NYT Parrots “Evil Gays” Meme

The New York Times is looking at the “double-edged sword” of campaign donation disclosure laws.  That debate is a worthy one, touching on questions of transparency, privacy and personal safety.  Unfortunately, to make a case for the potential safety concerns, they unquestioningly accept the “Evil Gays” meme promoted by the Yes on 8 campaign.  It insinuates that the opponents of California Prop 8 are the menace to be feared.  Prop 8 was the measure that stripped same-sex couples of the right to marry.

FOR the backers of Proposition 8, the state ballot measure to stop single-sex couples from marrying in California, victory has been soured by the ugly specter of intimidation.

A Web site takes names and ZIP codes of donors supporting the measure and overlays data on a map.

Some donors to groups supporting the measure have received death threats and envelopes containing a powdery white substance, and their businesses have been boycotted.

The targets of this harassment blame a controversial and provocative Web site, eightmaps.com.

  • AS IF passing Prop 8 isn’t itself harassment of the highest order.
  • AS IF the Yes on Prop 8 people didn’t themselves use donor lists before the election to try to extort money from business that donated to NO on 8.
  • AS IF the accusations of haters that the white powder was mailed by their opponents are meaningful in the least (where are the arrests then, NYT?).  Get a clue, NYT: the homobigots blame gays for everything from 9-11 to Katrina.  I’m sure if you asked Ken Starr, he’d blame his hemorrhoids on us too.
  • NYT lists as “intimidation” the boycott of businesses associated with Yes on 8 donors but fails to mention that boycotts are the favorite pass time of anti-gay organizations.  I guess when the homobigots do it, it’s “voting with your wallet”.

    This is a terribly shoddy job by the NYT.  It is never appropriate to buy in to the “Gayz R Eevil” drone of the GOP/haters.  And it’s just plain pathetic that the journalist failed to do his homework.

    Cross-posted at Blue Mass Group.

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