February 12, 2007
NEWS ITEM: Bill Donohue Demands The Edwards Campaign Fire Two Liberal Bloggers
For "Trash Talking"
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League demanded this week that
presidential candidate John Edwards fire two liberal bloggers his campaign had
hired. In a statement on Tuesday, Donohue accused Amanda Marcotte, a regular
contributor to the blog Pandagon and Melissa McEwan, of Shakespeare's
Sister, of expressing "anti-Catholic opinions". "John Edwards is a decent man
who has had his campaign tarnished by two anti-Catholic vulgar trash-talking
bigots", said Donohue.
Donohue has his own history of trash talking, which the news media has
consistently glossed over when giving him a platform to complain about
A few examples can be
found at at the media watchdog site, MediaMatters.Org.
Among his Greatest Hits...
"Name for me a book publishing company in this country, particularly in New
York, which would allow you to publish a book which would tell the truth about
the gay death style." [MSNBC's Scarborough Country, 2/27/04]
"The gay community has yet to apologize to straight people for all the
damage that they have done." [MSNBC's Scarborough Country, 4/11/05]
Addressing former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) in a press release, Donohue said:
"[W]hy didn't you just smack the clergyman in the face? After all, most
15-year-old teenage boys wouldn't allow themselves to be molested.
So why did you?" [10/4/06]
"We've already won. Who really cares what Hollywood thinks? All these hacks
come out there. Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity
in general and Catholicism in particular. It's not a secret, OK? And I'm not
afraid to say it. ... Hollywood likes anal sex. They like to see the public
square without nativity scenes. I like families. I like children. They like
abortions. I believe in traditional values and restraint. They believe in
libertinism. We have nothing in common. But you know what? The culture war
has been ongoing for a long time. Their side has lost."
[MSNBC's Scarborough Country, 12/8/04]
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