Media: September 2008

What's next? Sinbad in the Secret Service?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Sometimes it's absolutely amazing how often Hollywood and Washington mix and mingle. Clinton's Balkan excursions were often compared to Wag the Dog, for example, while Deputy Director of the US Office of Personnel Management, Howard Weizmann, recently opposed federal domestic...Read More

Tina Fey is going to be "sleeping with de mooses" soon

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

If Tina Fey keeps "mocking" (Is that the word, Sarah? Let's ask Katie Couric!) Sarah Palin, you know Palin is going to the Alaskan mafia... "Godfather Witch Doctor, this Tina Fey woman is trying to thwart God's plan for me!...Read More

Racism: The conservative solution to the financial crisis

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 28, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

This shouldn't be entirely unexpected, since every time there's a major problem conservatives find some way to blame it on a certain ethnic, racial, or religious group. Now they're looking for any minority to blame for what's really the absolute...Read More

Paul Newman Taught Me How to Clean Fish

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 28, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

It's strange how someone's death can trigger the oddest of memories. When I heard that Paul Newman died - I suddenly flashed to the moment he walked into the house where I was babysitting and said, "Come on, kid -...Read More

Some Inconvenient Truths

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | September 27, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Remember that it was Phil Graham who called Americans a bunch of whiners, not me. I have no idea why I remember what I do and the way I do. Sometimes I wish I did not so that I would...Read More

Sarah Silverman moblizes Jews in 'The Great Schlep'

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 27, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Sarah Silverman, the comedian who has made headlines with her sometimes offensive and controversial humor, has joined together with The Great Schlep to mobilize young progressive Jews to boost Obama's standing amongst the increasingly influential Jewish vote in Florida, an...Read More

John McCain disses David Letterman; Letterman responds

Filed by Bil Browning | September 25, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

While John McCain was scheduled to appear on last night's Late Show with David Letterman, he canceled his appearance at the last minute citing his decision to suspend his campaign and claiming he was "racing for the airport." Dave ripped...Read More

Gangstalicious Is Gay

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 24, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This clip from The Boondocks offers one of the smartest looks at the twisted things people tell themselves to deny that people they admire couldn't possibly be gay even if the evidence is as clear as a rainbow colored disco...Read More

IN THE LIFE October Season Premiere

Filed by IN THE LIFE | September 22, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch The 17th Season Premiere episode of IN THE LIFE, "Civil Rites & Civil Rights", takes an in-depth look at the journey to marriage equality in America's most populous state, and the real possibility that this...Read More

Hoosier Access (sorta) acknowledges racist post

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2008 | 12:45 PM | comments

When I wrote my post yesterday about Hoosier Access blogger Michael Jezierski's racist rant about Barack Obama, I didn't realize that other local blogs like Masson's Blog and Bloosier Hysteria were already pointing it out. Hoosier Access leader Josh Gillespie...Read More

Ellen will be the new face of CoverGirl

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 21, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Ellen DeGeneres confirmed on her daytime talk show that she will be the new face of CoverGirl Cosmetics starting in January: You know how I always like to share what's going on in my life with you all, and I...Read More

Indiana blogger's racist attack on Obama

Filed by Bil Browning | September 20, 2008 | 5:15 PM | comments

While Republicans nationally aren't known for their diversity, most of the local party members I've had the pleasure of meeting don't appear to be racist. At the very least, they don't say something racist in public. Republican bloggers, however, don't...Read More

Decided Voters

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 20, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

On Labor Day, after finishing my summer run of shows, and before one quarter of my tomatoes had turned red, I had to pack up, leave Provincetown and head back to New York. Next summer I either have to plant...Read More

Obama Raises $9 Million at Beverly Hills Fundraisers

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 17, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

This story was written for Frontiers magazine - but because that publication won't come out until next week and this report is timely, including information about a mix up between the Obama campaign and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los...Read More

White privilege, McCain/Palin -- and the Kenyan witchhunter

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 17, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Tim Wise's bio lets you know he's in a unique position to lay this out on the line. He is the director of the Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE) in Nashville, Tennessee. He lectures across the country about the...Read More

Media picks up the slack on Sarah Palin's LGBT record

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 17, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

When we first heard that Sarah Palin was named to be McCain's running mate, I put together what we knew about her record on LGBT issues, and it wasn't good. She did two things: She supported for Alaska's amendment to...Read More

He sure consoled the heck out of his nipple

Filed by Nadine Smith | September 16, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

While CNN reporter Allan Chernoff was on air yesterday morning reporting about the crash and burn of Lehman Brothers, he got an extra special background when two men "pretended to make out" behind him. Chernoff didn't notice, but CNN anchor...Read More

Independent Media Matters

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | September 16, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

"If I believe an independent publication should exist, I subscribe to it. Even if I know I won't have time to read it, if I have the cash, I subscribe." That may not be an exact quote (I can't find...Read More

Karl Rove Slams the McCain Campaign

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 15, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

When the Prince of Darkness Karl Rove says you are going too far in your campaign and being dishonest, you know you have a problem. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Rove slams the McCain Campaign: McCain has gone...Read More

The Wrap (with Two Gay Guys): Is America Screwed?

