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Mayor Of Paris Announces Plans To Sue Fox News: VIDEO

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Between giving bigot Bill Donohue a platform to spout his hatred and glibly comparing a fight for LGBT rights to the abominable attack on Charlie Hebdo, Fox News has done anything but handle political discussion around Paris, France with the objective professionalism one would expect from a station that dares call itself a "news" source. In fact, their coverage has reached such an offensive point that Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced plans to sue the media giant.

CNN's Christiane Amanpour broke the news over Twitter:

BREAKING: Paris is going to sue @FoxNews after image of Paris was “insulted” and “prejudiced,” Mayor @Anne_Hidalgo tells me.

— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January 20, 2015

And Hidalgo further expressed her disdain to her followers:

Je suis bien sûr choquée par la bêtise stigmatisante de Fox News : @BilldeBlasio et moi irons d'ailleurs dans le 19e cet après-midi

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) January 20, 2015

Which roughly translates as: "I am of course shocked at the stigmatizing stupidity of Fox News. Bill DeBlasio and I will be at the 19th [District] this afternoon."

You can watch an interview between Amanpour and Hidalgo on CNN Money AFTER THE JUMP...

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FOX News' Bret Baier: I Pulled Out of Anti-Gay Catholic Conference Because It Doesn't 'Line Up With the Loving Church I Know'

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As we've been reporting, the rabidly anti-gay Catholic group Legatus found itself at the center of a controversy after activist and Good As You blogger Jeremy Hooper highlighted the extreme and disturbing views held by the organization including labeling same-sex attraction as a disorder and recommending conversion therapy. As a result, three individuals slated to headline the group's annual conference, actor Gary Sinise, Fox News anchor Bret Baier and MoltonCoors Chair Pete Coors all pulled out of the event. 

At the time of Baiers' withdrawal, Fox News released a statement saying Baier "was unaware" of anti-gay articles published by Legatus' magazine or "the controversy surrounding them.” 

Now, in an email addressed to hatemonger Peter La Barbera of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, Baier confirms that while Fox did ask him to pull out of the event, he also backed out due to his own views on sexual orientation and faith, views that for Baier are diametrically opposed to Legatus':

I pulled out of the speech at Fox’s request — because of the controversy surrounding some of these articles and editorials that have been published in the Legatus magazine [...]

I am a lifelong mass attending Catholic – I’m a lector at my parish. I consider myself to be in line with my Church on most things. This isn’t about me.. but, describing homosexuality as a ‘disorder’ and talking about ways to ‘cure’ people from it – does not seem to line up with the loving, accepting Church that I know. Nor does it match up with how Pope Francis has talked about the issue recently. 

I couldn’t speak because of that – I don’t wish the group any harm, but after Gary Sinise pulled out.. as a newsman, Fox agreed that I could not be surrounded by that controversy… as much as I would have loved to have talked about my book, my faith, and my son’s battle with congenital heart disease. 

That is the truth. 

I hope you and others can understand. If not.. I wish you well with your viewing. 

Peter LaBarbera meanwhile was none too pleased with Baier's response, blasting Fox News for "directly [financing] and [sponsoring] pro-”gay” media events that promote homosexual behavior and ideology–including same-sex 'marriage'–condemned by the Catholic Church." 

[h/t Jeremy Hooper]


Tucker Carlson: If Duke Wants to Be 'Inclusive', Give Equal Time to Anti-Gay Evangelicals

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Last week, Duke University reversed a plan to allow Muslim students to hold a weekly call-to-prayer from the school's chapel bell tower and relocated it instead to the chapel's quadrangle after what it said were potential safety threats. Duke had offered the bell tower to the students in order to send a message of inclusivity.

On FOX & Friends Saturday, Tucker Carlson chimed in about the controversy, taking a whack at Duke for its policies:

"There's nothing inclusive about Duke. Notice they're not giving equal time to, say, evangelical pro-life messages. They're not broadcasting those from the loudspeakers on the chapel. If you got in the middle of the Duke quad and read sections of the Bible that criticized homosexuality, you'd be dragged away by school security...They're not inclusive, they're making a political statement about how they're on the side of Muslims!"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Shepard Smith Points Out States That Fought Integration Are Now Against Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Another one for the "Well OBVIOUSLY" files: Fox's Shepard Smith addressed the Supreme Court's decision to review the Sixth Circuit gay marriage cases Friday and, while speaking with Wall Street Journal editor John Bussey, pointed out a very uncomfortable truth:

Not in every case, but in most cases, the same states which were fighting integration are fighting this as well. Those states which always seem to be behind the curve for reasons which are explainable and understandable.

Bussey tries to undermine Shepard's statement by stating that there's "still disagreement on this issue within the American population," to which Shepard flawlessly ripostes, "There's still disagreement on segregation."

You can watch the back and forth AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mike Huckabee Quits Fox News Because God Might Tell Him to Run for President in 2016: VIDEO

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After six and a half years together, Mike Huckabee and Fox News are parting ways - a devastating blow to anyone who enjoyed getting their misinformed Republican Party propaganda in a neat little 700 Club-esque wrapper.  

Said the Pat Robertson-lite on Huckabee last night:

"I've never had so much fun in my life. I've met people I never dreamed I'd meet and I've played music with legends in the music business. But I also realize that God hasn't put me on Earth just to have a good time or to make a good living, but rather God has put me on Earth to try to make a good life. There's been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would run for president. And if i were willing to absolutely rule that out, I could keep doing this show. But I can't make such a declaration."

Huckabee added that he wouldn't make a final decision on 2016 until late next spring.

Watch the farewell address, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Hear What Megyn Kelly Regrets Saying to Obama at the White House Holiday Party: VIDEO

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FOX News Anchor Megyn Kelly attended her first White House holiday reception this week at which she had a meet-and-greet with President Obama and the First Lady, she told Jimmy Kimmel last night.

Upon reaching the front of the receiving line, Obama said to her, “The White House is a pretty fun place, isn’t it?”

To which she replied, "It is. Maybe we'll be here in two years."

Kelly claims she was making a joke about her and her husband Doug running for President or something and says it was absolutely, positively not "a shot" at Obama about Republicans and FOX News taking back the White House.

Says Kelly: "President Obama, I apologize. I didn't mean it that way."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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