Sam Joe the Plumber Wurzelbacher famously said the following two stupid things:
People dont understand the dictionary its called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. Its not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that.
Ive had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldnt have them anywhere near my children.
Its my impression after an admittedly unscientific survey conducted with but a cursitory eye that the tv media have been more exercised over the first quotation, and the blogosphere more exercised over the second. Since the second quotation is even more idiotic and dickish than the first, this doesnt speak well for the tv media.