Anti-Gay North Dakota Rep. Randy Boehning

According to Breitbart on Wednesday, “Big Gay Hate Machine Outs Lawmaker Who Votes Against LGBT Special Protections Bill

Good for them and just how trashy is Breibart since the demise of its (possibly bisexual) founder?

Turns out that the “Big Gay Hate Machine” consisted of one 21-year-old gay man:

Dustin Smith, a 21-year-old openly gay North Dakota man has outed one of his state’s lawmakers after seeing sexually explicit photos and messages from him on Grindr, a social network for gay and bisexual men.

Smith said he outed Rep. Randy Boehning to expose his “hypocrisy” for the legislator’s vote against a bill that would grant special privileges to gays.

Those of you who are familiar with this story know that Breitbart’s reporting is reasonably accurate except for the “special privileges” bullshit. But that headline goes beyond click bait hyperbole. For the most part Breitbart simply plagiarized the Washington Post story.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.