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October 26, 2006

All Sorts Of Stuff About The Fake-Blog Stop Sexual Predators

First, it appears that HRC only "investigated" this matter due to a threat from Stop October Surprises:

clean about its role in this Republican gay outing campaign, it will be exposed on Friday:

Open letter to Joe Solmonese:

It is your responsibility to rid the HRC of the SSP gang. It is important for you to do so; doing nothing is connivance.When I started this pursuit (or stumbled in), I knew nothing of the HRC or its mission. I am now thoroughly aware of how many people rely on the HRC to forward the rights of the LGBT community. Underhanded tactics of a few not only tarnish the organization but also its mission.

If you do not act, I will. Friday is your deadline or I name names.gtl

Update: So who’s calling? The MSM (main stream media), that’s who.

That post is now replaced by this one, which simply notes what we now all know, that HRC claims to have dismissed the employee.

Well, that's not all he says:

There is more to this story... It seems to me that the HRC has more work to do in this matter, and I communicated that message to Brad Luna.

A follow up post entitled "Next" says there's more than one guy involved in this:

I know there is more here and I've asked the HRC to come 100% clean. I am waiting patiently, but my patience is wearing thin...


Why don't you nice folks at the HRC do the right thing and get rid of the conspirators? -Emphasis added.]

SSP: Come on, the offer stands, we can meet at Prontos.

I'm told that Protos is a restaurant in the Royal Oak area. I think I was told it's specifically a gay bar.

The Washington Times has a bit on this, crediting me as a "sleuth" who traced the blog to Royal Oaks, Michigan. Which isn't true, and I did write back to let them know that, that it was the commenter MikeZ or "Tommy" who did that, with a minor assist by me (i.e., suggesting he just buy the full version of SiteMeter to get the full IP). So I did attempt to correct.

A blog reader/commenter has more on this, and thinks he knows the identity of the SSP cat (as SOS does, too), but hasn't given me enough to run with it. I think I actually might have gotten an incomplete version of his data and analysis.

More... The New York Times, which couldn't seem to get enough of this story previously, has a very brief, minor bit about the revelation of the skullduggery behind the SSP site, and can't help itself but to put the focus again where it belongs:

In the aftermath of the scandal, the creator of the sex predators Web site declined requests sent by e-mail to identify himself. Instead, he posted a message urging the news media to ask questions about “when the Republican leadership knew about it, what they did, how they were connected, what favors took place, etc.”

The posting continued: “The true hero here is the page who reported the e-mails in the first place.”

Yes, whatever we do, let's keep our eyes on the ball and only use our journalistic resources to dig into the important questions.

Note that the MSM went wild with the utterly-irrelevant disclusure that Foley had had sex with an adult priest. I say "irrelevant" because this obviously proves no pedophilia on Foley's part, which is the bad act justifying the inquiry. The fact that one closeted gay had sex with another closeted gay is irrelevant, unless you believe, as the MSM seemed to for a few days, that gay sex between consenting adults was reason for outrage as well.

On the other hand, the SSP disclosures are directly related to the actual story. And yet the MSM has no real interest.

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