Fringe Radio Host Praises Sharyl Attkisson For Taking “The Underground Railroad Off The Plantation”

Radio host Bryan Fischer -- a hateful, anti-gay conspiracy theorist -- used his show to praise former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson for having “taken the Underground Railroad” off the “media plantation.”

Sharyl Attkisson, a former CBS reporter with a history of shoddy journalism, has recently made the media rounds alleging (without evidence) that she was the victim of liberal political bias during her time at the network. Attkisson's allegations of bias have since been embraced by conservative media outlets.

She found a new ally today in Fischer, who devoted a segment of his radio program to playing clips of her recent appearance on CNN's Reliable Sources (during which she floated an absurd conspiracy about Media Matters being paid to attack her work). 

Fischer introduced the segment by explaining that it's “obvious” the media is “biased” in various ways, including “toward the homosexual agenda.” According to Fischer the mainstream media is “nothing more than a propaganda arm for liberals in politics, and for the Obama administration in the current circumstances.”

Turning to Attkisson's exit from CBS, Fischer explained, “Occasionally, you will have somebody that will escape from the plantation. They will get on the Underground Railroad and they will surface free from the restraints and the chains of the liberal media plantation. And that's happened to Sharyl Attkisson.” 

Fischer went on to praise Attkisson as a “very good reporter for CBS News,” and someone who was “doing good journalistic work on the Benghazi deal.” 

He later returned to his slavery comparisons, calling mainstream reporters “slaves to promote the liberal agenda” and again celebrated Attkisson for having “taken the Underground Railroad off the plantation.” 

Fischer is an anti-gay bigot and conspiracy theorist who has claimed, among many other things, that “Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews.” He has also warned that the military is being trained to use “lethal force” on conservative and Christian groups; called on the government to prohibit mosques from being built in the United States; and lamented that U.S. does not have similar ant-gay laws as those recently enacted in Russia.