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04/19/2007


Michelangelo Signorile, Russell Moore Debate 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Remarks on CNN: VIDEO

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SiriusXM radio host Michelangelo Signorile debated Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore about the suspension of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson over anti-gay remarks he made in which he compared gays to terrorists and drunks, said they were going to Hell, and likened homosexuality to sex with animals.

Said Signorile: “I don’t remember Governor Jindal putting out a statement calling for Martin Bashir of MSNBC to keep his job after he made what were seen as disrespectful statements against one woman, Sarah Palin....This man has attacked an entire group of people with horrific defamation. There should be ramifications. There should be outrage.”

Moore argued that millions of religious people across the U.S. agree with Robertson's POV, adding, "A&E didn’t hire the Robertson family to be Charlie Rose or George Will...they hired them to talk in an unfiltered sort of way."

CNN host Carol Costello interjected that Robertson's remarks were damaging to kids across the country who are bullied by the same types of remarks.

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GOP Bot Rep. Renee Ellmers Will Not Accept Obamacare Success: VIDEO

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The Affordable Care Act is running into its fair share of problems in terms of its web presence due to a rush-job of a website, but overall the act appears to be succeeding at its intended job of helping American citizens find affordable health care insurance options. CNN interviewed Kentucky governor Steve Beshear about how the program was working in his home state, and evidently it's doing rather well with approximately 1,000 people signing up daily through Kentucky's own program.

When CNN then interviewed North Carolina Representative Renee Ellmers, the facts of Kentucky's success could do nothing to dissuade her from the talking point that Obamacare is "[A] failure at the greatest level and should be an embarassment to the president and his administration."

The only legitimate complaint that Ellmers used was how abominable the Obamacare website actually is. The rest of her arguments were either hopelessly vague, such as having a nameless constituent whose premiums allegedly increased by 400% - though from what to what was not disclosed - or just flat-out nonsensical. Governor Beshear made mention that Medicare took a good two or three years to work out the kinks when it was implemented 50 years ago, which Ellmers somehow twisted into indignant outrage that she is not going to wait 50 years for Obamacare to be functional.

CNN host Carol Costello deserves a fair amount of praise for holding Ellmers feet to the fire and calling out the representative's mealy-mouthed attempts at civility, responding to Ellmers' "I appreciate the governor's remarks," with an emphatic, "You don't!"

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GOP Congressman: CNN's Carol Costello 'Beautiful' But Not Honest - VIDEO

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In an artful display of chauvinism and condescension, Republican Representative Todd Rokita (Indiana), while appearing on CNN's show News Room this morning to discuss the government shutdown and the protracted battle over Obamacare, told anchor Carol Costello, "You're beautiful, but you need to be honest."

However, as Jezebel points out, the awkward exchange did not end there, with Rokita making comments such as, "I don’t know if you have children yet, I’m sure you don’t have grandchildren yet, you look much too young, but we’re fighting for them. Carol, do you have any idea how much this law is going to cost?"

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CNN Debates Whether the Gay Rights Movement is the Same as The Civil Rights Movement: VIDEO

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A CNN panel that makes you ask, what's the point of this panel?

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CNN's Carol Costello Stomps Out Hate Group Leader's Boy Scout BS: VIDEO

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CNN's Carol Costello spoke with hate group leader Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, the group who took out the full page ad in USA Today urging the Boy Scouts to retain its gay ban.

Sprigg says that parents have the right to protect their kids from teh gay.

Said Sprigg: "The mere fact that someone openly identifies themselves as homosexual means that they are modeling for boys the acceptability of homosexual conduct. And parents who do not agree with that view have a right to protect their children form that...They have a right to protect their children from the potential risk of child sexual abuse at the hands of men who might be attracted to other males."

Costello correctly asserts the APA study that shows homosexuals are not any more likely to molest kids than straight men.

"Unless you're condemning every single homosexual in the country as being a possible pedophile, that's not fair!"

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CNN's Carol Costello and Wayne Besen Rip FRC's Peter Sprigg for His Anti-Gay Hate: VIDEO

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CNN anchor Carol Costello, last seen on Towleroad hanging up on AFA hate group leader Bryan Fischer, sides with Truth Wins Out's Wayne Besen after he suggests it's odd that Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg is denouncing intolerance in the wake of the Giglio dismissal, considering Sprigg has called for the imprisonment and deportation of gays from the United States.

Interjects Costello, popping on to the screen: "Wait a minute. Wayne is right about that Peter."

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