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‘Paula Brooks,’ editor of ‘Lez Get Real,’ also a man
Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2011 | by Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell

Posted on 06/15/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

...“Paula Brooks,” editor of Lez Get Real since its founding in 2008, is actually Bill Graber, 58, who said he is a retired Ohio military man and construction worker that had adopted his wife’s identity online...

Brooks’s identity came under suspicion after news broke that a woman called Amina Arraf on the blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus” might not really be a Syrian lesbian.

Over the weekend, as journalists, bloggers and fans of Amina hunted for clues to the identity behind the blog, Brooks came under review as a possible suspect. Liz Henry, a Web producer at BlogHer.com, questioned Brooks’s involvement with Amina, as Amina had started to write about the Syrian uprising on Lez Get Real before starting her own blog...

Graber said he started the site to write about gay issues after seeing the mistreatment of close friends who were a lesbian couple. He said the site was “done with the best of intentions.” As a former Air Force pilot, he also said he used the site to argue in favor of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal.

“I didn’t start this with my name because... I thought people wouldn’t take it seriously, me being a straight man,” he said.

He felt secure that no one would discover his true identity until the story of Amina started to unravel. He said his connection to Amina was purely coincidental and started when Amina commented on a post on the Lez Get Real site in February. It “was a major sock-puppet hoax crash into a major sock-puppet hoax.”

In the guise of Paula Brooks, Graber corresponded online with Tom MacMaster, thinking he was writing to Amina Arraf. Amina often flirted with Brooks, neither of the men realizing the other was pretending to be a lesbian.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; aminaarraf; boycriedwolf; conspiracy; cultureofcorruption; culturewar; dontaskdonttell; fakebutaccurate; fraud; hoax; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; islamiclaw; jasonblairsyndrome; lavendermafia; lezgetreal; lyingliars; makingitup; manindressalert; mediabias; orwelliannightmare; paulabrooks; poofers; pravdamedia; stalinisttactics; waronerror

1 posted on 06/15/2011 12:25:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: wagglebee
Graber said he started the site to write about gay issues after seeing the mistreatment of close friends who were a lesbian couple. He said the site was “done with the best of intentions.” As a former Air Force pilot, he also said he used the site to argue in favor of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal.

Moral Absolutes PING

2 posted on 06/15/2011 12:25:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We are living in the Error of Obama. Put someone else in charge on election day 2012.)
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To: a fool in paradise

PAUL AND PAULA
“Hey Paula”

[Paul:]
Hey, hey Paula, I wanna marry you
Hey, hey Paula, no one else will ever do
I’ve waited so long for school to be through
Paula, I can’t wait no more for you
My love, my love

[Paula:]
Hey Paul, I’ve been waiting for you
Hey, hey, hey Paul, I want to marry you too
If you love me true, if you love me still
Our love will always be real
My love, my love

[Both:]
True love means planning a life for two
Being together the whole day through
True love means waiting and hoping that soon
Wishes we’ve made will come true
My love, my love


3 posted on 06/15/2011 12:26:45 PM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!
In the guise of Paula Brooks, Graber corresponded online with Tom MacMaster, thinking he was writing to Amina Arraf. Amina often flirted with Brooks, neither of the men realizing the other was pretending to be a lesbian.


4 posted on 06/15/2011 12:27:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We are living in the Error of Obama. Put someone else in charge on election day 2012.)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Over the weekend, as journalists, bloggers and fans of Amina hunted for clues to the identity behind the blog, Brooks came under review as a possible suspect

The 'poofers' see a conspiracy where they want to see one. < /sarc >

Yet "trufers" are told that a conflicting (or absent) paper trail for a 50 year old adult "means nothing".

Skepticism can be a good thing, especially when it comes to blindly accepting what liberal activist "journalistas" are saying.

5 posted on 06/15/2011 12:33:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We are living in the Error of Obama. Put someone else in charge on election day 2012.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Gads. This is getting wierder and wierder every day.


6 posted on 06/15/2011 12:36:47 PM PDT by livius
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To: a fool in paradise

Classic post-modern relativism. As long as you feel justified in the righteousness of your personal cause then lying, stealing, cheating or anything else is permissible in furtherance of your objective.


