Octogenarian bastion of hate Pat Robertson has lost his fight to keep his "Gays Aids Ring" comments off the Internet. Guess the world will have to live with his theory that gay people spread AIDS by cutting people with special rings.
Robertson's CBN had tried to remove the video from the Internet, first by claiming copyright infringement and having it removed from Youtube and Dailymotion, then by editing it out of its own rebroadcasts.
RightWingWatch.com, which originally posted the video, filed a counterclaim with Youtube that the video was protected by fair use. Youtube sided with Rigth Wing Watch and has now restored the video.
Here it is, again, in all its evil, misguided glory:
Robertson: You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got [AIDS] they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger. Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.
May it live on the Internet until the day of judgement.