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'O'Reilly Factor' Ambushes Gay Colorado House Speaker, Says He's 'Not Protecting Kids from Child Predators': VIDEO


Check out this ugly trolling by The O'Reilly Factor of openly gay Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino. O'Reilly's Jesse Watters questions Ferrandino's opposition to "Jessica’s Law", which imposes excessive mandatory sentences for first-time offenders of child molesters.

Ferrandino explains that his opposition is because Colorado's laws "are tougher than Jessica's law" but O'Reilly's segment seems more interested in suggesting that Ferrandino is aiding and abetting child molesters, Think Progress reports. Following the ambush, O'Reilly also notes that Ferrandino is “a big gay marriage guy… big marijuana legalizer.”


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  1. did i read correctly that there was a time in his life when O'Reilly once gave a damn about human Civil Rights?

    when did his heart die? he's now a part of the most bigoted outlet for Dumbing Down America.

    "a big gay marriage guy"......what?

    oh, right. it's Fox News. they need to mention "gay marriage" to keep their plebeian base angry and upset at Gays.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 5, 2013 11:02:05 AM

  2. Yeah, yeah, I get it:

    Freedom of the press!
    Free speech!

    But at what point do we stop allowing so-called "News" networks to so blatantly lie and distort, angering and enraging viewers into violent behavior? Fox News will be the reason my father dies of a heart attack. It will be the reason he over-anxiously uses a weapon thinking he is "defending" himself or "standing his ground."

    They make monsters out of people.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Mar 5, 2013 11:02:28 AM

  3. Faux News, fair and balanced, right?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Mar 5, 2013 11:08:56 AM

  4. amen, KP05. that the nation's most undereducated and misinformed are also the most ARMED, due largely to Fox News and right-wing talk radio, is a terrifying shame.

    incredible that paddy chayefsky's 1976 satire has become a reality - even worse; there aint a single Beale on Fox News. it's nothing but a calculated move to keep the population ignorant, in fear, and with their hateful eyes watching all the wrong people for all the wrong reasons.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 5, 2013 11:12:10 AM

  5. I remember ten years ago when I still occasionally watched Fox News that O'Reilly was as best I could tell for gay adoption and civil unions. Still generally annoying but seemed occasionally (rarely) thoughtful.
    But that didn't sell, I guess.

    In the next five years, you'll start to see cases in which some "news personality" or "pastor" is sued for inciting violence. Personally I think the line has been crossed many times already, but the way the rhetoric is moving and with how militant parts of the audience are becoming it seems inevitable.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 5, 2013 11:26:45 AM

  6. Noticeably absent from this comments section is Ratbastard/UFFDA/Rick: Interesting.

    Posted by: D.D | Mar 5, 2013 11:33:50 AM

  7. “a big gay marriage guy… big marijuana legalizer.”

    They say that like it's a bad thing...

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Mar 5, 2013 11:37:19 AM

  8. Michael Brown? Really?

    Posted by: BobN | Mar 5, 2013 11:43:41 AM

  9. Fox News actually went to COURT to protect their right to lie and distort the news. I forget the specifics of the case but two reporters refused to "spin" a story the way Fox News wanted because it wasn't true, was a politically motivated distortion of the facts. The two reporters were fired for refusing to report the story the way News Corp wanted, so they sued. Fox News defense was that it was their "First Amendment Right" to deliberately lie and distort news, to present it however they want regardless of the facts.

    They won.

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 5, 2013 11:45:04 AM

  10. Heckuva job Brownie? Yeah, let's put that bozo in charge of protecting children.

    Posted by: melvin | Mar 5, 2013 11:45:44 AM

  11. Thanks for the info, Caliban. That does sound interesting/disturbing. I'll have to look for it.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 5, 2013 11:51:54 AM

  12. Yes, Fox 'spins', as do ALL media, at least 99% of so-called mainstream. Yes, they all 'troll', to.

    Colorado's allegedly tougher laws regarding this subject aside, but 'excessive mandatory sentences' is a bad thing? Excessive mandatory sentences for child molesters including rapist and other skinners? I don't think there's any such thing for such people. Now I'm referring to genuine child molester pervs, not a 2o year old with a 17 year old GF/BF. Google 'Jeffrey Curley'...that's it, just search that name. Read what pops up and tell me the two things that did what they did to Jeffrey Curley aren't deserving of 'excessive' mandatory sentencing.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 5, 2013 11:59:06 AM

  13. Proof Anti-gay Christians will do anything to attack people. What are these Christians doing about the Catholics Priest who are raping children in their own Christian Churchs? Where were they then and now? Somebody needs to investigate these anti-gay Christians and what they are doing to make trouble for people.

