Todd Starnes Out at Fox News///////// Fox News Cuts Ties With Controversial Host Todd Starnes

Via:  john-russell  •  8 months ago  •  27 comments

Todd Starnes Out at Fox News///////// Fox News Cuts Ties With Controversial Host Todd Starnes
The radio host has also compared abortion to the Holocaust, called for anti-Kavanaugh protesters to be “tasered, handcuffed and dragged out of the building,” and — just this week — questioned with pro-Trump pastor Robert Jeffress whether Democrats worship the demon Moloch.

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Fox News parted ways with   Todd Starnes , Mediaite has confirmed.


The Wrap first   reported   that the controversial Fox Nation host — who has been accused of anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT and sometimes racist commentary — “will no longer be working at the network, its website, or its premium subscription service, Fox Nation.” His Fox News and Commentary show will be replaced by Fox Across America on “a rotation of various Fox News personalities until a permanent host is named,” the Wrap reported.

Starnes had been with Fox News Radio   since   2005, and a “featured columnist” on the Fox News website since 2011.

Starnes has made sparse appearances on Fox News in recent months, mainly on Fox & Friends. His controversial comments have mostly been confined to his radio show. In July, Starnes   told   Rep.   Ilhan Omar   (D-MN) to take a “one-way plane ticket back to whatever third world hellhole you came from.”

The radio host has also   compared   abortion to the Holocaust,   called   for anti-Kavanaugh protesters to be “tasered, handcuffed and dragged out of the building,” and — just this week —   questioned   with pro-Trump pastor   Robert Jeffress   whether Democrats worship the demon Moloch.

During his time on the network, Starnes feuded with other Fox News personalities, including   Megyn Kelly   in 2015, and   Greta Van Susteren   in 2014, who   wrote , “I don’t like his tweets. They are very bad taste.”


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1  seeder  JohnRussell    8 months ago

We have a member here who has seeded Todd Starnes garbage many times. 

A new opportunity to turn the page awaits them. 

Starnes is a faux Christian nutcase who found a way to make some money off ranting about "political correctness" and so called persecution of Christianity on his shows over the past 10 years or so.  He was one of the main Fox News personalities pushing the "war on Christmas" nonsense in past years. 

Now he is judged to be too "out there" for even Fox News.   Alex Jones will probably pick him up. 

1.1  Suz  replied to  JohnRussell @1    8 months ago

Hi, John. 

When you say "so called persecution of Christiantiy"  are you saying this because you don't like the author or because you simply refuse to believe there is some merit to the accusation?

Just wondering. :-)

1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Suz @1.1    8 months ago

No merit whatsoever dear

1.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Suz @1.1    8 months ago

There are people, such as aggressive atheists, who do not like Christians, although from what I have seen it is as much because of Christian hypocrisy regarding the teachings of Jesus concerning the poor and the outcast as it is  about disbelief in the Christian God. 

Outside of some atheists I dont know what this so called war on Christianity is .   A fundraising method for the churches perhaps? 

lady in black
2  lady in black    8 months ago

He's a faux christian hypocrite.

3  MrFrost    8 months ago
The radio host has also compared abortion to the Holocaust, called for anti-Kavanaugh protesters to be “tasered, handcuffed and dragged out of the building,” and — just this week — questioned with pro-Trump pastor Robert Jeffress whether Democrats worship the demon Moloch.

Such a good Christian. 


4  Tessylo    8 months ago

He looks like he might be gay but also rants against LGBTQ folks 

lady in black
4.1  lady in black  replied to  Tessylo @4    8 months ago

He's still in the closet

4.1.1  MUVA  replied to  lady in black @4.1    8 months ago

What’s wrong with being gay.

4.1.2  JBB  replied to  MUVA @4.1.1    8 months ago

Nothing, unless you are a goddamn self loathing closet case sellout who advocates against LGTB rights on fucking Fox News for big $$$. So, in this case Starnes is definitively no good low down detestable deplorable degenerate POS. No wonder even Fox fired his fake ass...

