This is from Media Matters:
Tammy Bruce is a conservative radio show host who regularly appears on The O’Reilly Factor with host Bill O’Reilly.
Bruce is openly gay, a fact she’s noted on The O’Reilly Factor. Yes, the show does allow openly gay guests.
But a host? Or even a guest host?
Says Media Matters: “Bruce tweeted yesterday that she’s been told she’ll never guest host The O’Reilly Factor because she’s gay. Bruce did not specify whether she had received that message from the network’s personnel, but replied favorably to a fan who responded to her tweet by criticizing the network.
“Bruce’s comments came in response to a follower who told her that she needs ‘to fill in for O’Reilly sometime.’ Bruce replied: ‘I’d love to fill in for O’Reilly, but I’ve been told it will never happen because I’m gay. Go figure…'”
It’s possible she meant she’s been told that by observers, not by the network, but “Messages to Bruce seeking clarification and comment were not returned. Fox News also did not return a request for comment.”
Hmm, sounds fishy. Either way, the questions are:
*Has Tammy Bruce dodged a bullet by not hosting that icky show?
*And how much sympathy are we supposed to have for a conservative gay slash Fox contributor anyway?
Update: Tammy Bruce has now written something clarifying everything and using it as a chance to bash liberals as humorless.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 24, 2012