July 14, 2005

Right-Wing Radio Goes Gay

Hugh Hewitt earlier this week had Fox Sports writer Dayn Perry on his radio show, after Perry caused a minor stir in his column when he appeared to call for the death of conservative columnist Mark Steyn. (Kind of a stupid move, considering that the average Fox sports reader, unless they’re a fan of Steyn, has probably never heard of him- or has him confused with ESPN.com's Marc Stein.)

Judging by the transcript from Hewitt's show Perry, despite his ultra-leftiness, seems to have handled himself quite well in the interview, especially considering that he’s not actually a professional political commentator. And while Hewitt certainly got the better of his foe overall, I call Perry the clear winner of this exchange:

Dayn Perry: I just find [McCain] socially much more acceptable, as far as social policies go.

Hugh Hewitt: Are you pro-choice?

DP: I'm sorry?

HH: Are you pro-choice?

DP: With restrictions, yes.

HH: And do you think John McCain is?

DP: No.

HH: He's not. He's pro-life. So socially, why do you think he's more acceptable?

DP: He doesn't have the contempt toward gay Americans that George Bush does.

HH: Why do you think George Bush has contempt...are you gay?

DP: No.

HH: Okay. Why do you think George Bush has contempt towards gay

DP: Hey, you're the one playing Scissor Sisters on your intro music, you know? I should be asking you that.

HH: Who's Scissor Sisters?

DP: I don't know. Talk to your producer. They were playing that at the gay rock...

HH: Okay, it's billboard background music. Okay, I don't know who they are. Anyway, tell me why you think George Bush has contempt for gay people.

Expect Hewitt to immediately begin vetting his bumper-music playlist, in order to purge anything by Scissor Sisters, as well as George Michael, The Village People, Boy George, Elton John, Queen, Bob Mould, Melissa Etheridge, k.d. lang, and Clay Aiken.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 14, 2005 12:38 AM

Wait, Bob Mould is gay?

Posted by: at July 14, 2005 09:21 PM


Posted by: at July 15, 2005 04:11 PM

learn something new everyday

Posted by: at July 15, 2005 04:41 PM
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