Andrew Sullivan finally weighs in on Jeff Gannon and his wonder penis:
I haven’t written about it because I agree completely with Glenn. The substantive case against Gannon is trivial; the irrelevant case against him (the one that’s fueled this story) is that he’s gay, has allegedly been (or still may be) a prostitute, and may not agree with everything the gay left believes (although I agree with David Corn that the evidence that Gannon has written anything even remotely “anti-gay” is laughable). The real scandal is the blatant use of homophobic rhetoric by the self-appointed Savonarolas of homo-left-wingery. It’s an Animal Farm moment: the difference between a fanatic on the gay left and a fanatic on the religious right is harder and harder to discern. Just ask yourself: if a Catholic conservative blogger had found out that a liberal-leaning pseudo-pundit/reporter was a gay sex worker, had outed the guy as gay and a “hooker,” published pictures of the guy naked, and demanded a response from a Democratic administration, do you think gay rights groups would be silent? They’d rightly be outraged. But the left can get away with anything, can’t they? Especially homophobia.
BTW- The idea that Gannon wrote about gay issues is simply absurd, and detailed at length by the much discussed (at least here) Corn piece. However, our intrepid progressives need an excuse to consider their witch hunt, so they will spin away. Once again, the fools at the Center for American Progress chime in (they sureare turning into the gift that keeps on giving), and it appears that talking about Kerry’s relationship with the gay community is Gannon’s cardinal sin.