ABC shocked that average Americans come to the defense of gays

by editor on March 30, 2009

You homophobic Americans just aren’t following the script that ABC News expects you to follow.

Once again, the network’s bigoted “What Would You Do?” program staged a phony scene designed to demonstrate that regular Americans as the worst sort of jerks. They set up their cameras in a sports bar and had two gay actors portray flaming homosexuals. Then they planted planted other actors to heckle them.

Uh-oh. Instead of proving that Americans hate gays, the bars patrons ejected the heckler and defended the gay couple’s right to be in “their” bar.

ABC had suggested anyone who objected to the gay displays of public affection were “intolerant of the gay lifestyle.”

Instead, their hidden cameras proved that the average American will come to the defense of anyone’s whose rights are begin taken away — straight or gay or who knows what.

Now give us a big kiss, ABC, and say you’re sorry.

Heads up from: AP Check

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Administrator March 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

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I have not watched this show in some time, but I did see the very first one and tried to watch one other one once. They were on the same major theme when I had watched it before: trying to show Americans as intolerant. The show is a joke.

We’re the most tolerant country on earth.

sil March 30, 2009 at 11:46 am

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ABC is disgusting. Bigotry is on you ABC

sil March 30, 2009 at 11:47 am

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don’t you love to see abc show a group of christians walking in public flaunting their religion and see how tolerant ppl are to them

Ray March 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

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American media trying to CREATE news? They’ve been doing it for decades. Why are people surprised?

Maneesh March 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm

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You guys are making a bigger deal of this than it is. ABC didn’t have to show this if they didn’t want to—seems like they showed a balanced episode, and gave the facts—people acted considerately towards gays. Not a big deal.

John Sargent March 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm

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Seriously, go f*** yourself ABC.

Dave. March 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

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If anything, this gives me hope for ABC — they presented evidence that contradicted their initial assumptions. I say give ‘em a slap on the back not a kick in the butt!

orlando costa March 30, 2009 at 9:08 pm

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S I gss thy cn gt mrrd nw? h, thy cn’t? Sht th fck p thn.

Ryan March 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm

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While glad that commenters associate a large media corporation with hatred and bigotry, this experiment is, when viewed objectively, well designed and rather unbiased.

I also can’t say that the result at the very least wasn’t a pleasant little surprise.

Inno March 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm

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Uhhh I think I missed the part where ABC was “shocked”. No need to try to fabricate outrage where there is none; here’s something real, Iraq’s planned mass executions of gays:
http://sfist.com/2009/03/30/iraqi_gays_scheduled_for_execution.php

Paul March 31, 2009 at 1:01 am

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If ABC were actively trying to portray Americans as homophobic jerks, why would they broadcast the results of their experiment? The last sentence of the video was “this just goes to show you how lousy that stereotype can be.” ABC reported the results despite the the fact that those results didn’t match their initial expectations. Sounds like journalism to me.

orlando costa March 31, 2009 at 10:48 am

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“S I gss thy cn gt mrrd nw? h, thy cn’t? Sht th fck p thn.”

translation “S I gss thy cn gt mrrd nw? h, thy cn’t? Sht th fck p thn.”

Who stole my vowels? I see, you didn’t like the comment so you vandalized it. very nice. It remains a point that you shouldn’t ignore. The fact that people are likely to stand up for gay couple in distress is irrelevant to the fact that their civil liberties are being encroached upon. Totally irrelevant.

Administrator March 31, 2009 at 10:56 am

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Orlando, yes, you’ve been devoweled. We don’t appreciate cursing.

orlando costa March 31, 2009 at 11:16 am

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It’s interesting how the occasional expletive in day to day conversation is offensive to you and your group but the fact that millions of Americans are being deprived of their civil liberties is not. Why is that? Because when it comes to morality I really feel that something is missing here.

True evil of varying degrees can be successfully described within these guidelines; when a person’s right to choose for themselves is encroached upon. Simple as that.

Funny concept by the way, to be devoweled. good stuff.

Caralynn April 13, 2009 at 3:24 am
donoutjay@yahoo.com April 27, 2009 at 7:18 pm

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I don’t understand the purpose of your post. I watched the video. ABC gave a very positive portrayal of tolerance in a New Jersey bar towards an openly affectionate gay couple. As a gay man, the video gave me hope. Your post, however, states that ABC is homophobic. In what way? If anything, I applause ABC for airing this video.