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   Still don't believe in the media's liberal bias? How do you explain ABC using footage of Westboro Baptist Church to show what "opponents of gay marriage" look like? They should pick less inflammatory opponents, like Fox does for its union coverage

12 Dec 2012 11:12 AM   |   6448 clicks   |   Fox News
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Cythraul     
Are they not opponents of gay marriage? Is it an inaccurate depiction?

Even if others who oppose gay marriage don't exactly look or act like the assholes from WBC, the reasoning behind their opposition in the same.

I remember watching a documentary about the WBC once where a person while stopped in their car at a traffic light next to the church protestors said something along the lines of, "You know, I don't agree with gay marriage either, but what you people are doing is just wrong." I have to give WBC credit for one thing at least, they're honest about their hatred and why they oppose gay rights, unlike that hypocrite in his vehicle in that documentary.

12 Dec 2012 09:11 AM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
Sorry...can't comment. Someone's calling me on my Obamaphone....

12 Dec 2012 09:11 AM
Mentat    [TotalFark]  
Good point Fox News Reporter Who Deliberately Provokes Protestors And Then When You Get Punched Act Like It Was A Murderous Mob Who Was On The Verge Of Tearing You Limb From Limb.

12 Dec 2012 09:18 AM
Cythraul     

Mentat: Good point Fox News Reporter Who Deliberately Provokes Protestors And Then When You Get Punched Act Like It Was A Murderous Mob Who Was On The Verge Of Tearing You Limb From Limb.


Provoked or not, puncher guy never should have punched. Though trust me, I'm not taking the side of Fox News on this. Protestors should know better by now not to get violent. Any action of violence is always used against them in an effort to demonize the entire protest.

They should know this. The results from peaceful and non-peaceful protests in the past should have proven that. It's frustrating to see that kind of stuff happen.

12 Dec 2012 09:21 AM
Theaetetus    [TotalFark]  

Cythraul: Are they not opponents of gay marriage? Is it an inaccurate depiction?

Even if others who oppose gay marriage don't exactly look or act like the assholes from WBC, the reasoning behind their opposition in the same.


Many of the people who oppose the WBC only started doing so after the WBC began protesting soldier's funerals. When they restricted themselves to protesting gay peoples' funerals, there were no patriot guard riders, no massive counter-protests, and plenty of talk from ITGs about how they "may" disagree with their speech but would defend their right to do it to the death.

12 Dec 2012 09:35 AM
EatHam    [TotalFark]  
Apparently, ABC News can't tell the difference between opponents of gay marriage and hateful, anti-American bigots. 
 
well...

12 Dec 2012 09:39 AM
Cythraul     

Theaetetus: Cythraul: Are they not opponents of gay marriage? Is it an inaccurate depiction?

Even if others who oppose gay marriage don't exactly look or act like the assholes from WBC, the reasoning behind their opposition in the same.

Many of the people who oppose the WBC only started doing so after the WBC began protesting soldier's funerals. When they restricted themselves to protesting gay peoples' funerals, there were no patriot guard riders, no massive counter-protests, and plenty of talk from ITGs about how they "may" disagree with their speech but would defend their right to do it to the death.


Oh trust me, I'm well aware of this. I remember when a gay friend of mine reacted kindly to those rough looking veterans on motorcycles joining the protest against WBC at funerals and my response was basically, "And where were the motorcycle guys at all those gay funerals the church was protesting?"

12 Dec 2012 09:39 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
When they find someone holding a sign with a logical argument against same-sex marriage, I'm sure they'll use that one.

12 Dec 2012 09:39 AM
what_now    [TotalFark]  

Sybarite: When they find someone holding a sign with a logical argument against same-sex marriage, I'm sure they'll use that one.


Way back when MA legalized gay marriage, the cameras focused on some fat middle aged woman with a south shore accent who ripped up her marriage license because of them queers.

I always wondered what happened to her marriage.

12 Dec 2012 09:47 AM
Chariset    [TotalFark]  

what_now: I always wondered what happened to her marriage.


Obviously it was destroyed. The queers, you know.

12 Dec 2012 10:19 AM
jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  
Apparently, ABC News can't tell the difference between opponents of gay marriage and hateful, anti-American bigots.

Me neither.

12 Dec 2012 10:32 AM
UberDave    [TotalFark]  

EatHam: Apparently, ABC News can't tell the difference between opponents of gay marriage and hateful, anti-American bigots. 
 
well...



