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READER COMMENTS ON
"Fox 'News' 'Typo' Smears Barney Frank"
(23 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
... Billman said on 3/14/2009 @ 8:06 pm PT...
I don't completely understand... Besides the general disrespect of a national
propaganda news organization not being able to get his title correct, how exactly is "WEP" a smear?
Barney Frank is gay, Billman. I'm sure you can figure it out from there.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... Billman said on 3/14/2009 @ 9:29 pm PT...
Yes, I am aware Rep. Frank is gay. I guess I am slow on the uptake then, cuz I still don't get the correlation. I have never heard the term WEP before, much less it referring to someone who is gay.
Could you enlighten me, please?
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... Snarg said on 3/14/2009 @ 9:50 pm PT...
Billman, I shared your puzzlement myself until I checked here and it all became "clear."
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... anon said on 3/14/2009 @ 11:05 pm PT...
There's an entry in urbandictionary.com about the word "wep". But I think this one is a looong stretch from a "smear". It's a typo, sure. Smear ? hmmm.....
Wepwesentative Bawney Fwank... baby talk, sissy talk, speech impediment talk, effeminate talk, queer talk.... Can I get any clearer than that?
I'm not allowed to insult you guys. So I won't.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
... blubonnet said on 3/15/2009 @ 12:01 am PT...
Barney Frank does actually speak with a lisp. NOT such a bad thing. The childishly inept and foolishly arrogant FOX viewer and/or "journalist" probably gets a giggle out of it though. Pompous asses that they are! Might I add blithering, primitive, inbred chumps? Well, that is an appropriate description. I could go on.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
... Mitch Trachtenberg said on 3/15/2009 @ 7:29 am PT...
You know, I think this has become a good thing. The hard core homophobes will laugh, and other Fox viewers will gradually get disgusted and move on.
Sad as it is, there's going to be a certain percentage of citizens that will never mature beyond a mean-spirited twelve year old. Let them expose themselves.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
... czaragorn said on 3/15/2009 @ 8:15 am PT...
What the Fox! "News" will go on taking cheap shots at gay liberals - and everyone else they dislike - until the economics of the situation cause the plug to be mercifully pulled. Such mean people must surely be as miserable as they would so obviously wish the rest of us to be.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
... Billman said on 3/15/2009 @ 8:17 am PT...
Alright 99, I get what you are saying now.
Yes, sometimes you have to be that clear with someone like me. I hope there is no real need to feel like insulting me or someone else because they can't lower themselves to think like the 3rd graders that run the Faux Propaganda Channel.
99, why the hostility? I asked a legitimate question because I didn't understand. I didn't say the heading was wrong, I only asked why. You left a rather vague answer that prompted me to ask for a more detailed answer. You ultimately did answer my question, but then felt the need to offer a backhanded insult because I and others are not knowledgeable in every gay bashing phrase or technique.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
... Bamboo Harvester said on 3/15/2009 @ 10:48 am PT...
Billman ... Right On! I didn't get it either.
I'm sorry, Billman, I lost patience with everybody saying they didn't get it... calling it a typo. Don't mind me. I'd just watched "Milk" the night before and was feeling hostile because of that. This shit about gays has been going on for my whole life, and I lived through all that stuff in that movie. [Penn deserved ten Oscars for that performance, but the documentary about Milk from years ago was a much better film.]
Lived in Marin and worked in San Francisco. Even lived in San Francisco for the few months I could stand city life. Endured the annual giddy perv-fest at Halloween, even. Participated in them to show my solidarity, even as gays pissed me off as much as made me happy. They were people I loved and liked and avoided and despised... like everyone else. Their sexual practices creep me out --- for me --- but that's none of my business for them, and none of theirs for me. No matter what I feel about that part, it's completely apparent to me that they are humans, with all the loves and needs and suffering of the rest of us, and I can't think for the life of me what would entitle us to hurt and oppress them, or what would entitle them to special treatment either.
I still agonize over the loss of Milk and Moscone. They were great guys, trying to do great things, and the puniness of humanity snuffed them out. Dianne Feinstein could not be making her fascist votes where she is today if White hadn't murdered them. We didn't like or trust her, and we were right not to. Harvey Milk might very well be where she's sitting right now, he was that great... aside from the gay stuff... completely aside from the gay stuff he was a great man.
