[Blind Gossip] If you write a blind item that doesn’t name names, but does includes pictures, is it still a blind item?
A journalist named Itay Hod – who used to work for CBS News – went crazy on Facebook a couple of days ago, writing a blind item that called out a certain Republican Congressman for being gay:
people always say, no one has the right to out anyone. that coming out is a private matter. i disagree. as you can imagine, not a very popular opinion. but bear with me.
here’s a hypothetical: what if you know a certain GOP congressman, let’s just say from Illinois, is gay… and you know this because one of your friends, a journalist for a reputable network, told you in no uncertain terms that he caught that GOP congressman and his male roommate in the shower… together. now they could have been good friends just trying to conserve water. but there’s more. what if this congressman has also been caught by tmz cameras trolling gay bars. now what if you know that this very same guy, the darling of the gop, has also voted against repeal of don’t ask don’t tell, opposed the repeal of doma, is against gay marriage; and for the federal marriage amendment, which would add language to the us constitution banning gay marriage and would likely strike down every gay rights law and ordinance in the country?
Are we still not allowed to out him?
by the way… not sure why… but had a sudden urge to share this.
… and at the end of his post, Hod shared a link to an Americablog.com piece entitled “The 7 gayest Aaron Schock Instagram posts of 2013.”
Oh boy. What a mess.
According to AmericaBlog.com:
- Schock voted against adding sexual orientation to the already-existing hate crimes law.
- Schock opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
- Schock opposes the repeal of DOMA.
- Schock is against gay marriage; and
- Schock is for the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would add language to the US Constitution banning gay marriage and likely striking down every gay rights law and ordinance in the country.
By the way, Aaron Schock has always claimed that he is straight.
We don’t know which is more controversial: The questionable journalistic standards exhibited by Hod? Or the hypocrisy of a self-loathing gay politician who destroys all gay-related legislation that crosses his path?