Hewett Blasts Donohue for Victim-Blaming

Just how much of an idiot is Bill Donohue? So much that he’s been hammered even by far-right radio host Hugh Hewett after he responded to the Charlie Hebdo massacre by supporting anti-blasphemy laws and blaming the victims for daring to offend religious people.

“Bill, I’ve often agreed with you over the years, because like you, I’m an orthodox Catholic, went to confession on Saturday, Mass on Saturday night,” Hewitt, about a minute into the interview, told Donohue. “I don’t believe, except maybe perhaps vis-à-vis Dennis Prager, I’ve committed any mortal sins in the interim, so I think I’m in good standing with the Church right now. And I have to say I’m appalled, and I’m embarrassed, and I’m urging you to rethink this.”

And then it really went south.

“You blamed the victim before their bodies were cold,” Hewitt accused. “Everyone listening to this show believes that you are blaming the victim before their bodies were cold. It’s deeply embarrassing to me as a Catholic.”

Hewitt also accused Donohue of being a “bully,” of “lying,” of being an “embarrassment” to Catholics. He said Donohue’s comments on the attack on Charlie Hebdo are a “scandal on the church.”

Donohue has been an embarrassment to Catholics for a very long time, actually, and Hewett never cared before.

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  • John Pieret

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer blowhard!

  • Mike Morris

    Donahue does seem to be digging a deeper than usual hate-hole for himself but he is not alone. Many of the usual utter morons are digging faster and farther down to see who can reach the bottom of the asshole/hate/idiot trench. Donahue is deep in there but Gomert, King, Cruz (elder and younger), Palins, Santorum, Huckabee, Jindal and many others are giving him a run for his ignorance and hate.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Hugh Hewett probably had his own story against the victims all ready to go, but when he found that Donohue had beaten him to the punch, he did a 180 degree turn and attacked Donohue instead.

  • Trebuchet

    Donald Trump is also blaming the victims — for not having guns. If they’d just have had guns everything would have been fine.

  • caseloweraz

    If only someone would invent the pen-gun… Then those cartoonists could have plied their mordant* trade at their drawing boards and still been instantly ready to repel terrorists with deadly force.

    What’s that? Safety? . . . . . . . Never mind.

    * I mean this in the sense of “mordant wit.”

  • zippythepinhead

    I may disagree with what Bill Donohue says, but I will defend to his death his right say it.

  • raven

    …morons are digging faster and farther down to see who can reach the bottom of the asshole/hate/idiot trench.

    There is no bottom.

    One does wonder how far down they can dig before people stop paying attention to and believing them. It hasn’t happened yet. Instead some of them have been elected to congress.

    They are a symptom, not a cause.

  • John Pieret
  • Mike Morris

    Megyn Kelly’s rant qualifies as a stopped clock.

  • theguy

    Did Hewett criticize Shitahue for his anti-Semitism?

    Shitahue’s bullshit was the typical “freedom to obey” crap with some bullshit about “personal responsibility” thrown in. Because apparently blasphemy is irresponsible, but challenging people to a fistfight on national TV, (which Shitahue’s done) is responsible.