Breitbart Resigns From GOProud Board Over Outing Of Perry’s Strategist

Last week, Jimmy LaSalvia of conservative gay group GOProud called Rick Perry‘s gay strategist Tony Fabrizio a “faggot” for working as the strategist in Rick Perry’s campaign—a campaign that aired an unapologetically homophobic ad.

But now Huffington Post co-founder and GOProud advisory board member Andrew Breitbart (the man who released pictures of Anthony Weiner’s privates over the Internet and destroyed Shirley Sherrod’s career with a spurious claim of racism) is outraged that GOProud might have vindictively outed Fabrizio over Perry’s ad.

As a result, Breitbart has resigned from GOProud’s advisory board as of this morning.

Meanwhile, LaSalvia still hasn’t apologized for calling Fabrizio a faggot. GLAAD, you wanna get in on this?

Here’s Breitbart announcement:

“It is with sincere regret that I announce I must step down as a GOProud advisory member. On numerous occasions I have spoken with [GOProud leaders] Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron of the significant impact the practice of ‘outing’ had in my evolution from the political left to the right. I was under the absolute impression that both agreed. I have a zero tolerance attitude toward the intentional infliction of vocational and family harm by divulging the details of an individual’s sexual orientation as a weapon of political destruction.

“As an ‘Advisory Board member’ I was not consulted on this extreme and punitive act. Clearly, there are more productive means to debate controversial ideas and settle conflicts. Therefore, I cannot in good conscience stand with GOProud. I still stand by gay conservatives who boldly and in the face of much criticism from many fronts fight for limited government, lower taxes, a strong national defense as well as the other core conservative principles.”

Because if there’s one thing Andrew Breitbart stands for, it’s principles!

Strangely, his principle are okay with GOP’s openly bashing other gays for political gain. But when it comes to outing a gay person behind an anti-gay campaign, it’s “zero tolerance.”

Meanwhile, GOProud contends Fabrizio was already openly gay and that the only thing they outed was his hypocrisy:

We would never intentionally out anyone. However, in the case of Tony Fabrizio, top pollster and chief strategist for the Presidential campaign of Texas Governor Rick Perry, we did not believe there was any question about his sexual orientation nor did the reporters who called us to ask about his involvement in Perry’s anti-gay campaign strategy. Questions about an individual’s sexual orientation should obviously be answered by that individual.

The fact that a conservative gay organization that supports anti-gay candidates is now fighting an ex-board member and an anti-gay gay person puts the cherry on our schadenfreude sundae.

Images via Neon Tommy, Mark Taylor

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  • ChiGuy76

    Question for debate: Is Mr. Breitbart “pot” or “kettle” in this little spat?

  • Eric

    That’s like one prostitute calling another prostitute a whore.

  • FreddyMertz

    @Eric: Well I never!…I prefer escort.

  • Joe B.

    What’s with these GOProud guys needing straight people on their advisory board? What’s that about? Can’t they handle their affairs on their own?

  • hf2hvit

    @Joe B.: How? They can’t even handle being queer.

  • Jarrod

    @Joe B.: I believe that Mr. Breitbart is a well known fan of the cock as well.

  • Andy

    As much as we hate GOProud… they did the right thing this time.

  • Joetx

    @Jarrod: What? Since when?

  • Dan

    You should always out anyone involved in politics or religion – keeps them honest. Otherwise you end up with self-loathing closeted governors running for president or worse.

  • jason

    Andrew Breitbart appears to be a psycho-babbling air-head who needs a hair-cut.

    As for his so-called outrage at the outing of Tony Fabrizio, if only Andrew would show a similar level of revulsion towards those Republican Party candidates who seek to turn us into second-class citizens.

  • Robert in NYC

    Classic republican hypocrite. He’s the one who brought down Anthony Weiner so that a republican could take his seat in the last local election in Weiner’s district. Although Breitbart is married with children. I’ve always had a gut feeling that he likes the men. I find it odd too that Anne Coulter is also on GOProud’s board. Shows just how self-loathing many of them are. She thinks gay people are sick. Doesn’t that tell you something about these gay republicans?

  • Breitbart's Buddy

    Ya know, I get so sick of the term “self-loathing” being thrown around among the gay community. Is a black guy who didn’t vote for Obama “self-loathing”? Is a woman who didn’t vote for Hillary “self-loathing”? No, of course not, but show me a gay man who doesn’t tow the liberal line, and he’s automatically labeled “self-loathing”.

    Andrew Breitbart should be applauded for his stance on what happened, not demonized, but the gay community is filled with such snark and cynicism they can’t seem to get past the bitch-slaps and appreciate an ally.

    And for the record, he’s not gay, so stop projecting your fantasies on him.

  • David Ehrenstein

    @Breitbart’s Buddy: You’re tired of the term “self-loathing”? I’m tired fo self-loathing bottom-feeders like you.

    As for Breitbatshitcrazy’s sexuality I shudder to think.

  • Cam

    Of course, because they will lose all of the panicked closet cases who give them cover and help them harm gay rights causes if they realize their hypocrisy will be exposed.

