Here at GayPatriot, we have considered one of the most unreported stories in the legacy media — the liberal intolerance of gay conservatives. Heck, even the gay organization which prides itself on taking action when “media is [sic] used as a platform to defame and stereotype LGBT people” honored a mean-spirited blogger who uses his web-site to defame and stereotype gay conservatives.
It’s not just gay conservatives who face verbal attacks and — as John Hawkins reported earlier this week — worse. Some on the left, he reminds us, have moved beyond verbal attacks, citing “the staggering level of abuse that many activists, columnists, and bloggers on the Right have to endure just to exercise their First Amendment rights.”
John mentions not just the recent “SWAT-ing”** of prominent conservative bloggers, but also other forms of harassment, including hacking politicians’ e-mail boxes and bloggers’ twitter accounts while attacking conservative speakers. Some activists have even contacted bloggers’ places of employment and posted their addresses online.
Some at GayPatriot are familiar with one of these tactics.
The real issue here is not just the tactics, but why the legacy media have chosen not to cover this phenomenon.
*in the legacy media.
**”That means someone called the police, claimed to be the person in question, and told them he had killed someone. The idea is to agitate the police and send them to the target’s house where they’ll hopefully kill the victim before they figure out what’s going on.”