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  •  You can't be outted if everyone already knew. (6+ / 0-)

    Everyone in the industry, and in the media.  It wasn't a secret.  It should have been talked about as one part of the story because it was part of who he was.

    This is about the media not doing their jobs in reporting the entire story.  That why I originally wrote the diary, not about Merv's decision to hide it, although that's what this diary is turning into.

    The title is a bit misleading, but it was Yahoos and I chose to stick with it.

    I promised my family they won't see me dragged from my home by men in black, dangling off ropes from helicopters. www.thejoshuablog.com

    by Junglered1 on Sat Aug 18, 2007 at 09:50:46 AM PDT

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    •  I understand that (3+ / 0-)

      but what I am saying is Merv didnt want to talk about it. Why cant we respect that? Why do people NEED to talk about it if he wanted it private.
      I am not saying he was ashamed or anything like that. But he had his reasons and now he is dead and all these articles are being printed about it, and I think it is unfair to him.

      Politics is like driving...if you want to go backwards, choose R. If you want to move forward, choose D.

      by fireflynw on Sat Aug 18, 2007 at 09:57:25 AM PDT

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      •  To that I say, "tuff Merv." (5+ / 0-)
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        DaleA, homogenius, QuickSilver, sgary, dougymi

        This isn't some Joe schmo living in San Antonio.  He a major mogul who had the power to change peoples lives and beliefs, to show that gays can be successful and live throughly fulfilling lives but instead, he chose to support anti-Republican politicians while probably seducing their assistants and interns.

        It matters.

        I promised my family they won't see me dragged from my home by men in black, dangling off ropes from helicopters. www.thejoshuablog.com

        by Junglered1 on Sat Aug 18, 2007 at 10:00:53 AM PDT

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        •  bullshit (1+ / 0-)
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          fireflynw

          first of all you don't kno who he seduced and I am not interested in gossip.  
          I am all for outing closeted politicians who vote on and preach anti gay legislation, but Merv did nothing but live his life.  So he had republican friends.  That's not a crime yet as far as I know.  Are we now going to make that part of the witch hunt for who get outed? I am sorry but that is pathetic.  The man owes you nothing.

      •  I agree (2+ / 0-)
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        fireflynw, Bouwerie Boy

        Jeez, apparently this was his choice and people close to him respected that. Nothing wrong with that. As a gay man I'm offended by this shit coming out now after the man is dead. We can't live other peoples lives.  

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