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So now we know why gays use jewelry.
Posted by Ricardo on August 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM · Report this
Brooklyn Reader 2
Oh, Dan... tsk, tsk...

Nice thought, pressuring CBN to drop crazy ol' Pat, but there's one little problem:

It's his network. He's the founder and his son is CEO.

How about pressuring cable companies to drop CBN? At least that's actually possible.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on August 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM · Report this
matt 3
Pat Robertson is 83.

You're Gonna Die Soon: http://youtu.be/UPiFhjCxXpk
Posted by matt on August 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM · Report this
Alanmt 4
He seems to be confusing gay people with the Borgias, or maybe the Bene Gesserit with their gom jabbar. Time for another dementia screening/mental health evaluation?
Posted by Alanmt on August 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 5
@3,

Evil never dies.
Posted by keshmeshi on August 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM · Report this
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Maybe when CBN's audience stops being insane old bigots, maybe then they'll get somebody else.
Posted by GermanSausage on August 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM · Report this
Dougsf 7
Sure he's old, but... I dunno, I'm going with syphilis.
Posted by Dougsf on August 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM · Report this
NotSean 8
@2
Apple fired Jobs.
MensWearhouse fired Zimmer.
VanHalen fired Roth.
Posted by NotSean on August 27, 2013 at 12:36 PM · Report this
Posted by meanie http://www.spicealley.net on August 27, 2013 at 12:42 PM · Report this
T 10
There's few people whose death I will cheer. Pat Robertson's is one of them.
Posted by T on August 27, 2013 at 12:43 PM · Report this
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@8, and then installed Eddie's son Wolfgang as CEO. Or something...
Posted by California on August 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM · Report this
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He's either incredibly stupid or an intentional liar. The cable companies should drop him, but I'm sure there would be outraged cries of "censorship" if they did. The problem is that there are enough uninformed, credulous viewers who believe his lies so that they'll be perpetuated, filtering down through the murk of Christianist/right-wing/paranoid/conspiracy theorist ranks to poison the public discourse. He really should be prosecuted, but I don't know what grounds could be found for a suit.
Posted by Calpete on August 27, 2013 at 12:57 PM · Report this
Leishalynn 13
WWJD?
Posted by Leishalynn on August 27, 2013 at 12:57 PM · Report this
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I really wasn't expecting "Pat Robertson Is An Insane Old Bigot" to appear in the news as a headline.
Posted by DRF on August 27, 2013 at 12:59 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 15
It's kind of badass ninja super spy. The AIDS Death Ring. When these guys look at the gays, they see Jason Bourne. That fabulous apartment in "The Bourne Identity" gave it away.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on August 27, 2013 at 1:01 PM · Report this
lolorhone 16
There was a comedian- I don't recall who- who told this joke about Jesse Helms years ago. I remember it verbatim and it could certainly be applied here, just swap out the names...

"You know how newscasters always refer to people's "untimely death"? When's a good fucking time to die? Unless we talking about Jesse Helms. Then it would be like "Senator Jesse Helms died earlier today and it's about goddamn time."
Posted by lolorhone on August 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM · Report this
knobtheunicorn 17
@8 and Christians Jesus.
Posted by knobtheunicorn on August 27, 2013 at 1:29 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 18
Really? Secret AIDS-transmitting decoder rings?

How does he even come up with this shit?
Posted by Reverse Polarity on August 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM · Report this
AFinch 19
@16 - Robertson and Helms are definitely soulmates.
Posted by AFinch on August 27, 2013 at 1:49 PM · Report this
SpecialBrew 20
Oh I don't know, secret rings and deadly handshakes has such a de Medici sinister sense to it!
Much more dramatic that the actual reason so many people in SF are HIV positive: gay men like to have lots of bareback sex.
Oh, and do meth!
Posted by SpecialBrew on August 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM · Report this
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@8, Mens Wearhouse and Apple were both public companies. They are run by their shareholders. CBN is not. On purpose.

And Roth didn't run Van Halen. The Van Halens do.
Posted by K on August 27, 2013 at 2:03 PM · Report this
Knat 22
Yup, he sure is. But everyone knows that already, apparently even his co-host (who is not much better).
Posted by Knat on August 27, 2013 at 2:05 PM · Report this
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"...now they say it may be sexual contact.”

May be? What year is Robertson telegraphing this from? Modes of transmission have been pretty much understood for quite some time Patrick.
Posted by hal on August 27, 2013 at 2:36 PM · Report this
saxfanatic 24
@2, 8 et al: I don't want him dislodged from CBN, I want him fired from Christianity. Surely Christianity is publicly traded. How are these things done?
Posted by saxfanatic on August 27, 2013 at 2:51 PM · Report this
Corylea 25
Dear Mr. Robertson,

Jesus just called. He said to tell you you're NOT one of his!

