Obviously fake comments that have no purpose other than to paint a fake picture of legitimacy for Joe Fudgepacker Dan Savage.
I guess some serious stealth-editing must have gone on here. Just what the heck did Dan say to get y’all so riled up?
To give the impression that the words that were – and are – still up at SLOG couldn’t possibly have pissed off anyone.
Haha, I think it is hilarious. Some people need to find their sense of humor. I shared this on Facebook. Thanks Dan!
To create the fake image of an internet full of trans people with sticks up our asses.
I love you, Dan. Thanks for staying in Seattle and keeping these peeps on their toes.
For acting like there’s nothing wrong – and doing so with all the convincingness of John Boehner’s tan.
This outrage has made me really curious since I honestly do no see any trans bias with Dan’s post above. I’ve followed the Slog for a few years. But that has nothing to do with what Dan wrote here.
Here’s where I think there’s been a great misunderstanding by the readers:
according to critics on the right, will one day pay for “gruesome ‘sex change’ operations”—indeed some transsexuals are already getting government-funded sex-change operations.
“gruesome sex change” are highlighted to show a link to the a right wing homo and transphobe website.
If Dan is not quoting directly from the source, if they don’t actually say gruesome… it’s sort of implied that he’s paraphrasing what they say about people who have a sex change.
For attempting to paint a fake image of ‘confusion’ over the pasage that the ‘commenter’ quoted.
Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake, fake….
as fake as Dan Savage’s legitimacy to do anything except spew.
There is no ‘confusion’ over that passage. No one – at least not specifically and solely because of the post in question – attributes that to him (but, of course, having said that, the real issue with Savage and this – and the 2004 – post should cause everyone to ask whether or not that actually is his view.)
But thats what fakery is about.
Republicans transformed fake umbrage from political shenanigan into high art.
Savage looks to be deploying fake commentary to muddy what should be his employment death sentence into confusion and potential points of false equivalency for whenever in the future he might find himself called on the carpet for his transphobia yet unable to hide behind The Stranger‘s firewall…
…and ‘comments’ like:
This was very funny. I think you already know that it is pointless to try to assuage the humorless and unbalanced PC crowd. If you started doing that, you would lose your cachet as a sex columnist.
Many of the comments above and on other blogs come from about 10-15 obsessed so-called “trans” activists, posting under various names, who feel it is their right and privilege to tell everyone else how to think and speak. These are hideous people in every sense of the word and it is a travesty that the gay movement ever thought it was a bright idea to attach itself to them. They have more in common with teabaggers, militia nuts, and freepers than they do with gay people.
Don’t give them a moment’s thought. Keep on jokin’.
And why am I being bold enough to call out these ‘comments’ as fake?
How many even attempt to address the substance of the controversy? Yes, the “gruesome ‘sex change’ operations” one did, but in doing so was farther off the mark than that ball from Chuck Knoblauch that hit Keith Olbermann’s mother in the head.
But, there is this one:
so, is he a transguy? if so, then Dan is just outing him as a hypocritical pig.
And, as I’ve stated before, I agree.
So, if Seattle’s Savage Weiner-monger is privy information that would confirm this assertion (and his 2004 version of it), where’s the disclosure?
Put up, or shut up with the fake-Savage-worshipping, fake comments…
[T]he more one gets to know MTF trans activists, the more apparent it becomes that you are not really meek “girls” after all. You talk and act like – men. I give respect to whatever anyone identifies as, but that respect does not override reality. You talk and act like a male street thug. You threaten and bully and bluster like the best of them. You can put on makeup and dresses to alter your appearance, but in your heart and in your actions, you are still a macho bruiser.
Sadly, of course, that one probably isn’t fake per se – but it was probably the result of calling in pinch-transphobe-hitters from back east…
…like, perhaps, from inside Mary Daly’s grave.
Ultimately, though, the question remains for the management of The Stranger: Why does Dan Savage still have a job?