4.1.3  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  lady in black @4.1    8 months ago

I dont know of any evidence that Starnes is gay.   He's married to a woman named Nancy, which is in itself not proof ,  but still seems to counter-indicate gay. 

My assumption is that he is not gay. 

4.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.3    8 months ago

He is rabidly anti gay so I  go for self loathing homosexual.

Being married doesn't mean squat 

lady in black
4.1.5  lady in black  replied to  MUVA @4.1.1    8 months ago

Not a damn thing

4.1.6  MUVA  replied to  lady in black @4.1.5    8 months ago

Good I thought for a second you were shaming this man for being gay and afraid in this climate ot come out publicly. 

4.1.7  MUVA  replied to  JBB @4.1.2    8 months ago

I don't watch Fox news I think he was on the radio  part according to the article you seem to know a lot about the guy.

lady in black
4.1.8  lady in black  replied to  MUVA @4.1.6    8 months ago

I would never shame anyone that is gay or transgender as I have both in my family.  

4.1.9  MUVA  replied to  lady in black @4.1.8    8 months ago

I didn't think so  my sister is gay was married to a man for 8 years before she came out they remained friends till he died young unfortunately.  

4.1.10  Tessylo  replied to  MUVA @4.1.6    8 months ago

I have nothing against gay folks either.  I do have a problem with self loathing closet cases like Starnes though.  

4.2  JBB  replied to  Tessylo @4    8 months ago

There is nothing worse than a goddamn self loathing closet case. If you do not believe me just look at olde Lindsey Graham and Jerry Falwell Jr. Why don't those two just get gay married and move to another country. They can take Todd Starnes with them. He can be The Pillbury Houseboy...Poopin Fresh!

4.2.1  KDMichigan  replied to  JBB @4.2    8 months ago


4.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  KDMichigan @4.2.1    8 months ago


4.2.3  KDMichigan  replied to  Tessylo @4.2.2    8 months ago
What no memes from your family reunion to post?


4.2.4  MUVA  replied to  JBB @4.2    8 months ago

What is gay married? My younger sister is gay and she just got regular married the didn't call it getting gay married.  

4.3  KDMichigan  replied to  Tessylo @4    8 months ago
He looks like he might be gay

What is the gay look? Can it be scrubbed away with a power washer?

4.3.1  bbl-1  replied to  KDMichigan @4.3    8 months ago

"Scrubbed away?"  Of course not.  There are ( christian conversion ) programs available for those who can afford them.

Am not sure but a Slovenian website claims that one of the 'programs' consists of trysts with Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  I personally do not believe any of this but-----hell it is a Slovenian website.  You never know, right? 

4.3.2  Tessylo  replied to  bbl-1 @4.3.1    8 months ago
Am not sure but a Slovenian website claims that one of the 'programs' consists of trysts with Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  I personally do not believe any of this but-----hell it is a Slovenian website.  You never know, right? 


5  Tessylo    8 months ago

Meet Todd Starnes, Fox's Mouthpiece For Anti-Gay Hate Groups


PUBLISHED   04/06/12 1:13 PM EDT


Fox News' Todd Starnes has never shied away from aligning himself with some of the more extreme and fringe elements of right-wing politics. He's flirted with " birtherism ," made inflammatory comments about   Muslims and African-Americans , and accused the Obama administration of launching a   war against Christianity .

