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CNN/Oprah.com: Calls Sudden Lesbian Syndrome a 'New' Trend Without Any Proof
NewsBusters ^ | May 4, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 05/04/2009 4:50:35 AM PDT by Zakeet

Oprah.com and CNN have decided that there is a growing "new" trend in American sexual relations. The two Internet giants have teamed up and have decided that increasingly "women are leaving men for other women." Shocking news, I know. Only one little problem. Oprah.com has no proof for any such proclamation.

After the shocking headline and the first three paragraphs proclaiming a new lesbian revolution in America today, though, the piece admits that there are no real statistics to prove the thesis. The whole claim is merely based on the anecdotal stories of the "experts" that Oprah.com dug up to substantiate the tale.

The piece starts out talking of the "new kind of sisterly love" that is "in the air," details the several Hollyweird "stars" that have loudly involved themselves in lesbian relationships, and declares that as a society "we've arrived at a moment in the popular culture when it all suddenly seems almost fashionable -- or at least, acceptable" to become a sudden lesbian.

Yet... and yet there is this short admission:

Statistics on how many women have traded boyfriends and husbands for girlfriends are hard to come by.

In other words, folks, please just accept Oprah.com's claim as "truth" despite the fact that they have NO stats and NO proof to prove it.

The ridiculous piece goes on to give the anecdotal evidence of several "experts" that proclaim it a certainty that women everywhere are leaving those evil, rotten men for the soft embrace of a new girlfriend.

But, it is interesting that the entire piece focuses on the Hollyweird notables that have been struck with sudden lesbian syndrome and who’ve taken up with their softer side yet doesn't really talk about the real world at all. If one were to restrict study to Hollyweird, one would think that all sorts of unhinged, way out, and insane "trends" are the state of the country. I hate to bust Oprah.com's bubble, but the country isn't Hollyweird.

Just because some starry-eyed "stars" like Cynthia Nixon have tried on a new, kitschy trend in sexuality doesn't mean that it is happening all over!

This piece is pure junk. But it does reveal a certain moral direction that the entertainment media would love to see became a true national trend. I guess lesbian Oprah fans everywhere are just hoping that if they state as a fact that lesbianism is a growing trend, despite that they have no evidence that it is a true statement, then maybe, just maybe it will occur anyway.

So, like Oprah.com and CNN, I think that I'll proclaim my own "new" trend even though it doesn't exist. OK, here goes: my "new trend" is that more people than ever are turning to Warner Todd Huston's salient opinion pieces on NewsBusters.org to guide them in their everyday lives. There, that's settled. It's now a fact. Well, why shouldn't I be able to make things up out of whole cloth just like CNN and Oprah.com? What am I? Chopped liver?

Besides.... I'm a lesbian too. I like chicks, myself. Does that count?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; lesbian; lesbonaziagenda; mediabias; msm; oprah; trends; wth
More silliness brought to you by the same idiots that gave us Obozo.
1 posted on 05/04/2009 4:50:36 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

We have a saying in the IT world:

“The plural of anecdote is not data”.


2 posted on 05/04/2009 4:52:19 AM PDT by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. They're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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To: Zakeet
more people than ever are turning to Warner Todd Huston's salient opinion pieces on NewsBusters.org to guide them in their everyday lives.

Another WTH moment.

3 posted on 05/04/2009 4:53:47 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Zakeet

LOL ... Leftards, even notice they suffer from sudden leftard syndrome?


4 posted on 05/04/2009 4:54:15 AM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: Zakeet

Oprah just trying to justify her own sinful lifestyle.


5 posted on 05/04/2009 4:55:29 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Zakeet
The piece starts out talking of the "new kind of sisterly love" that is "in the air,"

More garbage. Maybe it's true among the hollywood elete they pal around with but I doubt it's true by and large. These are the same morons who think 0bama is the messiah.

6 posted on 05/04/2009 4:55:54 AM PDT by YankeeReb (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Zakeet
There have been rumours and speculation for years that Oprah is homosexual.
7 posted on 05/04/2009 4:57:42 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Zakeet

If you can start a fad by proclaiming a falsehood, then you can make it so, os so certain prominent lesbians hope.


8 posted on 05/04/2009 4:58:32 AM PDT by arthurus (ACORN + Amnesty = Venezuelan Democracy in the USSSA)
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To: Zakeet
This is not, new news....as a male, I have noticed that trend over the last, maybe 15 years....it was a secret life style....but today it is in the open....a reckless society doomed to self-destruct
9 posted on 05/04/2009 5:00:04 AM PDT by thinking
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To: George Smiley

Great quote!


10 posted on 05/04/2009 5:00:06 AM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: Zakeet

If this really is a ‘trend’, wouldn’t it be evidence that homosexuality is a choice, and not a matter of being ‘born that way’?


11 posted on 05/04/2009 5:12:55 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Zakeet

Perhaps this is an unintended consequence of making gays a special rights group. Now you can not only be a just an oppressed woman or an oppressed minority woman, but an oppressed, gay, minority woman for triple bonus points. They have to hire you, they can’t fire you, and you don’t even have to show up.

In fact this could cause a “Tootsie Syndrome”.


