Tuesday, April 21, 2009

An Idiot on Fox Forum

This morning (April 21), on Fox Forum, Leonard Jacobs wrote a comment about the Miss USA controversy. During the pageant on Sunday night, judge Perez Hilton asked Miss California (Carrie Prejean) if all the states should follow Vermont and legalize same-sex marriage, and why.

Her response:

"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised."

Her response provoked a strong attack from Perez Hilton, who labeled her a "stupid bitch" on his blog. During an interview with Norah O'Donnell on MSNBC on Monday (April 20), Hilton said he labeled her a "B" word though he originally thought of using the "C" word.

Jacobs wrote an rather even-handed summary of Carrie Prejean's response. He noted that her response was factually incorrect and not very well-expressed (what is an "opposite" marriage?). On the other hand, he supported her right to make the comment.

In the comment section on Fox Forum, I posted this:

Rod Carveth says:
April 21, 2009 at 11:23 am

The answer that Miss California gave may have been an honest representation of her position on the issue, but it was wrong on the facts and poorly expressed. Now she is portraying herself as a victim of the “mean” Perez Hilton. In addition, FOX News is fanning the flames, such as when Megyn Kelly this morning erroneously said that Perez Hilton used the “C” word in an interview he gave to MSNBC (he said he thought about using it, but never actually said it). It is too bad that this “victim” ploy by Miss California is taking away attention from the winner of the Miss USA pageant.

The next post to come in was from "Dennis"

Dennis says:

April 21, 2009 at 11:32 am

s.t.f.u. Rod.

For those of you not into acronyms, s = shut t = the and u = up. I'll let you fill in the "f."

I love how Dennis contributes to the discourse here — "s.t.f.u. Rod." I am so glad that Dennis is such a believer in free speech.

If "s.t.f.u." is the best you can come up with, that’s pretty sad.