Bill O’Reilly apparently has no clue what’s going on in the world. He went on and on two days ago about Miss California Carrie PreJean… but apparently doesn’t understand why the ACLU and the LGBT community doesn’t support her. Watch the video here, but here’s some highlights (the quotes are transcribed by another blog, but I accidentally closed it down before I transposed the quotes — SORRY!):
I also suggest – respectfully – that gay Americans should take the lead in supporting Miss California’s right to voice an opinion on gay marriage. After all, gays want freedom of expression too . . . and where are the womens groups on this? Miss Carrie Prejean has been called all kinds of vile names…
I haven’t seen one op-ed piece, I haven’t seen anybody on television from the gay community or on the radio say, ‘You know, we don’t agree but the woman is entitled to her opinion and shouldn’t be villified…’
Nobody in the liberal community stuck up for her, nobody. No gay people, no feminist people, nobody. Alright, if you guys are the big freedom of speech . . . ACLU. ACLU my butt! Okay? They couldn’t care less about her freedom of speech…
You’re saying, ‘We don’t want to be persecuted or denied rights in any way because of our expression of homosexuality,’ and that is a legitimate debating point, it is. So this woman says, . . . ‘This is what I believe,’ and gets killed for it. You guys would have been so smart to say, ‘No, no, we’re gonna defend her because this is exactly what we want.’
I just want to clarify for my own moral superiority: the ACLU defends your legal right to speech. The woman said what she wanted to say and no one plans on suing her for it; the reason she was looked down on by the Miss California organization, I believe, is because she went on a political bender and ignored her role as Miss CA… oh, and she apparently posed topless several times before becoming Miss California (which the Donald has no problems with).
But no one said she couldn’t say what she did. We just aren’t real pleased with what she did say.
Just like I’m not pleased with what you have to say 99% of the time, Mr. O’Reilly.