Saturday, November 11, 2006

Research? Who Needs Research?

If you write for a newspaper, it only stands to reason that you would read it, right?

Not necessarily, as Kevin Neff, editor of the Washington Blade, shows us in his gush over the spectacularly-partisan Bill Maher jumping on the outing wagon:
No word on which officials Maher has in mind, but Maher said the stories about the closeted Republicans had already appeared in print. I hope he gives the Blade some credit if he’s been reading our coverage (past and present) of “openly closeted” officials like Mark Foley, Kirk Fordham, Mehlman, Charlie Crist, David Dreier and others.

The term “openly closeted” refers to those who refuse to answer “the question,” as Mehlman has in the past. How many straight people refuse to cop to their sexual orientation?

Interestingly enough, though, Mehlman has -- and in a place where you would expect Neff would see it.

A mere oversight on Neff's part -- or, more likely, an example of not seeing what you don't want to see?

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