Open Thread: So “Gay Patriot” Is Another Unfunny “Satire” Site, Like the Daily Currant?

Because surely this stunt, as reported by Wonkette‘s Evan Hurst, has to be an Andy-Kaufmanesque prank, right?

Homosexual Wingnut Wants Lindsey Graham’s Seat
… [T]he oh my god, just as racist as any Free Republic-reading mouthbreather, self- loathing, faux-masculine, tinfoil-hat-wearing, misogynistic “think of de unborn babiezzz!” gay wingnuts. These are the folks that broke off from the Log Cabin Republicans to form GOProud, the organization that just this year finally decided to make a half-assed attempt at supporting marriage equality. They have, shall we say, issues. Their internet home is called Gay Patriot, and a large percentage of their posts are about how everybody hates them and they can’t get dates or something, because they’re wingnuts. This is when they’re not defending anti-gay social conservatives against those hateful gays who actually want equality. None of those social conservatives have ever personally beat the shit out of them, therefore they must be better than the mean boys who won’t dance with them at the club.

Today, their leader, Bruce Carroll, announced that he is leaving his post on the board of GOProud to go show that paragon of tough guy butchness Lindsey Graham who’s really South Carolina’s biggest gay wingnut, in the Republican Senate primary…

Well, the founder/editor/one of two writers at the Daily Currant told Dave Weigel that “The Daily Currant’s faux scoops get shared at basically the same rate whether they spill into the mainstream or not” so at least we don’t need to worry about Very Serious News media mistaking… OMG, GOProud punked the Washington Post!

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19 replies
  1. Linda Featheringill says:

    That is so cute! On so many levels!

    Were I in a position to do so, I might treat it as a serious story just to see the fallout.

    Note GOProud members: Why not?

  2. Sarah, Proud and Tall says:

    I do like the odd paddle in the piss-warm kiddie pool of Wingnuttia, and I do like my gays, but GayPatriot is too much for me. They’s just mad, racist, self-hating cockmonkeys – too whacked with the dumbstick to even make fun of.

  3. c u n d gulag says:

    Fred Hiatt has the blood of real journalism on his hands.

    “What a dope! What a MAROON!!!”

  4. Debbie(aussie) says:

    SP&T I see you made it home alive, out of the hellish heat that was Aus during your visit.
    What do you think about us luckie duckies having to survive thru 6 months of election campaigning. Not sure i will survive ‘sane’.

  5. PopeRatzo says:

    OK, so wait. Is this Bruce Carroll running against Lindsay “More Rusty Trombones than a High School Marching Band” Graham or not?

    I’ve been meta’d right into confusion, I think.

  6. Jay C says:

    @Raycharles90:

    That RedState link is a pretty sad commentary on the state of contemporary conservatism: it only takes about a dozen or so comment before the discussion devolves into a GOD HATES FAGS flame-fest between the Jesus-jumpers and the “libertarians”; neither of whom seem to have any notion of how their crankery reads or plays out in public. Then again, it’s South Carolina under discussion…

  7. Lee says:

    @Raycharles90: Thanks for that thread. Very entertaining reading.

    Watching the social cons and the small government people fight it out is a lot more comforting than I thought it would be.

  8. Kathy in St. Louis says:

    I could be wrong here, since I am practically every day of my life, but wouldn’t most people assume that the Daily Currant is a satirical site, since that type of current is a dried fruit, whereas Current which means flow, or at the present time, is spelled with an e. Just asking.

  9. Delia says:

    @Kathy in St. Louis:

    You might think that, but every time I’ve read a piece on that site, the comments section is filled with people who take it all very seriously and have no idea that it’s funny.

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