But that didn't make everybody happy. CNN, that bastion of fairness and objectivity, reports: “…And GLAAD is angry that he compared homosexuals to terrorists or at least used them in the same sentence.”What old Phil really said was: "We just love 'em, give 'em the good news about Jesus — whether they're homosexuals, drunks, terrorists."
See, from the get-go that was not an offensive remark toward homosexuals, drunks OR terrorists. It was, in fact, an expression of love for them, if not for their behavior.We have gotten to the point in our America that certain speech is severely limited not based even on what it says, but the political bent of the one speaking.
To be sure, A & E was well within its rights to fire (or suspend) Robertson for whatever reason it wanted to. It was also within its rights to reinstate him.The POINT OF THIS POST, though, is that good old CNN could not bring itself to actually tell the truth. They had to spin the story to mislead people about the nature of the perceived offensive remarks. CNN said that Phil had COMPARED homosexuals to terrorists. He did no such thing.
But in today’s hypocritical climate, it is perfectly OK for a news organization to twist stories and lie about them, as long as it fits the leftist agenda to do so.