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Rupert Murdoch: Boycott Guinness for Siding with Gay Groups on St. Patrick's Day


Following news that Guinness would join Heineken in pulling its sponsorship of the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade over its policy excluding gay groups, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch got on Twitter to declare his outrage.

Murdoch urged "all Irish" to boycott Guinness for supporting gay groups, which he said "bullied" the beer maker into pulling out.

Tweeted Murdoch: "Where will this end? Guinness pulls out of religious parade bullied by gay orgs who try to take it over. Hope all Irish boycott the stuff"

In related news, Laura Ingraham described the Guinness move as "thuggish behavior" while singnut Todd Starnes declared, "So apparently parading is now a civil right."

And Catholic spokeshater Bill Donohue is on the Murdoch boycott beat.

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  1. He can stick to Bud Light which would sponsor The Hunger Games if it existed.

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 17, 2014 1:26:46 PM

  2. If it's a religious parade, why is it appropriate for beer makers to support it in the first place?

    Posted by: Tony | Mar 17, 2014 1:30:10 PM

  3. Does Todd Starnes not read the 1st Amendment where it says "the right to peaceably assemble" so Yes, Parading is a civil right..... and corporate sponsorship is not. So Guinness can, as a private company, do what makes the most business sense. Support Equality makes more business sense.

    Posted by: Brian G | Mar 17, 2014 1:31:02 PM

  4. irony - what's a beer company doing in a religious parade anyway? :D

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 17, 2014 1:33:50 PM

  5. Um, St. Patricks Day (with its green clovers and leprechauns) is as religious as Valentine's Day. Other than both being named for saints, they're not religious.

    And, of course, all beside the point: bigotry, whether religious or not, is never acceptable. Shut it Murdoch.

    Posted by: Adam | Mar 17, 2014 1:36:23 PM

  6. This brought out the bigots. Nice to have them identify themselves.

    Posted by: Joel | Mar 17, 2014 1:37:17 PM

  7. Murdoch, proof that evil just gets older and more vicious.

    Posted by: Victor | Mar 17, 2014 1:40:22 PM

  8. BTW, isn't it hypocritical of these Right-wingers demand that a private business has to spend money to support causes that they find acceptable? Aren't these 'wingers always spouting that businesses shouldn't be forced to conduct commerce if it violates their morals?

    Posted by: Victor | Mar 17, 2014 1:42:34 PM

  9. "take it over"? He thinks it will turn into a gay pride parade? The same way veterans participating in it will turn it into a veteran day parade?

    Posted by: simon | Mar 17, 2014 1:45:06 PM

  10. Odd that gay groups march openly in Dublin's parade, and Galway's and Cork's and Limerick's. And lots of luck with that Guiness boycott.

    Posted by: melvin | Mar 17, 2014 1:47:36 PM

  11. maybe off topic? but that white old man seems miserable especially in the photo..yikes...

    Posted by: Derek | Mar 17, 2014 1:50:02 PM

  12. So let's boycott Rupert Murdoch and News Corp! I am sure our gay brother and sisters in Great Britton already do boycott the trash he publishes their and I am sure any respectable gay person would boycott Fox News in the USA. However, let's make some noise about News Corp!!!!

    Posted by: WTF21 | Mar 17, 2014 1:50:35 PM

  13. Hey Rupert, too bad your dad didn't pull out.

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Mar 17, 2014 1:51:13 PM

  14. Old, Old, Bitter, Bitter Wealthy White man is mad that he just cant hate like the good old days. The world yawns....awaiting his passing.

    Posted by: Urbane | Mar 17, 2014 1:51:34 PM

  15. the catholic church has never had a problem with alcohol, tony.
    it's baptists, mormons, etc. that are shun it.
    so, good, the geriatric catholic hibernian boozers will have to go without guinness on st. patrick's day. oh, the pain!

    Posted by: woody | Mar 17, 2014 1:54:12 PM

  16. Boycott Fox TV! If you haven't done so already!

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Mar 17, 2014 1:55:47 PM

  17. Pathetic old coot telling gays to stay off his lawn.

    Posted by: Richard | Mar 17, 2014 1:59:51 PM

  18. Why boycott Guinness because they were "bullied" by the gays? Why doesn't Murdock and Co. try bullying the gays... Oh wait, they already do!

    How's all that bullying working out for you Rupert?

    Posted by: Howard B | Mar 17, 2014 2:07:58 PM

  19. @Adam The St. Patrick's Day parade here in NYC( The largest in the world btw) has been governed by the New York board of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, of which its purpose is to act as guards to protect Catholic churches from anti-Catholic forces, and to assist Irish Catholic immigrants. Cardinal Egan, the head of the Catholic Church for the USA sits on that board. The ST. Patrick's day parade ends in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th ave. Its is very much a religious parade ruled by the Catholic Church.

    I am still not sure why my tax dollars are going to support this religious parade with extra over time for the NYPD, as it is in clear violation of the city of New York's anti-discrimination policy.

    Posted by: ReaceNYC | Mar 17, 2014 2:10:08 PM

  20. Another try at the old lie that religion is being discriminated against.

    It's a bit like, suffer our intolerance without comment or YOU shall be labeled intolerant. Well you're a bit late to the game with that old tale.

    No one is trying to "take over" anything. They're obviously losing ground when the bigot's begin to dream up wedge issues that don't even exist to attempt to have us accept their intolerance.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Mar 17, 2014 2:14:10 PM

  21. what could be straighter than men in skirts dancing jigs and blowing on pipes?

    Posted by: woody | Mar 17, 2014 2:21:22 PM

  22. Does this sound like Fox News? No.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Mar 17, 2014 2:23:45 PM

    Egan was the former head of the Church in US. Now it is Timmy Dolan. The religious significance of the parade probably has eroded over the years. Now all you see are drunken people yelling on the streets.

    Posted by: simon | Mar 17, 2014 2:24:08 PM

  24. Did he lie? No, he didn't. Gay Groups often speak on gays being bullied, but they turn around and do the exact same thing. It is a form of bullying no matter how you look at it. Perhaps gays should start to look in the mirror and as it, "who's the most hypocritical of all?"

    Posted by: TRUTH HURTS | Mar 17, 2014 2:31:40 PM

  25. What does Rupert Murdoch have to do with Irish-American parades anyway? He's an Australian who can't keep married to anyone. Senility sucks.

    Posted by: Kev C | Mar 17, 2014 2:32:58 PM

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