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Bill O'Reilly: Sudden Friend of the Gays? Not So Fast

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | February 9, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | February 9, 2012 |

I promised myself this morning that I’d resist the urge, should it arise, to post any more clips from Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show today. Three days in a row? To a woman that’s rarely even mentioned in these parts? Ridiculous.

But, this is too much to resist. Bill O’Relly — who continues to try and position himself as the sane one at Fox News — surprised the hell out of me by coming out in defense of Ellen DeGeneres in the One Million Moms protest of JCPenneys. He actually compares the One Million Moms to McCarthyism, calling the protest a witch hunt. ON FOX NEWS.

Dogs and cats, mass hysteria.

Unfortunately, O’Reilly hasn’t come around yet to gay marriage, having sided against the 9th Circuit’s ruling overturning Prop 8. To be fair, however, he does make a legal argument and not a moral one (i.e., the Constitution confers no right to marry, therefore stripping said right cannot be unconstitutional, although that argument overlooks the Equal Protection Clause).

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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