Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Sponsored Content: GenBiz GenBiz GenBiz

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





























































« Stay Classy, Atlantic Monthly: Atlantic's Bitch-Blogger Andrew Sullivan Puts Out "Fred Thompson Is A Faggot" Rumor | Main | The Conservative Soul: How Jim Geraghty Wants To Get It Back »
July 12, 2007

Ah, So That Was What Glenn "Ultimate Patriot" Greenwald Was Hinting At

The idiotic fart of a post in which he basically called Instapundit and other pro-war pundits homos was very much about Thompson's sexuality.

I've written a fair amount recently about the media's obsession with the faux-masculinity of GOP candidates in general, and the tough-guy military persona of Fred Thompson in particular, and don't have all that much to add about that specific topic at the moment.

The post went on to note Chris Matthews' kinda-gay fawning over Thompson, which, to be fair, was kinda weird, I have to admit.

Put that together with this piece...

Last week, in response to Michael Moore's request that Thompson debate him over health care, Thompson -- showing what a tough guy he really is -- filmed a forty-second You Tube video where he smoked a cigar and told Moore to check into a mental hospital. Chris Matthews had Mark Halperin on his show (who, it is always worth noting, was until recently the Political Director of ABC News and is now at Time) to giggle like sixth-grade boys high-fiving each other after the cool kid they are desperate to be near (played by Thompson) unleashed some adolescent prank on the nerdy kid in the corner...

His posts continue to insinuate that if you like Fred Thompson, you must, in some way, be either a closeted gay or clueless gay who just hasn't figured out yet that he digs on manroot.

Now, the Fred Thompson gay thing has been percolating on the left and amongst gays for some time, and as Greenwald himself percolates in both groups, I'm pretty sure he's heard the gossip from his fabbo military sources at the Club Copacabanga in Rio. So why does he keep hitting this particular theme? Is it just coincidence? Or is he even more passive-aggressive than even the queen of passive-aggressive slander, Andrew Sullivan?

And on that: perhaps the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic would like to know the sewers his gay-gossip-gravevine blogger is taking his respected magazines into.

Is the publication of unsourced gay rumors now part of The Atlantic's traditions? Will they allow Andrew Sullivan to do to them what he did to The New Republic, i.e., turn a respected, serious magazine into a cheaper, tawdrier knock-off of The Gay Blade?

Can we expect to see Hillary Clinton's long, long, long-rumored lesbianism to be discussed in the new gay rumor blogs as well?

Don't you think the owners of this magazine have more of an interest in protecting the institution's reputation than allowing Andrew Sullivan free reign to peddle libelous gossip even Hustler wouldn't touch?

Perhaps they should be informed what is being written in their name.

Or did they actually consult with Sullivan on how this gay-grapevine hit could be massaged into being vague enough to be non-libelous?

I'd like some answers. Think we'll get any?

If You're An Atlantic Subscriber... please take the time to write the Atlantic and ask them if this now represents the magazine's editorial standards -- fag-bashing rumors that even Larry Flynt shies away from. And make sure to sign your name and address and note you're an Atlantic subscriber.

They sort of owe you answer. You are, after all, a customer.


digg this
posted by Ace at 01:02 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman: ">>>Why do they have farms, cattle ranches, and wat ..."

Ben Had: "WeirdDave, did you find a soil hauler? ..."

San Franpsycho: "I have no interest in partition, I have interest i ..."

Riptide: ""Civil ear".... brought to you by those with dual ..."

Lost In Space: "Taco Bell Painting. I agree with Weird Dave, that ..."

Count de Monet: "No, I typed coffee cans and meant coffee cans. If ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: "Weegars play football? ..."

bonhomme[/i][/i][/i][/b][/b][/b][/s][/s][/s][/u][/u][/u]: "Hooooo boy. NY has dipped its toes into making ..."

Aetius451AD Work Laptop: "Is everything about boobs with you? I'm not compla ..."

bonhomme[/i][/i][/i][/b][/b][/b][/s][/s][/s][/u][/u][/u]: "Hooooo boy. NY has dipped its toes into making ..."

Count de Monet: "the coffee cans glued to the front end look odd. ..."

Tonypete: "Just ran across this verbiage when reviewing a doc ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64