Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Latest Shocker: Massresistance Still Posting Anti-Gay Propaganda as News

For someone who is supposed to be always concerned with the truth (of course we know better) Ms. Massresistance just regurgitates the slop passed off as news by Bill O'Reilly of the Fox New Channel via the anti-gay Americans for "Truth" about Homosexuality:
The latest shocker: new violent homosexual gang activity is springing up in high schools across America. The O'Reilly Factor broke this news nationally a few weeks back, but since we don't watch much TV, we're only just now encountering this in Americans for Truth's report, "MUST VIEWING: Lesbian Gangs Raping Girls; GLAAD Tries to Block Airing of News Segment"(7-6-07).
Of course it does fit in with her obsession of all things gay however, the biggest issue with the post is that there are no facts to support the O'Reily news story. This up from the Southern Poverty Law Center:

Nine-millimeter Glocks painted pink? Dykes taking over? More than 150 lesbian gangs in the Washington, D.C., area alone? These claims are, as Wheeler ["Fox News crime analyst" Rod Wheeler] suggested, "very, very interesting." They're also very, very flimsy. Gaithersburg, Md., Detective Patrick Word, president of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigators Network, an intelligence-sharing organization of 400 criminal justice professionals in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, said there is no evidence whatsoever of a lesbian gang epidemic in his region. "Our membership reports only one lesbian gang," Word told the Intelligence Report.

Confronted by the Intelligence Report, Wheeler was unable, in several phone and E-mail exchanges over a two-day period, to specify a single law enforcement agency or officer, police report, media account or any other source he relied upon for his D.C. area lesbian gangs claim. But he insisted that his report was accurate and that any law enforcement officer who disagrees is "out of touch." "For some reason or other, these organizations don't lay it on the line because they don't know what is going on on the streets," said Wheeler. "This is a serious crisis and the so-called experts are missing it."

Oh, and what about the TV report Ms. Massresistance says that GLAAD is trying to hide from the public:

Similarly, O'Reilly's introductory mention of a Tennessee lesbian gang called Gays Taking Over that is "involved in raping young girls" appears to have been based solely on a highly dubious Feb. 28 television report from WPTY-TV, an ABC affiliate in Memphis, Tenn. Featuring dramatic "reenactments" of high school bathroom rape scenes shot in grainy black-and-white footage, the lengthy segment's vaguely salacious claims about local high school girls being raped and "sodomized" with "sex toys bought on the Internet" was based almost entirely on the lurid musings of a single Shelby County gang officer.

Titled "Violent Femmes," the sweeps-week segment was so thinly sourced and grotesquely sensationalized that it's difficult to believe that any professional journalist found it to be credible. And it wasn't. Under intense pressure from local gay and lesbian activists, the affiliate's station manager finally admitted that WPTY-TV's reporters had neither independently verified the gang officer's overheated claims nor obtained any documentary evidence such as arrest records or written police reports to substantiate their tale. As the station grudgingly conceded, "Our investigation did not turn up widespread violence in schools due to this."

You can read all about the lies Ms. Massresistance is pushing over at the Southern Poverty Law Center's site. I guess their blog & Website is just like their failed radio show which had the subheading: "Local News and Views You won't hear anywhere else". The real reason you won't hear it anywhere else is because it isn't true!

Hat tip to Pam's House Blend for the link to the SPLCenter site.

1 comment:

Doodle Bean said...

The inaccuracies and hatred in O'Really's report would be hilarious if they weren't so tragic!

There are grave doubts about Dwayne Buckle's story. The video O'Really uses to bolster his ridiculous claims is of a 'chick fight' over a man.Finally, The Pink Pistols are hardly a 'secret lesbian gang'.

The stupidity burns!