Bill Maher All About Outing

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There’s no shortage of homo-journos with their eyes on the pol-outing prize. Since the very public outing of Mark Foley, however, we’ve seen a new trend of straight-journos joining the game. First we heard that New York Times columnist Frank Rich‘s all about outing hypocrites, now Bill Maher’s announced that he’ll name some prominent GOP homo-politicos on his Friday night show, Real Time with Bill Maher.

Here’s a bit of text from his chat last night with Larry King:

BM: A lot of the chiefs of staff, the people who really run the underpinnings of the Republican Party, are gay. I don’t want to mention names, but I will Friday night…

LK:You will Friday night?

BM: Well, there’s a couple of big people who I think everyone in Washington knows who run the Republican…

LK: You will name them?

BM: Well, I wouldn’t be the first. I’d get sued if I was the first. Ken Mehlman. Ok, there’s one I think people have talked about. I don’t think he’s denied it when he’s been, people have suggested, he doesn’t say…

LK: I never heard that. I’m walking around in a fog. I never…Ken Mehlman? I never heard that. But the question is…

BM: Maybe you don’t go to the same bathhouse I do, Larry.

As if Larry King would go to a bathhouse. He orders his sex in, thank you.

As you know, BlogActive‘s been on the GOP leader’s case since we were mere faglings, so the news that he’s a homo ain’t exactly…well, news. While we’re not sure if Maher will bring anything new to the table, it’s refreshing to see mainstream journos (however celebrated) join the fun.