No shiat. Most are just good a keeping it under wraps. Down here where I live, it is magnificent. It's amazing the amount of people I converse with or "debate" who try to muster up some reasoned argument against homosexuals with respect to personal rights...and usually that doesn't happen - they just try to say they are arguing something else entirely (like how they tried to make chick-fil-a a freedom of speech thing). They act polite enough most of the time but their true colors come out if you talk/"debate" with them long enough. I've actually had people tell me that it pisses them off how much gay people have to make a "big deal" about being gay. The examples they gave were pretty much what any normal couple does in public. They said didn't want to explain to their kids why two grown men were holding hands or giving each other an affectionate hug (I've literally been told this by people I know).

12 Dec 2012 10:32 AM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  
watching our local apologists reply to this thread is going to be fascinating.

good headline btw.

12 Dec 2012 10:53 AM
fireclown     
I keep saying it: The WBC are performance artists.

12 Dec 2012 11:14 AM
pat34us     

Diogenes: Sorry...can't comment. Someone's calling me on my Obamaphone....


Offering Obamabucks

12 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
Headso    [TotalFark]  
subtard is actually whining to have nicer bigots covered by the media? wow...

12 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
Carth     

Cythraul: Mentat: Good point Fox News Reporter Who Deliberately Provokes Protestors And Then When You Get Punched Act Like It Was A Murderous Mob Who Was On The Verge Of Tearing You Limb From Limb.

Provoked or not, puncher guy never should have punched. Though trust me, I'm not taking the side of Fox News on this. Protestors should know better by now not to get violent. Any action of violence is always used against them in an effort to demonize the entire protest.

They should know this. The results from peaceful and non-peaceful protests in the past should have proven that. It's frustrating to see that kind of stuff happen.


I disagree. Instead we should reform the justice system where if 8 out of 12 jurors think hitting the guy was justified you are acquitted of all charges. If people thought they were going to get decked for being douches they might think twice before intentionally provoking people.

12 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
FatherChaos     
In other words:

Our Fox News assholes aren't like those Westboro Church assholes. There's a difference.

12 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
No Time To Explain     
Wait, so you CAN'T be bigoted on multiple fronts all in one fell swoop?

/fark, I've been doing it wrong all along
//seriously though, people still don't watch fox news for it's comedy?

12 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
wax66     
*waits patiently for getabrainmorans.jpg*

12 Dec 2012 11:17 AM
Agent Smiths Laugh     

Cythraul: Mentat: Good point Fox News Reporter Who Deliberately Provokes Protestors And Then When You Get Punched Act Like It Was A Murderous Mob Who Was On The Verge Of Tearing You Limb From Limb.

Provoked or not, puncher guy never should have punched. Though trust me, I'm not taking the side of Fox News on this. Protestors should know better by now not to get violent. Any action of violence is always used against them in an effort to demonize the entire protest.

They should know this. The results from peaceful and non-peaceful protests in the past should have proven that. It's frustrating to see that kind of stuff happen.


A solid point.

Though there is some part of me that thinks some problems might start to dissolve if people who had a good punching coming to them finally got one. Seems like there's a shortage of justified punchings these days.

Price of civilization.

12 Dec 2012 11:18 AM
jharbor    [TotalFark]  
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12 Dec 2012 11:19 AM
Pair-o-Dice     

Mentat: Good point Fox News Reporter Who Deliberately Provokes Protestors And Then When You Get Punched Act Like It Was A Murderous Mob Who Was On The Verge Of Tearing You Limb From Limb.


Yea, he threw a good sucker punch. Fkr needed to have his ass kicked for that one.

12 Dec 2012 11:21 AM
Brubold     
The difference, subby? Fox uses coverage of actual union members acting out violently. The WBC is a cult that acts completely on their own and the Christian community dismisses them as kooks. The only leader from the union I've seen talk about the violence from his members said that he doesn't condone it but then turned around and blamed it on the victims. Presumably because they were wearing short skirts and were asking for it.

12 Dec 2012 11:21 AM
jharbor    [TotalFark]  
As "World News" reporter Terry Moran highlighted

12 Dec 2012 11:22 AM
dj_spanmaster    [TotalFark]  
I thought we weren't supposed to feed the trolls?

12 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
Mudflap     
Personally, I've decided that none of the the cable news networks are worth my attention.

Newspapers are the future.

