More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Tucker Carlson Mocks Importance of Lifting DADT
Tucker Carlson appeared on Fox and Friends this morning, to discuss what he implied was the focus of the Obama administration and Congress on repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," in the face of a struggling economy. In doing so, he referred to the process of lifting the ban on gay troops serving openly as "totally a sideshow issue" and "stupid," then ridiculed the idea that the military has fired Arabic translators under this law.
While I'm not sure everyone would agree that those in power actually have made lifting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" more of a priority than the economy - it should also be noted that this is a man who once claimed to have slammed a gay man's head against a bathroom stall, and this is a man whose website last week published an article (on this very subject) in which the author wrote that lesbians should be allowed to serve, in order to give "straight male GIs a fair shot at converting lesbians and bringing them into the mainstream." This is a man who, once again, proved that he has earned his spot on Salon's top-30 list of hack pundits.