The Washington Post claims in an editorial that there is an "uproar" over General Peter Pace expressing his view that homosexuality is immoral. This is another manufactured "scandal" designed to put a top official, in this case the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, in a bad light. This "uproar," such as it is, has come from papers like the Post and homosexual rights activists. It is an effort at intimidation, pure and simple, and thought control.
At this point in the media-generated controversy, Pace has not apologized but has been forced to say he should not have emphasized his own personal views on the subject. Some stories are saying Pace has expressed "regret" or "mild regret."
Whatever the outcome, and it is still possible that Pace could be forced to resign over this, the message has been sent: do not offend the powerful homosexual lobby, including the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), which on Thursday, March 15, will be sponsoring a New York benefit hosted by ABC News reporter Brian Ross. The "special guests" will include Natalie Morales and Meredith Vieira of NBC News, Martha MacCallum of Fox News, Soledad O'Brien of CNN, and Robert Lipsyte of the New York Times. Corporate sponsors include ABC News, CNN, and NBC Universal.
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