Skip to comments.‘Paula Brooks,’ editor of ‘Lez Get Real,’ also a man
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 wifes identity online...
Brookss 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 Brookss 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 Dont Ask Dont Tell repeal.
I didnt start this with my name because... I thought people wouldnt 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Moral Absolutes PING
PAUL AND PAULA
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
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
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
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.
Gads. This is getting wierder and wierder every day.
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.
Dude looks like a lady...
Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man
BBC News ^ | June 12 2011 | BBC Mobile
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.
I too am a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.
Trapped you say? HRUMPH!!! Just another MAN keeping a woman down. < /sarc >
(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.
>> 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”
There’s more of us than the libs realize.
Both probably thought that 1984 was satire.
school to get through
(obscure Animal House reference)
Why would men pretend to be lesbians online? It doesn’t make any sense.
reminds me of dogbook and catbook
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.
“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.
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.