Thursday, November 10, 2005

Camenker embarrasses His Own Children

The Globe finally reports on the Brian Camenker/Article 8/Parents Rights Coalition interview with "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Hat tip to Paul). The Globe, trying to be "fair and balanced" also includes a story about Barney Frank on the "The Colbert Report" however, the Daily Show is more established and popular, I don't think too many people caught Barney. Here's what Brian Camenker's children say about him:

His 17-year-old son says he may have to start wearing a paper bag over his head to Newton North High School. His 19-year-old daughter has forbidden him from ever doing such a thing again.

Camenker's daughter, who is in college, saw the show while at a party with friends. ''She wasn't too happy," he said.

ever in denial Camenker squawks:

Despite being peppered with such questions as: ''Is it hard to stay interested in your wife with temptation out there?" Camenker professed to having come away relatively unscathed.

''I didn't think they treated me that badly," Camenker said. ''They treated me a lot better than I thought they would."

Did he see the same show?
''I don't know why I did it," said Camenker, adding that he had earlier turned down the producers several times. ''They said, 'We promise we'll be fair with you.' So in a moment of weakness, I agreed to do it. If I had to do it over again, I'd be more into the comedy thing of it. I really didn't know. I figured I'd just be myself."
Bone Chilling! But wait, there's more:

Camenker said that while his argument against gay marriage may not have been convincing in the footage that was aired, he may have changed some hearts and minds among the ''25-year-olds from New York City who naturally are all pro gay marriage."

''They were moved by what I said about the subject," Camenker said. ''They didn't use 99 percent of my stuff. But the arguments I said, you could tell they were visibly moved, and that I was saying things they hadn't heard before."

You mean moved to tears from laughing so hard. If the arguments were so "moving" why hasn't he provided a link to Comedy Central on the Article 8's website or Massresistance? And why o' why does he think 25 year olds from New York City were moved? I guess he must be using the same telepathic powers he used when he described the "Love Won Out" conference on the radio (he didn't attend yet he had incredibly vivid descriptions of the what went on) or when he saw "hate in their eyes" at the counter rally in Lexington. Maybe he has super powers! Imagine if you will, Brian Camenker and Amy from Article 8:

Wonder Twin Powers activate...

Form of a homophobe

Shape of Margaret Marshall

Ok, I'm done.


Anonymous said...


Rieux said...

I read Camenker's "25-year-olds from New York City" reference to mean the crew from the Daily Show who filmed his piece. He seems to think he swayed them with his "things they hadn't heard before," which presumably didn't make it to air. His good, persuasive points were censored, you see?

I'd bet heavily that all this was Camenker's own delusion, but anyway....

Anonymous said...

Mr Camenker showed that he has a sense of humor. And he was a good sport about the kidding he got on TV.

But Barney Frank? And the caustic witlessness of Boston Bud? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeesh!


US Representative Barney Frank was not amused.

Frank, the nation's first openly gay congressman, was featured on the Oct. 27 ''The Colbert Report," a recent spinoff of ''The Daily Show." Host Stephen Colbert, the network's answer to Bill O'Reilly of Fox TV, interviewed him for the second installment of a 435-part series called ''Better Know A District."

''To sum up," Colbert intoned, ''you're left-handed, you're Jewish. But there is something else about you. And this is sort of the elephant in the room that I'm not naming, but as a journalist I feel like I have to name it. Um, you're a little overweight."

Colbert then asked Frank if his weight bothered his wife.

''I can honestly say to you whether or not I lose weight is of no concern whatsoever to my wife," said Frank, who though known for his quick wit didn't crack a smile during the interview.

''I was disappointed," said Frank, who called the show ''sub-Three Stooges." ''It was silly. I like political humor, but I found this really strange. His basic interview technique was to pretend he didn't know things. That wouldn't be funny in junior high school."


Frank was less enthusiastic about his interview. ''I really regretted the waste of my time, but even more the waste of TV space," he said. ''Getting younger people to watch who are interested in the issues is important. What a waste to make them think it's all Silly Putty."

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Camenker has SUCH a "great sense of humor", he hasn't even mentioned his stint on The Daily Show. The guy's a lunatic, he was made a national fool. Daily Show has a HUGE following, probably more than Camenker could ever reach.