Bradlee Dean: You Can Run But You Cannot Hide
At the end of July this year, Bradlee Dean filed a 50 million dollar lawsuit against Rachel Maddow and MSNBC for defamation. The lawsuit, Dean says, is not about money, even though it’s for 50 million dollars.
Who is Bradlee Dean? Well, he’s founder and director of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International, a Christian ministry that’s non-profit, despite its efforts to get a 50 million dollar profit out of Maddow and MSNBC. He is also a drummer and long-haired rock-n-roller who speaks with uncompromising truth about the gospel of Jesus Christ, like it or not. He graduated from the Institute on the Constitution, even though he paid no attention while there. According to Bradlee himself, his “most rewarding title and position is serving as husband and daddy to four awesome little boys.” To clarify, he is not the husband of the four awesome little boys. He’s just their daddy.
Bradlee also has a radio talk show that is, according to Bradlee, “hard-hitting” and “attacks the hot issues of today.” It also “combats the lies in the media” and “re-establishes the foundations of our country.” Despite the groan-worthy cliches, it is just another right-wing propaganda radio show in a veritable sea of right-wing radio propaganda shows. I listened to it once and it wasn’t even hard-hitting. It was lame and expected and generic. It didn’t attack the hot issues of the day. It attacked gays and Obama, and that was all. Gays and Obama: evil, evil, evil! It didn’t combat the lies in the media either, but simply told its own. However, it DID try to re-establish the foundations of our country by incorrectly insisting that it was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Revisionism at its best.
I’m sure you’ll all be shocked to learn that Bradlee also appears regularly on Fox News. I was so shocked when I found out, I actually dozed off.
On his radio show, Bradlee said this: “Muslims are calling for the execution of homosexuals in America. They themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible, the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than the American Christians…” He then realized what he’d said, raced over to his computer, and put a disclaimer up on his website that read: “We have never and will never call for the execution of homosexuals.” Thinking he was safe, Bradlee went back to being awesome and telling it like it is.
Rachel Maddow, however, being a reporter, had the gall to report what Bradlee said on his show to the whole wide world. This made Bradlee very angry, since it made him look like the hate-filled douche-nozzle he is. He probably even stomped his feet and said, “Gosh darn it!”
And that’s how Bradlee’s ridiculous 50 million dollar lawsuit against Maddow and her employer, MSNBC, came to be. The suit claims that Maddow deliberately ignored Bradlee’s disclaimer, even though she read it live on her show immediately after reading his original statement calling those who want to kill gay people “more moral” than those who don’t. The suit also alleges that Maddow disparaged the stupid way he spells his first name, his funny-looking appearance, and his low standing in the community.
Bradlee’s lawyer, Larry Klayman said this about the lawsuit: “We need more Bradlee Deans in the world, and hateful left-wing television commentators must be made to respect not only his mission but the law.” Translation: “We need more Bradlee Deans in this world, and hateful left-wing television commentators must be made to respect not only his mission [a particular brand of fundamentalist Christianity with a creepy focus on how other people have sex] but the law [except, of course, the Constitutional law guaranteeing freedom of speech and the press].”
The real question is, obviously, whether or not Bradlee called for gays to be killed. I don’t think he did. Even he’s not that crazy. I believe he THINKS they should be killed, though. He just doesn’t have the nards to actually come out and say it. After all, if it’s in the Bible, it must be true, right?
Clearly, if Bradlee is all about anything, he’s all about the Bible—well, except that pesky part about not judging others. Like most right-wing Christians, he skips over that. It’s just no fun, is it, Bradlee?