On its web-page, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) claims to “hold the media accountable for the words and images they produce. When media is used as a platform to defame and stereotype LGBT people, GLAAD takes action.” Apparently this standard applies only to those who use media to defame and stereotype gay people of a certain political persuasion.
When individuals use media to defame gay Republicans, GLAAD takes no action. Yesterday, when a BuzzFeed reporter said openly gay Republican Richard Grenell’s “tweets often appear to reveal insecurities about your own masculinity“, GLAAD did not call on the reporter to apologize.*
As Grenell told Breitbart’s John Nolte, “Groups like GLAAD are no longer effective because they stay silent when the left attacks gay conservatives.”
GLAAD is not the only outfit to make light of the tweet. Nolte reminds us that “BuzzFeed Politics’ Editor-In-Chief, Ben Smith (pictured), has only commented about his employee’s behavior on Twitter with jokes and dismissive comments.” Perhaps, you might say that’s his style, to engage in such banter.
Nolte reminds us that when conservatives directed anti-gay attacks on Grenell, “BuzzFeed Politics found that troubling enough for a feature piece critical of Mitt Romney.”
And HRC, the outfit which blew a gasket when a Republican politician failed to speak out after her daughter used the word “faggot” on Facebook remains silent when a reporter suggests a gay Republican has insecurities about his masculinity.
* (As we have noted before, GLAAD has so fair failed to fault sex columnist Dan Savage for slurring gay supporters of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.)