Correction: Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg’s comments on February 6 edition of “The O’Reilly Factor” were mischaracterized by author Kevin McCullough in the original version of this piece. The quote used by McCullough should have said, “On the Feb. 6 edition of ‘The Factor,’ Goldberg asserted ‘…there is a strain of bigotry — and that’s the word I want to use — running through conservative America. It doesn’t mean all conservatives are bigots or even that most conservatives are bigots. That’s not what I’m saying. But there is a strain of bigotry, and it goes against gay people, for instance.'” The author mistakenly stated that Goldberg claimed that JC Penney was bigoted against DeGeneres. This is untrue. In his appearance on “The Factor” Goldberg states that some conservatives, not the store, are bigoted against homosexuals.
Responding to an appearance by author and Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg on the February 6 edition of “The O’Reilly Factor,” author, Republican and fellow Fox News contributor Margaret Hoover expressed concern that this year’s CPAC conference in Washington D.C., was crossing a line into an ugly arena. In her mind CPAC 2012 has become an expression of hate.