Dignified Newsweek? They Print 'F--k John McCain,' Scalia a 'C--ksucker'

Newsweek's year-end Interview issue is "graced" on the cover by lesbian "Glee" actress Jane Lynch. We'll put "grace" in quotes since the interview inside with Lynch and well-named sex columnist Dan Savage is rude and hateful. Apparently, gay activists are encouraged to put on a bullying tone and spray hate at conservatives. Savage would say something vulgar, and then Lynch would chime in with "yeah, what he said" remarks. The interview was dated enough that the restrictions on gays in the military hadn't been lifted yet:

Savage: F--k John McCain—put that in NEWSWEEK.

Lynch: Yeah, I say it too, to the second power.

Savage: Really, when it comes to gay rights, there’s two wars going on. The first war is political. But the culture war is over. Between Glee and Ellen and how integrated and accepted LGBT adults are, that’s done. So it’s very frustrating to be steeped in how culturally accepted we are and know that there’s all these legislative things that we just can’t seem to make any progress on.

Newsweek: How long until there’s an openly gay president or Supreme Court justice?

Savage: Scalia isn’t gay?!? I always think the biggest homophobe in the room is clearly a c--ksucker!

Lynch: Totally! The next religious person who tells you there’s something wrong with being a homosexual, start the countdown. It’s Psychology 101—the people who are the loudest and hate it the most hate something in themselves.

Absolutely every traditionally religious person is homosexual? Why wouldn't Newsweek edit out these parts that make the gay lobby look so ridiculous? Either because they thoroughly enjoyed it, or because they feel oppresed homosexuals should be allowed a free path to say anything without rebuttal, especially insults at religious conservatives in prominent places. Newsweek's Jessica Bennett introduced the tag team of Savage and Lynch as, well, adorable:

Cheeky sex columnist meets fire-tongued cheerleading coach. Both were in Los Angeles to support the Trevor Project, a suicide-prevention organization for LGBT youth. We put them in a room together–and it's fair to say that neither held back. From parenthood to coming out to the sexual orientation of a certain (male) Supreme Court justice, Dan Savage and Jane Lynch gleefully tackled it all.

The two activists didn't slash Barack Obama, but they did begin with disappointment (again, before the DADT vote):

Lynch: Yes, we thought the great hope of Obama was going to magically change all that, and it doesn’t seem to have…

Savage: …had the intended effect.

Lynch: He’s just nicely walking the middle.

Savage: And unfortunately, when you split the difference on gay and lesbian people, what you wind up with is no legislative progress. You get a lot of nice speeches, you get invited to cocktail parties, and we have s--t to show for it.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis