Monday, January 14, 2008

Have They No Shame?

You've gotta wonder sometimes. Courtesy of Queerty:

Tobias recently sent a message to gay Democratic donors claiming that Chairman Howard Dean did not know he was being interview for the 700 Club back in 2006.


Dean misspoke during that interview and claimed the Democrats believed marriage to be between one man and one woman.

Actually, he went further than that and claimed the Democratic platform stated that.

The storm of criticism was fierce and many gay contributors to the Democratic Party decided to withhold support as a result. But Tobias has a super-slick cover story:

Howard was NOT a guest on the 700 Club. He agreed to an interview with the CBN/ABC Family channel. Our feeling is that we can’t ignore the millions of people who watch CBN/ABC Family Channel programs just because Pat Robertson happens to be on for 30 minutes a day and grabs news content from the network.

There's just one problem. Tobias was lying.

CBN reporter David Brody confirmed this weekend, however, that Dean was well aware of the journalist’s outlet: “When I interviewed Gov. Dean in 2006 he and his staff knew it was for the 700 Club. That was made very clear.”

And Tobias's response?

Tobias reportedly defended himself this weekend by saying he had been “misinformed” by a DNC staffer.

There's no word about whether the supposedly "misinformed" staffer was Dean himself. And, of course, the Democrats have not issued apologies for Howard Dean's homophobic comments nor Tobias's effort to insult the intelligence of gay voters.