“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson truly brings out the best in people. He’s much like megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen or that motivational lunatic with the gigantic teeth Tony Robbins in that way, only in the form of a long bearded hick who hates gay people. Take Josh Barro, the political editor for Business Insider, who reacted boldly to Robertson’s anti-gay sentiments. Forget the First Amendment or sticking to your editorial duties. This shit is personal.
“I apologize to all the Christians I oppressed over the years by having sex with dudes. That was very rude of me,” Barro snapped sarcastically on Twitter over the weekend.
Matt McDermott, field director for Lake Research here in Washington, replied, “Apology accepted.”
Barro’s gay sex remarks came in response to Robertson’s beliefs that homosexuality is a sin, but more specifically to thoughts about “cultural elites” from Robert Cruise. Barro, who describes himself as a “crotchety young man” (key word being crotch) posted Cruise’s thoughts on his feed. See below.
By the way, this is exciting… Barro will sub for Abby Huntsman on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” Monday and Friday of this week. Maybe Touré can coax him into talking about his remarks on having sex with dudes or what ought to become of Robertson.
Here’s the story Barro published on Saturday just after 7 p.m. on Robertson. Famous last words: “Imagine all the hate mail I’d be getting if the average Duck Dynasty fan knew how to read,” he baited his enemies on Twitter. Uh oh. By late Sunday afternoon, Barro had a story’s worth of hate mail. One of the more jarring lines he received: “If I were a betting man, I’d wager this guy has never been within three feet of a vagina.”