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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 10:33 AM
Response to Reply #42
48. Being gay is not "their sex life".
I believe in the right to privacy from the government.

I also believe in the right of a free press.

These are not at all inconsistent.

And FYI, knowing someone is gay tells you NOTHING about their sex life. I'm gay - what do you know about my sex life as a result of that?

Do you know what I do? Do you know if I even DO anything sexually AT ALL?

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  -Gay Publication "Outs" Anchors (Shepard Smith) Orrin_73  Oct-26-05 09:19 AM   #0 
  - I don't have much of a gaydar  Roon   Oct-26-05 09:24 AM   #1 
  - That's kinda funny  FreedomAngel82   Oct-27-05 12:06 AM   #91 
  - How in the hell can he work for Faux?  Carni   Oct-26-05 09:24 AM   #2 
  - Here's How $$$$$  Yavin4   Oct-26-05 09:55 AM   #41 
  - Wasn't it Hannity he argued with?  FVZA_Colonel   Oct-26-05 05:53 PM   #76 
  - who cares!  sabbat hunter   Oct-26-05 09:25 AM   #3 
  - "Lifestyle"?  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 09:35 AM   #20 
  - yes  sabbat hunter   Oct-26-05 09:39 AM   #31 
     - Did I miss you complaining about the exposure of the CNN anchor's  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 09:53 AM   #37 
     - poor wording  sabbat hunter   Oct-26-05 10:14 AM   #45 
        - Really? You still have time. Every day there are reports about the  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 10:38 AM   #53 
     - Secret....  PageOneQ   Oct-26-05 09:55 AM   #39 
  - It only matters if they are public figures acting against the lifestyle.  porphyrian   Oct-26-05 09:39 AM   #30 
     - "Lifestyle" is a bs word. And public figures expose themselves to public  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 09:55 AM   #38 
        - What word do you prefer, Joe?  porphyrian   Oct-26-05 10:03 AM   #43 
           - What do you call your life?  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 10:04 AM   #44 
              - I call it "my life."  porphyrian   Oct-26-05 10:26 AM   #46 
                 - I understood your post. But if you don't think words that marginalize  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 10:30 AM   #47 
                    - The word "lifestyle" marginalizes gays?  porphyrian   Oct-26-05 10:34 AM   #49 
                       - The word "lifestyle" has been applies to gays for years by anti-gay  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 10:36 AM   #52 
                       - Well, I didn't.  porphyrian   Oct-26-05 10:48 AM   #55 
                       - the word "lifestyle" implies choice  ldf   Oct-26-05 02:06 PM   #58 
                          - What, people don't choose to be gay?  porphyrian   Oct-26-05 11:03 PM   #85 
                          - And more to the point, a trivial choice--  eridani   Oct-27-05 02:27 AM   #94 
                       - I didn't know that either, so thanks for the info  DesertedRose   Oct-26-05 04:20 PM   #64 
                       - Because lifestyle is a choice  tamtam   Oct-26-05 05:53 PM   #77 
  - How can a publication out two men whom EVERYONE already knew  gauguin57   Oct-26-05 09:25 AM   #4 
  - I guess they're just not "out and proud" enough for that magazine.  Fridays Child   Oct-26-05 09:28 AM   #9 
  - I had no idea the faux dude was gay  Carni   Oct-26-05 09:32 AM   #16 
  - I learned Shep was gay years ago, right here on DU!  gauguin57   Oct-26-05 09:36 AM   #23 
  - I knew he was gay, its those false eyelashes that gave it away  Freedomfried   Oct-26-05 09:38 AM   #25 
  - I had no idea he was gay  tamtam   Oct-26-05 05:39 PM   #74 
  - Clearly "everyone" didn't know.  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 09:36 AM   #21 
  - For those of us who never watch TV....  Gildor Inglorion   Oct-26-05 09:47 AM   #33 
  - Well Anderson Cooper was no surprise  AussieDave   Oct-26-05 09:26 AM   #5 
  - I thought Cooper had been out for a long time  DinoBoy   Oct-26-05 09:31 AM   #13 
     - I remember hearing something about it earlier this year  AussieDave   Oct-26-05 09:38 AM   #28 
  - Didn't know Anderson Cooper too. I just saw him in an airport and  Laura PackYourBags   Oct-26-05 09:27 AM   #6 
  - Who cares? It has nothing to do with being a network anchor. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-26-05 09:27 AM   #7 
  - who said it did?  Laura PackYourBags   Oct-26-05 09:28 AM   #10 
  - Did Katie Couric having a huband have to do with being an anchor?  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 09:37 AM   #24 
  - I thought Anderson Cooper was already 'out'  htuttle   Oct-26-05 09:28 AM   #8 
  - Yes. He is discreet, but he was already out  Julius Civitatus   Oct-26-05 09:35 AM   #19 
  - This is LBN?  meganmonkey   Oct-26-05 09:29 AM   #11 
  - GMAB. Anderson's reply to question about his orientation was  bertha katzenengel   Oct-26-05 09:30 AM   #12 
  - WHO CARES?!  mduffy31   Oct-26-05 09:31 AM   #14 
