Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Not all outing campaigns gain traction. A cadre of activist bloggers and alternative-media journalists have been contending for more than a year that another Republican congressman is gay and yet has often voted against gay-rights legislation. Thus far, the mainstream media — both national outlets and those in the congressman’s home region — have declined to report on the campaign, although the effort is common knowledge among political reporters and on Capitol Hill.I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this sort of thing but what the hell is the point of raising David Dreier's case without mentioning his name?
(via MS(obviously in this case)GOP)
It's not like you're being a paragon of virtue by not mentioning it. If anything you've now cause a bunch of folks reading this article to Google and find out about it. If you think it's wrong to "out" people, then you wouldn't do this because, for all intents and purposes, you've actually just outted Dreier to your readers because Google is pretty damned simple.
What is it about the Kool Kidz that causes them to glory in their ability to play the role of censor?
This is quite bizarre in this case because this story probably just outted Dreier for several thousand of MSGOP's readers.