Bruce forwarded me a missive he received from the Courage Campaign, “an online organizing network that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country“, urging their supporters to join them and the left-wing “Media Matters to tell Orbitz: stop using pro-gay dollars to advertise on anti-gay Fox News!”
It does seem that a lot of folks on the left identify anyone who diverges from their “progressive” and “equality” agenda as “anti-gay.” In the e-mail referenced above, Adam Bink, the Courage Campaign’s Director of Online Programs pulls comments out of context and even claims that FoxNews “will be doing all it can to elect [Newt] Gingrich and the rest of his friends to our nation’s highest offices”! Guess Bink missed Brit Hume’s harsh criticism of the former Speaker on Monday’s “Special Report“:
“Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee have voluntarily departed the Republican field, but Newt Gingrich appears to have taken an involuntary step in the same direction, only four days after entering the race,” Hume said. “The former speaker’s Sunday comments about the Ryan budget plan as it regards health care were simply politically inexplicable.”
Yeah, a network working to elect Gingrich to a high office allows one of its more respected commentators to call the soon-to-be former candidate a “promiscuous talker.”
Does seem that in bashing FoxNews, facts don’t really matter. It’s all about attacking a news network that gives fair hearing to conservative views. It’s too bad that some gay organizations are so biased against conservatives that they believe anyone who treats conservatives fairly is worthy of censure.
So, if you find Orbitz‘s services beneficial, as long as the online travel company continues to advertise on FoxNews, please continue to patronize the site. If they give into this left-wing blackmail (and stop advertising on FoxNews), well, they have numerous competitors worthy of your patronage.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Lori Heine‘s observation reminds us just how selective Mr. Bink was in his choice of quotations:
There are several on-air personalities on FOX who are actually very supportive of gays. Stossel, Judge Napolitano and the “Red Eye” crew come most readily to mind, but I know there are more.
It does no good to tell this to most gay leftists I know, though. Their response to any mention of FOX is Pavlovian. Immediately, they begin to salivate into a froth. It’s fun to get them going. “FOX News…ding-ding-ding…”
No wonder the FoxNews obsessives needed to demonize Juan Williams. That the news network would regularly feature a thoughtful liberal undermines their narrative about Fox.