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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:08 PM
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Anchor's comments anger gays, lesbians - Pete Wilson from KGO
SAN FRANCISCO
Anchor's comments anger gays, lesbians
Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer

Thursday, October 12, 2006


San Francisco public officials and leaders of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community are demanding that a prominent radio host and television news anchor apologize for comments he made on the air about nontraditional families.

Pete Wilson, the anchor of ABC's local evening news and host of a radio show on KGO 810 AM, criticized Supervisor Bevan Dufty and his friend Rebecca Goldfader, who are sharing a home and co-parenting a newborn, during a radio broadcast Tuesday.

Their daughter, Sidney, was born last week. Wilson, who said he supports same-sex marriage and lesbian and gay couples raising children, referred to her as an "experiment" because they're not in a romantic relationship.

"The Dufty-Goldfader baby is, in my mind, a travesty," Wilson said during an hour he devoted to the topic on air. "Or a potential travesty. Perhaps that's a better way of saying it."

Later in his show, Wilson said, "At some point there is a limit to how far we stretch the self-indulgent search for the alternative that we have been involved in the last 30 or 40 years in this country."


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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:12 PM
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1. What business is it of his?
"Self-indulgent search for the alternative?" I guess trying to provide a child with 2 parents is self-indulgent? What an asshole!
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:14 PM
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2. He's an idiot!
I used to suffer through that bush-bot's radio show before the Air America affiliate (KQKE) went on the air.

Haven't listened to him since then.

Hope they fire his sorry ass. He could move to Alabamee or somewhere.
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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:17 PM
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3. Pete Wilson...
...is a long time News anchor on KGO. For some reason he insists he is "middle of the road" while all I ever hear him do is apologize for the Bush regime and dis anybody on the left.

This is totally in character for this guy. I don't see why anyone is surprised. His "middle of the road" act is a tired joke.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:42 PM
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4. He had an hour. Did he say anything more perceptive...
>>>>The Dufty-Goldfader baby is, in my mind, a travesty," Wilson said during an hour he devoted to the topic on air. "Or a potential travesty. Perhaps that's a better way of saying it."

Later in his show, Wilson said, "At some point there is a limit to how far we stretch the self-indulgent search for the alternative that we have been involved in the last 30 or 40 years in this country." >>>>>


than this? What the heck is he talking about? The co-parents said to each other " let's stretch the self-indulgent search for the alternative"?

Is it possible they said " we could be good parents together even though we are not sexually involved"?

Is it possible they were right?

Who would be more likely to know, the co-parents or a talk-show/news anchor?
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