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Old 03-25-2014, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Who's outraged?. Kinda like when Andy Cooper says "this will make your head explode"...lmfao. What a shill.

Media Matters is a Soros funded organization that swears that the media in this country is biased towards the right. Media Matters has been a joke since its inception.

They need the fake paradigm of hate to be discussed, lest Americans learn the truth about our economy and what's the truth is.

 
Old 03-25-2014, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Didn't people start using, "homosexual" as the preferred PC term as to not offend anyone with words like, "gay". Now "homosexual"l is offensive and "gay" is not? I like word games like scrabble and crossword puzzles as much as the next person but this game seems pretty nonsensical. No?
As a homosexual I can see your point. Yes, both 'gay' and 'homosexual' are FAR from pejorative words.

But the word 'gay' does seem to be a more playful, slangy way to say that you're into the same gender. Whilst 'homosexual' sounds formal, it can be more often used by those who are against it. Homophobes refuse to call gay people 'gay' because, well, they are not 'happy' and they think we bastardised that word. So they often go with 'homosexual' and 'fa*got'.

Fox has used the word 'homosexual' to degrade and insult gays from what I noticed. As I said they probably think the word 'gay' is too nice-sounding, soft and slangy to refer it those they dislike.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I'm not going to say that using the word homosexual is some sort of heinous hate crime, but it is a pretty archaic word, and one who uses it frequently will be assumed to be uncomfortable with people of that description. And the assumption will usually be correct.

Some people don't care about giving that impression (or want to give that impression) about themselves, and they can have at it.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 07:00 AM
 
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This is something stirred up by professional agitators. When I was a kid, it was still normal to call east Asians "oriental." People called me oriental and I referred to myself as oriental. Then one day, oriental is now an offensive word and it just has to stop. It was news to me that it was offensive. Never did I even hear it used in a derogatory way. But now if someone uses the term, they'll get slammed as a racist. It's only this way because there are people out there, like Media Matters, that make a living pretending to be offended about something. Once people stop being offended, they lose their power.
that's one i definitely never understood.

why is 'oriental' horrendously offensive, but 'asian' is not?
 
Old 03-26-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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As a homosexual I can see your point. Yes, both 'gay' and 'homosexual' are FAR from pejorative words.

But the word 'gay' does seem to be a more playful, slangy way to say that you're into the same gender. Whilst 'homosexual' sounds formal, it can be more often used by those who are against it. Homophobes refuse to call gay people 'gay' because, well, they are not 'happy' and they think we bastardised that word. So they often go with 'homosexual' and 'fa*got'.

Fox has used the word 'homosexual' to degrade and insult gays from what I noticed. As I said they probably think the word 'gay' is too nice-sounding, soft and slangy to refer it those they dislike.
Just to note.....much of Fox News isn't news so this wouldn't apply to that portion but the news probably should use a formal description as opposed to slang. This would be a general thing.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 07:10 AM
 
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"Homosexual" is clinical and dated. Do people really not know this, or are they just pretending not to?
 
Old 03-26-2014, 07:11 AM
 
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Think of it this way. If FoxNews were using the term "coloreds" wouldn't that be a red flag? It's the same kind of reaction here./
 
Old 03-26-2014, 07:12 AM
 
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really?



these media matters wackjobs are as deranged as some of the 'fox news!' shriekers on C-D.
And w should care what media matters thinks? I din 't think so!
 
Old 03-26-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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really?



these media matters wackjobs are as deranged as some of the 'fox news!' shriekers on C-D.

Nothing some politically correct term, can't fix to hide the truth.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Texas
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As a homosexual I can see your point. Yes, both 'gay' and 'homosexual' are FAR from pejorative words.

But the word 'gay' does seem to be a more playful, slangy way to say that you're into the same gender. Whilst 'homosexual' sounds formal, it can be more often used by those who are against it. Homophobes refuse to call gay people 'gay' because, well, they are not 'happy' and they think we bastardised that word. So they often go with 'homosexual' and 'fa*got'.

Fox has used the word 'homosexual' to degrade and insult gays from what I noticed. As I said they probably think the word 'gay' is too nice-sounding, soft and slangy to refer it those they dislike.
These are the definitions from dictionary.com, both words in the dictionary refer to people who have a sexual desire to the same sex. So, I fail to see how fox news using the word homosexual is degrading and insulting. As someone else said in a previous post, people need to grow a back bone, this word is not degrading or insulting.

gay

[gey] Show IPA
adjective, gay·er, gay·est. 1. of, pertaining to, or exhibiting sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex; homosexual: a gay couple.

2. of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: a gay organization.

3. having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music. Synonyms: cheerful, gleeful, happy, glad, cheery, lighthearted, joyous, joyful, jovial; sunny, lively, vivacious, sparkling; chipper, playful, jaunty, sprightly, blithe. Antonyms: serious, grave, solemn, joyless; staid, sedate; unhappy, morose, grim; sad, depressed, melancholy.

4. bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments. Synonyms: colorful, brilliant, vivid, intense, lustrous; glittering, theatrical, flamboyant. Antonyms: dull, drab, somber, lackluster; conservative.

5. Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive. awkward, stupid, or bad; lame: This game is really gay.


homosexual (ˌhəʊməʊˈsɛksjʊəl, ˌhɒm-) — n 1. a person who is sexually attracted to members of the same sex — adj 2. of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality 3. of or relating to the same sex
1. of, pertaining to, or exhibiting homosexuality.

2. of, pertaining to, or noting the same sex.

noun 3. a homosexual person.
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