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Posted on 11/15/2004 8:14:16 AM PST by gidget7
ABC 20/20 Agrees: Matthew Shepard Murdered During Robbery, Not Hate Crime The 1998 Matthew Shepard murder, portrayed as a hate crime because Shepard was homosexual, was in fact a bungled burglary and not motivated by hate, according to a new ABC 20/20 investigation, which confirms a MassNews exclusive published at the time. However, ABC did not reveal that this legend was begun by Pinch Sulzberger (using the power of both the New York Times and the Boston Globe which he had just inherited) to begin his plan of imposing homosexual marriage across the entire nation, beginning in Massachusetts. According to 20/20, the murder set in motion a drive to promulgate hate-crime laws to protect homosexuals from discrimination, with the principal proponent being Sen. Edward Kennedy. ABC has now interviewed the killers, which revealed that the two made a bargain with the court that they would not speak to the media in exchange for an agreement sparing them the death penalty. They are both serving consecutive, double-life sentences. Shepard was a college student beaten to death by McKinney and Henderson in Laramie, Wyoming. MassNews re-ran a summary of their exclusive story last Friday, advising all conservative candidates in the future that they must candidly discuss these issues about homosexuality with the voters or they will never win election or re-election. ABC was timid about going up against Sulzbergers hoax, saying: This new information in no way diminishes the importance of the national conversation that took place after Matthew Shepard's murder." Their story is slated to air on Nov. 26.
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The Legend of Matthew Shepard Is Now Part of Our Folklore
This story explains how Pinch Sulzberger began his Hate Campaign against normal people in 1988 by using the New York Times and Boston Globe to spread a vicious, false smear against them.
Probably no reader understands how the Legend of Matthew Shepard was created out of whole cloth, particularly those in their twenties today.
This recapitulation was published by us on March 11, 2002.
The Propaganda of Matthew Shepard
It wasnt until the lies about Matthew Shepard surfaced, in an attempt to crush anyone who was not a liberal, that I acquired any interest in homosexuality. Before that, I was as unconcerned as anyone even though we conservatives were being challenged, big time.
The lies finally got my attention when the New Bedford Standard Times published a story in October 1998 about, The long, sorry history of Christian bigotry continues unabated.
This aroused my curiosity.
It caused me to research the story of Matthew Shepard. Was the Standard Times accurate in its denunciation of Christian leaders in America? After only a few days of research, it was readily apparent that what the New Bedford paper wrote was a tissue of lies. What had happened to Shepard was a grotesque tragedy, but grotesque tragedies happen to many people every day.
This lie refuses to die because the Boston Globe and its parent, the New York Times, work very hard to keep it alive.
It reappeared again in the Living Arts section of the Globe last Thursday. The front page was almost totally about folk hero and hate crime victim, Matthew Shepard.
In the next-to-last paragraph of the very long story, the author of an empathetic book about Shepard is quoted, I still dont feel I understand what happened that night. I dont think anybody does. I dont think [the killers] can really explain to themselves what they did with any absolute certainty.
And in the last paragraph, a man who produced a play and a drama which will appear on Channel 2 was quoted: [The author] agrees [with the above quote], but believes that appropriating and simplifying tragedy is a necessity. Anything that becomes devoured by the mass culture in which we live suffers from the process, he says. At the same time, it encouraged dialogue on a national level. And that is more important.
In other words, Sure its propaganda and not reality. But the lie serves my purpose.
The truth about Matthew Shepard is that he went to a bar and left with two psychopaths who were out to rob him. After they robbed and murdered him, leaving him tied to a fence, they returned to town and attacked two other straight men, hitting one of them with a pistol and opening a wound in his head which required 22 stitches to close. They stopped only when one of the others hit one of them with a stick, giving him a hair-line skull fracture.
Although the killing occurred on the 6th of October, it was not immediately reported by the Boston Globe or its owner, the New York Times.