    Posted by: Anonymous | Mar 5, 2013 12:01:22 PM

  14. the truth has a liberal bias. fact.

    that the neocon trolls on this site can only speak "anonymously" proves that even they know they're full of s**t.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 5, 2013 12:01:52 PM

  15. But that reasoning completely falls apart IF (and I don't know) what Mark Ferrandino says is true, that the state sentencing guidelines ALREADY IN PLACE are more harsh than the sentences imposed by "Jessica's Law."

    It wouldn't be the first time a politician has tried to get some PR by invoking the name of a crime victim on a proposed law despite the fact that law is either redundant or ineffective. They get the publicity for being "tough on crime" despite the fact their "law" doesn't do a single thing to actually alleviate the problem. It's grandstanding, not governing.

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 5, 2013 12:10:07 PM

  16. 'Neo-Con'? You need new material. I question things I see from media whether it be Fox,MSNBC, BBC, the Guardian, NYT, WSJ, whatever. They all have biases and often engage in lame reporting of actual facts concerning a situation or incident, in addition to the all too familiar sin of omission.

    I'm FAR from being 'Neocon'...LOL. For one thing I don't believe in kissing Israel's bum.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 5, 2013 12:15:40 PM

  17. The correct way to deal with a Bill O'Reilly ambush is to start screaming back questions about Andrea Mackris' sexual harassment lawsuit. O'Reilly won't be able to use any of the footage, unless he wants to open up a subject he doesn't want to talk about (and probably can't under his hush-hush settlement).

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Mar 5, 2013 12:16:19 PM

  18. ratbastard, the irony is that coward's like you who defend Fox News are also its victims.

    Fox News is the reason your cowardly trolling self is such a wimp about being gay.


    stockholm syndrome. THE MUSICAL!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 5, 2013 12:23:07 PM

  19. O'Reilly's moron gang tried the same thing in 2007 with Jessica's law (again, existing VT law was better already) specifically targeting a gay VT rep, accusing that he cared more about transgender rights than child molesters. They ambushed him while he was eating breakfast in the State House. The FOX thugs were booted out by the other reps and then by security. Targeting respected gay people for an ambush didn't fly in VT. The rep later got a standing O for standing up to the creeps.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 5, 2013 12:45:31 PM

  20. There are no words.....It was an ambush. Big gay marriage guy, big pot legalizer. Last I looked O'Riley, the people of Colorado voted to legalize pot in the last election, and the Republicans got voted out the last election because of their dirty dirty politics.

    Posted by: Rob | Mar 5, 2013 12:49:16 PM

  21. Lil' K,

    Shut up, you moron. I'm not defending Fox or anybody else. Just shut the F up,already.

    And if you said the stuff you say about my father [yes, you little POS, I actually had a mom and dad, did you?] it can't be said enough that I'd send you to the hospital. And you deserve it, you little POS.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 5, 2013 1:01:12 PM

  22. Too bad they didn't catch him with his pants around his ankles. Ambush does raise the honestly level jut a bit. And isn't KIWI precocious knowing about Stockholm Syndrome! He's on top of everything.

    Posted by: Jake | Mar 5, 2013 1:04:37 PM

  23. Oooooooo -- Ratbastard's "angry"!

    So entertaining.

    Dance, troll, dance!!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 5, 2013 1:28:32 PM

  24. Why was Farrandino so nice? he should have asked for names and case numbers for the cases in question. And seriously Heck of a job Brownie?? Fox commenters are all disgraced hacks!!

    Posted by: ty | Mar 5, 2013 1:47:07 PM

  25. Ambush.

    And bringing up his sexuality was an intentional ploy to connect gay men to pedophilia.

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 5, 2013 1:54:38 PM

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