Monday, August 07, 2006

From ABC 7 in Los Angeles: Robert Rosenkrantz is released after serving a prison term for killing an acquaintance who revealed Rosenkrantz's homosexuality.

From Queerty: "After 21 years in prison, Robert Rosenkrantz is free. He left a Los Angeles jail on parole after serving a 17-year-to-life sentence for killing his best friend from high school — for telling Rosenkrantz he was gay."

From Famous Author Rob Byrnes: if you are going to report the fucking story, at least take the time to read the fucking article.

UPDATE: At the risk of turning this blog into QueertyWatch, can I also state for the record that this is one of the most moronic things I've read recently?
We feel that we aren't getting all the facts in this story. A 12-year-old boy living in California most certainly knows what the rainbow flag means...
Uh... as a matter of fact, a 12-year-old boy living in California does not necessarily know what a rainbow flag means. Have these people ever stepped foot outside Chelsea or The Pines? Do they really think that all but the most precocious sixth graders know the gay meaning of rainbow flags? (And let's be clear that just because The Gays have claimed a symbol doesn't mean we own every rainbow.)

And let's not even mention that the twelve-year-old in question was apparently visiting his grandparents in California and, in fact, lives in Kansas, where even many of the adults -- as noted by an earlier Queerty source on this story -- don't know what a rainbow flag symbolizes to the 'mos. We don't need to mention it because we've already seen that the kids at Queerty don't bother to read and reflect before throwing it all out there, haven't we?

One last note and I'll get off of this, because this is really sort of the Internet version of picking on the mentally retarded, if the retarded were also undeservedly smug. Do you like how they write "(w)e feel that we aren't getting all the facts in this story..."? Yeah, like Queerty is the gay Sixty Minutes or something. Give me a fucking break.

Okay, back to whatever you were doing.

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