12 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
monoski     
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Just like the good ole days. Haters gonna hate

12 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
Brubold     
I should add that the one good thing to come out of the video of those union thugs tearing down that tent is that they've proven that they're capable of actually stringing together a few minutes of hard labor. Maybe that can be used against them the next time they're at the bargaining table. Provided their employers even need one anymore *snicker*.

12 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  

fireclown: I keep saying it: The WBC are performance artists.


I truly don't think so. Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter... yes. WBC, they really feel this way, it's a retched blight of a cult. Spent one Sunday hungover watching multiple documentaries on them through Netflix; interviewing them, showing 'sermons' in their 'church', and interviewing family members who had dared to leave. Those people are not acting, the one's who left; which gives credence to the WBC not acting either.

/I know, I know, Poe's Law...

12 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
demaL-demaL-yeH    [TotalFark]  

Carth: Cythraul: Mentat: Good point Fox News Reporter Who Deliberately Provokes Protestors And Then When You Get Punched Act Like It Was A Murderous Mob Who Was On The Verge Of Tearing You Limb From Limb.

Provoked or not, puncher guy never should have punched. Though trust me, I'm not taking the side of Fox News on this. Protestors should know better by now not to get violent. Any action of violence is always used against them in an effort to demonize the entire protest.

They should know this. The results from peaceful and non-peaceful protests in the past should have proven that. It's frustrating to see that kind of stuff happen.

I disagree. Instead we should reform the justice system where if 8 out of 12 jurors think hitting the guy was justified you are acquitted of all charges. If people thought they were going to get decked for being douches they might think twice before intentionally provoking people.


Not necessary. Fox will have to cough up all of the footage - especially that bit where the reporter shoved the union dude onto his ass. (You can see him getting up off the ground right before he punches that smug Fox fark.

12 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
Novart     
When I get caught in a lie I'm just like hey, Fox News does it too.

12 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
Clemkadidlefark     
Subby is a Union Treasurer

12 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
AngryJailhouseFistfark     

jharbor: As "World News" reporter Terry Moran highlighted


Indeed. It looks like someone needs to get a brain. And dial me in, here, but while the Westboro Baptists might not be representative of the whole Anti-Gay-Marriage Camp, they are certainly in it, are they not? This is, of course, rhetorical, for I expect nobody to respond to this directly, and of course the entire point is moot in the classic Dutch tradition of "mootfliet", whereupon a single man is asked a very simple question and then brutally sodomized by a gang of fearsomely hung gentlemen from the Dutch West Indies.

12 Dec 2012 11:26 AM
The My Little Pony Killer     
To be fair, most opponents of basic human rights sound like wharrgarbl to most normal people.

12 Dec 2012 11:27 AM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
By the way, why has the Politics tab spilled over to Main page today?

12 Dec 2012 11:29 AM
WhippingBoy     

Cythraul: Oh trust me, I'm well aware of this. I remember when a gay friend of mine reacted kindly to those rough looking veterans on motorcycles joining the protest against WBC at funerals and my response was basically, "And where were the motorcycle guys at all those gay funerals the church was protesting?"


Really? You're surprised that people tend to act only in their own best interests?

12 Dec 2012 11:29 AM
Novart     

Theaetetus: Cythraul: Are they not opponents of gay marriage? Is it an inaccurate depiction?

Even if others who oppose gay marriage don't exactly look or act like the assholes from WBC, the reasoning behind their opposition in the same.

Many of the people who oppose the WBC only started doing so after the WBC began protesting soldier's funerals. When they restricted themselves to protesting gay peoples' funerals, there were no patriot guard riders, no massive counter-protests, and plenty of talk from ITGs about how they "may" disagree with their speech but would defend their right to do it to the death.


May I propose a different interpretation: most of those protesting WBC didn't even know they existed until they started harassing people at dead soldiers' funerals. Media bias rather than human bias.

What do you think?

12 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
Cythraul     

Brubold: The difference, subby? Fox uses coverage of actual union members acting out violently. The WBC is a cult that acts completely on their own and the Christian community dismisses them as kooks. The only leader from the union I've seen talk about the violence from his members said that he doesn't condone it but then turned around and blamed it on the victims. Presumably because they were wearing short skirts and were asking for it.


How many examples should I cite to thee of anti gay rights Christians supporting violent actions against homosexuals? How many sources should I link to thee that show the impressive amounts of resources various Christian organizations have given to 'family values' organizations?