Sincerely yours,
Your Secretary
Posted by Corylea http://corylea.com/ on August 27, 2013 at 3:32 PM · Report this
Fnarf 26
And now for my periodic reminder that Pat Robertson is not evil because he says crazy things: he is evil because he is complicit in mass murder and child soldiers in Liberia and nearby places, where he has extensive gold and diamond mining interests with his good buddy Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia and convicted war criminal, currently residing in a British prison on a 50-year sentence for, among other things, rape and murder. Robertson should be there with him.

Blood diamonds? That's Pat Robertson, using money raised by his "church". Here's what you get when you go in with Charles Taylor:
amputations with machetes -- some carried out by child soldiers forced to do so [...]

Witness TF1064 was forced to carry a bag containing human heads [...] On the way, the rebels ordered her to laugh as she carried the bags dripping with blood. Upon arrival, the bag was emptied, and she saw the heads of her children [...]

When ordered on a food-finding mission to rape an old woman they found at a farmhouse, the boy [age 12] cried and refused, for which he was punished
If there is a hell, Pat Robertson is going to roast in the hottest part of it next to people like Jim Jones. He's not just a hateful liar and a bigot like Jerry Falwell, he's complicit in mass murder.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on August 27, 2013 at 4:37 PM · Report this
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I personally appreciate Pat Robertson just for the freak-show entertainment value he provides.
Posted by floater on August 27, 2013 at 5:58 PM · Report this
Brooklyn Reader 28
@12 There's like a zillion "Christian" channels. I only watch over-the-air tv, but there has to be close to 20 broadcast channels here in "God-less" New York devoted to evangelical nonsense. All the cable carriers have to do is replace CBN with one of their multitudinous competitors. Yeah, some of them are in Korean or Chinese or Spanish, but there are enough in English that they could find one less screwed up than grampa Pat's nutfarm channel.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on August 27, 2013 at 7:07 PM · Report this
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@15: "Why won't Jesse Helms just hurry up and die, why won't Jesse Helms just hurry up and di-i-i-i-i-i-i-ie...."
Posted by Hanoumatoi on August 27, 2013 at 7:09 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 30
@12: "either incredibly stupid or an intentional liar"

Either?

And "The cable companies should drop him" they wouldn't.
Posted by undead ayn rand on August 27, 2013 at 8:17 PM · Report this
NotSean 32
@8 I get your point: Seemingly all-important figureheads do, sometimes, get removed - when the circumstances are right. FWIW: Jobs returned to Apple. Roth returned to VanHalen. Zimmer will soon be making me like the way I look (guaranteed).

You gotta concede @2's approach is more likely to succeed. Getting cable companies to discontinue hateful and dangerous misinformation ...

Here's how: You know Robertson is ooooold school... and, like Paula Dean, he probably is a bit casual with the old racist lingo. I'd suppose it wouldn't be hard to catch him off-air talking about how much/little income the CBN gets from the 'darkies' or whatever epithet he learned when he was just an adolescent hate-monger.

As for his death...
...who's taking bets on the inevitable 'big hypocrite' reveal 1 week later?
Will it be a gay lover? ... lovers?
A mutiracial love child?
Deeply shady business deals?
Or a detailed ledger of his brothel visits?

Posted by NotSean on August 27, 2013 at 9:13 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 34
@31: Interesting theory. Any blog/book that covers it in more detail?
Posted by undead ayn rand on August 28, 2013 at 6:42 AM · Report this
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I just called the switchboard, and their media department explains it this way:

The story is that Pat was at some event, many years ago (no details on that). At the event were "trained security officers" who warned him that there are gay activists who were deliberating trying to infect people with the ring cutting thing.

So Pat is not the source of the bullshit. He is just - repeating - some bullshit that SOMEONE said.

That someone would think that is worth sharing on the air to millions...beyond me.
Posted by gordonburkholder on August 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM · Report this
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@35--He may not be the source of the bullshit in the sense that he made it up with his own imagination. He is the one who made this claim on a popular cable network.
Posted by clashfan on August 28, 2013 at 7:04 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 37
@35: "The story is that Pat was at some event, many years ago (no details on that). At the event were "trained security officers" who warned him that there are gay activists who were deliberating trying to infect people with the ring cutting thing.

So Pat is not the source of the bullshit. He is just - repeating - some bullshit that SOMEONE said."

He's both.
Posted by undead ayn rand on August 28, 2013 at 7:32 PM · Report this

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