7 posted on 06/15/2011 12:36:47 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: a fool in paradise

Dude looks like a lady...


8 posted on 06/15/2011 12:37:28 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: a fool in paradise

Related story:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2733838/posts
Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man
BBC News ^ | June 12 2011 | BBC Mobile


10 posted on 06/15/2011 12:38:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We are living in the Error of Obama. Put someone else in charge on election day 2012.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Two men pretending to be lesbians trying to hook up? I guess that means they’re doubly gay. Now I’m positive the lesbian population has been overestimated.


11 posted on 06/15/2011 12:41:16 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I too am a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.


12 posted on 06/15/2011 12:42:14 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Trapped you say? HRUMPH!!! Just another MAN keeping a woman down. < /sarc >


13 posted on 06/15/2011 12:47:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We are living in the Error of Obama. Put someone else in charge on election day 2012.)
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To: a fool in paradise

(1) One of the funnist things I’ve read in a long time. Proof truth is stranger than fiction (and certainly a future News of the Wierd story).

(2) I’m sure neither actually realize the damage they’ve done to the causes they support. Every gay blog is now suspect.


14 posted on 06/15/2011 12:48:16 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows math, computers, pizza, money, hamburgers, banking, and Coca-Cola)
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To: a fool in paradise

>> The ‘poofers’ see a conspiracy where they want to see one. < /sarc >

Yet “trufers” are told that a conflicting (or absent) paper trail for a 50 year old adult “means nothing”.

Skepticism can be a good thing, especially when it comes to blindly accepting what liberal activist “journalistas” are saying.<<

willful ignorance — “A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest”


15 posted on 06/15/2011 12:48:51 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

There’s more of us than the libs realize.


16 posted on 06/15/2011 12:49:55 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: Brookhaven

Both probably thought that 1984 was satire.


17 posted on 06/15/2011 12:50:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We are living in the Error of Obama. Put someone else in charge on election day 2012.)
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To: Red Badger

school to get through

(obscure Animal House reference)


18 posted on 06/15/2011 12:55:28 PM PDT by NCLaw441 (I before E except after C, or when sounded as A in neighbor and weigh. Isn't that WEIRD?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Why would men pretend to be lesbians online? It doesn’t make any sense.


19 posted on 06/15/2011 1:00:58 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: a fool in paradise

reminds me of dogbook and catbook


20 posted on 06/15/2011 1:06:17 PM PDT by ReformedBeckite ( 3 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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To: a fool in paradise

21 posted on 06/15/2011 1:08:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: a fool in paradise
 

 

 

 

 

 


22 posted on 06/15/2011 1:26:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Bockscar
Lesbians - Demotivator
23 posted on 06/15/2011 1:48:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise
I posted at a news group, I used to joke I was a “gay liberal Democrat who supports traditional marriage.” It was a bit of an inside joke, because the lefties would go into brain lock when they got into debates with me about “gay marriage.”

Eventually I got a private contact from a conservative group that wanted to recruit me onto their strategy team. I told them I was flattered, and by the way, I hoped they understood that I wasn't really gay.

They dropped their offer like a hot potatoe.

Oh well.

24 posted on 06/15/2011 2:00:41 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: a fool in paradise
I've heard about lesbians being trapped in men's bodies before.


25 posted on 06/15/2011 2:12:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster - Sun Tzu)
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To: a fool in paradise

“In the guise of Paula Brooks, Graber corresponded online with Tom MacMaster, thinking he was writing to Amina Arraf. Amina often flirted with Brooks, neither of the men realizing the other was pretending to be a lesbian.”

Well, there’s always a career in Congress for them.


26 posted on 06/15/2011 3:48:06 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: livius

Okay, nothing made me laugh harder than the fact that the writers of the blogs “faked being lesbians” when I heard this on the radio, I literally laughed out loud. Someone on a blog faked something, and the news fell for it. I guess that tells me how reliable, or unreliable the news is sometimes.


27 posted on 06/15/2011 6:14:47 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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