[ Click above to embiggen: Drudge's front page at 400pm CST on 9/17/2012...and then a shot of just the important part ]
I’m curious. Do straight people pick up on all the gay jokes that Matt Drudge at Drudge Report makes at Barack Obama’s expense?
It happens all the time…like today…and usually involved Drudge running a link to a story about Reggie Love…and then somewhere nearby on the page there’s a link to something else that is phrased in a way that, when combined with the Reggie Love and Obama story, creates the gay joke.
Today it was this story about Love: REPORT: ‘Body man’ Reggie Love paid by top Obama donor…
And then immediately below it was this: LEADING FROM BEHIND: Barack chases Mitt…
Reggie Love, Obama, BEHIND, Barack chases…
This happens too often to be a coincidence.
Drudge can’t be busted by anyone on it, though, because he has plausible deniability in that “these stories are not related and just happen to fall that way on the page”…and he can then accuse a critic of being crazy and seeing things that weren’t there.
But these clues that Obama is gay are TOTALLY there.
To my knowledge, Drudge has never directly linked to any story regarding Barack Obama’s gay experiences, here in Chicago or further afield. But every so often Drudge goes out of his way to highlight the bizarre and unexplained relationship that Obama has had with guys like Love, Kal Penn, Nick Colwin, Alex Okrent, Larry Sinclair, and Michael Signatore. When the first honest biographies of Obama are written in the future, these are the people who will fill the chapters that are devoted to the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Mary Pinchot Meyer, Mimi Alford, Angie Dickinson, and Jayne Mansfield in the Kennedy bios.
I’ve been covering this for years here at HB, which you can read more on HERE.
The only people who can’t see that Barack Obama is gay are the ones who don’t want to see it. I had an aunt growing up who was in love with Liberace and used to send him Christmas cards and fan letters because he was the “perfect man”. Yah, for other men. She didn’t know Rock Hudson was gay either and had her first heart attack when Richard Chamberlain and Tab Hunter came out. She still won’t believe it about James Dean or Monty Clift. I hope no one ever tells her about Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and John Travolta!
Barack Obama is as straight-acting as Richard Simmons…who, believe it or not, also has fans who refuse to believe in his fabulousness.
Can those of you who are straight pick up on any clues like this, or are you blind to it like my aunt?
And don’t say “I don’t care if someone is gay” just to get attention for yourself because yes, it does matter that a politician is secretly gay because that person is hiding personal loyalties and agendas from the public while lying to voters and is very subject to blackmail both foreign and domestic. No politician running for elected office should be closeted and no actor or other entertainer who makes political comments supporting one party over another should remain closeted either since that person seeks to affect votes and should reveal his or her hidden agenda too.
UPDATE: I went ahead and pulled Drudge’s archives to look for the other innuendos he’s ran on Reggie Love and Barack Obama. Some of these “jokes” involve the photos chosen while others involve word play in the article titles surrounding the Reggie/Obama story. With some of them, I think you need to be gay to get the joke. For whatever reason, Matt Drudge will not out Obama directly but he never passes up an opportunity to wink at his readers by presenting each reference to Reggie Love alongside SOMETHING that clues you into the fact that he’s the current President’s male lover (or was, since they seem to not be together anymore as of September 2012).
Here’s some of the innuendo that Drudge Report has run on Obama and Reggie Love while linking stories that feature Love. The key is to look at the stories that are posted around the one with Reggie Love and Obama in them; there will be a picture or words in the other stories that make a joke about Obama and Reggie Love being gay lovers and its up to Drudge’s readers to pick up on the innuendo. Like this:
[ This is just a list of the stories that Drudge has run on Reggie/Obama. There have been 10 references to the two of them together, but some are repeats. Each one has carried an innuendo of some kind for those who are sharp enough to crack it ]
[ This one is Drudge making a little play on words....there's the death threat against President story...then Reggie love saying "don't trust your dirty hands"...then a story about parasites gnawing through eyeballs...and then a pic of some gusher squirting milky white stuff everywhere. Parasites...a one-eyed something or another mentioned...things squirming around...something shooting hot liquids into the air...innuendo, folks. Think about it. He could have run any picture he wanted for Yosemite...like trees, or a cabin, or a map...and he could have positioned these stories in any order on the site...but they sort of tell a story when you read them horizontally like this. It's a little game Matt Drudge is playing with people who read him often enough]
[ This one was fun. It's the pictures this time that tell the innuendo. Hot football guys stretching and looking at each other. Obama staring at himself in the mirror (the thing he loves most in the world). A pic of the Romneys on their wedding day. And a pic of Reggie Love and Obama together. Taken as a whole it's a tableau that leaves out any woman for Obama, and has him surrounded instead by his own narcissism, hot guys, and his "body man" Reggie when Romney is in the most heterosexual picture that's publishable.]
[ This is another instance where picture choice made the innuendo. Here's Obama and Reggie Love together...then Obama opening wide with something creamy in front of him. You do the math on that. Also look where Reggie's head is in relation to the second picture. If the pic of Reggie was a full body pic...Obama's face would be in Reggie's loins. ]
[ This one is a succession of words starting with Matt Damon's "rip Obama again" bit (don't make me explain that, but think of harm happening during sex that two guys might have)...then there's the Whitney Houston/Kevin Costner reference with Bodyguard (where Obama is Ms. Houston, RIP) and the implication that Reggie is coming to rescue Obama (like Costner did to the character Miss Rachel Marron)...skip Newt's pic but I think that "No more Mr. Nice" works because Reggie and Obama were on the rocks at this point because of Kal Penn...then there's the word "gay" in the next line...and then "man up". Too many of these in a row to be a coincidence, folks. This is Matt Drudge having fun and putting out clues for those smart enough to catch it]
Here’s the thing: this is what I do with my own writing. I slip hidden in-jokes into everything all the time.
I write this site really for my friends and I put things in there that are secret shoutouts to them around the country. Lots of other people read my stuff too, but the jokes are really for my friends to laugh at and shoot me emails during the day telling me they got the message. I 100% believe that Drudge slips these little in-jokes into his efforts too, and they are for the benefit of those clued-in enough to spot them.
Maybe after reading this you will start spotting them on your own, too!
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