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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

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

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



91 Responses to “Why Does Ezra Klein Hate Gays?”

  1. Dana
    March 14th, 2014 @ 11:56 am

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

  2. scarymatt
    March 14th, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

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

  3. Dana
    March 14th, 2014 @ 12:19 pm

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

  4. Finrod Felagund
    March 14th, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

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

  5. pabarge
    March 14th, 2014 @ 1:12 pm
  6. Kirby McCain
    March 14th, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

    How very quaint.

  7. Kirby McCain
    March 14th, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

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

  8. Kirby McCain
    March 14th, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

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

  9. ThePaganTemple
    March 14th, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    “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.

  10. Kirby McCain
    March 14th, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

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

  11. K-Bob
    March 14th, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

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

  12. concern00
    March 14th, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

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

  13. concern00
    March 14th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    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.

  14. Adjoran
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    Second the denunciation – Obama has clearly not evolved!

  15. Adjoran
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

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

  16. Adjoran
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    Keep it up. Enjoy your stay.

  17. Adjoran
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    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.

  18. Adjoran
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

    Righto, Stacy – and then they invented COLOR television.

  19. Quartermaster
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:21 pm


  20. Quartermaster
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:22 pm

    Stacy is just that way.

  21. Adjoran
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    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!

  22. Rosalie
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

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

  23. K-Bob
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    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.

  24. K-Bob
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

    But strangely, also queer.

  25. Zohydro
    March 14th, 2014 @ 3:50 pm

    The alphabet…

  26. Zohydro
    March 14th, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

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

  27. Zohydro
    March 14th, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

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

  28. ThePaganTemple
    March 14th, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    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.

  29. Bob Belvedere
    March 14th, 2014 @ 6:31 pm


  30. Mike G.
    March 14th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
  31. Adobe_Walls
    March 14th, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

    That sounded kind’a bossy to me

  32. cmdr358
    March 15th, 2014 @ 10:04 am


  33. cmdr358
    March 15th, 2014 @ 10:07 am


  34. cmdr358
    March 15th, 2014 @ 10:13 am

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

  35. cmdr358
    March 15th, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    What’s wrong with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals?

  36. cmdr358
    March 15th, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    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.

  37. cmdr358
    March 15th, 2014 @ 10:58 am

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

  38. cmdr358
    March 15th, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    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.

  39. Quartermaster
    March 15th, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    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.

  40. Patrick Carroll
    March 15th, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

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

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