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Friday November 10, 2006
01:52 PM

Outing People

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Some liberals like to out gay Republicans. They say that they are justified because their targets are hypocrites. You see, being closeted itself is hypocritial, but more to the point, being a Republican and gay is hypocritical. To them, anyway.

What they, unsurprisingly, do not seem to understand is that in outing anyone they are themselves being hypocritial, since they are the ones who like to talk about how sexual preference is a personal issue. I happen to agree with that, which is why I find laws outlawing homosexual sex to be anathema, and why I also find outing other people against their will to be deplorable.

Recently, Bill Maher -- a bastion of smug and intellectually dishonest hypocrisy -- outed someone on Larry King's live show. CNN responsibly removed that reference from subsequent airings, without comment, but presumably because a. it was a disgusting thing for Maher to do and CNN didn't want to be a party to it by re-airing it, and b. CNN could be sued over it for defamation.

Seriously though, I can't stand Bill Maher. Most of the things he says are simply incorrect, and he is impossible to argue with because he takes the default position that you are an idiot if you disagree with him, and even if he does let you respond, he'll only use it as an opportunity for mockery. He's even worse than Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter, and that's saying something.

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  • I just didn't understand how it was hipocracy for someone to be "gay" but still think that "family values" and marriage should not be same sex.

    They try and come off as the "we tolerate anyone" crowd but they only do that when you agree with their position. The blogs on election night were filled with people that have no idea how to hold a logical argument. You are against "gay" marriage so therefore you are like the Taliban. You base your beliefs on the Bible so therefore you are just as bad as radical mu

  • The person Maher "outed", that wasn't news. His sexuality has been an "open secret", with pundits often referring to him as a "closet heterosexual".

    Secondly, outing is, in my opinion, justified when the person is virulently anti-gay. For example, the recent bombshell of "Pastor Ted" Haggard in Colorado Springs. 100% justifiable. If you are building your mega-church empire largely on the demonization of gays and lesbians, and meanwhile you're getting "massages" from a male prostitute, then outing is a prett

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    --rjray

    • The person Maher "outed", that wasn't news. His sexuality has been an "open secret", with pundits often referring to him as a "closet heterosexual".

      Well, first, I know it has been rumored, but most people had never heard it before.

      Second, it is simply not a matter of fact that Mehlman is gay. There's no evidence of it. At all. Anywhere. It is merely speculation. (Caveat: it could be that some evidence has arisen recently that I've not heard; but I've known about this rumor for a couple of years, and ha