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FOX News Welcomes Dallas Morning Host Who Stormed Off Set Over Michael Sam: VIDEO

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Amy Kushnir, co-host of the Dallas morning show The Broadcast, whose on-air antics went viral this week after she stormed off set following a Michael Sam argument, appeared on FOX News yesterday to talk about "death threats, rape threats," and "petitions to be fired" she has received as a crusader for "traditional values."

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Fox News and Donald Trump Upset that People Can’t Say Anti-Gay Things About Michael Sam: VIDEO

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Fox News is once again stoking fears that equality and gay visibility are going to lead to the death of free speech.

Media Matters reports that the network, in a discussion about Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones being disciplined for tweeting “omg” and “horrible” in response to Michael Sam’s emotional reaction to being drafted into the NFL, came to Jones' defense.

The May 12 edition of Fox & Friends discussed Jones' tweet and compared the story to former NFL player Tim Tebow, suggesting Tebow was "mocked" for being a Christian while Michael Sam is "praised." Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck worried that the NFL's attempts to curb anti-gay attacks on Sam could "offend" players like Jones and stoked fears that such efforts could lead to a slippery slope toward civility:

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 12.12.23 PMHASSELBECK: When you look at what the NFL is saying though, now, this is a strong message. They are going on the offense against any  sort of offensive comments out there. But does it offend those with their free speech and their opinions to voice them? Certainly when it comes on the field. Will they then go after what is said in the huddle, in a tackle, on the bottom of a pile? Because if you have those times mic'd, you're going to be hearing a lot of comments which would be deemed offensive. Where does this go from here?

Later in the show, Fox regular and bag of hot air Donald Trump weighed in on ESPN's coverage of Sam’s celebration with his boyfriend, with Trump calling the kiss between the two “pretty out there to me.” And on Jones' punishment for mocking Sam, Trump claimed, "We've become so politically correct in this country that the country is going to hell."

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FOX News Host Challenges Rick Santorum on His Anti-Gay Views: VIDEO

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Former Senator Rick Santorum appeared on Fox News to promote his book Blue Collar Conservatives, and during the discussion host Neil Cavuto brought up one of the arguments set forth in the book that marriage helps stave off poverty and how a family unit is good for the economy. Cavuto questioned Santorum whether or not that argument applied to married gay couples as well, at which point Santorum began evading with all of the grace of an inebriated hamster.

Cavuto brought up the very valid point that the questions he was asking could come up in a race. But Santorum insisted on bumbling his responses to a very unimpressed Cavuto.

You can watch Santorum flounder through his interview AFTER THE JUMP... 

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FOX News' Roger Ailes and Shepard Smith Deny Shep was Demoted for Wanting to Come Out as Gay

FOX News demoted anchor Shepard Smith late last year after he told Roger Ailes he wanted to come out of the closet, Gawker reports:

Shepard_smithIn the summer of 2013, according to multiple sources with knowledge of their exchange, Shepard Smith approached Fox News president Roger Ailes about publicly coming out. The newly attached anchor was eager, at the time, to finally acknowledge his sexuality. “It’s time,” he told Ailes and other colleagues. “It’s time.”

Instead, Ailes informed Smith that the network’s famously conservative audience would not tolerate a gay news anchor. Ailes’ answer was definitive: Smith could not say he’s gay.

“This came up during contract negotiations,” a Fox insider told Gawker. “Shep wanted to and was ready to come out, and Roger just said no.”

Smith, one of Ailes’s first and most loyal disciples, acquiesced to his boss’s demand, and dropped the matter. But the discussion worried enough Fox executives to prompt Smith’s removal, in September 2013, from the channel’s coveted prime-time lineup. According to a Fox insider with direct knowledge of negotiations, Smith’s desire to come out was a large factor in the dramatic move.

Gawker, of course, has been trying to help Smith out of the closet for some time now.

Ailes and Smith released a statement to TV Newser calling the report totally false:

“This story is 100% false and a complete fabrication,” write Ailes and Smith in a joint statement. “As colleagues and close friends at Fox News for 18 years, our relationship has always been rooted in a mutual respect, deep admiration, loyalty, trust, and full support both professionally and personally.”


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

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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.


Fox News Contributor Angela McGlowan Links Missing Malaysian Airliner to Obama Foreign Policy: LISTEN

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FOX News contributor Angela McGlowan appeared on Sean Hannity's show this week and tried to link the disappearance of Malaysia 370 to Obama's foreign policy.

Hannity: "To me this thing was blown out of the sky, in my opinion. Your thoughts..."

McGlowan: "I believe it was too. The current administration, Sean, doesn't really have a foreign policy plan and they're really a failure in homeland security so I'm gravely concerned..."

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In related news, confusion continues to dominate the investigation.

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