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Bradley Manning: Did Homophobia Make Him Leak?

Bradley_Manning_2_(cropped)I mentioned this briefly in last night's links roundup, but it's become a pretty big deal: Private First Class Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence specialist who allegedly leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, has officially made his sexual orientation a keystone of his defense. From Salon:

The young Army intelligence specialist accused of passing government secrets spent his 24th birthday in court Saturday as his lawyers argued his status as a gay soldier before the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” played an important role in his actions.

Lawyers for Pfc. Bradley Manning began laying out a defense to show that his struggles as a gay soldier in an environment hostile to homosexuality contributed to mental and emotional problems that should have barred him from having access to sensitive material.

So: Manning -- whose defenders have spent countless hours and expended countless millions of breaths proclaiming his nobility and rectitude -- is now tacitly acknowledging that the Wikileaks leak was a wrong and regrettable thing, and that he'd never have done it if he was in his right mind. Whether he really believes that, or whether he's only saying it because his spirit was broken by ten months in solitary confinement in some dank Army oubliette, is unknowable. What is knowable, and queasy-making, is that lawyers are now arguing in a military courtroom that gays can't be trusted with classified material until the military is purged of homophobia.

As it happens, Manning's lawyers aren't the first attorneys to make that argument in recent memory. Ann Coulter made it months ago, in an article entitled "Bradley Manning: Poster Boy For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'." Maybe he should hire her. It'd definitely score points with the allegedly homophobic military personnel hearing his case.

Ann Coulter Says Liberals Will Start Aborting Babies Once the Gay Gene is Discovered, on LOGO's A-List Dallas: VIDEO


Conservative pundit Ann Coulter and alleged GOP-bashing victim Taylor Garrett discuss why they think gays should be pro-life Republicans in a preview clip from Coulter's appearance on LOGO's A-List Dallas.

Says Coulter: "The gays have got to be pro-life. As soon as they find the gay gene, guess who the liberal yuppies are gonna start aborting?"


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Gay TV Star Taylor Garrett Victim Of Anti-Republican Vandals. Again.

GarrettCoulterTaylor Garrett is a gay Republican, a star of the program A-List: Dallas, an on-screen luncheon companion of Ann Coulter, and apparently a magnet for really atrocious luck. Friday night, for the second time in as many months, he was the alleged victim of anti-Republican vandalism. This time, it turned violent.

Almost exactly one month ago, Garrett reported that a rock was thrown through one of his windows by vandals unknown, along with a note which read:

Who the f*** do you think you are? You are not A-list. More like Z-list. You are nothing but a nelly twink trying to get attention by calling yourself a republican. You are nothing but an embarassment to the gay community. Watch your back you pathetic mother f***ing twink.

The timbre of that message is not dissimilar to the one Garrett's Friday assailant allegedly carved into his car:

F*** Coulter

Garrett says he caught the latter vandal in mid-defacement, after which the vandal punched Garrett in the eye and knocked him to the glass-strewn ground.

After last month's rock-throwing incident, it was widely speculated (including here at Towleroad) that Garrett had staged the vandalism to boost publicity for his show. Garrett's pretty sore about it. According to The Daily Caller:

[Garrett] said he’s disgusted by those in the gay community and media who doubt him and accuse him of trying to gin up publicity for himself by going public with these stories.

Garrett said he decided to join the show because he wanted to show that there are gay “conservative, Republican, Christians” out there. But he said he has been “destroyed by the gay community” for his views and he’s doubtful he’ll return for another season after this.

“I would’ve thought people would have been a little more tolerant considering that our community advocates for tolerance, but it has been nothing but mean spirited attacks, especially after the Ann Coulter scene,” he said.

The point of having lunch with Coulter, he said, is to show people that “just because you don’t support gay marriage doesn’t make you a bigot, doesn’t mean you hate gay people, it just means you disagree on gay issues.”

Jon Stewart Rips Donald Trump Over Racism, Mocks Ann Coulter: VIDEO


Yesterday I posted a video of Donald Trump accusing Jon Stewart of racism in a segment about Herman Cain, along with a video of Ann Coulter proclaiming, of African American conservatives, that "Our blacks are better than their blacks."

Last night, Stewart (and a panel of his experts) made quick work of both of these blowhards.


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Trump Accuses Jon Stewart of Racism While Ann Coulter Says 'Our Blacks are Better Than Their Blacks': VIDEOS


Yesterday, in a video posted to YouTube, Donald Trump raged on Jon Stewart for what he said was a racist remark about Herman Cain. Meanwhile, in an unrelated discussion of African American history and Cain, Ann Coulter claimed of the Republican Party, "Our Blacks are better than their Blacks."

In Herman Cain news, it was revealed that the woman who accused him of sexual harassment received a full year's salary for her settlement.

Welcome to this week in the 2012 presidential race.

Watch the clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ann Coulter Defends Santorum on 'DADT', Says She's Sick of People Comparing Gays to Blacks: VIDEO


After suggesting that someone should have physically assaulted Chris Wallace for his line of questioning to Rick Santorum over the weekend in which he skewered Santorum with a quote from Colonel E.R. Householder, a World War II-era official whose comments were made in opposition to the racial integration of the military, Ann Coulter defended Santorum's position:

"I'm sick of people comparing gays to blacks. No, it's very different. What Santorum said is true. It's sexualization of the military. It's not someone being Black. Tell me how being Black is like being gay. You can see someone is Black. You can't see someone is gay and the precise policy we're talking about is whether they can go around announcing they're gay."


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