Joseph Farah thundered in his April 18 WorldNetDaily column that CNN's Anderson Cooper's use of the word "teabagging"in reference to the anti-Obama tea party protests was "grossly degrading," and he "should have his dirty, little gutter mouth washed out with soap" and then be fired. Farah added: "This is hardly the kind of comment Americans would expect from a respectable TV newsman paid by one of America's largest media corporations in prime time." This from someone whose website published a column by Erik Rush calling Attorney General Eric Holder "another floatie in the septic tank that is the Obama administration" -- that is, a piece of shit.
Then again, perhaps we have come to expect such grossly degrading hate by dirty, little gutter mouths to ooze from WND.
Farah also noted that Cooper said regarding pray-the-gay-away therapy enrosed by right-wingers like Farah, "every one of them basically admits that they still are attracted to a member of the same sex, they're just forcing themselves to repress those feelings." Farah retorted: "One wonders just how many happy homosexual Christians Cooper has met. ... Cooper handpicks the guests he has on his program. How many members of Exodus International has he chosen to interview?"
As World O'Crap points out, Cooper hashad Exodus head Alan Chambers on his show, adding: "Actually, why guess? I mean, it’s the internet after all, so why risk looking like an ill-informed jackass who’s too lazy or stupid to type a Google search if you don’t have to?"
Cooper can also, if he's interested, interview Michael Bussee and Gary Cooper, two co-founders of Exodus International who left the group to be with each other. And then there's John Paulk, chairman of Exodus International at the time he was identified drinking and flirting at a gay bar. (He now insists that he made a "very foolish decision," a claim WND uncritically accepted.)
If Farah really wants Anderson Cooper fired from CNN for referencing "teabagging," he should lead by example on how to handle employees who make "foul-mouthed, offensive comments" by firing Erik Rush.