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04/19/2007


Meet Rhiannon Pyle, the NH Student Who Confronted Santorum Over Same-Sex Marriage

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Buzzfeed speaks with Rhiannon Pyle, who confronted Rick Santorum on same-sex marriage yesterday: "When I got that opportunity I was like, I got this."

She says she wish she'd pushed harder: "I wish he'd answered about that because he just kind of like didn't even answer that part of it."

In other Santorum news, Dan Savage wrote a piece for The Guardian about Santorum's "homophobic frothing" and appeared on Keith Olbermann's show on Current TV on Tuesday night, reminding viewers that not only does Santorum have an anti-gay agenda, but an anti-straight one as well.

Writes Savage:

But Rick Santorum and the GOP have a much bigger problem on their hands than a joke my readers made at Santorum's expense nearly eight years ago. The GOP's doubling down on homophobia, the non-stop gay bashing, is going to cost them votes – and not just the votes of 9,000,000 (or more) LBGT Americans out there, but, again, the votes of tens of millions of our straight family members, friends and coworkers.

Watch the Olbermann clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Lt. Dan Choi Ejected from Bradley Manning Trial, Thrown Off Base: VIDEO

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Lt. Dan Choi, who was thrown out of the courtroom at the Bradley Manning trial, talks about his view of the proceedings as a "show trial". Olbermann agrees that it is "ridiculous even by military standards".

FireDogLake has a report on Choi's ejection from the trial and the base, during which the rank was ripped from his uniform:

Choi, a West Point graduate, went to the Manning trial because “soldiers stand up for integrity, and if the code of ethics and army values are important, then we should support Bradley Manning.” He added that Manning’s actions were not only in the interest of his unit, but also in the interest of the country. “He believed that our country as a whole needed to have integrity. The law of land warfare says that if a soldier sees a crime — a rape or a murder — it’s their responsibility to report it. As I understood it, he brought it up to the chain of command. The chain of command knew about it, and they were the ones who were in violation of the law of land warfare. To not report it is to be complicit. He was the only soldier in the chain of command to do the right thing, so that’s why we have to support him.”

Watch Choi's appearance on Olbermann, in which he discusses the trial, and his ejection, AFTER THE JUMP...

And if you're following the trial, there are several updates HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #940

I INVENTED AUTOTUNE: The lost footage of Barbara Walters' interview with Cher.

KEITH OLBERMANN: His special comment on taking back governance  from politicians.

I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW IN MY DREAMS: Tiffany and Debbie Gibson do The View.

GULP: The world's largest stop-motion animation, shot on a Nokia N8.

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Dan Savage to Tony Perkins: If Homosexuality is a Choice, Choose Me — VIDEO

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Dan Savage ran into Keith Olbermann at The Book of Mormon, which resulted in this absorbing segment on Countdown, in which Dan talks at length about The Book of Mormon, religion and homosexuality, Rick Santorum and the theater of anti-gay politics, and the closet.

Dan even offers his body up to the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, so Perkins can demonstrate once and for all his theory that homosexuality is something one can choose.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, Dan wore an "evolve already" pin to yesterday's White House reception.

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Keith Olbermann Rips Anti-Gay Religious Groups in Special Comment on Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Keith Olbermann devoted his Special Comment last night to the fight for marriage equality in New York.

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Keith Olbermann Brings 'Last Line of Defense' to Current TV: VIDEO

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As you can see, Keith Olbermann's new Countdown on Current TV which debuted last night, looks and feels much like his old Countdown. Here are a few moments from the show, including his "Special Comment" in which he discusses the new program, which he calls "the last line of defense."

Countdown is weeknights at 8 pm on Current.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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