Skip to comments.MRSA Outbreak Among 'Gays'- Let the Whitewash Begin
Posted on 01/24/2008 6:44:17 PM PST by jimluke01
You cant help but feel a little sorry for Amanda Beck. Shes a reporter from Reuters who was among the first to cover a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, which warns about an outbreak of a virulent, drug-resistant, and potentially deadly strain of Staph infection afflicting certain segments of the homosexual community.
Although outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have primarily been confined to hospitals in the past, the study determined that, due to high risk behaviors beyond hospital walls such as anal sex men who have sex with men are now 13 times more likely to contract the infection.
Because this particular strain can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, researchers fear the outbreak has the potential for rapid, nationwide dissemination and will spread to the general population. Once it does, they say it will be unstoppable.
The initial reporting by some in the mainstream media, even The New York Times, was fairly accurate and balanced. It superficially addressed the studys lucid data and sound conclusions.
But all that quickly changed.
You see, by even reporting on this study, Amanda Beck and her media codefendants deviated from the script. They broke the rules. And in so doing, they really, really ticked off that 500-pound homosexual activist gorilla and his yappy, apple polishing lapdogs back at media central.
Heres where Amanda went wrong. She objectively provided scientific information to the public which cast high risk homosexual conduct in a negative light. She led people to a credible medical study that underscores the potential consequences of a demonstrably dangerous and desperately empty lifestyle.
She dared to report the studys genuine findings, and for that, Amanda Beck and her media co-condemned will, no doubt, be working the obits beat in journalistic Siberia until theyve successfully completed obligatory sensitivity training.
Dr. Binh Diep, the researcher who led the study, told Reuters, Once this reaches the general population, it will be truly unstoppable We think that it's spread through sexual activity.
And the fan was thusly and most directly hit.
Now began the backpedaling: Move along, folks, nothing to see here, seemed to bark The New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets. Ignore that homosexual pressure group behind the curtain.
Following the lead of gay activists, the mainstream media desperately scrambled to change the subject, engaging in a classic kill-the-messenger strategy. The researchers who conducted the study were even attacked, and calls by groups like Concerned Women for America (CWA) to end political promotion of the high-risk behaviors associated with the outbreak were warped through a prism of obfuscation and misdirection.
Homosexual groups and the media set up a mean ol straw man and took to knocking the stuffing out of him. Conservative organizations were suggested to have claimed the outbreak was the new AIDS, a new gay disease and the gay plague, all things which nobody I know ever implied.
They mischaracterized a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statement on the controversy as a repudiation of the study (which, of course, it was not). There is no evidence at this time to suggest that MRSA is a sexually-transmitted infection in the classical sense, read the statement. Again, nobody said MRSA was a sexually-transmitted infection in the classical sense. (Emphasis added). The study merely found that, as it pertains to certain segments of the gay community, it was being transmitted through high-risk sexual behaviors.
The New York Times disingenuously reported that the researchers had issued an apology for releasing their findings. We deplore negative targeting of specific populations in association with MRSA infections or other public health concerns, said Dr. Henry Chambers in what hardly amounted to an apology.
But the coup de grâce came when Kevin Berger some cat over at Salon Magazine personally attacked me. He noted that a handful of professional football players with turf burns had also contracted MRSA.
So desperate was he to downplay this behaviorally related MRSA outbreak among gays that he wrote an entire article built around the premise that, It is fair to reason that more American men play football than have sex with one another.
That little bit of flapdoodle was so rich that I was tempted to respond in kind with an article but decided against it. This poor fellows tortured logic betrays his folly. I wouldnt want to pile on. Itd be like pulling a little girls pigtails, and I hate to appear mean-spirited.
Nonetheless, Bergers dodgy rationalization perfectly encapsulates the strategy employed by both the homosexual lobby and the rest of his media cohorts. They cant possibly be this deep in denial, so the cover up must be intentional.
Still, the actual study left little room for rationalization. It determined that the spread of MRSA, among men who have sex with men is associated with high-risk behaviors, including use of methamphetamine and other illicit drugs, sex with multiple partners, participation in a group sex party, use of the internet for sexual contacts, skin-abrading sex, and history of sexually transmitted infections.
Ultimately, the study warned that, Having male-male sex seems to be a risk factor for [MRSA] The infection frequently manifests as an abscess or cellulitis in the buttocks, genitals, or perineum, and male-male sex was a risk factor.
The study found that this behaviorally related [MRSA] epidemic probably started in San Francisco and has been disseminated by the frequent cross-coastal travel of men who have sex with men.
