Friday, April 16, 2010

Will Obama Nominate First Homosexual to Supreme Court?

After White House complaints, CBS News censored a column webpost asserting that Solicitor General Elena Kagan, who's on the President's short list for the Supreme Court, is a lesbian. Apparently, she lives in the closet even though "her female partner is rather well known in Harvard circles."

UPDATE 4/23/10: Kagan documented radical supporter of Gay Agenda - from Washington Post

-- From "CBS spreads Supreme Court rumor" by Howard Kurtz, Washington Post Staff Writer 4/16/10

Ben Domenech, a former Bush administration aide and Republican Senate staffer, wrote [on the CBS website] that President Obama would "please" much of his base by picking the "first openly gay justice." An administration official, who asked not to be identified discussing personal matters, said Kagan is not a lesbian.

CBS initially refused to pull the posting, prompting Anita Dunn, a former White House communications director who is working with the administration on the high court vacancy, to say: "The fact that they've chosen to become enablers of people posting lies on their site tells us where the journalistic standards of CBS are in 2010." She said the network was giving a platform to a blogger "with a history of plagiarism" who was "applying old stereotypes to single women with successful careers."

The network deleted the posting Thursday night after Domenech said he was merely repeating a rumor.

A White House spokesman, Ben LaBolt, said he complained to CBS because the column "made false charges." Domenech later added an update to the post: "I have to correct my text here to say that Kagan is apparently still closeted -- odd, because her female partner is rather well known in Harvard circles."

CBS executives at first defended the column, noting that it appeared in an opinion section that contains contributions from blogs and publications on the left and right.

To read the entire article, CLICK HERE.

If this White House supports diversity, why would they want to hide such characteristics? The same goes for Senate candidates.