Meanwhile, on October 8th, an organization known as People for the American Way (a brainstorm of Norman Lear who became rich from the Archie Bunker and The Jeffersons TV shows) published a ten-page attack against the major Christian organizations which had started a Truth in Love campaign about many homosexuals who had been successful in changing their lifestyles.
The Truth in Love campaign was characterized as hate by the Lear organization. Its headline was Religious Rights Lying About Love Campaign. This October 8 report from Lear was immediately given by them to the major media and all of Lears allies.
As a result, on October 10th, both the Boston Globe and the New York Times suddenly began to report this obscure tragedy from Wyoming.
They reported, as Lear recommended, that the incident was caused by the advertisement which ran across the country earlier in the year which said, Were standing for the truth that homosexuals can change.
This simple statement by the Christian groups, which was buttressed by the truth that many homosexuals have changed their lives, was said to be hateful speech that had brought about a climate which caused those two killers in Wyoming to kill Matthew Shepard. It was because of the Truth in Love campaign that Matthew Shepard was murdered.
This was obviously a spin that was preposterous but the mainstream media repeated it over and over and continues to do so until this day.
A few weeks after the murder on October 16, the NY Times reported under the headline, Men Held in Beating Lived on the Fringes, that the two men had had serious problems with the law and with mayhem long before Matthew Shepherd came along. Their entanglement with him was nothing new to their disordered lives.
On the other side, there are many stories of innocent boys who have been grotesquely murdered by homosexuals. We have one right here in Newton. Why isnt the Boston Globe concerned about preventing the gruesome story about little Jeffrey Curley (right in the Globes own backyard) from happening again?
Prosecutors say the killers were sexually obsessed with young Jeffrey. They lured him from his neighborhood with the promise of a new bike. When he resisted, they smothered him with a gasoline-soaked rag. The two men molested and murdered the boy before stuffing his body into a concrete-filled container and dumping it in a Maine river.
The story of Matthew Shepard is very sad but why is it more tragic than what happened to 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley?
Hate from People for American Way
The report from P.A.W. started with the statement, Anti-gay hatred is a staple of Religious Right organizations and figures.
Then the President of P.A.W.s foundation was quoted, If this campaign is about truth or love, then George Orwell must be its honorary chairman.
As proof, it quoted a mayoral candidate in Springdale, Arkansas, who said, Homosexuals are perverts .I will do everything I can do to keep them out of Springdale. Even in Arkansas, he was not elected.
It also cited a Christian radio talk-show host in Costa Mesa, California, as saying, Lesbian love, sodomy are viewed by God as being detestable and abominable. Civil magistrates are to put people to death who practice these things.
It would be nice to hear from anyone in their right mind who believes that any Christian believes that garbage!!
Its no wonder that the people at P.A.W. see hate everywhere when they are so obsessed with it themselves.
I just visualized the homosexual lobby with hands on ears running round screaming "LAAA-LA-LA-LAAA-LAAA, I CA-AN'T HEAR YOUUUUU...."
Uh oh, the homo activists aren't going to like this. They've been marketing Matthew Shepard as their martyr for several years now. Movies have been produced. Matthew Sheppard is the centerpiece of their discussion when they go to the govt. and demand special college scholarships and special employment opportunities.
I've never understood why it's less evil to kill people you like or are indifferent toward...
Cool. Does this mean that Wyoming can kill them now?
Ah, the truth comes out after all these years. Next, there'll be a New York Times story about the Wichita, KS murders and the Jesse Dirihising crime.
Thanks for posting this reality we never heard from the NY Slimes and their gay bastard off spring, the Boston Globus Hystericus.
the 'left' always believed in the "Thought Police"
Fyi and ping lists.
Dont hold your breath waiting for those network stories about the Wichita Horror and Jesse Dirkshing in Arkansas..
I hear you. I am reading now an article on statistics stating it's not homosexuals who are behind gay marriage and this whole leftists BS.
Good morning. I'm sure that you have an index for this.