It all boils down to this: The human body is quite callous in how it handles mistreatment and the perversion of its natural functions. When two men mimic the act of heterosexual intercourse with one another, they create an environment, a biological counterfeit, wherein disease can thrive. Unnatural behaviors beget natural consequences.
The medical community has known for decades that homosexual conduct, especially among males, creates a breeding ground for often deadly disease. In recent years weve seen a profound resurgence in cases of HIV/AIDS, syphilis, rectal gonorrhea and many other STDs among those who call themselves gay.
But dont take my word for it. Ask one of their own. Prolific author and homosexual activist, Jack Hart:
Many sexually transmitted diseases occur more often among gay men than in the general population. Several factors contribute to this difference: Gay men have the opportunity to engage in sex with more people than do most heterosexual men, and some practices common among gays especially rimming [anal-oral intercourse] and anal intercourse are highly efficient at transmitting disease. (Gay Sex: A Manual for Men Who Love Men, Allyson Books, 1998, pp. 212-213).
Still, dont just take Jacks word for it:
The same patterns of increased sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men have been driving resurgent epidemics of early syphilis, rectal gonorrhea, and new HIV infections in San Francisco, Boston, and elsewhere, concluded the MRSA study.
So finally, I ask this question, and its a troubling one indeed: What can one say about the character of organized political activists and mainstream journalists who would intentionally place a deceptive political agenda above the health and well-being of Americans, including members of their own community? Who would choose to deliberately quash valuable medical information which might save lives simply because it creates a setback to narrow political ambitions?
I know what Id say, and it sure aint nice.
Matt Barber is one of the "like-minded men" with Concerned Women for America and serves as CWA's policy director for cultural issues.
“...Let the Whitewash Begin”
With lye soap, how ‘bout!!!
Why don’t they say this headline:
” MRSA outbreak due to homosexual activities.”
Simple, concise and clear.
Howd’ya think the researchers feel, after all that work and coming up with the “wrong” answer?
They’ll have to start practicing the “Want fries w/that” shtick.
These boys just keep trying to do themselves in — and then demanding that we bail them out. Someone needs to ‘splain to them that they are free to impale each other any way they want. But, once the inevitable occurs and their health starts to fail (in other words, they sicken and die) ... Well, boys, it ain’t our dance.
In short, actions have consequences. So, live with it (or, in their case, die).
The medical community’s totally irresponsible handling of the AIDS crisis has now resulted in at least 30 million deaths of non-consenting adults. Those who are trying to cover for the deadly STD spread of AIDS and MRSA due to the gay community should get the truth shot right between their eyes every day.
In the process of doing research on AIDS I came across the interesting fact that the introduction of semen into the bloodstream wreaks havoc on the immune system--a situation that arises in consequence of rectal buggery. I also learned that promiscuous gays will overuse antibiotics in an effort to avoid the classical venereal diseases. It's no wonder the new strains of germs have become antibiotic-resistant.
Here’s another unspoken risk. Gay men are increasingly being diagnosed with anal HPV, the virus that causes many of the cervical cancers. This has been severely underplayed despite the marketing of Gardisil to “active” young women. The next Gardisil ad campaign may well target gay men.
NO cheers, unfortunately.
BTW, I think he also bears a resemblance to this dude:
Separated at birth?
Most of the decline of infectious diseases has come about not through medicine, but through plumbing; by isolating the contents of the human large intestine from contact with human skin, upper gastro-intestinal tract and lungs.
So when people insist on messing about with those contents, we shouldn’t be surprised if they get sick.
I have a personal theory that an SF bathhouse scene with massive numbers of people never developed earlier in history because in a pre-antibiotics world they would have all just died in short order. Self-limiting, in other words.
This is the first time I’ve heard about that connection. If we are to believe the claims of those marketing Gardisil, they are discriminating against the gay male population and should be held accountable!
Let’s just hope that any whitewash means getting rid of ALL the evidence or furture evidence!
Good one! Better gay men get this vaccine than 10 year old girls (the approximate target age for the ad campaign).
The medical communitys totally irresponsible handling of the AIDS crisis has now resulted in at least 30 million deaths of non-consenting adults.”
I don’t think it was the “medical community” that was at fault.
I’m with you! No way I’d allow my pre-teen or teenage daughter to become part of a market-driven PC campaign.
Suppose this happens:
The number of homosexuals contracting this disease rises from 30,000 to 50,000. At the same time, a lone Eskimo contracts the disease from an infected wound.
How would the MSM cover this?:
“Despite right-wing attempts to associate this disease with homosexual activity, experts say the disease is increasing at a far greater rate among other groups, such as the Eskimo community, where the number of cases is 100% higher than a year ago.”
I know the article isn't funny, but that quote is hilarious.
I think the haters are those who refuse the truth to these people.
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