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Why Does Ezra Klein Hate Gays?

Posted on | March 14, 2014 | 91 Comments

It’s a silly question, but his fellow liberals are trying to tell Klein he can’t hire who he wants at Vox.com:

Hipster Homophobia: Ezra Klein’s Vox
hires Falwell-loving gay-bashing “gay”

John Aravosis

Ezra Klein’s Queer New Hire
American Prospect

Vox’s Unbelievably Terrible New Hire
Slate

Since when did having the “correct” opinion about homosexuality become a necessary qualification for a reporter?

 

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  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Darn, again? I must be the most denounced commenter on Stacey’s Stacy’s site!

  • scarymatt

    You’re absolutely right to denounce me. If I’ve learned anything at TOM, it’s that quoting liberal is hate unfair bossy.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Thanks to global warming, the water around here isn’t wet; it’s hard.

  • Finrod Felagund

    I’ve often wondered why more leftists don’t open drive-in movie theaters, what with their tremendous projection skills.

  • pabarge
  • Kirby McCain

    How very quaint.

  • Kirby McCain

    It won’t be long until I have to use my second amendment rights to enforce my freedom of association.

  • Kirby McCain

    He doesn’t h8 porn stars. He deplores their occupation.

  • http://thepagantemple.com/ ThePaganTemple

    “Since when did having the “correct” opinion about homosexuality become a necessary qualification for a reporter?”

    Since it was decided gays were an oppressed minority group whose civil rights were being violated.

    Otherwise known as when Democrats decided they were a potentially decisive voting bloc.

  • Kirby McCain

    There’s really not enough of them to matter in elections. But they’re a useful tool to beat Republicans over the head with.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    What, “Vox” is a thing? I’ll bet Vox Day wasn’t even consulted.

  • concern00

    The founding fathers were definitely onto something with the 2nd.

  • concern00

    It’s not the number of practicing sodomites we have to worry about. It’s the numbers of confused and naive people that actually think this practice is about love.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Second the denunciation – Obama has clearly not evolved!

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    They don’t allow computers or smart phones on the inside.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Keep it up. Enjoy your stay.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Discus no longer counts the down twinkles, you can register a down vote but the number won’t show. It seems some people’s feeeeeelings were hurt.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Righto, Stacy – and then they invented COLOR television.

  • Quartermaster

    Radio.

  • Quartermaster

    Stacy is just that way.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    This is an example of what readers can expect from Vox’ “in-depth coverage.”

    Klein couldn’t be bothered to vet his new hire by reading his work (which sometimes helps in hiring WRITERS, Ezra), or even by plugging his name into Bing or Google. Totally blindsided by who the guy he just trumpeted as his brilliant new hire really is, or how he is regarded by fellow-traveling leftists.

    But you can SURELY trust Vox for “in-depth coverage” of the news and “explaining” all the nuances so even dummies like you can understand it!

  • Rosalie

    Liberals can’t help it. It’s all about feelings with them.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    First the down dingers were scared that their pic might show up as being a H8r. So they took those away.

    But I think it’s more of a way to limit stupid up/down vote wars. The trolls, being stupid, like to pile on, after all.

    Not being able to see a total on the down votes keeps them from finding such piles.

    Personally, I prefer the much-closer-to-reality aspect of the “like” system. Just as you’d not buy something at a store because you don’t like or want it, you also don’t “like” comments for the same reason.

    But there’s no way to go into a store and “inverse buy” things you don’t like. That’s what a down-ding is: An artificial gauge of value.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    But strangely, also queer.

  • Zohydro

    The alphabet…

  • Zohydro

    Throughout history, the (destructive) influence of homosexuality in society has been artificially magnified by the homosexuals’ inexplicably significant prominence in the arts and literature…

  • Zohydro

    I’d read he knew full well what he was doing and he’s defending it in the name of “ideological diversity”!

  • http://thepagantemple.com/ ThePaganTemple

    They have enough clout to swing elections, maybe not with numbers, but more with money and influence. There’s probably not a whole lot of them in the military either, but look what they’ve managed to accomplish there. And you can pretty much imagine what that’s going to lead to on down the road.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    THIS.

  • Mike G.
  • Adobe_Walls

    That sounded kind’a bossy to me

  • cmdr358

    THIS!

  • cmdr358

    ISWYDT

  • cmdr358

    A precautionary denouncement?
    That’s like hitting a provisional ball while playing golf.

  • cmdr358

    What’s wrong with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals?

  • cmdr358

    Ideological Diversity = Hate of views other than your own if you have progressive liberal mindset and are talking about conservatives.
    To the rest of the world it simply means an open mind and a willingness to at least listen to views opposed to your own.

  • cmdr358

    I believe that our host “owns up” to his distaste for certain things and certain individuals here every day.
    What’s your point?

  • cmdr358

    Liberals even go so far as to hate other self acknowledged liberals whom they judge not to be liberal enough- Mr. Klein for example.

    If you don’t toe the line you’re a traitor. You either assimilate or its off to the galleys with you.

  • Quartermaster

    NO, no! That’s just in case the feminist NKVD comes checking to see if I possess the correct attitude. Wouldn’t want to meet the feminist version of Comrade Blotkhin in the basement of the Lubyanka. You must establish your bonifides so the info gets into the NSA’s database before they come checking.

  • Patrick Carroll

    “Reporter.” You keep using that word. I do not think you know what it means.

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