Liberal CNN Guest Derides Santorum as a 'Homophobe'

Liberal comedian John Fugelsang has appeared for three straight days on CNN's Starting Point as a panel member. Although simply listed as a "political comedian," Fugelsang has offered some outrageous liberal commentary during his time as a CNN guest.

For instance, on Wednesday morning he cracked a joke about Rick Santorum being a "homophobe." He previously called Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) a "rude lunatic" and ridiculed Catholics who follow their church's teaching on birth control.

Is this the type of guest CNN host Soledad O'Brien likes to have on as a regular? Since the beginning of Starting Point on January 4, Fugelsang has appeared on the show six times including three days this week.

When the panel was discussing the Santorum campaign's sale of sweater vests on Wednesday, Fugelsang got his own dig in at the candidate. "As a comedian, I've got to say it's always inspiring seeing homophobes who have a large collection of multicolored sweater vests," he quipped.

Back in January, Fugelsang mocked Arizona's Republican governor Jan Brewer as a "rude lunatic" in light of her conflict with President Obama.

And the comedian has also waded into religious matters, too. Fugelsang is the son of an ex-nun and an ex-Franciscan brother. "I would remind anti-birth control Catholics when God said be fruitful and multiply, there were only two people. Mission accomplished," he lampooned Catholics on February 2.

He took another shot at Rick Santorum 18 days later with his own liberal Christian commentary. "And finally it's worth reminding Rick Santorum and his entire campaign that Jesus never once condemned birth control or gay people, never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes, never defended torture, and never asked a leper for a co-pay."

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014