12 posted on 05/04/2009 5:13:52 AM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Zakeet
Not only is there not proof, but only the slimmest anecdotal evidence.
13 posted on 05/04/2009 5:15:27 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (You talkin' to me?)
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To: Zakeet

From what I’ve seen of hard-core (butch) lesbians, it’s not a big loss. I do think that a lot more women engage in casual lesbian experimentation that is admitted. I once had a [rather hot] girlfriend who admitted that she would occasionally “neck” with other women. When questioned (under the influence of additional alcohol), apparently necking involved kissing, naked cuddling, and even mutual y’know. [No, I didn’t her to it, but think what you want.] At the time, I was kinda shocked, but since then I’ve heard other women hint at similar things in kind of an off hand way (usually while inebriated). BTW—that girlfriend is now married (to someone else) and has 5 kids. Unlike male homosexuals, I think it’s much more natural for women to switch between the two polarities. The butch lesbians are a whole different ballgame, however.


14 posted on 05/04/2009 5:15:49 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Zakeet

As Oprah goes, so goes the nation.

Guess she’s leading up to telling us what we all knew all along.

Oprah and Gail are in a committed relationship. To put it kindly.


15 posted on 05/04/2009 5:37:42 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Zakeet

I’ve known three women who went over to lesbianism, and I can say without a shred of doubt that all three were complete and total nut jobs.


16 posted on 05/04/2009 6:02:14 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Zakeet

Tactic #6 in the Josef Goebbels Handbook for Correcting Political Deviation:

Present the desired outcome as a fait accompli. It is harder to argue against a reality than an abstraction.


17 posted on 05/04/2009 6:02:16 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Zakeet

This is only the NATURAL course of things brought on by the modern feminist movement. WE don’t need men!...


18 posted on 05/04/2009 6:17:46 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Zakeet

Oprah is a Lesbian......period.....her bouyfriend was a ‘beard” like Rosie’s “crush” on Tom Cruise was.


19 posted on 05/04/2009 6:32:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: George Smiley
“The plural of anecdote is not data”.

DEFINITELY using that one! Brilliant!

And what the hell is going on with the media? They're making proclamations all across the land about the liberal causes championed by the same folks who voted for Obama, The Almighty, The Most High, The Most Reverent.

And to the article: ...REALLY? I know lesbians, but they've always been lesbians. Maybe they dabbled in men a little when they were in high school/college, but for the most part, they've always loved women. Some new thing where women are defecting to other women means one of two things:

Any way we look at it, this article, before being debunked, should've been debunked by common sense. The media are a bunch of pablem-puking idiots.

20 posted on 05/04/2009 6:34:03 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: Zakeet
Gays biggest argument for special treatment, job preferences, 'hate crime' protection, etc., is that they are born that way. Oprah's seems to be saying that it is a choice.

Also, if it is a choice, then doesn't it follow that one can then 'choose' to be hetero, which validates the ex-gay movement? It's a good thing.

21 posted on 05/04/2009 6:50:08 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe it’s not so widespread in Kansas, and maybe some people on this board aren’t plugged into the teen-to-20’s American female culture, but it most certainly is a trend—whether CNN quotes any statistical studies on it or not.


22 posted on 05/04/2009 6:52:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rarestia

I can’t claim credit for that one, it’s an old maxim from the industry (if one can call Information Technology an “industry”) that I’m in.

I will concur that it is, shall we say, apt.


23 posted on 05/04/2009 6:53:22 AM PDT by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. They're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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To: George Smiley

I’ve been in IT (datacenter engineering) for 15 years and never heard that phrase. It’s brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

And yes, our industry is legitimate and necessary.


24 posted on 05/04/2009 6:58:19 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: Zakeet

Judgement is coming - may have already started.


25 posted on 05/04/2009 6:59:13 AM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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To: Zakeet

This particular story makes it’s rounds every two years or so.

No data, just a recruitment drive as far as I can see. And one that doesn’t seem to be particularly effective.


26 posted on 05/04/2009 7:43:37 AM PDT by texmexis best (uency)
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To: Catholic Canadian

I knew a singer and guitar player in a girl rock band. The singer’s boyfriend was the major Coke dealer down the beach. Well Coke does things and eventually the singer and guitar player are Lesbian Chic. They even started playing at more Gay events than the rock circuit. Needless to say, the Cocaine supply was cut off and they went clean. Well apparently when the Coke wore off they became Born Again, back to men and went their separate ways and had families.


27 posted on 05/04/2009 8:00:56 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
I knew a singer and guitar player in a girl rock band. The singer’s boyfriend was the major Coke dealer down the beach. Well Coke does things and eventually the singer and guitar player are Lesbian Chic. They even started playing at more Gay events than the rock circuit. Needless to say, the Cocaine supply was cut off and they went clean. Well apparently when the Coke wore off they became Born Again, back to men and went their separate ways and had families.

You would be correct on the coke thing. I live in a pretty affluent area and have seen what it does. Never bothered with it myself, but I've noticed it particularly does strange things to women especially. A girl I was seeing actually left me for the resident coke supplier. She got off it and eventually admitted what a mistake it was to me that she chose to be with him. A little too late, but a lessen learned I suppose.

28 posted on 05/04/2009 8:57:17 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Zakeet

It could happen. Chicks are weird.

Excluding my wife, of course. Right, sweetheart?


29 posted on 05/04/2009 9:03:31 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: Zakeet

sudden lesbian syndrome?

scissor me timbers!


30 posted on 05/04/2009 10:29:46 AM PDT by Bones75
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To: Zakeet

The good thing is it’s yet more proof that homosexuality is simply a chosen behavior.


31 posted on 05/04/2009 12:38:25 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: rarestia

There’s an acronym you might like, LUG— stands for “Lesbian Until Graduation”.


32 posted on 05/05/2009 5:09:09 PM PDT by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. They're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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