Friday, February 16, 2007
BUSH DERANGEMENT SYNDROME RUN AMOK!
Last night on Paula Zahn's program on CNN, a discussion was being held about Former Miami Heat superstar Tim Hardaway telling a local sports radio show that he "hates gay people".
First of all, one of the panel members felt it was his job to shout down and talk over every single sentence uttered, even if it was in support of his own position. Paula, if you cannot get your guests to observe the minimal rules of civility, they should not be invited onto your show.
Second, the most unbelievable demonstration of Bush Derangement Syndrome issued out of the mouth of this same rude panel member when he actually segued into blaming Hardaway's statements on President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney, labeling them the "homophobes in chief" and stating that all of this percolates down from them! When someone interjected that perhaps this panelist was going rather far afield in his accusation, he was shouted down with the assertion that if you don't believe in gay marriage, you are a homophobe! He was reminded that Vice President Cheney's daughter is gay and he pronounced that irrelevant and actually had the brass balls (no pun intended) to state that Vice President Cheney is ashamed of his own daughter - based on what evidence I'm sure I cannot tell you.
My first reaction was undiluted fury. That was also my second reaction as well.
These people who make these kinds of outlandish and wild-eyed accusations are seriously unbalanced and I'm starting to fear for our Republic as a result. And at the risk of being attacked ad hominem, what Hardaway said was reprehensible and he should be held accountable for his indefensibly nasty words, but so should Paula Zahn's guest who made such impossibly demented and irresponsible accusations against the President of the United States and the Vice President of the United States. And Paula Zahn should be held responsible for allowing that kind of delusional hate speech on her program.