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FOX News Contributor Says Comments on Santa Barbara Killer's Gay Impulses Were ‘Misunderstood’

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Reality tv psychoterapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, who over the weekend made the baseless claim that Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger may have gone on his deadly rampage because he couldn’t cope with his “homosexual impulses,” has now taken to Facebook to try and clarify those remarks made on Fox News.

Writes Ludwig:

I was misunderstood on @FoxNews this weekend, when I was asked to hypothesize several factors which could have triggered ‪#‎ElliotRoger‬ 's spree killing. I in NO way meant to indicate being a homosexual or having homosexual impulses is a cause for spree killing. My job on @judgejeanine was to asses several possible triggers for #ElliotRoger and his behavior ‪#‎peace‬ ‪#‎forequalrights‬ However, I apologize to all those who felt offended. That was never my intention.

Basically she’s just sorry if her groundless speculation led audiences to also speculate on her lack of professionalism and intelligence. That was never her intention.  


Dallas Morning Show Host Amy Kushnir Objects To Gay Kiss, Fine With Male Strippers On TV

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Just the other day the internet exploded with the story of KTXD's The Broadcast hostess Amy Kushnir throwing a tantrum and walking off the set because of Michael Sam's televised kiss with his boyfriend.

Said Kushnir of the PDA:

When parents do not have a choice about whether or not they want their children to see this, it is wrong...I don't call it a moment of celebration...It's being pushed in faces.

Kushnir then ran to FOX News to crusade for 'traditional values'.

A televised moment of emotion and tenderness between two men is "wrong" and it's "being pushed in faces" because parents may not "want their children to see this." None of this applies, evidently, to male strippers who not only appeared on her show this past February, but carried her out on to the set.


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."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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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."

Watch the segments, AFTER THE JUMP

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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.”


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