When CNN’s Roland Martin sent out a series of Tweets about an underwear commercial starring soccer standout David Beckham GLAAD snapped into action.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation claimed Martin’s Tweets were tantamount to gay bashing, and Martin had to undergo the standard public deprogramming effort to escape from future punishment.
Just ask film director Brett Ratner how that feels.
But when BuzzFeed’s Michael Hastings fired off a Tweet that questioned the masculinity of Richard Grenell, an openly gay political consultant who recently worked for Mitt Romney, the gay rights group went silent.
Breitbart News reached out to GLAAD’s PR arm twice over the last seven days for comment.
The group chose not to respond.
Shouldn’t GLAAD protect all gay people equally? Or is Grenell’s choice of political party getting in the way of its shield?
The only difference we see is intent. Breitbart News defended the openly left-wing Martin from GLAAD because he was obviously joking around and having a good time in a perfectly defensible way.
Martin’s intent wasn’t to hurt or insult anyone.
Hastings, however, did intend intend to insult Grenell.
So we ask GLAAD again — what distinction do they see?