Yesterday the Internets went crazy over Pat Robertson‘s highly offensive comments that murderous gay people in San Francisco have special rings that cut unassuming people when they shake hands. These rings, according to the octogenarian televangelist, then transmit the HIV/AIDS virus into the open wound.
Robertson’s people cut that portion from the video they post daily to his “700 Club” website, and quickly forced YouTube to remove a copy that included his hateful and ignorant remarks that Right Wing Watch had uploaded — totally under their right to report news and the fair use policy.
Robertson’s publicist also sent a few publishers an explanation from Robertson, in which he claimed he was talking about “years ago,” not now, and claimed his remarks were not “meant as an indictment of the homosexual community.”
Oh, and he also claimed that “certain AIDS-infected activists were deliberately trying to infect people like me.”
Here’s a shorter version of the video, which of course leaves out context, making it all the worse for Robertson and his Christian Broadcasting Network.
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