I don’t know what to say other than this Maura Kelly character appears to be a terrible person. Also, I’m pretty sure she’s not so much sorry as sorry people took umbrage with her insensitivity and general awfulness.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”—
…We must stop pandering to the pornographers and the perverts who seek to target our children and destroy their lives.
I didn’t march in the gay parade this year, gay pride parade this year. My opponent did. And that’s not the example that we should be showing our children. Certainly not in our schools.
And don’t misquote me as wanting to hurt homosexual people in any way. That would be a dastardly lie. My approach is live and let live.
I just think my children and your children would be much better off and more successful getting married and raising a family. And I don’t want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option. It isn’t.
“Mr. Johnson, on the other hand, proudly proclaimed recently that he doesn’t “think this election is about details.” That’s as good an explanation as any of why — in Wisconsin as in so many states — candidates like Mr. Johnson are ahead in the polls. The public’s lack of attention to detail, and Mr. Johnson’s willingness to exploit it, could end the career of Mr. Feingold, who in three terms has distinguished himself for trying to bring fairness to campaign finance and decency to national security, among other achievements. He has routinely crossed party lines to work with Republicans and has had the courage to break with his own party more often than almost any other senator.”—Editorial - Uphill in Wisconsin - NYTimes.com
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres set to air today on her talk show, the blogger says that the recent suicides of several young gay men and his involvement in raising awareness to fight the anti-gay bullying that caused them has led him to rethink how he approaches his own reporting.
“Over the last two weeks I have been doing everything I can to bring awareness to the teen suicides and gay bullying,” Hilton tells DeGeneres. “In doing so, a lot of people have called me a hypocrite and a bully myself and a big one … From now on I really want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.”
I guess it’s easier to “take a stand” now that you’ve made your money, right? I hope I’m not “bullying” you when I say: Fuck you and the way you helped make misogyny and making fun for people acting “gay” even though they said they were straight OK. Changing your stance now isn’t going to remove the toxic stink you dribbled into our pop-cultural oceans, although I guess it will get you more publicity. Which is what matters, right?