ABC did not reveal that this legend was begun by Pinch Sulzberger (using the power of both the New York Times and the Boston Globe which he had just inherited)
thanks for that little bit of info. Sulzberger has control of the Boston Globe as well as the NYT. Why am i not surprised. Now how much of the rest of MSM does he own? Or is that where the ArafatRAT has invested his Terrorist Billions?
the Left forgot to take control of the internet after Gore invented it, and its going to cost them big time. IMHO
for the aforementioned article, in my post? Yes, it was a study done in 2002.
Haters Are Radical Feminists from NOW and ACLU, Not Male Homosexuals
When still flush from their victory on July 17, 2002 where the Democratic legislature violated the state Constitution and refused to vote on (and thus illegally but effectively, killed the Protection of Marriage Amendment, because they knew it would be sent on to the people if a vote were allowed in the legislature), Bay Windows published a congratulatory editorial.
In it, they revealed that the main proponents of homosexual marriage, are not male homosexuals but radical feminists from NOW and their allies, who hate men. Their agenda is to destroy traditional marriage in any way they can because they believe it hurts all women.
If anyone is interested in the agenda of NOW and their friends, they should read my book written in 1998, Freedom Will Conquer Racism and Sexism, which tell this fascinating story of people and politics. It is available on our website.
The following story was run by us on September 3, 2002.
Liberals Are Responsible for Illegal Vote against Marriage, Bay Windows Confirms
AFL-CIO, ACLU, Anti-Defamation League and NOW Are Named
Tom Birmingham Acted on Orders of Union
Most Homosexuals Not Interested in 'Marriage'
By MassNews Staff
Bay Windows has confirmed it was powerful, national forces from the AFL-CIO, ACLU, Anti-Defamation League, NOW and other liberals who were behind the illegal adjournment of the vote on the Protection of Marriage Amendment on July 17.
The newspaper also indicated that most homosexuals are not interested in the subject. It was like pulling teeth to get them to contribute to the effort, one activist reported.
"This confirms what we have been saying," says Sarah McVay Pawlick, President of Mass. Citizens for Marriage.
"This is not primarily about homosexuality. It's about a powerful, liberal agenda to change our morality. These liberals are seeking a socialist state similar to Sweden or Cuba, with a free-love society in which children are the responsibility of the state, not their parents.
"That's why the national, liberal organizations are so interested in what is happening in Massachusetts. They are hiding behind homosexuals and others to achieve their political objectives.
"They wish to diminish the institution of marriage which has been the bedrock of our country since its founding. When the state was first founded, everyone knew what 'marriage' meant. So it was never written down. But it's obvious to everyone that we must do so now."
The Bay Windows editorial emphasized the importance of liberal allies when it wrote the following: "Gays and lesbians cannot win these fights on their own. They must have strong and committed straight allies, such as labor unions and the ACLU." It also listed other organizations and said, "Our hats are off to them."
Although Bay Windows did not say so, it is also obvious that the powerful Boston Globe and its owner, The New York Times, are important players in this attempt to increase the power of the state in our lives. Both papers reported about the Amendment only in a negative manner that was an attempt to damage it.
Some of Bay Windows Editorial Was Comical, Some Was Sad
Some of the Bay Windows Editorial is comical. Here are sound bites from the editorial with replies by Sarah McVay Pawlick, President of Mass. Citizens for Marriage.
Bay Windows: The Right chose Massachusetts because if they can win here, they can win anywhere: In their eyes we are the prize.
Pawlick: The truth is we chose Massachusetts because we live here. Our children and our grandchildren live here. The opposition has enormous help from national, liberal organizations, which are pouring in money and resources. We don't.
Bay Windows: They are zealots. They hate us with a passion.
Pawlick: The people at Bay Windows have known us since 1999. They know we hate no one.
Bay Windows: They view us as a good way to raise money.
Pawlick: This is comical. This is a good way to lose money. They complain in their article about the difficulties of raising money.
Bay Windows: A major defeat for the radical right.
