David Geithner, chief financial officer at Conde Nast and brother of former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, allegedly contracted with a male escort to meet in Chicago. The plan went south when the escort/porn star—identified by the Daily Caller as Leif Derek Truitt—discovered Geithner’s pedigree and supposedly requested that the CFO use his Washington connections to help with an eviction complaint in Texas. When Geithner allegedly refused and called off the date, Truitt escalated the intensity of his requests, finally going to Gawker.I guess Gawker decided that it was bad for business to be participating in gay blackmail. It is a leftist hate site that will post all sort of other nasty attacks. Here is another one:
The Sad Puppies are also closely associated with neoreactionary, Gamergater, and notorious white supremacist Vox Day (he says he’s not a white supremacist, but he also says “Racism is neither a sin nor is it a societal evil. Race-based self-segregation is not only the observably preferred human norm for all races throughout the entirety of recorded human history, it is inevitable,” so go ahead and draw your own conclusions) who both played a part in picking the Sad Puppies nominees and started his own Rabid Puppies slate.No, it is not white supremacist to make an observation about human history. The phrase usually means a belief that the white race should have control over the other races.
I guess one could argue that any observation about racial behavior is racist, but then Gawker is surely a vile racist site, as it posts disgusting racist rants all the time.
Speaking of racism:
Dylann Roof, the man suspected of killing nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., last month was indicted on Wednesday on federal hate crime and other charges, including some that carry the federal death penalty, two law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.So he is only being charged because he is white and the Obama administration wants to make a black-white racial statement, right?
Mr. Roof, 21, already faces nine counts of murder in state court and could face the death penalty there. But Justice Department and F.B.I. officials have said the Charleston shooting was so horrific and racially motivated that the federal government must address it.
He was also charged with killing someone while obstructing religious freedom, which is eligible for the death penalty.
I am all in favor of prosecuting and executing Roof for his murders. But filing federal charges for the same crime seems like double jeopardy to me, and piling on. (Yes, I know that there are precedents for such prosecutions, but I do not agree with them either.)
Update: The head of Gawker is a gay man who says that he is married to another man, and that the notorious white hater Ta-Nehisi Coates would be his dream Gawker executive editor.