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O’Reilly: US won’t run gay ad; Does McDonalds have Qaeda ad, too?

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Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly insists that there is absolutely no way that a gay-themed McDonalds ad — that has gone viral — would ever run in America.

As Huffington Post noted on Monday, “McDonald’s has released an ad in France welcoming gay people to their restaurants. The spot is titled ‘Come as you are,’ and shows a young gay man eating in a McDonald’s with his father, who doesn’t know his son is gay.”

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Nicholas Graham blogged, “It’s commendable of McDonald’s to display their inclusiveness, but it’s unclear why they felt the need to air such an ad at all. Were French gay people previously feeling unwelcome in McDonald’s?”

A commenter at the Think Progress affiliated Ygleisas blog asked, “Were gay folks waiting for permission?”

Wednesday night, Fox News Channel’s daytime anchor Jane Skinner explained on The O’Reilly Factor that Nathalie Legarlantezec, the Brand Director for McDonalds in France, had issued the following statement: “We wanted to show society the way it is today, without judging. There’s obviously no problem with homosexuality in France today.”

A Queerty blogger observed, “Bill O’Reilly isn’t a stupid man, and he knows that all food advertising isn’t about making your salivate.”

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Sometimes it’s about making you feel welcome, which is what McDonald’s gay ad in France was trying to accomplish. But of course this is a “political” ad, so let’s jump into crazytown with Bill’s rhetorical question, “Do they have an Al Qaeda ad?” No, but there is an Iranian one.

“It’ll never run in the USA,” O’Reilly declared.

Skinner asked, “How do you know it’s not coming to the states? Never say never.”

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O’Reilly then got serious, raised his finger in the air, and shook his head: “No, I guarantee you that will not run here.”

This video is from Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor, broadcast June 2, 2010.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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