Filed by Brent Hartinger | September 15, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

This week, we take on--yes!--politics. Also, do we gay folks have to watch something just because it's gay? Also, we review here! TV's The Lair....Read More

Racist waffles sold at Value Voters Summit

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 15, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Value Voters Summit this weekend, a yearly conference for the leaders of the Republican Party and the Religious Right, apparently featured the sale of boxes of waffles with racist caricatures of Barack Obama on them. Apparently the people who...Read More

McCain Afraid

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 15, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

There may have been a time when John McCain could have been considered a "maverick," but that time has clearly come and gone. McCain has hired Karl Rove's henchmen to run what even the traditional media is calling one of...Read More

Nina's Heavenly Delights

Filed by IN THE LIFE | September 15, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch The Scots/Indian filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar, has been making documentaries for 20 years, chronicling the unique experiences of gays and lesbians throughout the world. In her feature, Nina's Heavenly Delights, Parmar celebrates food, family, and lesbian...Read More

The comedy gods are happy

Filed by Bil Browning | September 14, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

With an entire nation sacrificing rubber chickens and imploring the comedy gods to give us one - just one! - Tina Fey impression of Sarah Palin, how could they resist? The comedy gods are happy....Read More

The women of the View pummel John McCain

Filed by Bil Browning | September 13, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Proving once again that no one can take down an over pompous windbag like women of The View, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Whoopie Goldberg make mincemeat of John McCain. Even Elisabeth Hasselbeck joins in once Roe v Wade is...Read More

Finally, Change We Really Can Believe In

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | September 13, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

I've been rather unimpressed with the caliber of advertisements coming out of the Obama campaign. You would think with all that money, they could produce some better advertising. Hell, they could throw a contest with their supporters to create their...Read More

Did Rupert Murdoch Buy The St. Pete Times?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 12, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Mark Madrak is a self-proclaimed late bloomer. He was born in Philadelphia and came out at the age of 41, quickly becoming active in gay rights. He appeared on a regional Comcast news show: "It's Your Call with...Read More

Thoughts On 9/11

Filed by Rebecca Juro | September 11, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

For once, this post has nothing to do with being transgender, LGBT rights, or anything related to those topics, or at least it didn't used to. In 1980, I was 18 years old and living in Manhattan. That summer, I...Read More


Michael Kimmel: Is there a Gay "Guyland"?

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 11, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Michael Kimmel, a leading sociologist and scholar in the study of masculinity, recently released his new book, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. In his latest work, Kimmel investigates "Guyland," a new development stage in young men's lives that...Read More

Men's Fashion Alert

Filed by Father Tony | September 10, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

The cardigan sweater will be Fall's darling, with the elongated and belted models able to bridge the season by performing as one all-weather layer out of many that will move a man from indoors to sidewalk to vehicle and back...Read More

Tony Perkins on CNN: McCain must embrace Palin's beliefs

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 10, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

This is the kind of crap Tony Perkins wants continue foisting on America with McCain/Palin's help. Wow. Just wow. The Dominionists, feeling full of themselves because of the selection of Palin, simply cannot help themselves. They've taken Palin's mile-wide, inch-deep...Read More

America: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 09, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Part One: Yours, Mine... One of the things I hoped for when Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic convention, was that she would introduce people to the America that she came from, and that was the setting of her story....Read More

Behind the scenes with the Cliks

Filed by IN THE LIFE | September 09, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch The Cliks... the Canadian punk rock, gender-queer, trans band, giving a whole new spin to fierce, ferocious, and fun. For more LGBT commentary and news, visit the IN THE LIFE website. Be sure to become...Read More


90210: Black people don't live in Beverly Hills, Silly!

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 06, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

I admit it. I love trashy teen television. This will probably show my age a little more than I care for... but mine is a generation that grew up on 7th Heaven, Dawson's Creek, Felicity, Gilmore Girls, and the like....Read More

Why didn't CNN comment on the obvious?

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | September 06, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Even from far away Thailand I could watch wall to wall coverage on CNN of John McCain's acceptance speech. I began watching coverage at 5:30 AM to catch it live. When finally we got to the acceptance speech, I was...Read More

Margaret Cho on the "gay bomb"

Filed by IN THE LIFE | September 04, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Not a joke... A 7.5 million dollar investment by the U.S. Air Force to develop a gay bomb that would transform soldiers - our enemies' soldiers - into lustful homosexuals. Only Margaret can give this...Read More

Talking About the Black Blog Rankings

Filed by Monica Roberts | September 04, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Some of you Projectors are aware of the fact that Pam's House Blend is the Number 1 ranked African-American blog. For those of us who have read her posts here and are regular readers of the Blend, it's no surprise...Read More

Barefoot and Pregnant in the White House: Sarah and Bristol Palin

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 03, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Some on the putative left, represented by the likes of John Nichols, have taken it upon themselves to tell us all that the Bristol Palin pregnancy story is simply too insignificant in comparison to, for instance, the "Troopergate" story. Or...Read More

Commander in Chief - Geena Davis vs. Sarah Palin

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 03, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was very surprised when I heard about John McCain's recent VP pick in Alaska governor, Sarah Palin. The announcement filled me with a mixture of surprise, confusion, and a little tinge of fear. I'll admit that I was an...Read More

Jerame and Bil: A Blessing In Disguise

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 02, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jessica is a long-time Projector. She was communications director for Colorado Stonewall Democrats until the end of July, has an infrequent podcast/blog and is a hilariously funny travel guide. One of my favorite things about living...Read More

Amy Goodman Arrested at RNC

Filed by Sara Whitman | September 02, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Amy Goodman, a long time, well respected journalist was arrested yesterday at the RNC. From Democracy Now: "Goodman was arrested while attempting to free two Democracy Now! producers who were being unlawfully detained. They are Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole...Read More

James Dobson and the National Radio Hall of Fame

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 01, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

James Dobson has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame here in Chicago, and it's caused some controversy. I wrote an opinion piece for Windy City Times this last week, and thought I'd share it here. I'm curious...Read More