Thursday, May 15, 2014

'Anti-gay BarbWire runs distorted NAMBLA pic to smear gay men' & other Thursday midday news briefs

In it's zeal to link gay men to pedophilia, the noxious right-wing publication BarbWire just made a serious error.  The article in question itself is filled with anecdotes and cherry-picked science. I guess to somehow put an explanation point on it, the following picture was included:


But through the perseverance and the clever eyes of Right Wing Watch, it has been proven that the above picture is (wait for it) a FRAUD:


The picture has been removed and the author of the piece, Jeff Allen, implied that picture was pulled from the internet.  He also called it "an innocent" mistake and is trying to blame Right-Wing Watch for the entire incident:


Personally, I still think a definitive confirmation that this picture was pulled from the web in its distorted state should be given by Allen and BarbWire. In addition, an apology to the men in the picture should be given. No matter the situation, I find Allen's flippancy about the entire situation to be alarming. Mistake or not, this was not innocent.

If it turns out that the distortion of the picture was not a creation of BarbWire, it still speaks to the publication's lack of credibility in linking gay men to pedophilia.  If it can't check the veracity of a picture, then you have to wonder about the veracity of its articles.

In other news:

How Conservatives Are Trying To Derail Houston’s LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance - Here we go again with the lies about bathrooms and our transgender sisters.

Arkansas Gay Marriages On Hold For Now - We've waited decades. Waiting a little longer won't matter. Warriors are never defeated by minor setbacks.

Hubris-driven NOM witch-hunting Arkansas judge for daring to not agree with its discriminatory cause - It's one thing to take your ball and stomp home when you can't get your way, but it's not even your ball.

Welcome to Give Out Day! - Let's end today's news briefs talking about a great cause. And in my state of South Carolina, nine organizations are taking part. Whatever you can give for the cause of equality!

4 comments:

Brian Gerhardt said...

"It must be true, I saw it on the internet!"
This is how these guys define their journalistic integrity.

Brian McAvoy said...

The name of the site is BarbWire?
For a website claiming to be devoted to Conservative Christian Family Values it sure sounds a lot like a website devoted to BDSM.

Sean said...

I hope those men file a federal lawsuit against Matt Barbaric and Jeff Allen for defamation, slander, copy-right, and criminal endangerment. If wrong person saw that blatant Naziesque propaganda, say a boss or client, those men's lives could be turned upside down and may result in somebody attempting to kill them. This is serious stuff here. Matt Barber and his minions have crossed the line.

Anonymous said...

They have since replaced the photo of an old one of Harry Hay holding up a homemade "NAMBLA" sign.