Every now and again, when a social conservative garners headlines for an anti-gay rant, a reader will e-mail me (or offer a comment) asking why I didn’t cover it — or, in a less civil manner, suggesting that my silence indicates an indifference to right-wing animus.
My basic response to such inquiries is simple: (1) other blogs and news sites already cover that story and (2) I just don’t have time to cover every topic of concern.
Moreover, we try to cover the stories that aren’t covered — particularly one story of concern to gay Republicans and conservatives that the media, even the gay media, seem intent on ignoring. As I put it yesterday in my post on civility:
My most recent post on the Grenell matter should have been an occasion for our readers to consider yet again the most unreported story in the gay media – and indeed a social phenomenon that only receives passing notice even in the conservative press, that of the of strong intolerance among certain liberals toward people like us, gay conservatives.
Richard Grenell observed that “Some of the most hateful, mean-spirited intolerant comments about me being the foreign policy and national security spokesman for Governor Romney … were coming from the left.” (Emphasis added.)
Now, whenever we bring up this topic, some of our liberal readers will accuse us of whining. Does that mean then that they’re whining when they point to anti-gay animus among social conservatives?
We see the media reporting stories of that animus, but where pray tell, do we see stories about anti-gay conservative animus among the supposedly enlightened set?