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Gay GOP volunteer bashing story gets tentative coverage

Timothy Kincaid

October 26th, 2012

Everyone is – wisely, I think – going slow with the story about Kyle Wood, the gay volunteer for Wisconsin GOP congressional nominee Chad Lee. But the local news station has this report:

WMTV – NBC15 Madison, Wisconsin:

Also Watchdog.org hosted an somewhat breathless interview. I’m not able to immediately determine where watchdog falls on the political spectrum, but consider that, like most sources, it may have bias.

[Update: looking at watchdog's blog suggests a strong conservative bias so read their article with that in mind]

[NOTE: this incident reported by Kyle Wood was not true]

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Mickey
October 27th, 2012 | LINK

“Wood said he’s trying to understand how things in this bitterly divided state have turned so violent and why representatives who have been so outspoken about violence targeting members of the gay community have kept silence about reports of his assault.”

“I find their lack of response maybe not unexpected but lacking decorum,” he said. “I don’t look for a response from either of them, but from a political standpoint that’s what this race will come down to: do you want to elect someone who is going represent the entire 2nd District or do you want to elect someone who will pick and choose who they want to represent? That’s what their lack of a statement is telling me, that I’m no longer a person to be represented.”

Hmmm….sounds like this is just a stunt to me

tristram
October 29th, 2012 | LINK

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel online published a follow-up article/interview on 10/28 by the same author of the original J-S article, Christian Schneider (who blogs for National Review Online and J-S Online). The one clarification made in the second posting was that Wood had not, as previously reported, spoken to the FBI.

Otherwise, the article looks to me like an attempt to keep the pot boiling until the election.

Timothy Kincaid
October 29th, 2012 | LINK

Tristram

Actually the JS writer pulled the story, having reservations. He took some time to follow up and apparently his concerns were allayed so he posted the most recent article.

tristram
October 29th, 2012 | LINK

@Timothy – right, I missed that it was pulled as explained by Schneider’s ‘Note.’ But there is the new article which appears to take Kyle Wood’s account at face value. Have you been able to locate any sort of investigative article from an unbiased source?

Robert
October 29th, 2012 | LINK

Timothy Kincaide, ACTUALLY, he pulled a different story, here is the live link to the 28th story.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/purple-wisconsin/176169841.html

And it has the changes that Tristam claims it has.

Not arguing with you, just clarifying the facts. Read the story today, just a few minutes ago.

Robert
October 29th, 2012 | LINK

The story you speak of was on the 25th, here’s the link to that article mentioning it was pulled, date is the 25th.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/purple-wisconsin/175864101.html

Take a few minutes to read the comments, pretty interesting notes by the few that actually saw the article before it got pulled.

DenguyFL
October 29th, 2012 | LINK

and verdict is … fake

http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=38133

Rowan Bristol
October 29th, 2012 | LINK

Wow. It’s like voter fraud all over again.

Thank god Timothy was here to berate us evil liberals for our violent tendencies and lack of tie-wearing.

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