Gay journalist calls for outing of hypocritical politicians; links to Rep. Aaron Schock

Sun. January 5, 2014 11:34 AM by

Washington, D.C. - Openly gay journalist Itay Hod says media outlets are obligated to expose the hypocrisy of closeted politicians.

In a Facebook post, Hod wrote about a hypothetical GOP congressman from Illinois who has denied rumors he's gay, voted against repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and favors an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which defines marriage as a heterosexual union.

"Are we still not allowed to out him?" Hod rhetorically asked. "Let me ask another question... doesn't the media have an OBLIGATION to expose his hypocrisy? If he had done something this hypocritical and he wasn't gay, wouldn't we demand journalists do their job? But they can't... because we won't let them. You're not allowed to out ANYONE, we tell them. We've created a situation where even though news organizations know this guy is gay, they can't report it because he hasn't said so on Twitter."

The post included a link to an AmericaBlog story titled Gayest Aaron Schock Instagram Posts of 2013.

Hod dropped the pretense of a hypothetical congressman on Twitter.

"i've decided we should help this guy come out of The Closet. how about a good hashtag... #hasaaronschockcomeoutyet?" he messaged to his more than 3,300 followers.

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