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August 17, 2007

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D Greene

This is beyond the limits of outrageousness. Thanks for posting this here, Kevin. It was a sensitive yet provocative piece. Brilliant. And now to find it's gone from their websites? My God. I had heard they got a new editor over at HR recently. So that's the new agenda? Effectively censoring their best (by a long shot) writers? What century is this? This is insanity. I have to say that I am going to think seriously today about cancelling my subscription unless their editors manage to speak out and somehow redeem themselves. And since he's the best thing they've got going over there, they had better hope that some other more respectable, quality publication doesn't make the guy a better offer in the meantime, because if I were Ray, I'd sure as hell take it.

Kevin

Thanks for the nice words, LLR.

I think we're all waiting for a formal statement or explanation from the editor(s) at the Reporter.

Del Martinis

I thought Liberace was the last remnant of old time closeted Hollywood! Liberace never had to come out, since his name is automatically associated with Homosexuality, of the Dinosaur kind.

But Merv? Money, power and popularity would have all been negated by the word "GAY"?

I guess he would have been forgiven for beating his wife, if he was straight, since violence is far less a threath, then two men kissing.

So why are we in Iraq, I ask the media? Can't be for democracy, since we don't seem to have it here, in the US, among the media.

Buschie

Nikki Finke is not only a homophobe. She's an idiot. Trust me on this one, for anyone who doesn't already have personal knowledge of this.

SegalS

hahahaha Buschie! SO TRUE! Screw Nikki. She jumps on her colleagues whenever she gets the chance, in an effort to stomp on their scoop. This was a well-written, thought provoking, attention getting story in the reporter, and she's jealous. Not too hard to figure that one out.

Jim

Merv was post-gay.

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