Roger Ailes Loves Using the Word ‘Faggot’

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Now that Roger Ailes is out at FOX News, folks are coming out of the woodwork to share stories of the man media columnist Michael Wolff calls “the Toscanini of inappropriateness.”

CNN Money reports that three people came to them with the same story about a discussion Ailes had with Politico CEO Fred Ryan:

Ailes told Ryan what he wanted: He wanted fair coverage from Politico; he wanted the website to take stock of Fox News’ successes, not just its controversies; and he wanted Politico to stop taking talking points from “that faggot David Brock.”

Brock is the founder of media watchdog Media Matters.

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Often Ailes’ diction is simply coarse, cruel and offensive. He used the N-word when speaking with President Richard Nixon, according to “Nixonland,” a book by historian Rick Perlstein.

Sherman reports that during a post-September 11 lunch with former President Bill Clinton, Ailes suggested rebuilding the World Trade towers and filling “the last ten floors with Muslims so [the terrorists] never do it again.”

He has also used the word “faggot” on several occasions, according to sources, including to describe Brock during the meeting with Ryan — a man who was by no means a friend or close confidant.

“Why am I not surprised?” Brock told CNNMoney when informed of the alleged slur.

After all, it was Brock who noted in his own book, “The Fox Effect,” that Ailes once told President George H. W. Bush he shouldn’t wear a short-sleeve shirt because he’d “look like a f**king faggot.”

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Tyler Posey Apologizes for Announcing He’s Gay (Because He’s Not)

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Teen Wolf actor Tyler Posey apologized on Saturday morning after sending the internet into convulsions on Friday with a Snapchat video in which he announced, “I’m gay! I’ve never felt more alive. I’m gay!”

Apparently he was just trying to demonstrate that he is an ally.

Said Posey in a series of tweets:

“I am a big proponent of love over hate, and standing together during divisive times. Although I’m not gay, I fully support the LGBTQ community. This was a moment intended to reflect that. And everyone, I am truly sorry to the people I’ve offended or lessened how big coming out is. I just want to spread love in this world.”

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ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’ Depicts Man Cheating on Wife With Gay Lover: WATCH

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In a highly entertaining segment, ABC’s candid camera reality show “What Would You Do?” depicted a man married to a woman who’s having an affair with another man on Friday.

Actors playing the man and his wife are shown in an Atlanta barbecue restaurant, purportedly on their anniversary. They ask fellow diners to take photos of them, posing lovingly, before the wife leaves to go to the bathroom. That’s when the man’s gay lover rushes in, kisses him and loudly complains that he hasn’t told his wife about their affair.

SPOILER ALERT: In the first cut, one nearby diner can’t stop laughing as he tells the waitress what just happened. After the husband subsequently leaves to take a phone call, another woman advises the wife to go to counseling, without saying why, before confronting the husband outside.

In the second take, with his wife in the bathroom after the gay lover leaves, nearby diners encourage the husband to break the news to her. But it’s not until the third and final cut that someone actually spills the beans.

“He needs to talk to you,” the woman tells the couple after the wife returns from the bathroom. “When he went to the bathroom a white man came in and kissed him on the lips and sat down. He’s gay.”

When WWYD‘s John Quiñones walks in with cameras in tow, the woman breaks down crying — perhaps out of guilt that she was so nosy.

Ultimately, the segment probably perpetuates stereotypes about black gay and bisexual men and “the down low” — a term that’s even flashed on the screen at the beginning — but we doubt that will unglue you from your screen.

Watch it below.

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Towleroad Post Helps Raise More Than $5K for Wounded Gay Police Officer

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In the wake of Towleroad’s post Friday, more than $5,000 in donations have poured in for a gay police officer who was wounded in the July 7 shooting in Dallas.

The GoFundMe page for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Officer Jesus “Jesse” Retana (above), who was shot in the arm during the ambush that left five of his counterparts dead, had raised only $185 in five days at the time of our post Friday afternoon. Since then, the total has ballooned to $5,175. Although Towleroad was the first national outlet to report on Retana’s plight, it’s the 112 donors who’ve opened their wallets who deserve the real credit.

In addition to a lengthy recovery, including surgery and physical therapy, Retana is facing a 30 percent pay reduction while he’s unable to work. His husband of eight years, Andrew Moss, reports that Retana is also unsure whether all of his medical expenses will be covered.

