Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Louis CK v Bill Donohue

BigDumbChimp sent me a link to this Youtube video of Louis CK on the Opie and Anthony show with Catholic League president and first class windbag Bill Donohue. Louis confronts Donohue about a press release he wrote condemning his HBO show as terribly immoral because one show had a storyline where Louis didn’t want to get his wife pregnant until they figured out a way to make her have more consistent orgasms. He asked Donohue why that was anti-Catholic. He said that he writes all his own press releases, but didn’t remember saying that. So they read the press release to him and he dodges and obfuscates and avoids ever answering the question. Donohue is an utter buffoon and they showed that to the world in brilliant scope. Video is below the fold.


  1. #1 tacitus
    February 24, 2007

    Awful show, but nice smackdown (not that Donahue will pay the slightest bit of notice).`

  2. #2 doctorgoo
    February 24, 2007

    This dude is supporting the Danish Mohammed cartoons? Sure, he’s for free speech when it comes to other religions. But if anyone ever said anything negative about Catholics or Christians in general, then he’d be all over it claiming persecution.

    What a moron.

  3. #3 RickD
    February 24, 2007

    Donohue clearly never watches the show and simply signs off on whatever memo is put on his desk.

  4. #4 raj
    February 24, 2007

    At one time, the Catholic League was useful. It has outlived its usefulness–except as a source of income for Donohue.

    And to help fill up time for 24/7 pseudo-news channels. No news, all the time.

  5. #5 MJ Memphis
    February 25, 2007

    “At one time, the Catholic League was useful.”

    Really? Out of curiosity, what has it done that was useful? r

  6. #6 raj
    February 25, 2007

    Early on, the Catholic League reportedly battled anti-Catholic bigotry–of which there was quite a bit. Now, not so much.

  7. #7 raj
    February 25, 2007

    Actually, I should have been more expansive. The anti-Catholic bigotry was actually anti-immigrant bigotry. Anti-Irish and anti-Italian immigrants, which was interpreted as being anti-Catholic. It was actually more anti-immigrant (“no Irish need apply” signs) than anti-Catholic, but the religious bigotry was how it was spinned.

  8. #8 Chris Berez
    February 25, 2007

    I love the Opie and Anthony show, even despite their previous wars with Don and Mike. Louis CK is on O&A all the time, and always funny. This is fantastic.

  9. #9 MJ Memphis
    February 26, 2007

    I am aware of the discrimination you’re talking about. However, I think the Catholic League wasn’t actually founded until 1973, when there weren’t many “no Irish need apply” signs to be found. And also, I can’t recall them ever siding against Republican positions, even when they clashed with official Catholic positions. So my instinct is to assume they are just Republican shills, and I am genuinely curious to know if they have ever actually done any specific useful thing.

  10. #10 raj
    February 26, 2007

    MJ Memphis | February 26, 2007 08:25 AM

    I had been led to believe that the CL was much older than that, but, according to Wiki, you’re correct. I withdraw my remark.

  11. #11 Kristine
    February 26, 2007

    Okay. So the next time someone on the right says, “but you’re taking that out of context!” (they say this all the time!) we jump on them for “moral relativism.” Geez.

    They want to have their cake and not let others eat it, too.

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