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Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
A right-wing group has decried Fox News as an outlet for “pro-homosexual propaganda,” following a report that the network will permanently promote Megyn Kelly to primetime.
Last week, The Drudge Report posted a report that “superstar newswoman” Kelly will take over Sean Hannity’s 9 p.m. slot, a move the network reportedly plans to announce later this month.
In a 92-page report, the conspiracy theorist group America’s Survival, Inc. says that the move is just “another sign of the channel’s left-ward drift and decline,” since Kelly is the “new hero to the ‘gay’ lobby.”
The report, written by the head of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, cites “a growing list of tendentious, ill-informed statements on LGBT issues by Kelly” that “beg the question: is her obvious bias in favor of the LGBT cause as an apparent ‘straight ally’ so strong that she is incapable fairly covering the issue?”
From the report:
Enter Megyn Kelly with her LGBT friends, New York City connections, “gay journalist” fundraisers, and her jingoistic “lesbian/gay/transgender” talking points — which are winning praise in the most un-Fox-like places, e.g., the hard-left homosexual website “The New Civil Rights Movement,” which recently praised Kelly for another interview in which she said: “Now, there is data, in the scientific community, to suggest that children of homosexual couples who are happily married and good parents fare no worse than children of heterosexual couples.” What you end up with is just another New York City liberal elitist talking down to flyover country – lecturing those of us who are supposedly not sophisticated enough to know that a little girl can actually grow up to be a bearded, flat-chested “man.”
America’s Survival purports to be a “public policy organization” that ”specializes in exposing the United Nations, international organizations and extremist movements.” The head of the group, Cliff Kincaid, has alternately campaigned to bring Glenn Beck back to Fox News, and argued that a young Barack Obama received “moral guidance” from ”a communist sex pervert.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kincaid will further address the topic at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.More Jillian Rayfield.
Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)