  • Breitbart's Buddy

    @David Ehrenstein: I’m far from self-loathing, I just don’t think of my sexuality as my identity, as most gay men do. And your childishness in calling him “Breitbatshitcrazy” speaks volumes about how mentally mature you are. Sounds like something Michael Moore would say.

  • Jason

    @Breitbart’s Buddy: LOL, yeah, Breitbart is an ally of the gay community, and Yassir Arafat was secretly a Jew.

    And as Breitbart’s Buddy said, you’re a bottom feeder, who’s entire openly gay existence is made possible by the work of the so-called gay left, so honestly STFU.

    It would be one thing for a gay man to support a Republican like Alan Simpson or Susan Collins or even Ron Paul whose libertarian views pushed him to vote to repeal DADT, but its another thing to kiss Breitbart’s disgusting ass like gayscum (TM) like you do.

  • Libertarian Larry

    @Cam: Are you actually making the statement that people infiltrate GOProud in an attempt to ambush gay rights? Funny, funny, funny. Rather than giving yourself so much credit for being that insightful, perhaps you should instead seek out professional help for megalomania.

  • Breitbart's Buddy

    @Jason: If you knew anything about Breitbart, you’d know he is a staunch defender of gay people, gay rights, etc., and no, it’s not because he’s a closet ‘mo like most of you would like to believe, it’s because he’s a man of decency and high standards, which is why he stood up for someone WITHIN THE GAY COMMUNITY. I mean, what part of that don’t you get? He was defending a gay man he believed had been wrongly outed. He thinks that’s wrong. Whether you believe it’s wrong or not, you have to give the man credit for sticking to his morals—morals which side with gay people.

  • tookietookie

    A woman who didn’t vote for Hilary Clinton is self-loathing, actually, since you asked.

    I side with the person in the picture at the top of this post whichever one of the people we’re talking about that picture is. But not the other guy with the frizzy hair.

    This resignation business seems X-treme!

  • randy

    @Breitbart’s Buddy: Decency and high standards? LOL! The guy makes a living by deliberately portraying Democrats in a false light.

    Of course he’s against outing, because about the only people who vote against gay rights are are secretly gay are republicans. You don’t see any democrats doing that. So he’s against a policy that would only hurt his side. That’s not courageous — it’s cowardly. Furthermore, he has no problem doing whatever to destroy a liberal’s reputation, as evidenced by Shirley Sherrod (who is currently suing him), and his promising not to show Weiner’s crotch photos — and then spreads it all over the internet.

    As for his “decency,” these are his own words: ”
    “I’m under attack all the time,” he said. “The call me gay. There are death threats… There are times when I’m not thinking as clearly as I should, and in those unclear moments, I always think to myself, ‘Fire the first shot. Bring it on.’ Because I know who’s on our side.

    “They can only win a rhetorical and propaganda war. They cannot win. We outnumber them in this country and we have the guns… I’m not kidding. They talk a mean game, but they will not cross that line because they know what they’re dealing with. ”

  • Breitbart's Buddy

    @randy: But what part of him defending Tony Fabrizio makes him a homophobic monster, as this article claims? Breitbart was DEFENDING him. I know that goes against your gay grain, but it’s a fact, so how does this make him a target of Queerty? Or a target of any gay group? True, he can put his foot in his mouth at times, but he’s PRO-gay.

  • Cam

    @Libertarian Larry: said…

    “@Cam: Are you actually making the statement that people infiltrate GOProud in an attempt to ambush gay rights? Funny, funny, funny. Rather than giving yourself so much credit for being that insightful, perhaps you should instead seek out professional help for megalomania.”

    Actually that wasn’t what my post said at all…so maybe if I need to seek out some help, you should seek out your own help…might I suggest a remedial reading and comprehension class?

  • Libertarian Larry

    @Cam: You’re right: I totally misinterpreted your comment, and for that I apologize. It was early, coffee hadn’t kicked in. But I digress . . .

    I’m not out to pick a fight with you, but I’d like for you to clarify your statement: “Of course, because they (they who? GOProud? gays in general?) will lose all of the panicked closet cases (and these panicked closet cases would be whom?) who give them cover (what cover?) and help them harm gay rights causes (harm them in what way?) if they realize their hypocrisy will be exposed (what hypocrisy? can you elaborate?).

    My gripe isn’t with your POV, it’s the holier-than-thou attitude of your post. You speak like someone who’s been attending Log Cabin and GOProud meetings since their inception, when in fact it’s obvious your only source of info is rumor and gossip. That would be like me making perceived statements about the goings-on at the Huffington Post.

  • PETE

    Breitbart urges protecting a gay man, Tony Fabrizio, who promoted mass media anti-gay ads. Both are shit in my book. Like good old Ken Mehlman did for George Bush. These gay republicans will do anything for money, even if it means trying to turn the country more anti gay, more persecuting of gay teens ready to kill themselves. There is no defense for these guys who sure ought to know better.

  • Brian_FTL

    With allies like him, we don’t need enemies

  • Matt R.

    Sometimes I forget why I stopped reading you guys years ago, then I stumble onto you again and remember why.

  • Derek Williams

    Anti-gay homosexuals are fair game for outing.

  • declanto

    @Derek Williams: Ditto. It’s the worst kind of pernicious hypocracy.

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