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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #80
84. Faux affiliates aren't equal
but he doesn't work for a Faux affiliate--he works for the Faux News Channel or whatever the name is

I do feel if you're gay or whatever, and your job hurts your community, then yes, your private life is fair game

Do you think it was fair to out one of Rick Santorum's staffers?

This wasn't some entry level worker but one of his advisors who assists his office in formulating policy


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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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