Friday, July 27, 2012

Gazette and Wayne Laugesen, thy name is class

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The brain trust that is the Gazette's editorial board thought it might be super-neat if, on a Facebook post, they combined an editorial "so politically incorrect that big-city mayors might harm anyone who repeats it," as it reads, with an image fitting for a daily with its reputation.

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  • ColoradoPols

"We keep thinking there must be a too-clever-by-half message in using this photo to support Chick-Fil-A during the present controversy, but like we said, we haven't figured out what it is," write the good folks at Colorado Pols, noting that the image is actually anti-Chick-fil-A. "And some interpretations of the meaning here are, needless to say, not real good."

Editorial writer Wayne Laugesen quickly pulled the image, saying, "As so many found the original cartoon offensive, I have replaced it with this [a similar image, with cows holding signs that spell out, "No Gay Marriage"]. The cartoon that caused so much commotion was a slam against homophobia, obtained from a gay rights publication. It characterized the business as the anti-gay Westboro Baptist cult and then said 'we didn't invent homophobia, but we inextricably [sic] endorse it.' This was presented to illustrate the strong nature of the backlash against the company and was clearly not presented as an insult to gays."

It's not really all that surprising coming from a man who, in his posts, routinely pairs photos of near-naked women who have the barest relation to whatever asinine bit he churned out that day with some asinine bit he churned out that day.

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