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NOM’s Lesson in Irony

Timothy Kincaid

April 30th, 2009

After National Organization for Marriage’s “Gathering Storm” ad aired – and was subjected to much mockery – the Human Rights Campaign got their hands on the audition tapes for the ad and put them on youtube. This was an embarrassment that was covered by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

NOM responded by claiming copyright infringement and even insisted that youtube pull the Maddow segment because of the tiny snippet she showed.

Now NOM has discovered that karma can be a b-tch (as Christian press might spell it). Perez Hilton (aka Mario Lavandiera) has caused the new Carrie Prejean ad to be pulled because they used a tiny snippet of his video.

Now I think that both video bits are probably perfectly legal under the Fair Use doctrine. And it’s petty of Perez. But it certainly is delicious irony.

And Maggie Gallagher must be furious. She hates being treated the same as gay folk.

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Jayelle
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

I never, ever in my life *EVER* thought I would say this, but way to go, Perez Hilton!

Lindoro
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

I’m sorry, but I have to laugh. I am a firm believer that you get more bees with honey, but I also believe that the bee that stings you need to get a blow.

So, with all love I can muster, TAKE THAT NOM!

Harrison
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

Perez ought to be ashamed of himself. I can imagine the title of NOM’s press release: “FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT GAY EXTREMISTS AIM TO SILENCE CHRISTIAN SPEECH.” He’s just fanned the flames. Shame on him.

Ben in Oakland
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

I’m not really used to looking at boobs, being a Real big Fag and all, except those on the Christian right. But I’m pretty sure you mean the other kind.

Are these bigger, or more jugalicious?

a. mcewen
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

Harrison, NOM could do that but it can be easily pointed out that they did the same thing with the “Gathering Storm” audition tapes.

CPT_Doom
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

You know, the Christians believe that you should treat others as you would want to be treated, so didn’t NOM make their own bed, proverbiably, here?

However, the ad played around 10:30 this evening in DC (I though it was actually part of the Keith Olbermann show on MSNBC, but it was that ad), so it has not been pulled.

David C.
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

He’s just fanned the flames. Shame on him.
—Harrison

Well, probably, but it was still poetic justice in my view.

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