MSNBC host Keith Olbermann gave right-wing pundit Ann Coulter third place in his daily "Worst Person in the World" awards for her column describing The New York Times' coverage of the arrest of President Bush's former domestic policy adviser, Claude A. Allen, as the "revenge of the queers."
While discussing New York City Councilwoman Christine Quinn's decision to boycott Manhattan's St. Patrick's Day parade due to the decision by the Ancient Order of Hibernians to ban the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO) from marching, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly attacked Quinn, calling ILGO's potential participation in the parade "inappropriate." O'Reilly stated: "You have your Gay Day Parade. You have your Stonewall celebration. You have your Halloween deal, OK? You don't need this."
In response to gay rights organization Soulforce's Equality Ride -- a bus tour aimed at confronting religious schools and military academies that ban the enrollment of GBLT students -- the American Family Association's Don Wildmon proposed his own hypothetical trip to "the homosexual bathhouses," saying, "[W]e're going to confront these people ... for what they're doing."
While introducing a segment about the Academy Awards, Fox News' Gregg Jarrett said that the films nominated in the Best Picture category carry "darker themes," such as "homosexuality; homicide bombings; political assassinations."
Far-right Christian author and American Vision president Gary DeMar was the guest on the February 2 edition of American Family Radio's Today's Issues. In the past, DeMar has advocated the installation of a theocratic government in the United States in which homosexuals, adulterers, and abortion doctors would be executed.
On MSNBC's Scarborough Country, William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, "there are people in Hollywood, not all of them, but there are some people who are nothing more than harlots" who "will do anything for the buck," adding that, if asked "to sodomize their own mother in a movie, they would do so, and they would do it with a smile on their face."
In its apology for comments made by Don Imus and Chris Matthews -- which was identical to an apology MSNBC issued in 2004 over ethnic slurs made on Imus's show -- about the film Brokeback Mountain, MSNBC did not mention Matthews or his affiliation with MSNBC.
Several television and radio commentators have either hosted debates or openly questioned what they claim are the insidiously progressive goals of the award-winning film Brokeback Mountain, yet many of the same commentators openly admit they have not seen it.
Appearing on MSNBC's Imus in the Morning, Chris Matthews quoted "the wonderful Michael Savage" referring to award-winning film Brokeback Mountain as "Bareback Mounting."
Michael Savage repeatedly characterized Brokeback Mountain, a film about a romantic relationship between two cowboys, as "Bareback Mounting."
During a discussion about the implications of "the buzz around" the film Brokeback Mountain on CNN's Larry King Live, radio host Janet Parshall referred to the adoption of children by same-sex couples as "state-sanctioned child abuse," and implied that the "lifestyle" of Matthew Shepard, a gay man, was partly to blame for his 1998 murder.
On his radio program, James Dobson complained that the Republican Party has "very little ... to show for it" in terms of accomplishing the goals of "the pro-family agenda, the pro-moral agenda, [and] the sanctity of life." In response, Sen. Rick Santorum expressed his desire for Congress to vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment, describing the amendment's purpose as "protecting marriage ... between one man and one woman."
Bill O'Reilly once again repeated his argument that same-sex marriage will lead to interspecies marriage.
Accuracy in Media (AIM) editor Cliff Kincaid called for news organizations to engage in a "Quit Gay Sex" campaign against "the dangerous and addictive homosexual lifestyle," given that "[l]ife-threatening sexually transmitted diseases among homosexuals are on the increase."
When radio "shock jock" Howard Stern returned Factor jacket, O'Reilly said: "I'm not having this on some lesbian somewhere. It's not going to happen."