Pretty light day on Fox News’ illiterate dementia variety hour, Fox & Friends; the muppet crew, plus Geraldo, only entertained questions about one federal department being run by a “lesbian cabal.” Let’s up the game a bit for Monday, Fox & Friends?
Raw Story provides the background so we don’t have to:
According to Gretchen Carlson, James Hayes, an official with the New York’s Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is suing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano alleging that he was passed over for a promotion because he is a man. Suzanne Barr, chief of staff for ICE Director John Morton, has voluntarily stepped down as a result of charges made against her by Hayes, who claims that Barr “created a frat house-type atmosphere that is targeted to humiliate and intimidate male employees” within her department.
So Geraldo immediately asks, “Is the subtext of the Department of Homeland Security scandal that there is some kind of lesbian cabal? That there is some kind of same sex takeover of this agency?” We’d like to give credit to Geraldo for calling them out on this, since “ha ha look at all the people we assume to be lesbians being lesbians” is precisely the subtext that’s driving the story in hilarious wingnut blog posts, but Geraldo doesn’t appear to be calling them out so much as laughing along with the joke.
“What do you think?” professional television host Steve Doocy responds. Geraldo adds, “It just seems like everyone is talking around it. Is that really what people are saying? That men are disadvantaged and that women, specifically lesbians, are ruling the roost there?”
Which gives way to professional television host Brian Kilmeade performing his world-famous routine of taking offensive stuff seriously:
Brian Kilmeade answered that “we don’t know for sure” if there is a lesbian cabal at the helm of DHS, but “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.”