I read the lawsuit, and watched the two videos where Maddow spoke about Dean and his statements. In the first segment, she references Dean's clarification: "We have never and will never call for the execution of homosexuals." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBjfLTOYGXw
(1.59) Given the facts of this case, I hope MSNBC does not settle. They should fight this case, even if it means having to spend a lot of money in litigation costs.
Are you gay, or do you work for MSNBC? I ask because it's obvious you haven't got a clue that Maddow in her pro-gay stance tried to say the guy said something he didn't say! She defamed him, point blank.
And she can't recant or retract the statement. It's already made and damage done and she knows it. This isn't her first ride on the media bus. She's a former radio talk show host that Keith Olberman brought onboard, so she knows exactly how media works and how to manipulate what people say in her "reporting". By the way, her show isn't news, it's an editorial sideshow.
You do realize the Rachel Maddow is gay, right?
...An earlier report from the ministry said Maddow contended on her program that Dean said: "The Muslims are calling for the execution of homosexuals in America. This was just released yesterday and it shows you that they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God. But they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality's an abomination. If America won't enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that."
The quote, however, was an edited version of Dean's original message, which was a benign warning to the homosexual community that the Bible calls the behavior a sin, which has consequences, so they should "flee" from it. Dean explains he was only trying to urge the Christian community to take the radical leftist homosexual agenda more seriously.
According to Dean's ministry, his actual statement was:
Muslims are calling for the execution for homosexuals in America, this was just released yesterday and it shows you that they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible, the Judeo Christian God. They seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do. Because these people are livid about enforcing their laws, they know homosexuality is an abomination. And I continually reach out to the homosexual communities on this radio show, and I warn them, which ones love? Here you have Obama condemning it behind the backs of the homosexuals but to their faces he's promoting it. I say this to my gay friends out there the ones that continuously nitpick everything I say. Hollywood is promoting immorality and the God of the Heavens in Jesus names is warning you to flee from the wrath to come, yet you have Muslims calling for your execution. If America won't enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that's what you're seeing in America today. Read Leviticus 26 America.
Klayman told WND that the original distortion of the comments was made by writer Andy Birkey of the Minnesota Independent, who headlined a story "GOP-linked punk rock ministry says executing gays is 'moral'."
The ministry wrote to the newspaper to correct the impression, and Birkey noted Dean's statement that, "We have specifically rejected, as all Christians do, the Islamic doctrine, and actual practice, of executing homosexuals. But some have claimed, in effect, that by merely mentioning the execution of homosexuals (as a criminal practice of Islam), on our radio broadcast, we have suggested it for consideration. Obviously this is absurd. The whole point was to contrast the Islamic position with the Christian position. This may not have been as clear as we would have otherwise planned it to be. Live radio is not scripted. But everyone who knows us knows that this is our position because we have stated it consistently for years."
But since the Independent report and its followup, Klayman noted, the original accusation has spread. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune said Dean's comments were "read as advocating executions for gay people," KARE- TV in Minneapolis reported his "controversial statements about gay persons," and the City Pages said Dean "has praised religious extremists who execute suspected homosexuals."...(cont.)
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