LaBarbera Meltdown Over Gay Magazine by Fox News Parent

Jim Burroway

August 25th, 2011

News Corp, the parent company of über-conservative Fox News and the consistently homophobic New York Post, is, more than anything, a media company looking to make a buck. Which might explain why a company that owns a television network that often portrays gay people and causes in a bad light would also launch a magazine celebrating same-sex weddings. Wedding Pride (“The magazine for gay and lesbian wedding planning”) launches in September with an initial printing of 35,000 for the New York City area.  Poor Peter “Porno Pete” LaBarbera thinks Fox News has gotten brain cooties from those icky New Yorkers:

Fox News is too damn lib'ral.

“Conservative and faith-based Americans do not look to Fox to promote sin. And yet, every time Fox promotes homosexuality, that’s exactly what they’re doing; they’re promoting bad morality,” LaBarbera contends.

According to him, that is the network’s trend, as some talk show hosts do not even address the subject. But he argues that neutrality on the issue is not what Fox’s constituency deserves.

“I think the problem is Fox News is based in New York City, which is a gay Mecca. That’s one of the problems,” he suggests. “But, it’s this idea [of] sort of going with the media, going with the popular culture.”

Hunter

August 25th, 2011

Somehow, the idea that providing the means for people to celebrate their marriages is “bad morality” just doesn’t quite compute, you know?

Sadly, it gives a very good picture of just how primitive LaBarbera’s understanding of morality is.

Ben In Oakland

August 25th, 2011

Fox doesn’t promote sin?

Simpsoins, American Dad, Family Guy, Cleveland Show, Glee?

And what about lying? Fox news? Naaaah

David Malcolm

August 25th, 2011

I was gonna say, these are the same people who make Glee, one of the gayest shows on TV. Murdoch doesn’t care about conservative values, he cares about making a buck and he’ll let everyone who can find an audience work for him.

Ben in Atlanta

August 25th, 2011

Accept what is, Pete. It’s done already. You don’t have to buy the magazine. Would you like a gift subscription? Let’s send one to the AFTAH offices. Then you won’t have to read it on the DL.

You won’t have to go looking for sin if we have it delivered.

Timothy (TRiG)

August 26th, 2011

Murdoch is a slimey toad; may his downfall be hastened.

TRiG.

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