« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »


Malzberg: No gays responded to 'no gays' schpiel

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 17-24So there's a radio host here in NYC named Steve Malzberg. You might remember him from a piece we posted last month, wherein we showed you how obsessive Steve was in steering a conversation he was having with Bill O'Reilly towards gay rights issues. Or then again, you may not remember him at all. Either way, you really need to listen to this clip from yesterday's show, as the comments that come in the last thirty seconds (beginning at the 1:27 mark) are some of the most outrageous assertions we've ever heard made against "hypocritical gay rights groups":

(click to play audio clip)

Uhm..not one "hypocritical gay rights group" spoke out against Ahmadinejad? Wow, and all this time we thought HRC was sort of a gay rights group:

Picture 6-99

Or what about the The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission -- are they not a gay rights group?

Picture 7-87

And in terms of the unthinkably deplorable executions that have been occurring in Iran -- well gosh, we could have sworn its been the gay media that has been on the forefront of this story:

Picture 16-26
Picture 15-34
Picture 14-37
Picture 13-35
Picture 12-35
Picture 11-55
Picture 10-57
Picture 9-60
Picture 8-69

But hey, what do we know? We're just one of those hypocritical gay outlets that is so busy attacking Bush, Republicans, or the Catholic Church "for no reason," that clearly we could never see the difference between not talking about something and BEING VIRTUALLY THE ONLY ONES WHO ARE RECOGNIZING THE PROBLEM FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE THAT IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

::writer grabs pillow and screams loudly into it::

Technorati Tags:

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper

Your thoughts

yes, BUT the gay press said LITTLE about Iran executing gays

Posted by: JEff | Dec 20, 2007 4:41:04 PM

Jeff: That is simply not true! The gay press and gay activists have been begging/demanding that others pay attention!

Posted by: G-A-Y | Dec 20, 2007 4:45:45 PM

He's quoting that dick Joe Solmonese when he said that the two boys hung in iran probably weren't even gay and would have not wanted to be listed as such. It was one of the more callous things I've ever heard and I cut all financial ties with the HRC immediately.

Posted by: Tim | Dec 20, 2007 5:45:42 PM

A year ago KPCC (LA's public radio station) had a piece about the most under-reported stories of 2006. I called in (and got on!) about the execution of gays in Iran, and how persecution of gays in general doesn't get any coverage outside the gay press. And, more generally than that, how many minority issues are only covered by the alternative press. Human rights abuses get very little attention from the mainstream media.

Posted by: RDM | Dec 20, 2007 7:51:49 PM

It's very easy to claim that some segment of groups or the press 'haven't spoken out' when you yourself haven't either researched that segment of the media for what it said or didn't say, or those groups.

I argue this point with my brother all the time. He says the media hasn't done anything to cover how the US tortures prisoners at Abu Graib, Guantanamo, etc...and since it's not all over the headlines, and the media is liberal...then it must not be happening.

Selective attention span.

Posted by: Andrew K | Dec 21, 2007 8:35:41 AM

Andrew: It's true. Whereas our side tends to be familiar with theirs because we have no choice but to monitor what they are saying, their side typically chooses to just ignore what's coming out of our mouths. And why not? Their minds are already made up anyway.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Dec 21, 2007 8:44:53 AM

I am confused about the person to whom I should write my angry letter. Where is the direct link? I've been on this story since towleroad.com reported it, and I want to email directly to the person making these statements. Is political action so difficult that I have to dig through layers of blog?

Posted by: Jonathan | Dec 26, 2007 1:09:51 AM

Jonathan: First off, Towleroad did not "report" it. We heard the clip, put up the audio, and filed the report. The gay blogging world being the symbiotic realm that it is, Andy graciously redirected his readers to our story. So if you went "through layers of blog" to get here, it's only because you came about the story in a roundabout way.

That being said, the only political action we are trying to inspire in this involves Mr. Malzberg and his misrepresentation. We wish to let him know that while he of course has the freedom to say what he wants, we will not let his BS go unchecked. The article has received much attention on the net, and Mr Malzberg has been made aware of its existence. If readers want to utilize their own freedoms to express their disapproval to him directly, a simple Googling will show that he can be reached either at his own site:


...or via WOR's email system:


However, this is not an "off with his head," "we want him fired!" type of call from us. We simply want the fallacies exposed, showing just how readily our conservative opposition will lie about us. Hopefully that sort of exposure will lead to not just an individual political action, but rather an overall shift in the paradigm.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Dec 26, 2007 1:27:44 PM

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy

Related Posts with Thumbnails