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