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10/18/2012

CNN's Costello *really* got under Bryan Fischer's skin

by Jeremy Hooper

Remember that interview where CNN anchor Carol Costello noted just one of the thousands of unbelievable claims that have come out of Bryan Fischer's mouth (in this case, his claim about only gays being savage enough for Hitler), leading him to go off on a talking-over-her tirade that eventually led to an abrupt end of the appearance? Yeah, well—it's bothered the incendiary AFA personality like few other things have:

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A few things. (1) What set him off was her noting his own verbatim quote. (2) The dry fact that CNN even booked him shows that they were interested in getting his point of view. (3) Even if his railing on was cut off as the interview was already wrapping up, the anchor has no control over that. And most pertinent, (4) Virtually every LGBT activist I know would've liked to have seen the appearance go on even longer so that Carol Costello could have read the American public even more of the jaw-droppingly offensive things off which Bryan has built his national profile.

The truth is that Bryan, who dishes like a cafeteria worker with an extreme anti-LGBT obsession, finally met an anchor who wanted him to take a little bit in return. True to his movement's form, it was his own words read back to him that set him off. So telling.

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