Over the past few months, it appears that Starnes has taken up a new cause – using his position as a Fox News Radio reporter to give a voice to some of the country's worst anti-gay hate groups

Ties To The Family Research Council

Last December, Starnes appeared on the American Family Association's (AFA) “Today's Issues” radio show to promote his Fox News website, . He was joined by Tony Perkins, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated   anti-gay “hate group ” Family Research Council (FRC). During the segment, Starnes claimed that his website would act as a hub of " culture war stories " that would depict   hate groups   like FRC and AFA in a positive light:

STARNES: This is sort of a place in the Fox family, the Fox News family, that folks can go and find those culture war stories that we cover....   These are stories that resonate with patriotic,   G od-fearing,   G od-loving Americans.   And I think when people see the stories in one spot, they really understand what's at stake and   how thankful we are that there are organizations like the Family Research Council and American Family Radio that cover these issues.   [emphasis added]

Perkins was thrilled, to say the least. He said he was “encouraged” by Starnes' reporting, praising him for " giving voice " to social conservatives who believe that Christianity is under attack:

PERKINS:   That's the kind of stuff we like to see.   And, this is what I think happens when these issues are talked about. Because in isolation, people think 'oh well, we're all by ourselves" and so they usually back down... But when people realize 'hey, this is a connected effort,' and 'we're not alone,' and people are standing up, it has an encouraging effect to it. And that's why I appreciate the work that you're doing, Todd.   I know you're just reporting, but what you're doing is you're giving voice to a lot of Americans out there who are deeply concerned about the direction of this country and in particular this attack on Christianity.   And I for one am encouraged by that. [emphasis added]

Starnes was serious about his pledge to mainstream and promote FRC. Since his AFA radio appearance, Starnes has frequently included comments from FRC spokespersons – including   Perkins ,   Peter Sprigg , and   Ken Klukowski   – in his reporting.

Earlier this week, he published an   article   about a rainbow flag being raised in a U.S. military base – a story, Perkins spotlighted in his   Washington Update   just a few days earlier. Unsurprisingly, Starnes' article was littered with quotes pulled directly from Perkins' FRC update.

Starnes has also repeatedly   tweeted   about his professional relationship with Perkins, even calling the hate group leader a " patriot ":


Peddling Anti-Gay Horror Stories

Starnes has also made good on his promise to highlight stories that “resonate” with social conservatives. When he's not manufacturing   silly   anti- Obama   commentary , Starnes centers his reporting on stories that depict LGBT equality as a threat to religious and personal freedom. Here's a quick survey of some of Starnes' recent headlines:


[Fox News Radio,   11/15/11 ]


[Fox News Radio,   1/13/12 ]


[Fox News Radio,   1/24/12 ]


[Fox News Radio,   3/26/12 ]


[Fox News Radio,   3/27/12 ]


[Fox News Radio,   4/2/12 ]


[Fox News Radio,   4/3/12 ]

Starnes' coverage of LGBT issues ranges from   misleading   to   wildly inaccurate , but they have one thing in common: they're all framed to gin up right-wing fears about the LGBT community and its alleged agenda.

History Of Anti-LGBT Commentary

Given his close relationship with one of the country's most prominent anti-gay hate groups, it isn't surprising that Starnes harbors some personal animosity towards the LGBT community.

In a November 9   post   on his Facebook page, for example, Starnes mocked the television show   Glee   for an episode featuring “underage gay sex,” writing:

The Mainstream Media is lavishing adoration on GLEE for their episode last night featuring underage gay sex, underage straight sex, and an endorsement for unprotected underage sex. For the sake of diversity, I wonder why GLEE doesn't feature a Transgender Lactose Intolerant, Muslim Midget?

In November 2010, Starnes took to Twitter to   mock   openly gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA):


Starnes has also   warned   that proponents of marriage equality might eventually try to make “traditional marriage” a hate crime:


The most obvious examples of Starnes' anti-LGBT animus can be found in his recently published book, titled   Dispatches from Bitter America: A Gun Toting, Chicken Eating Son Of A Baptist's Culture War Stories . Describing his book, Starnes   said :

It's a collection of stories from my travels across this country – conversations I've had with regular folks who have deep concerns about the direction we are going as a nation.

Dispatches   describes a number of events that Starnes sees as representative of America's alleged “culture war.” Though much of the book is intended to be comical, several passages reveal Starnes' less-than-funny attitude toward the LGBT community.