Pawlick: They know we are not the radical right. We are part of the Greatest Generation which survived the depression, served in World War II and Korea. We love our country. We hate to see a further erosion of the traditional family and the free-fall in our society of sexual morality.
Pawlick: Unlike reporters from the Boston Globe or other media, we have always trusted reporters from Bay Windows because they report what we say accurately and completely. They do not play games with what we say. Although we disagree on most issues, we respect each other and agree to disagree. We received a call the other day from Scott Giordano who used to report for Bay Windows and is now with the Blade in Washington. Although very busy, we returned his call right away. That is why we are sad to see an Editorial such as this which has many inaccuracies in it.
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Check that out, very very interesting!!
I've lived in Wyoming and a big chunk of my family still does. 'You mind your business, we'll mind ours' should be the state motto. You're right about a lot of the hateful things out-of-staters wrote.
I can easily believe that Shepherd got into a fight with a couple of drunk opportunistic criminals. Was he killed because he was a homosexual? I doubt it. Young guys routinely call each other derogatory names in a fight. Did they enjoy pounding him more if they knew he was gay? Maybe. If he'd been straight would they have stopped? No.
I don't see how you are any less dead if you are killed for criminal reasons instead of a hate crime.
I think that has changed at least on the West Coast. The gay male homosexual agenda pushers from the mayor of Gay Frisco are really pushing the gay marriage issue out here.
Except that the "national conversation" was promulgated by Shepard's murder being caused by the killers' hatred of homosexuality, which, apparently, wasn't their reason for killing him. ABC's verbiage here is remarkably similar to Dan Rather's--"The documents may be false but the story is true"--semi-mea culpa.
My sentiments exactly!!
Exactly. The notion that the "national conversation" concerning Shepard had just been dubbed "fake but accurate" is the first thing I thought when reading that part.
I never knew these two criminals attacked other people that night.
This is a very interesting thread!
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Good Morning Ed.
"you don't haul a guy out into the middle of a field, tie him up to a fence and beat him mercilessly if you just want his wallet".
Do you don't , yet it's not the crime that was reported. It was not a Hate Crime, Many people have been murdered worse than this, yet no one yelled Hate Crime.
But do you drag some guy out to a cow field, tie him to a post, and beat him to death because he's gay? I don't neccessarily buy that either.
This is something psycho's do, regardless of motivation.
Here's another link from the MassNews site:
"revealed that the two made a bargain with the court that they would not speak to the media in exchange for an agreement sparing them the death penalty."
Why is it in the interest of the court to require them not to speak to the media in exchange for a reduced sentence? Was the prosecutor on the hate crime bandwagon, too?
I wouldn't sweat it... no amount of positive publicity is going to help Wyoming look good to the left, since truth is irrelevent to them..and the rest of us whose opinions actually matter never doubted you for a moment..
It was "Emily Latella" that should be quoted as saying "never mind".
Plenty of serial killers do worse than that just for the thrill.. and gee.. they kill straight people too..
ABC 20/20 Agrees:
Matthew Shepard Murdered
During Robbery, Not Hate Crime Pingin' a few others .....
I don't hate gays. I hate homosexuality. There is a big difference. You don't hate people, you hate the behavior.
So we have another MSM set up, spin and massive lie to push the left wing agenda.
Why did the DA make part of his deal with the killers a ban on talking to the media? It would be interesting to see what political party he belonged to and if maybe he was light in the loafers.
so it would seem
Democrats fail moral test of helping gays
Exactly!! Thats the way most of us feel, and we hate this whole currupt illogical, illegal, and perverted Agenda!
I know this is true. It was truly remarkable, though, to see the press machine at work around you. It is a powerful and dangerous weapon of the left.
I would be willing to bet it never sees the light of day.
That is so wrong - it's Orwellian. No matter what else people think about the case.
Good thing we have much more information sources now!
PS should be "many more information sources"
I should stop typing with my lunch in one hand!
But this is the left SOP they did the same with OKC trying to blame it all on Rush and right wing "hate" radio...
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