Bill O'Reilly and Ellen DeGeneres. Fair and Balanced ? Yes !

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Sometimes in the course of bringing equality to all Americans, we end up with something called "Strange Bedfellows."

Although that is not to be taken, in this case, literally... Bill O'Reilly of Fox News has ended up... bless his 'lil heart... Bill O'Reilly has ended up defending Ellen DeGeneres.

The Department Store JC Penney, now sometimes calling themselves JCP... has chosen to hire Ellen DeGeneres... daytime host of The Ellen DeGeneres program, and one of the sweetest, most beloved GAY people in the country... as a "corporate spokesperson.

All has been just fine... until over the last few days... another one of those "PAC" groups... One Million Moms... has decided to try their darndest to get JC Penney to fire Ms DeGeneres.  Why ?  Because she is a "lesbian, and lesbians are an affront to traditional family values."

Here it is again, folks.  That "traditional family values" montra being emblazoned on a flag, waived for one and all to see, and then used in an attempt to cement so-called "traditional family values"... a silly euphemism in this case for blatant discrimination and hate.

Personally, for the most part, I view Mr O'Reilly as a stand-up comedian.  Actually... since he stands six-ft five inches tall, he is more of a "sit up" comedian.  He is actually one of the most "fair and balanced" of the troup "over there" at Fox News.

And last night... Bill O'Reilly had a far-right conservative on his show, and debated the "JCP needs to fire Ellen DeGeneres" issue with this bigotted woman.

O'Reilly compared the One Million Mom's attempt at denying Ellen her job as spokesperson for JCP... to the McCarthy hearings in the 1950's that sought to smear anyone who did not agree with Senator Joe McCarthy's ultra-conservative beliefs... as a "Communist..." and additionally sought to have them "blacklisted." 

For those of you too old to actually remember this happening in person (I do, I was a young teen-ager, and I remember the horror)... this was a horrible time in Our Nation's History.

So... believe it or not... I say... Bless Your Heart... Bill O'Reilly.

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Marie Graham
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Karen Anne-wow! Am not generally a fan of the big guy myself, but this is great. Intersting justaposition of views here...at the end of the day, it WILL all be about that great equalizer MONEY. Interesting JCP in their quest for MONEY made the RIGHT decision, supporting gay and gay-friendly-America. not usually how things work out, huh?

 

February 26, 2012 07:46 AM
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Dale Terry

Karen Anne, OReilly was right to call the woman out.  To each their own. I don't care.  But you did call her a bigot although in your posts you said you never would.  Maybe that needs to be looked into.

March 04, 2012 07:39 AM
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Karen Anne Stone
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Dale at Home Realty:  I was very "light" on this woman.  What she really was doing... saying that because Ellen did not conform to HER definition of "good family values..." that she should be fired.  What that actually WAS... was a great examply of an attempt to impose her version of "christian Shari'a Law."  Sorry... this is not Iran.  This is not Afghanistan or Pakistan.

One group's personal beliefs should not be codified into law, and then used to control other groups.  I was trying to be "kinder and gentler"... to use President Bush's words... with her.  But, since you wanted me to "look into" whatever it was... I did... and there ya go.

Have a wonderful week.  Watching Tuesday's primary results will be fun... if only to see how badly (hopefully) the Republicans show America that they do not want "Mr christian Shari'a"... former Senator Santorum... to represent them in November.

March 04, 2012 09:11 AM
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Dale Terry

karen Anne:

Your Words:

"I would never label everyone who is conservative... as being bigoted.  Some are... just as some "progressives" may also be bigoted."

Also your Words:

"And last night... Bill O'Reilly had a far-right conservative on his show, and debated the "JCP needs to fire Ellen DeGeneres" issue with this bigotted woman."

Your lookin into the issue just means you ignore the bovious.  If you agree with something, it is right, if you disagree, it must be wrong.  How about the same with fervor with Rush's statement about the 30 something student being a slut? 

Your words:

 

Dale at Home Realty:  I was very "light" on this woman.  What she really was doing... saying that because Ellen did not conform to HER definition of "good family values..." that she should be fired.  What that actually WAS... was a great examply of an attempt to impose her version of "christian Shari'a Law."  Sorry... this is not Iran.  This is not Afghanistan or Pakistan.

You are right, it isn't Afghanistan or Pakistan, doesn't rush have the right to say what he feels? Or is it just another obvious bias by the left?  The left seems to be holding Rush to their ideals, that he should be held accountable?

I can't believe we are still talking about things like this in America.  I don't care, do what you got to do, but there is no right to take anyone"s money just to give it to somebody you feel may be more deserving.  That holds true for both the left and the right.

March 04, 2012 05:40 PM
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Karen Anne Stone
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Dale:  I said that I woud never label EVERYONE who is conservative... as being bigoted.  And then I said... some are, and some aren't.

And actually, Rush does NOT have the right to say what he feels.  Well, actually, he "could" say it, but if what he says comes under the definition, he could be sued for libel or defamation.  Or... he could end up losing sponsors (six major ones, so far) because of it.  Rush needs to learn that he just cannot "make stuff up" about people... although he does it all the time.

Those like Rush, and like Mr Santorum, are trying to MAKE America into an Iran or into an Afghanistan with their christian version of shari'a.  That... is what I meant.  They are surely free to believe what they want... as are you... but you have NO right to turn that belief into law, and then require everyone to adhere to it.  That... would be christian shari'a law.  Not here, hunnie.  America is not a Theocracy.

Also... what is meant by your phrase... "to ignore the bovious."  What's a bovious ?

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