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Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Passion of Ted Haggard

Roger Ailes points out a great story from Yahoo News on everybody's favorite meth-sniffing preacher, Ted Haggard. Seems about the time it started getting around that Ted had been snorting meth off the ass of a gay prostitute, ANOTHER young man - a church volunteer - came to the church fathers with a sad story of Pastor Ted carrying on with him for quite some time.

To make a long story short, they paid the guy off to go away and keep his mouth shut. Fast forward to today, where some wingnut is attempting to whitewash Pastor Ted's legacy (and undoubtedly blame everything on liberals) with one of those pseudo-documentaries the right love so much. The guy gets wind of it, and it so pisses him off that a fuckwad like Ted is being portrayed as the VICTIM that he runs and tells his story to the media.

The best part is the church can't even take any action against the guy for violating the confidentiality agreement because their position is the payoff was "compassionate assistance" rather than hush money. If they sue the guy for blabbing, it's obvious to all concerned that the payoff was indeed hush money and the church looks even worse.

My favorite part of the story was this:

"I think what caused this young man to be a bit aggravated was Ted being seen as a victim, when he himself had experienced a great deal of hurt," [Haggard's replacement, Pastor Brady] Boyd said. "I seriously doubt this man would have come forward if the documentary had not been made."

A spokeswoman for the documentary, "The Trials of Ted Haggard," declined to comment Friday.

Sure looks to me like a wingnut attempt to whitewash history backfired bigtime. The only thing that could possibly make it any better would be for the "documentary" in question to be a production of either Libertas or Breitbart and Company.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Gotta take your adulation where you can get it

Among those who insist Bush did a bang-up job are Vince McMahon and the WWE. This screenshot from their flagship Monday Night Raw program shows the Chimperor being awarded a championship belt. Color commentation Jerry "The King" Lawler referred to Bush as "the Champion of the Troops!" during the broadcast.