From Chapter 19, “The War on the Boy Scouts” :

A Not-So-Gay Parade

Homosexuals are on the warpath in Vermont.   They want state lawmakers to defund the annual Veteran's Day Parade because it's hosted by the Boy Scouts. The gay-rights crowd said the Scouts should not receive a dime of state money because the group is “discriminatory.”


We're not talking about a lot of money, folks – about $7,500 – but the homosexuals remain adamantly opposed, even if it means cancelling the state's annual Veteran's Day Parade. [emphasis added]

From Chapter 21, “Why Is Daddy Wearing a Dress?” :

Welcome to the United States of America – where the men are women, the women are men, and the rest of us are just plain confused.

As we take these early steps into the twenty-first century, there are growing signs we may be moving into an age of a genderless society. In the coming years you can expect the words “gender neutral,” “gender variant,” and “gender queer” to be added to our culture war lexicon. They've even got a pronoun lined up for us to use – “ze” – as in “Ze is neither he nor she.”


Honestly, folks, I just don't know what to make of the coming genderless society. I long for the old days when God handled the business of creating man in His image. Those were grand times, weren't they? God created our “inward parts,” is how the Bible describes it. He knit us together in our mothers' wombs. We were “remarkably and wonderfully made.”

But this is the twenty-first century, and mankind has decided they know how to improve the product. Between you and me,   I'd love to be a fly on the wall at the pearly gates o n   rapture day when all these folks have to explain why they've got extra parts the original model s   didn't have.   [emphasis added]

From Chapter 26, “Homecoming Queens, Kings, and Jokers” :

The new homecoming queen at The College of William and Mary is a mary . Students have elected a transgender homecoming queen. Jessee Vasold was crowned during halftime of the Virginia school's football game against James Madison. Vasold prefers to be called “genderqueer.”

For those of you who grew up when God only created men and women,   genderqueer   means William and Mary's homecoming queen has all the commensurate body parts of a king.   Genderqueer people apparently don't adhere to either strictly male or strictly female gender roles.


University officials are just tickled pink to have a genderqueer homecoming queen. “William and Mary is a diverse and inclusive community, and student selections to this year's homecoming court reflect that,” school spokesman Brian Whitson told local newspapers in an e-mail. If that's the case, William and Mary must be home to an unusually large number of genderqueer students.

Whoever said homecoming dances are a drag?   [emphasis added]

From Chapter 29, “Pro-Gay or Anti-Straight?” :

It's hard enough learning about the birds and bees; now American school children are going to have to learn about gay penguins.   It's all part of a global effort to teach kids about homosexuality, using buzz words like   anti-bullying   and   tolerance .   But t o many parents and teachers, it sounds like indoctrination.


But in the quest to be pro-gay, have schools become anti-straight ?

Lawmakers in Sacramento passed a landmark bill that would require students to take mandatory gay history classes. Supporters say it's the only way to counter anti-gay stereotypes and beliefs that make children in those groups vulnerable to bullying and suicide.

If that's the case, then   when will schools start offering mandatory   straight   history classes?


[ I ] t seems to me that some activists within the gay-rights movement are interested in something else. Special protection under the law is not good enough. They want to force you to change your way of thinking – twenty-first-century though t   police. They want to attack religious beliefs that conflict with their own.   [emphasis added]

Considering the anti-LGBT overtones of   Dispatches , it's fitting that the book boasts a   glowing review   from – you guessed it – FRC's Tony Perkins:


Starnes' background of open resentment toward the LGBT community should be enough to raise questions about his ability to remain neutral when reporting on “culture war” stories. His explicit pledge to promote and mainstream a notorious anti-gay hate group seriously undermines his journalistic integrity, as well as the integrity of the network that employees him. Writing anti-gay fluff pieces might make Starnes a trusted ally of groups like FRC, but it doesn't make him a reporter worthy of being taken seriously.


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