I'm sick to fucking death of this whole filthy wedge issue and I hate every scrap that brings it up... from both sides. I want to tear every hair out of my head when our side starts yammering about this filth, playing right into the hands of the pigs that use this wedge to get megabucks for their "churches" and for campaign contributions. I completely understand the fears of parents, even though unenlightened, and only time and living as equals ever fixes that, but the rest of it is too old, kept alive solely to manipulate us for cash and politically golden outrage.
It's time to stop it. And the place to stop it is IN COURT, now, not in the public square anymore. The law of the land prohibits the abuse of and the restriction of rights for gays. Drive that home. Stamp it on their foreheads, and everyone, please, stop filling up the coffers of the maniacs and politicians laughing all the way to the bank over this agony.
Gay rights is not an issue, because human rights is not an issue. It's the law. Period. Full stop. End of story. Pft.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
... Bamboo Harvester said on 3/15/2009 @ 9:50 pm PT...
How many more folk are ya gonna chase off BB ?
[ed note: If you get chased off for ignoring our commenting rules, this time specifically for this one:
2) Do NOT make personal attacks on other commenters. Public figures (and thus, even your humble host) are a different matter. Disagree with each other all you like, but try to do so respectfully. Ad-hominem attacks on fellow commenters will not be tolerated.
and other times for racist slurs, then doesn't matter how many, now does it? --99]
I guess it's no worse than what Army Dick called him.
Respectable news network my ass.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
... NYCartist said on 3/16/2009 @ 9:32 am PT...
The R wretched Rudy G. has a lisp.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
... Lottakatz said on 3/16/2009 @ 5:21 pm PT...
I almost hate to get embroiled in this but I took it as a childish reference to his lisp. I was offended (though that's a strong word for a response that anticipates little more than sophomoric reaction on a personal level passed off as fact or comment from FOX) based on the speech impediment thing. What childish D****bags. I remember that stuff from, like, a 10 year old.
On some other level it may be indicative of homophobia but that presumes a couple of things: the lisping gay is still the stereotype (might be) and that the folks at FOX are creative enough to come up (deliberately) with a multi-leveled play on words that denigrates Rep. Frank for both a speech impediment and his sexual orientation. I don't give them that much credit. In fact, I don't give the segement of the population that understands the 'deep code' (and that FOX plays to) that much intellectual credit. They are ignorent by chouce. Have I mentioned that they FOX, and by extension their avid fans) strike me as no more than childish D****bags?
If they have it together intellectually to use deliberate typo's to launch multi-level attacks then it should be a good sign that normal, rationale people (like the ones that generally visit here) need to ask questions about the 'deep' symbolism, if it exists.
I saw "Milk" some weeks ago, great movie, great man. Twinkie defense indeed. HE should'a got the chair. I say "HE" because I don't recall the name of the shooter at the moment and will try to keep it that way. I try not to keep the names of such people in mind because it honors them too much to be remembered on a personal basis; better to remember the names of the fallen hero's.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
... Lottakatz said on 3/16/2009 @ 5:24 pm PT...
I re-read the comments: White, right, he was the shooter. F**ker.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
... Ancient said on 3/16/2009 @ 5:44 pm PT...
Hey Barney, may I just say... Go mbeannai Dia is Muire dhuit.
Translation: God & Mary bless. Happy St. Pats
I agree with you about not remembering their names, but I like to remember White's because it is my shorthand for the razor wire wool of flesh eating sheep that kills beauty and courage. There are legions of Dan Whites in the world, and they kill real worth, and real humans.
I have a different take on the level of "art" at work at FOX. They may be a network for those flesh-eating sheep, but some heavy brainpower went into the nuances of that production. Don't make the mistake of thinking they're all dumb bunnies. They know precisely how this kind of lowbrow "humor" works to their advantage, and how our sputtering over it also works to their advantage.
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
... Billman said on 3/16/2009 @ 11:14 pm PT...
No worries 99.
We all have things that push our buttons. And I wasn't trying to push yours, honest. I just didn't get the correlation because I don't think that way.
I won't go into everything else you said point by point, but I will say this... I agree with you pretty much 100%. Surprised?
Hey, thanks, that was a nice thing to say, and, no, I'm not surprised, but pleased as heck.
If they had also "accidentally" typed Sen. Bob Cocker, I would believe that it was an accident. After all the 'C' is the same distance from the 'R' as the 'W'!
How appropriate that the republicans have a Congress person with the last name Crapo!
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
... Dave Burcar said on 5/1/2009 @ 10:25 am PT...
How can I join that dick army?
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