Posts Tagged: Howard Kurtz
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Last Straight Man In America Weirded Out By Gay Creep In "Skyfall"

A gay villain in a James Bond movie? The world has definitely changed since I started reading 007. bit.ly/SEM6gI

— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) November 11, 2012

When ex-Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz greeted the world on Sunday morning with his uncomfortable feelings about the new James Bond movie, it only took professional Twitterer Jack Shafer two minutes to respond with, "You have bad gaydar." And this is probably true! How could anyone claim to have read the Ian Fleming books and not picked up on Ian Fleming's delightfully English combination of fascination/disgust with The Gays?

Besides, as the Twitter people quickly pointed out, [...]

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Some Day The Op-Ed Page Will Be Edited

Tom Scocca: I go away for a weekend and Maureen Dowd gets caught plagiarizing? Choire Sicha: You went away for a weekend? That's so unlike you! Tom Scocca: We can't all have a house on Fire Island. Choire Sicha: That island is only so wide, after all. But yes! You turned your back and suddenly Maureen Dowd is in the Scandal Of The Century Of The Moment. Tom Scocca: Albeit sort of a listless scandal, it seems, thanks to the we're-all-dead-who-cares cloud hanging over Romenesko these past many months.