Should I give you the video of the North Carolina pastor calling for mandatory life imprisonment for gay people? How about the financial sources backing Proposition 8?

Only difference between WBC and mainstream anti-gay Christians (not all Christians, mind you) is that WBC is more open and honest about it. WBC may be a bunch of sue-bait performance artist creeps now, but I think they started out with a sincere message of hate before they learned of the potential of legal extortion (suing people for getting violent over your provocations.)

12 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

CapeFearCadaver: By the way, why has the Politics tab spilled over to Main page today?


ONE OF US! ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

12 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  

monoski: [blog.villines.com image 850x563]

Just like the good ole days. Haters gonna hate


What I like about that picture is that race mixing IS sort of like communism. In a "community" sense, anyway.

12 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
Cythraul     

Brubold: I should add that the one good thing to come out of the video of those union thugs tearing down that tent is that they've proven that they're capable of actually stringing together a few minutes of hard labor. Maybe that can be used against them the next time they're at the bargaining table. Provided their employers even need one anymore *snicker*.


Ulgh. Nevermind my original reply to you. You're just another troll.

12 Dec 2012 11:31 AM
WhoopAssWayne     
Liberals have no other means of communicating other than demonizing and trying to discredit an opposing viewpoint. There's no dialogue, no attempt at understanding, nothing but their usual expressions of hatred for their fellow man and for themselves. Message received - you want to throw temper tantrums like a child then that's just how you'll be treated. No dialogue, no compromise, just the majority in this country imposing a US constitutional ban on gay marriage. You insist on dealing in extremes, then that's just what you will get.

12 Dec 2012 11:31 AM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

Brubold: The difference, subby? Fox uses coverage of actual union members acting out violently. The WBC is a cult that acts completely on their own and the Christian community dismisses them as kooks. The only leader from the union I've seen talk about the violence from his members said that he doesn't condone it but then turned around and blamed it on the victims. Presumably because they were wearing short skirts and were asking for it.


nah. Fox News trolled the crowd. an already pissed off crowd at that...then they got more than they expected.

12 Dec 2012 11:31 AM
Brubold     

AngryJailhouseFistfark: jharbor: As "World News" reporter Terry Moran highlighted

Indeed. It looks like someone needs to get a brain. And dial me in, here, but while the Westboro Baptists might not be representative of the whole Anti-Gay-Marriage Camp, they are certainly in it, are they not? This is, of course, rhetorical, for I expect nobody to respond to this directly, and of course the entire point is moot in the classic Dutch tradition of "mootfliet", whereupon a single man is asked a very simple question and then brutally sodomized by a gang of fearsomely hung gentlemen from the Dutch West Indies.


Using the WBC as an example is roughly the equivalent of using the few random LaRouche idiots that show up to a protest to dismiss the entire protest.

12 Dec 2012 11:31 AM
Cythraul     

WhippingBoy: Cythraul: Oh trust me, I'm well aware of this. I remember when a gay friend of mine reacted kindly to those rough looking veterans on motorcycles joining the protest against WBC at funerals and my response was basically, "And where were the motorcycle guys at all those gay funerals the church was protesting?"

Really? You're surprised that people tend to act only in their own best interests?


Really? You wasted your time replying with this statement?

12 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
mediablitz    [TotalFark]  

Headso: subtard is actually whining to have nicer bigots covered by the media? wow...


You need to put in earplugs. That WHOOSH sound going over your hear is deafening.

12 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
Sgt Otter     

Brubold: The difference, subby? Fox uses coverage of actual union members acting out violently. The WBC is a cult that acts completely on their own and the Christian community dismisses them as kooks. The only leader from the union I've seen talk about the violence from his members said that he doesn't condone it but then turned around and blamed it on the victims. Presumably because they were wearing short skirts and were asking for it.


The Christian Community didn't do shiat when WBC was protesting at the funerals of AIDS patients and gays murdered during hate crimes.

They only spoke out when they started doing that at soldiers' funerals.

12 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
halfof33     
How does a grossly fallacious troll headline like this get greenlit?

tu quoque fallacy, coupled with a wee bit of Fox News Derangement Syndrome.

12 Dec 2012 11:33 AM
Maud Dib     

Brubold: I should add that the one good thing to come out of the video of those union thugs tearing down that tent is that they've proven that they're capable of actually stringing together a few minutes of hard labor. Maybe that can be used against them the next time they're at the bargaining table. Provided their employers even need one anymore *snicker*.


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