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The Katherine Miller interview wasn't the only segment Rachel Maddow did on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". In a second segment, she reported on news on three fronts — Margaret Witt, Harry Reid, and Lady Gaga.


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  1. Oh, go away, Lady Gaga. I am so sick of this attention whore. She talks of us gays as if we are a bloc of segregated people, referring to us as "the gays". I suspect she knows very little about male sexuality and is merely pandering to club queens.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 14, 2010 10:20:24 AM

  2. Oh go away Jason. She isn't hurting the movement and is incredibly supportive. I say, keep going Gaga. The gays (well most of us) love you.

    Posted by: Vito J. Oliver | Sep 14, 2010 10:32:49 AM

  3. Gaga is not the one who "made" us a segregated group of people. That was done by society (and helped more than a little bit by our former and lingering propensity to live in supportive gay ghettos in large numbers).

    Sure, we are each gay + a trillion other things as individual human beings. So are Christians, Republicans, and Tea Baggers. Get over it, Jason. We use names and groupings for convenience' sake. I'm not a big Gaga fan, but there are far worse things than one of the most popular celebrities in the world being incredibly supportive of gay rights.

    Posted by: Zlick | Sep 14, 2010 10:45:28 AM

  4. People need to stop attacking and insulting critics of Lady Gaga. Her defensive fans are worst than homophobes.

    Posted by: K1 | Sep 14, 2010 10:54:37 AM

  5. K1, exactly how are her defensive fans worse than homophobes? How are people infatuated with the music and theatrics of a pop star who appears to be exceptionally supportive of GLBT rights worse than people who believe that we do not deserve any rights or that we should be treated, segregated, jailed, beaten, murdered?

    Posted by: Vlad | Sep 14, 2010 11:39:46 AM

  6. How about:

    People need to stop attacking and insulting Lady Gaga. She is being more vocal than the "fierce advocate" we poured dollars and votes into who has made no movement on his gay rights promises in his close to two years in office.

    Posted by: Christopher | Sep 14, 2010 11:41:54 AM

  7. So what was achieved with Caca showing up with them? The next day all people talked about was clit dress!

    Posted by: daveny | Sep 14, 2010 11:50:35 AM

  8. Someone like Jason will never be satisfied with anything. Miserable. Look away.

    Posted by: Aron | Sep 14, 2010 11:54:12 AM

  9. Why are Lady Gaga's fans so insecure? I've heard straight women insult gay men who dared to cricitize their idol. Camille Paglia was recently voted "the most hated person in the world" by E-entertainment TV viewers because she wrote a negative piece on Lady Gaga. And her Wiki page has been vandalized a dozen times in less than a week by Gaga fans. Her fans are terribly immature and really need to grow up.

    Posted by: K1 | Sep 14, 2010 12:10:23 PM

  10. I'm not a Lady Gaga fan. I think she's doing an awesome job. You can call her a famewhore all you want, but to say you don't like her spreading the message that 'gay is okay'... you really must hate yourself.

    Posted by: jerry | Sep 14, 2010 2:14:03 PM

  11. Yeah, I'm not what you would call a fan either. In order, I like her 1) gay rights promotion, 2) outrageous fashions; 3) videography, and 4) music. I wouldn't notice if she stopped being a public figure tomorrow, but she sure is one of the best advocates for gay rights out there. Even if it's self-promoting, where's the problem with that?

    Posted by: Zlick | Sep 14, 2010 2:18:08 PM

  12. ZLICK +10

    Posted by: adamblast | Sep 14, 2010 2:41:01 PM

  13. Andy - It's a VENN diagram.

    Posted by: Buster | Sep 14, 2010 3:02:17 PM

  14. Lady gaga, huh. What is it that won't let us stop talking about such a superstar? Is it her fame, her looks, the desire we all have to get laid off her? I don't know...

    Posted by: Are we getting laid all night | Oct 3, 2011 6:41:28 AM

  15. "Last night Rachel Maddow started her show with the story of Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, whose 18-year career as an Air Force fighter pilot is about to end due to the ""Don't Ask, Don't Tell"" policy.

    Maddow has been giving ""Don't Ask, Don't Tell"" a good amount of coverage recently. Instead of following this issue as a political story -- e.g. talking about which politicians made the most dramatic argument on the issue or discussing how the issue will affect the next election -- she's been focusing on people facing a discharge under DADT, people like Lt. Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and an Arabic-translator, or 2nd Lt. Sandy Tsao, who received a personal letter from President Obama after Tsao wrote to Obama about repealing DADT.

    By talking to people facing a discharge under the policy, Rachel is making the issue about individuals who are seeing their careers end and talent being taken away from our military due to DADT. Beyond making viewers see the consequences of this policy, these servicemembers' stories give the issue a sense of urgency since these officers will likely be discharged from the military soon, unless something is done to change DADT."

    Posted by: that lung nam | Oct 18, 2011 3:33:18 AM

  16. Is it just me or is lady GaGa getting uglier

    Posted by: Couple Seeking Woman | Oct 3, 2012 8:25:54 AM

  17. Well put it this way I would'nt want to get laid with her so yes the girl is getting uglier by the day, but her music is awesome.

    Posted by: | Dec 26, 2012 9:45:33 AM

  18. Lady GaGa once had a threesome with my brother and another woman before she became famous

    Posted by: How To Find a Threesome | Mar 28, 2013 7:29:51 PM

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