Regardless of how you feel about the current political debate involving law enforcement, the fact is that many officers are members of the LGBT community. One of them, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, spoke during this week’s Democratic National Convention. And three years ago, Moss and Retana led a successful fight to convince DART officials to add same-sex benefits for all employees, not just the agency’s police officers.

As one commenter put it below our original post: “I support #BlackLivesMatter, but that doesn’t mean that I’m for police officers facing violence in the name of ‘revenge.’ Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.”

In case you missed them, watch Valdez’s remarks at the DNC below.

 

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Hugh Jackman, Bill Clinton’s Balloons, Chelsea Manning, Joyce Beatty, 1996 DNC: HOT LINKS

TOO FIT FOR FRIDAY. Hugh Jackman shows off his impressive push-up skills on Facebook.

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IL PAPA. Pope Francis visits Auschwitz during trip to Poland.

MILITARY. Chelsea Manning may face additional charges after attempted suicide: “The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Manning, a 28 year-old transgender soldier, was notified by the army on Thursday that she was under investigation for three ‘administrative offenses’, including ‘conduct which threatens’.”

TELEVISION. Celebrity Big Brother is back in the UK, and so is Frankie Grande.

WATCH. Tim Kaine: “[Donald Trump’s mind] is a very frightening place. That is a very frightening place.”

BYE BYE CONVENTIONS. Someone has to clean up after all the balloon fun is over.

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GOOFING AROUND. Bill Clinton really likes balloons. 

INSTAGRAM. Celebrity round-up.

THE POKEMON GO EFFECT. There’s now an app where you can capture, so to speak, the effects of climate change all round you.

SHADE. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty trolls Melania Trump at the DNC by wearing the same dress Mrs. Trump did to address the RNC. But Beatty claims her husband bought her the dress and she didn’t know it was the same as Melania’s: “I don’t know. I just know that I used my own words when I wore the dress.”

LAW. 4th Circuit strikes down North Carolina’s discriminatory voter ID law. 

RUSSIA. FBI and DOJ investigating possible hack of the Clinton campaign after the Democratic Party was hacked.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY. The 1996 DNC was 🔥

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FRIDAY FLIRT. Clarence Chen.

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Did ‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey Just Come Out as Gay? – WATCH

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Tyler Posey, the actor perhaps best know for his lead role on MTV’s Teen Wolf, may have just come out as gay. Or he may have just been making a rather insensitive joke.

Posey shared a video on Snapchat on Friday in which he allegedly comes out.

In the video, Posey walks towards a street sign that says “Gay St.” As he arrives at the sign Posey said, “This is me. I am this and this is me. I’m gay! I’ve never felt more alive. I’m gay!”

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RELATED: ‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey Reacts to Co-Star Charlie Carver Coming Out as Gay: WATCH

Posey has not posted anything on his other social channels to confirm that he has in fact come out.

However, Posey has since posted another video on Snapchat that implies his ‘coming out’ may have all been a joke.

That video shows a lamp and Posey says, “Oh man, am I happy! I’ve never felt more happy than I do right now. I’m lamp.”

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While that seems to be mocking or making fun of his earlier video, it’s all still rather vague.

Meanwhile, Twitter is losing its mind.

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PREVIOUSLY: Tyler Posey Cuddles Up to His Woofy ‘Teen Wolf’ Co-Star – WATCH

If it was a ‘joke’, there are many who will not have found it amusing.

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Did ‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey Just Come Out as Gay? – WATCH

tyler posey gay

Tyler Posey, the actor perhaps best know for his lead role on MTV’s Teen Wolf, may have just come out as gay. Or he may have just been making a rather insensitive joke.

Posey shared a video on Snapchat on Friday in which he allegedly comes out.

In the video, Posey walks towards a street sign that says “Gay St.” As he arrives at the sign Posey said, “This is me. I am this and this is me. I’m gay! I’ve never felt more alive. I’m gay!”

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RELATED: ‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey Reacts to Co-Star Charlie Carver Coming Out as Gay: WATCH

Posey has not posted anything on his other social channels to confirm that he has in fact come out.

However, Posey has since posted another video on Snapchat that implies his ‘coming out’ may have all been a joke.

That video shows a lamp and Posey says, “Oh man, am I happy! I’ve never felt more happy than I do right now. I’m lamp.”

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While that seems to be mocking or making fun of his earlier video, it’s all still rather vague.

Meanwhile, Twitter is losing its mind.

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PREVIOUSLY: Tyler Posey Cuddles Up to His Woofy ‘Teen Wolf’ Co-Star – WATCH

If it was a ‘joke’, there are many who will not have found it amusing.

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