On Joy Behar’s Current TV show Say Anything on Thursday, comedian John Fugelsang (Hot Straight Political Comedian Crush!) was filling in and in an interview with the awesome Dan savage of the It Get’s Better Project who recenly wiped the floor with NOM’s anti-gay Brian Brown in an online YouTube debate asked Dan: Is Mitt Romney anti-gay, or just 47 percent anti-gay?”
“I think he’s 100 percent anti-gay. I don’t make a distinction between an honest bigot and a dishonest bigot. The bigotry’s just the same…whether someone punches you in the nose because they really hate you, or they punch you in the nose because they want to impress people who hate you, you still have a broken goddamn nose.”
Current TV’s Cenk Uygur took on
GOFuckYourself GOProud’s Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia last night over the “gay” Republican’s group endorsement of Mitt Romney.
The entire interview/dismemberment is great. But the highpoint comes at the 3:15 mark when Uygur states that LaSalvia proves that gay Americans can be as greedy as straight Americans to which LaSalvia cackles like puppet Madam from “Wayland Flowers and Madam” which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the GOP does indeed have their fist up Jimmy LaSalvia’s ass.
Current TV’s John Fugelsang (My straight “fag-stag” stand-up comedian crush) interveiwed openly gay Pennsylvania Congressional candidate Brian Sims and talked about Republicans, Mitt Romney’s position on same-sex marriage, and a topic that really needs to explored homophobia in the Democratic Party.
Coming just a little more than one year after outspoken progressive televison journalist Keith Olbermann was “let go” from MSNBC, Current TV the media company led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt on Friday afternoon announced that it had fired Mr. Olbermann just a year into his five-year, $50 million contract. It was the culmination of months of murky disputes between Mr. Olbermann and the channel that he was supposed to save from ratings oblivion.
From Current TV
“We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet. We are more committed to those goals today than ever before. Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.”
Forty-five minutes later, in a stream of Twitter messages, Olbermann threatened to take legal action against the channel and said its claims about him were untrue. Olbermann, however, has said he has been very careful to fulfill the terms of his contract. On Twitter on Friday afternoon, he apologized for joining Current TV at all, calling it “a sincere and well-intentioned gesture on my part, but in retrospect a foolish one.”
He encouraged people to “read of a previous occasion Mr. Hyatt found himself in court for having unjustly fired an employee,” and linked to a New York Times article from 1990 that reported on a ruling against Mr. Hyatt’s firm that found that it had illegally removed the head of its Philadelphia office, Clarence B. Cain, after learning he had AIDS.
Olbermann’s slot tonight will be taken by Eliot Spitzer. Which is almost akin to Snooki from Jersey Shore taking over for Oprah.