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Geraldo On Fox Suggests ‘Lesbian Cabal’ Running Homeland Security

by David Badash on August 17, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,Media,News,Politics

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Geraldo Rivera on Fox News‘ “Fox and Friends” this morning suggested a “lesbian cabal” is involved in a “same sex takeover” of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), while a Fox News report just seconds prior had strongly suggested DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano would be resigning over a sexual discrimination “scandal.”

READ: Lawsuit Against Homeland Security’s Janet Napolitano Leads Conservative To Claim She Has A ‘Lesbian Girlfriend’

Rivera and the Fox crew are discussing a lawsuit, which The New Civil Rights Movement reported last week, in which a male DHS employee working at ICE, the Immigration and Nationalization Enforcement service, is suing Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security, claiming she hired and promoted a woman over him. That woman, Suzanne Barr, had worked with Napolitano earlier.

David Ferguson at The Raw Story reports:

The “Fox and Friends” trio were joined by Rivera, who said, “I have a question for you. Is that really what people are saying? That men are disadvantaged and that women, specifically lesbians, are ruling the roost there?”

He went on to say that everyone was “dancing around” the point, to which co-host Brian Kilmeade replied that while no one knows for sure if these women’s sexual orientations are affecting their job decisions, but that “it’s easy to come to that conclusion that there is a different type of glass ceiling separating the Homeland Security Department in this case.”

This led to an awkward “bro-off” between Rivera and Kilmeade.

“No machos need apply,” Rivera quipped.

“No English Leather cologne allowed,” Kilmeade replied.

“No Old Spice,” Rivera said.

The four chuckled at their mutual cleverness for a moment, then moved on.

So far as Raw Story has been able to ascertain, neither Sec. Napolitano nor Ms. Barr have ever gone on the record as lesbians. In 2002, when running for Arizona governor, Napolitano flatly denied rumors about her sexuality, saying simply, “I’m not gay.”

In the opening of the video, below, the Fox anchor claims Napolitano may be “stepping down” any moment because of the sexual discrimination “scandal” (which is unproven as it is merely a lawsuit, not a judgment), and referes to an interview Napolitano gave to an Arizona newspaper.

That Arizona newspaper is Arizona Central, and the interview appears in a very complimentary article titled, “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano touts successes.”

After more than 3 1/2 years running the agency charged with protecting Americans from terrorists, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano thinks about heading home to Arizona.

“It’s certainly in my mind,” the 54-year-old former Arizona governor said during a 30-minute interview in her “bat cave,” decorated with a Mexican saddle, opera posters and a baseball signed by Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. “I don’t know if or when. … But I left a lot of my stuff in Arizona. And I’m still a registered voter there.”

It’s not clear whether her boxes will come out of storage anytime soon. If President Barack Obama wins a second term, most Washington observers believe he will ask Napolitano to stay on as head of the government’s third-largest department. For now, Napolitano won’t say what her answer would be.

But whether she is on the job a few more months or four more years, members of Congress who oversee her department say Napolitano has already left her mark on the young agency. They credit her with increasing deportations of illegal immigrants, restoring the image of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and helping create a new airport screening system that has prevented thousands of potentially dangerous people from boarding U.S.-bound planes at foreign airports.

Congressional leaders who oversee her department say she has earned the respect of lawmakers from both parties, although she continues to draw fierce criticism from Southwestern Republicans over her handling of immigration and border issues.

Truly offensive anti-gay bigotry coupled with the journalistic responsibility rating of about a two on a scale of 1 – 10.

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{ 6 comments }

michellejgould August 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

Add truth and not Faux "truth" to the rating and it will have trouble making a rating of 1

VPruitt August 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

It’s amazing to me how men in particular are soooo threatened when a woman gets a promotion over them, are they really that stupid not to know thats what we have been dealing with for centuries, Welcome to our world gentleman. I hope for the sake of all of you that this is not a lesbian takeover, because if it is, none a you guys will stand a chance. And as far as Geraldo, HE is a joke; no more damage to him can come. He is sent to desert shores for ENTERTAINMENT. The thing all seasoned journalists want to be remembered as.
But seriously, IS this what straight American believes about lesbians, OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Do you know what kind of weapon that is? ALL you lesbians out there, this is a real advantage to us. I never realized we possessed enough power to take over the Homeland Security Department. Yay us

Deep_Space August 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

DHS Buys 1.5 Billion Bullets For War On The American People (Mohawk Guy Included) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF-PnXAIXQs

thatsdrfreak August 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Just when you thought Geraldo couldn't sink any lower.

I actually feel sorry for those men. They are so jealous and insecure that they must dismiss as a man-hating lesbian an unmarried woman in power who doesn't worship their awesomesauceness.

labman57 August 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Yep, why focus on stories supported by verifiable evidence when you have so much more fun denigrating the lesbian community with rumors and innuendo.

The degree of hyperbole in the conservative message is directly proportional to the degree of desperation felt among the Republican leadership with respect to their prospects in the Fall elections.

RALPH August 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

THANK YOU, GERALDO RIVERA AND FAIR & BALANCED FOX & FRIENDS FOR DARING TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE SAPPHIC ELEPHANT IN AMERICA’S LIVING ROOM!!!!!
http://americaphile.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/lesb

IF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WEREN’T SO OCCUPIED WITH BUMPING DOUGHNUTS, THEY WOULD HAVE SPOTTED THE ANTI-CHICK-FIL-A® TERRORIST ON THEIR RADAR!!!!!

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