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Your Asshat of the Week: Pat Robertson

12 June 2009 6:02 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The 700 Club's grand poobah ran away with the Asshat crown this week.

For all the details on how the Alfred E. Neuman of televangelists bested the other challengers in this week's Asshat Smackdown!, read on!

Why he won: Last week Pat put on his Dear Abby hat and answered a question from a distressed 700 Club viewer who was struggling with how to treat her gay son. Pat's answer? To paraphrase: "Your son's probably not a 'so-called homosexual.' Rather, he was probably abused by a male authority figure such as a coach or counselor, so he thinks something is wrong with his sexuality." (You can watch the full video here).

As you can see from the chart below, clearly the coaching and counseling community formed a formidable voting block this week, carrying Pat to a decisive victory.

Just a few write-in votes this week, the most common being Gordon Ramsey and Maggie Gallagher. »

- dennis

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Asshat Smackdown! for June 10, 2009

10 June 2009 3:06 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

You might be familiar with our regular Friday feature, Battle of the Network Gays, where we ask you to crown the Gay of the Week.

You folks seem to enjoy crowning people a lot. Hence our new feature: Asshat Smackdown!

Every Wednesday we'll ask you to select from a current crop of schmucks, jerks, demagogues and harpies to see who is most deserving of the week's coveted Asshat Crown! We'll announce the results right here on the blog on Friday, and that asshat will reign supreme until a new challenger is crowned the following week.

Curious to know more about the challengers this week!? Check them out after the break, and vote for your favorite!

This week's contenders:

1. Pat Robertson. The 700 Club's grand poobah pontificated on the origins of "so-called homosexuals"  and placed the blame on abusive coaches and guidance counselors...

"I am not at all persuaded that »

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