Fox News and MSNBC are “in bed together on gay rights,” charges a columnist on a right-wing website.
As evidence, writer Cliff Kincaid says that Fox News anchors Jamie Colby, Rick Folbaum, and Kimberly Guilfoyle are listed as “special guests” at a March 24 fundraiser to be held in conjunction with the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. The event, titled “Headlines & Headliners,” will be hosted by MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts.
Kincaid quotes Peter LaBarbera, of the virulently homophobic group Americans for Truth, blasting Guilfoyle and questioning Fox News’ anti-gay credentials.
“It is appropriate that Guilfoyle would be at this event based on her appearance on the Fox News “Red Eye” show in which she not only dismissed the social conservative boycott of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) but she laughed at Greg Gutfeld’s nasty anti-Christian bigotry,” LaBarbera is quoted as saying. “Gutfeld called pro-family groups haters. She didn’t come to the defense of pro-family groups to defend their moral belief that homosexuality is wrong. It demonstrates her own bias against pro-family organizations. Many social conservatives are afraid that Fox News is going from neutral to becoming increasingly pro-gay. Fox News hosts were pretty much AWOL on the homosexuals in the military debate.”
Kincaid does on to attack Fox News for covering a story about Chick-fil-A restaurant’s anti-gay activities.