  - the point of outing is to bring hypocrisy into relief -- at least that's  bertha katzenengel   Oct-26-05 09:39 AM   #29 
     - I disagree. We hear news about the personal lives of celebrities  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 09:51 AM   #35 
        - I agree with you. But outing someone doesn't change the double  bertha katzenengel   Oct-26-05 09:55 AM   #40 
           - But it is up to the press to reveal secrets, particularly of public  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 10:35 AM   #50 
           - The only news about it was the potential conflicts of interest  Autonomy   Oct-26-05 05:08 PM   #73 
              - You can see less tabloid trash by not looking at it - but it is protected  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 11:16 PM   #87 
                 - Well, I can't look at it when the TV is smashed into little pieces  Autonomy   Oct-27-05 12:03 AM   #89 
                    - You do? I don't see much of it here on DU.  mondo joe   Oct-27-05 12:06 AM   #90 
                       - I'll starting right now: outing makes me sick. Stop supporting it.  Autonomy   Oct-27-05 12:11 AM   #92 
                          - That's a start. Which other personal reporting are you busy condemning?  mondo joe   Oct-27-05 12:48 AM   #93 
                             - Any that does not have the motive of outing hypocrisy  Autonomy   Oct-27-05 02:22 PM   #96 
           - I agree its a short sighted and unfortunate political choice to out  izzybeans   Oct-26-05 04:41 PM   #68 
              - The "stigmata"?  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 11:18 PM   #88 
                 - no difference. If you like Erving Goffman you say stigma if you like  izzybeans   Oct-27-05 06:53 AM   #95 
  - Uhm... duh?  ErisFiveFingers   Oct-26-05 09:31 AM   #15 
  - Wow! The Shep man is GAY? (eghads!)...  SF Bay Area Dem   Oct-26-05 09:33 AM   #17 
  - Old news. Cooper was already out of the closet.  Julius Civitatus   Oct-26-05 09:34 AM   #18 
  - Shocked. Shocked, I am!  crispini   Oct-26-05 09:36 AM   #22 
  - LOL... yeah. It's a real surprise...  No Exit   Oct-26-05 09:38 AM   #27 
  - Thanks, crispini. I was off to look for the original  Kurovski   Oct-26-05 03:59 PM   #62 
  - these publications which out people I find very offensive  WI_DEM   Oct-26-05 09:38 AM   #26 
  - I find it offensive when being gay is treated like a sacred cow,  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 09:49 AM   #34 
     - I believe in the right to privacy  WI_DEM   Oct-26-05 09:56 AM   #42 
        - Being gay is not "their sex life".  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 10:33 AM   #48 
  - I think the point here is  DemocracyInaction   Oct-26-05 09:45 AM   #32 
  - So even if Shep never did anything personally anti-gay in his life...  hughee99   Oct-26-05 10:53 AM   #56 
  - Should Only Out People Who Assist Homophobic Organizations  JPZenger   Oct-26-05 09:53 AM   #36 
  - Agreed, are we saying that being gay is shameful?  bluedawg12   Oct-26-05 10:42 AM   #54 
  - What do we think of this Bloomberg item? >  Stephanie   Oct-26-05 10:36 AM   #51 
  - I think this is horrid  rhino47   Oct-26-05 10:57 AM   #57 
  - That would probably make a lot of fat guys happy  MADem   Oct-26-05 04:29 PM   #65 
  - Oh ! Rielly  butterfly77   Oct-26-05 02:10 PM   #59 
  - yawn...  SoCalDem   Oct-26-05 02:14 PM   #60 
  - Anderson would be no surprise, but Shep flew under MY radar.  Kurovski   Oct-26-05 03:52 PM   #61 
  - Does it matter?  mutley_r_us   Oct-26-05 04:13 PM   #63 
  - It'll also be nice when you won't have to guess whether  Kurovski   Oct-26-05 04:31 PM   #66 
     - Well that would go hand in hand with what I said.  mutley_r_us   Oct-26-05 04:39 PM   #67 
        - I know. I was just adding details. The secrecy affects everyone,  Kurovski   Oct-26-05 04:54 PM   #70 
  - This reminds me of Will & Grace's outing of Jack to his mom  nini   Oct-26-05 04:45 PM   #69 
  - Yeah well, I know what some will say but Shep was married and to a woman  saracat   Oct-26-05 05:06 PM   #71 
  - Oscar Wilde was married.  QC   Oct-26-05 05:08 PM   #72 
     - True. But that is not the point. Oscar was fairly open in a dangerous time  saracat   Oct-26-05 05:45 PM   #75 
        - it doesn't matter if he doesn't have a personal anti-gay agenda  dwickham   Oct-26-05 06:03 PM   #79 
           - And if you worked for a Republican boss, would that make it  saracat   Oct-26-05 06:22 PM   #80 
              - Faux affiliates aren't equal  dwickham   Oct-26-05 09:51 PM   #84 
              - If you're a public figure, yeah.  mondo joe   Oct-26-05 11:15 PM   #86 
  - So what?  AZBlue   Oct-26-05 05:57 PM   #78 
  - Next in line: John Roberts  oxbow   Oct-26-05 08:15 PM   #81 
  - I think its wrong, and does the cause little good.  WA98296   Oct-26-05 08:25 PM   #82 
  - Agree, drives gays further into closet and perpetuates shame. n/t  bluedawg12   Oct-27-05 02:26 PM   #97 
  - I had a sneaky suspicion, but wasn't fully convinced about Sheppiepoo...  HypnoToad   Oct-26-05 08:33 PM   #83 

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