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Fox News reporter attempts to link gay scout leaders to paedophilia

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  1. The network refuses to understand that statistically speaking, gay men are are less likely to be peadophiles as opposed to their straight counterparts.

    But then this is Fox, why let facts get in the way?

    1. GulliverUK 30 Jan 2013, 4:38pm

      I thought the typical profile of a pedophile was white, 40-50, and worked for Fox News. :D

      It’s a mouth-piece of the religious right – that’s who watches it, they such it up like honey, all the conspiracy theories about this and that, climate change, people who are gay, Muslims, immigrants, the undeserving jobless, anyone not 100% devout Christian, etc. Should be called Nutters’R’Us.

  2. Michael Barber 30 Jan 2013, 4:43pm

    The facts are that 99% of all sexual abuse of children by adults has been perpetrated by men and women who self identify as HETEROSEXUAL (stats from the Federal Bureau of Prisons). The APA has scientifically concluded, “There is no scientific support for fears about children of lesbian or gay parents being sexually abused by their parents or their
    parents’ gay, lesbian, or bisexual friends or acquaintances. In summary, social science has shown that the
    concerns often raised about children of lesbian and gay parents—concerns that are generally grounded in prejudice against and stereotypes about gay people—are unfounded. Overall, the research indicates that the children of lesbian and gay
    parents do not differ markedly from the children of heterosexual parents in their development, adjustment, or overall well-being.”

  3. Darren Theoret 30 Jan 2013, 4:45pm

    I think it would be helpful if those who report news got an education first and follwing that, stick to facts and leave their biases and opinions at home.

  4. Maybe BSA should let gay scout leaders in so they can keep an eye on and report the pedophiles who are already there!

  5. GulliverUK 30 Jan 2013, 5:58pm

    The one I like is

    “Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don’t Watch Any News: Study”

    Also, if you look at the demographics, people who watch Bill O’Reilly and those types are over 55.

    I would have been surprised if they hadn’t tried to make that link – it’s what they do, to keep their base happy.

    Time and mother nature will eventually rid the world of this viciously homophobic station and its viewers.

    1. Not too soon I hope – I am 56! Seriously, though, that sounds ageist, I could take offense, but unlike Fox News viewers, I prefer to think the best of people until proven otherwise.

  6. He seems to have confused the Boy Scouts of America with the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

  7. casparthegood 30 Jan 2013, 11:46pm

    When in doubt play the “P card” It’s Fox so they probably keep a pack of them handy for emergencies

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