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Why The Media Won’t Listen to Mike Rogers About Which Bigoted Politicos Are Gay

“This has been a well-known secret in Washington D.C.,” Mike Rogers tells Ben & Dave’s Six Pack about Ken Mehlman. But professional outer Rogers isn’t just livid with the former RNC chairman. He’s got beef with the media who continue to refuse to point out the sexuality of anti-gay politicos. “It’s what I call the pact of protection. In which politicians protect the media and the media protects politicians. So the media knows what’s going on. Who owns all these places? Everyone’s biased. If CNN leaves that in [Bill Maher outing Ken Mehlman on Larry King Live], then they will be denied the big guests.”

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  • L.

    Why are most of Queerty articles titled like this is ‘Jeopardy’?

  • Bareback Hussein Osama

    What really matters is that the media is protecting ME !!!

  • Scarey Palin

    What really matters is that the media is promoting ME!!!

  • Marcus

    Mike Rogers is right–that protection is also extended to athletes, musicians, actors and military personnel as well.

  • Devon


    There’s a big difference between someone like Queen Latifah and someone like Ken Mehlman.

    I don’t see any reason to drag somebody like, let’s just say for example, Taylor Lautner out of the closet…They’re not hurting anybody. Self-hating closet cases who try to cover up their real identity by attacking homosexuality and working to legislate gays into second class citizenship(I’m lookin’ at you Ms. Graham) are a very different story.

  • wompman

    I agree with Marcus. Ken Mehlman wrote and sent many nasty anti-gay fliers and was a cheerleader for 11 vicious gay bashing amendments during his tenure in the Repub Party. Graham, Aaron Schock and Rick Perry do all they can to make life miserable and more difficult for gays in their states. They are vile jerks doing their best to work against any inkling of gay equality and their real life actions have real life consequences.

    What Queen Latifah, Matthew Bomer, Tom Cruise or Taylor Lautner do or don’t do has no bearing on anybody, other than themselves. Whether they live in a glass closet or bolt the door tightly shut doesn’t matter a bit, not one of them is causing direct harm to gay people in the way the repugnant closeted politicos are.

  • Cam

    The protection is because the media is either filled with homophobes, or even worse, the sensitive straights who just don’t want to out somebody because, gosh, wouldn’t that be mean?

    So they’ll blast all over the place about john Edwards mistress comments about his penis size, but not about the fact that that the person heading up the RNC during the time they pushed for multiple state anti-gay initiatives is not just hypocritical. It is a symptom of why the mainstream media is losing it’s fight with the blogs.

    They rolling Stone reporter who broke the story on McCrystal was attacked by the mainstream reporters like this “Well we all hear things but we don’t go and publish them! It would hurt access, he has now wrecked his chances to ever get the big story”.

    I have news for them, he GOT the big story because he didn’t follow the medias rules of “Don’t report anything that could upset our subjects”. The Watergate breakin would NEVER EVER have been reported under today’s media climate.

  • Cam

    So they’ll blast all over the place about john Edwards mistress comments about his penis size, but not about the fact that that the person heading up the RNC during the time they pushed for multiple state anti-gay initiatives is not just hypocritical. It is a symptom of why the mainstream media is losing it’s fight with the blogs.

  • Bill Perdue

    poor jimmy is upset again because he’s been held back in high school (again) so he’s taking it our on honest activists who dislike bigot like Obama.

  • Bill Perdue


  • Bill Perdue

    jimmy thanks again for the opportunity to explain why GLBT folks won’t be voting Democrat in 2010 and 2012

    1996 : In response to a questionnaire from Outlines newspaper (now part of Windy City Times), Obama, a candidate for the Illinois state senate seat representing the wealthy Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, writes, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”

    Eight years later, in a letter to Windy City Times, Obama would say that he opposed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996, calling it “an effort to demonize people for political advantage” that should be repealed.

    1998: Responding to an Illinois State Legislative National Political Awareness Test: “Q: Do you believe that the Illinois government should recognize same-sex marriages? A: Undecided.”

    2004 In an interview with Windy City Times, Obama mentions the religious dimension of the gay marriage debate, says he supports civil unions, and indicates that his stance is dictated in large part by political strategy

    2006 In his bestseller, The Audacity of Hope, Obama, now a U.S. senator, explains his support for civil unions, again mentioning religion and noting the strategic problems that the push for gay marriage poses

    I have stated my opposition to [Prop 8]. I think it is unnecessary. I believe that marriage is between a man and woman and I am not in favor of gay marriage…

    2010 : After the Perry decision, which struck down Prop 8, the White House releases this statement: “The president has spoken out in opposition to Proposition 8 because it is divisive and discriminatory. He will continue to promote equality for LGBT Americans.” Meanwhile, White House senior adviser David Axelrod tells MSNBC that Obama “does oppose same-sex marriage, but he supports equality for gay and lesbian couples. … He supports civil unions. That’s been his position throughout. So nothing has changed.”
    The New Republic

  • Steve

    For 40 years, the Democrats have made specific promises gays before each election, to get their votes, but have never fulfilled any of those promises.

    For 40 years, the Republicans have opposed fair or equal treatment of gays, to get the votes of right-wing social conservatives.

    Now, a very few Republicans are starting to say the same things the Democrats have been saying for years. Not many, mind you. So far, the vast majority of Republicans are still opposed to anything gay.

    I don’t believe either party has even an ounce of integrity. They both just say whatever is needed to get votes in the next election. But, if enough of them (both D’s and R’s) start saying that gays should be treated fairly and equally, they might actually pass some legislation.

    So, I will believe them AFTER the votes are taken and the legislation is passed.

    Not before.

    This year, I am sending my political contributions to A.F.E.R.

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