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May 22, 2003

Why we need Atrios. The economical and devastating last line of this is why. Long may he wave. [11:28 PM]
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Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: May 23, 2003, 01:16 PM:

Well, but except it could be argued that the sentence is incorrect. The fellow in question didn't say being called gay was revolting; he said he found the tactics, i.e. spreading (possibly false) rumors revolting. It is a fine point, I agree, but going from someone saying 'I find these tactics revolting" to "I find being called gay revolting' makes me twitch.


Atrios ::: (view all by) ::: May 23, 2003, 10:19 PM:

The only rumors about him are that he's gay. The only tactics is that an alt-weekly publshed an article pointing that out. So, that's the revolting tactics - calling a spade a spade.

He's been outed before, so it isn't as if this is even new information. IN addition, he's quite out in D.C. - he goes out publically with his boyfriend and goes to gay bars with his also gay chief of staff. All of thse things are fodder for your typical Lloyd Grove column - if there wasn't such a double standard on these issues.

If people want to argue that it's no one's business who a politician is sleeping with - man, woman, or dog - well, okay, go ahead - but I rarely see that standard enforced anywhere in the media.

Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: May 23, 2003, 11:14 PM:

Atrios: Ah, I didn't know those things about him. And yes I would prefer that we leave alone who people sleep with. Except for me, you can tell me of course. But as you say...