Separated at Birth Free Speech: National Review better not be treating their talent bad...Mr. Steyn could find other places to go.
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Look, I’m an effete foreigner who likes show tunes. My Broadway book was on a list of “Twelve Books Every Gay Man Should Read.” Andrew Sullivan said my beard was hot. Leonard Bernstein stuck his tongue in my mouth (long story). But I’m not interested in living in a world where we have to tiptoe around on ever thinner eggshells. If it’s a choice between having celebrity chefs who admit to having used the N-word in 1977 (or 1965, or 1948, or whenever the hell it was) and reality-show duck-hunters who quote Corinthians and Alec Baldwin bawling out some worthless paparazzo who’s doorstepping his family with a “homophobic” slur, or having all of them banished from public life and thousands upon millions more too cowed and craven to speak lest the same fate befall them, I’ll take the former any day.
Because the latter culture would be too boring for any self-respecting individual to want to live in, even more bloody boring than the current TV landscape where, aside from occasional eruptions of unerotic twerking by sexless skanks, every other show seems to involve snippy little Pajama Boys sitting around snarking at each other in the antiseptic eunuch pose that now passes for “ironic.” It’s “irony” as the last circle of Dante’s cultural drain; it’s why every show advertised as “edgy” and “transgressive” offers the same pitiful combination of attitude and impotence as a spayed cat humping.Jason Lee Steorts (Mark Steyn's editor) responds.
Mark Steyn Responds: Re-Education Camp
Jason Lee Steorts responds (he just wants to be civil). A bit of advice to Mr. Steorts, while I agree civility is a skill set sadly in decline in the general culture, sometimes you have to just say what needs saying.
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TOM: Three gay men laugh about oral sex with Anderson Cooper's mother...
TOM: As Steyn said: "It is bollocks on stilts..."
TOM: Phil Robertson 1, Political Correctness 0
American Thinker: GLAAD is a fascist organization that targets gays who disagree with it...
Bill O'Reilly sided with GLAAD in all of this...
TOM: Success is its own defense...