Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post accuses
Sarah Palin of offending homosexuals when she remarked that the author of a
Vanity Fair hatchet job about her was “impotent and limp and gutless.” Marcus wrote,
“The Vanity Fair writer, Michael Joseph Gross, is gay, which makes matters
the stereotype of ‘limp-wristed.’ But whatever the sexual orientation of the
offending reporter, Palin should not have been questioning his manhood.”
Palin had every right to question
his manhood, since he is not a man in the traditional sense and wrote a
cowardly piece. But her remarks were probably directed at his “journalism,”
which Marcus admits was sloppy and full of unverifiable and anonymous quotes.
Nevertheless, Gross was on the CBS News “The Early
Show” with his “revelations.” Host Erica
Hill, who substitutes for Katie Couric on the CBS
Evening News, called the article “fascinating.”
Marcus was more concerned with
Palin’s response to the shoddy
article than with the fact that it was
written by a homosexual journalist with an axe to grind. Palin has long opposed
gay marriage, which makes her an obvious target for homosexuals like Gross.
The Marcus criticism of Palin shows how “sensitive” the Post has become on matters
involving homosexuality. The paper does not tolerate any criticism of the
homosexual lifestyle. It has been a cheerleader for gay rights for years and
of the first newspapers to
run announcements of gay “unions” as if they were marriages.
Four days before Marcus ripped
Palin, another Post columnist, Jonathan Capehart, took
offense at Alveda King for giving an “anti-gay” speech at the Glenn Beck rally in Washington. Under the headline, “The Shame of Alveda King,” Capehart expressed his disgust that she had simply
called for the protection of the sacred institution of marriage between one man
and one woman. Capehart was also offended that King
had talked in favor of the right to life of the unborn.
He suggested these comments were a
disgrace to the legacy of her uncle, Martin Luther King, Jr.
What Capehart didn’t disclose in his column is that he is a homosexual himself. Although he
is out of the closet and even participates in homosexual political events, I am
not aware that the Post has ever informed its readers about Capehart’s conflict of interest in writing about such matters. He is a member of the Post
editorial board but his official
bio makes no mention of his homosexual
The hit piece on Palin was in Vanity
Fair and its author, Michael Joseph Gross, is also out of the closet. Indeed, Gross’s articles more often appear in homosexual
publications like Out and The Advocate. This is where he has done some
revealing journalism. This is where he has some real expertise and good “sources.”
Let’s take a look.
His article, “Has Manhunt Destroyed Gay Culture?,”
has special significance in view of Craigslist closing down its “adult
services” section because of criticism from law enforcement, including
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat who is running for
the Senate. In total, 18 attorneys general wrote an open letter asking Craigslist to take
the section down.
Blumenthal’s assertion that
Craigslist facilitates prostitution and child sex trafficking has generated a
lot of favorable media coverage for him, diverting attention away from his
lying about his military service.
What do we know about Manhunt? It
sounds gross, and Gross is the expert. He reported: “The phrase evokes the
product Manhunt sells: a fix of quick sex—easy in, easy out. To
partake, men market themselves in a style shaped by the site’s profile
template. Profile names, which tend to be histrionically masculine or
graphically sexual, appear next to pictures, usually of a beefcake or X-rated
variety, often with heads cropped out, accompanied by brief, blunt descriptions
of sexual tastes…”
Manhunt.net is a site where
homosexuals officially go for “dating.” It has not been censored in any way. In
fact, it is going great guns, and Michael Joseph Gross uses it. “I have
done practically every stupid thing a guy can do on Manhunt,” he writes.
is called “cruising” in the homosexual community. A homosexual is supposed to
“certify” that he is 18 before going on-line and paying to use the site.
reported that the site makes “at least $2.4 million per month—almost $30 million a year—not counting ad
revenues, and prospects for growth are strong.”
Gross reported that when the Department of Justice under President Bush had
considered requiring proof of age for all Americans who post naked pictures of
themselves online, in order to crack down on child pornography, a link on
Manhunt directed its members to the website of the National Gay and Lesbian
Task Force website for “instructions on how to stop the regulation from taking
the right that gay men are most willing to fight for is the right to cruise
online,” said Gross.
the regulations were warranted. Gross reports, “Last year , a 24-year
veteran of the Norwalk, Conn., police department was arrested for having sex
with two 15-year-old boys and trying to arrange to meet a third—all of whom he found on Manhunt.”
August 2008, as this scandal was building, Manhunt became a “corporate sponsor”
of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP). An official
release from the group, which claims to be fighting child pornography, said
that Manhunt “provides a destination for men to meet each other online
providing safe, friendly and exciting ways to express themselves and to
interact with one another freely.”
didn’t seem so harmless for the boys abused by the gay cop.
A former obscenity prosecutor said, “ASACP seems to be a way
for the porn industry to look like the good guys. However, since providing porn
to children, which internet pornographers do by not
requiring some indicia of adulthood for entry to porn sites, they are guilty of
child abuse, the very crime of which they pretend to be concerned.”
of the founders of Online Buddies,
sponsor of Manhunt, is Larry Basile, a member of the pro-homosexual
Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
Basile is a significant contributor to the Democratic
Party and its candidates, contributing $2,000 in 2008 to the Obama-for-president
other co-founder of Manhunt, Jonathan Crutchley, supposedly
a “liberal Republican,” contributed to the John McCain 2008 presidential
campaign. When the contribution to McCain was revealed, it was so embarrassing
to the left-wing board of Online Buddies that Crutchley was reportedly forced to step down. When McCain returned the contribution, Crutchley was said to be offended and announced he would
support Obama. Crutchley was quoted as saying,
“If John is too good for my money, I’ll give it to
this helps explain why Manhunt will not get the Craigslist treatment from
Democratic politicians like Blumenthal.
Dale O’Leary mentioned the role of Manhunt when she wrote a report documenting
the still-raging HIV/AIDS epidemic in the homosexual community: “While the AIDS
epidemic no longer has media attention, the fact is that the epidemic of
sexually transmitted diseases among MSM [men who have sex with men] continues
unabated. In the 1980’s HIV infection was a death sentence and many MSM
modified their behavior, but with the introduction of antiretrovirals HIV became a chronic disease. MSM experienced condom fatigue and returned to
sex with multiple partners. They seek sexual partners on Internet sites like
Manhunt. They attend circuit parties, at which thousands of men engage in 3-day
orgies of music, sex and drugs. The epidemic is fueled by drugs and alcohol,
including crystal meth, poppers, ecstasy and Viagra. In spite of the risks, MSM
openly solicit partners interested in bare-backing—unprotected anal sex.”
course, Manhunt has a “Manhunt
Cares” section, which advises members to get tested for HIV/AIDS and use
Ruth Marcus of the Post ought to take some time to visit Manhunt (or its
related site, Manhunt Daily), and report back on whether she is offended in any
way by what appears and goes on there. Of course, she knows that any piece she
might write that is critical about the homosexual “dating” community would
offend her colleague Capehart. So it will never make
it into print.