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The New Blacklist
National Review Online, by John O´Sullivan

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Posted By:stjohnswood, 12/24/2013 12:13:57 PM

I’m sorry to arrive late to this controversy--explanation forthcoming in a later posting--but my impression is that the word “blacklist” has not been mentioned much in the debate over the Robertson family, GLAAD, and the A&E channel. Or if it has been mentioned, it certainly hasn’t had the central role that it should have had in this row. For what GLAAD has been operating is a classic blacklist operation. Its object is not to persuade those who disagree with it over the morality of same-sex relationships to change their minds. Nor is it principally intended to prevent such views

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judy W., 12/24/2013 12:32:57 PM     (No. 9666793)

This is the proper perspective on the matter. It´s a nasty blacklist, and all the talk of free speech from a constitutional point of view is irrelevant. The author also says that the GQ interview is good, and the interviewer, though a garden-variety liberal, liked the Robertsons and did not take exception to Phil´s answer to his question during the interview.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/24/2013 12:43:25 PM     (No. 9666804)

If we really want to drive the point home let´s go for the comparison that will REALLY get GLAAD´s panties in a knot. What GLAAD is doing is the new MCCarthyism.

(Even though we now know that McCarthy was right.)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: leonardo, 12/24/2013 1:10:13 PM     (No. 9666831)

The bullies of GLAAD need to marginalize or re-define Christianity if they are ever to cajole Americans into regarding gays´ sodomy "lifestyle" as "normal". Gays still are desperate for legitimization. THey´re stuck in their dysfunction, and since THEY can´t change, society MUST. If they need to be thugs for that cause, they´re ready. The New Blacklist hits the nail on the head, and the gay thuggery won´t stop, because LGBTs don´t just want equal rights, they want "special" rights, like a redefinition of traditional marriage, just for them, forced down society´s throat.
This kind of dysfunction, enforced by extortion, is not a valid reason to turn traditional societal values upside down.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TheMom, 12/24/2013 1:10:15 PM     (No. 9666832)

Blacklist.... isn´t it raaaaacist to use the term? /s


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Reply 5 - Posted by: losgatos, 12/24/2013 1:10:33 PM     (No. 9666833)

I´m sick to death of all these agenda driven special interest groups. They don´t help the people they supposedly represent, they hurt them. They follow the "teachings" of Jackson and Sharpton. Follow the money.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/24/2013 2:05:14 PM     (No. 9666884)

O´Sullivan´s points are very solid. I hope I can remember them.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/24/2013 2:42:21 PM     (No. 9666910)

"Freedom of Speech" (Constitutionally Speaking) is all about preventing the Government from using it´s limitless power to suppress the speech of the individual.

But "Blacklisting" is all about what industries, controlled by political parties, do and have done to suppress dissent.

This is particularly criminal when done in the communications and entertainment industries. Which is EXACTLY where it is being done in this case.

Don´t follow the ´red herring´ of free speech.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/24/2013 2:52:37 PM     (No. 9666920)

Gays really got a painful awakening from this whole episode.They actually believe they have made a lot of progress on acceptance and this shows they haven´t It´s not just people not accepting gays,it goes beyond that. Gays have failed to change hearts and minds,mainly because their advances are through bought off judges and politicians.Getting DD off the air doesn´t make their behavior any more acceptable.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/24/2013 3:46:05 PM     (No. 9666952)

Blacklist is the tip of the filthy iceberg the Left represents.

This was a THREAT, Illegal at that.

So my question is...when is Phil going to sue the pants off the Gay group? Not that anyone in their right mind would want to watch this sordid mess, (gays with no pants) but at some point people need to say enough is enough and take everything these thugs have and put it where the sun doesn´t shine!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/24/2013 5:15:43 PM     (No. 9667014)

If "blacklist" has been mentioned before now, I have not read it. I wouldn´t know about television because I haven´t watched anything about this controversy other than the pathetic first mention of it on M. Kelly´s show on FOX right after it happened. I figured if that was as good as it would get with Kelly, and Monica Crowley and the two guys - including the "outraged" homosexual - that no other channel was likely to be better, so I didn´t waste my time watching.

"Blacklist" is a good term to describe it.

"... the First Amendment is not at issue here. That is because the government is not operating the blacklist."

Well, at least, not as far as we know. If the mix of "journalists" and other media types who have gone to work for this administration is any indication, there is no telling what we might discover if we investigated behind the scenes. I keep remembering the homosexual activist, Kevin Jennings, chosen by Obama as his "Safe Schools Czar". He has moved on to head a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called "Be the Change". Be the Change website says it "creates and manages national issue-based campaigns, such as ServiceNation, Opportunity Nation, and Got your 6 driven by broad cross-sector coalitions that inspire culture change and accelerate public policy development to bring about positive changes in our society."

Here is a link providing very disturbing information about Kevin Jennings that the Obama administration must certainly have known before he was appointed to that position in our government:

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/fistgate/index.html

Be warned - it is graphic and you may learn more than you would care to know about the homosexual culture. But this is what they are pushing to teach America´s children in our schools.

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