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'PLAYGIRL' EDITOR FIRED AFTER OUTING SELF AS REPUBLICAN
Drudge Report

Posted on 03/21/2005 7:17:59 AM PST by Babu

PLAYGIRL editor-in-chief Michele Zipp has been stripped of her duties after she revealed how she voted Republican in the 2004 election.

Zipp, in an e-mail, claims she was fired after an onslaught of liberal backlash.

"Hello Drudge,

"After your coverage of my article about coming out and voting Republican, I did receive many letters of support from fellow Republican voters, but it was not without repercussions. Criticism from the liberal left ensued. A few days after the onslaught of liberal backlash, I was released from my duties at Playgirl magazine.

"After underlings expressed their disinterest of working for an outed Republican editor, I have a strong suspicion that my position was no longer valued by Playgirl executives. I also received a phone call from a leading official from Playgirl magazine, in which he stated with a laugh, "I wouldn't have hired you if I knew you were a Republican.

"I just wanted to let you know of the fear the liberal left has about a woman with power possessing Republican views."

Developing...


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KEYWORDS: babesforbush; drudge; fired; gaymafia; michelezipp; playgirl
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1 posted on 03/21/2005 7:18:00 AM PST by Babu
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To: Babu

She's a hottie. Bring her onto the FR staff!!


2 posted on 03/21/2005 7:19:04 AM PST by pissant
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To: Babu

Why was a woman working at PLAYGIRL?

Isn't that a magazine for gay men?


3 posted on 03/21/2005 7:19:08 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Babu
Awww.... Michele Zip is the victim of liberal bigotry and intolerance. Welcome to the club.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
4 posted on 03/21/2005 7:19:44 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Babu

I'd drop my subscription to Playgirl, except that I've never had one. Oh, well....


5 posted on 03/21/2005 7:19:56 AM PST by Clara Lou (Hillary Clinton: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: Babu

"We don't want your kind here. We have to have diversity."


6 posted on 03/21/2005 7:20:00 AM PST 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: Babu
Gee, this only sounds a tad ILLEGAL.

For the heck of it, I'd file an EEOC complaint PDQ.

7 posted on 03/21/2005 7:21:10 AM PST by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: Babu
I also received a phone call from a leading official from Playgirl magazine, in which he stated with a laugh, "I wouldn't have hired you if I knew you were a Republican."

Celebrate Diversity.

8 posted on 03/21/2005 7:21:10 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
LOL! No, