Posted on | August 23, 2013 | 131 Comments
One of the things about the “Streisand Effect” which the Hunt family has unintentionally triggered (read the story of their threat to shut down this blog) is that more people have begun sending me information, such as this social-media conversation involving one of Kaitlyn Hunt’s schoolmates at Sebastian River High:
“I support gay rights, but Kate Hunt is a terrible person
so yeah f**k her . . . actually no, I’ve known Kate since
6th grade, she used to bully me and pick on me everyday,
calling me an ugly dyke. Kind of ironic, huh?”
WHOA! Ironic, indeed: Bullying and homophobic slurs from someone who, just three months ago, was being embraced by many gay-rights activists and progressive media figures including Chris Hayes of MSNBC? (Speaking of which: Cat got your tongue, Chris? Could we get you to admit that you were totally misled by these grifters?)
The “Free Kate” narrative was a lie from the start. Any reporter with a functioning bullshit detector should have recognized this as a classic “Story Too Good to Be True,” and yet thousands of people — including many journalists — fell for it hook, line and sinker.
By God, it’s time these fools start confessing their folly. Please send a Twitter message to Chris Hayes and politely urge him to return to the “Free Kate” story and tell MSNBC viewers they were misled.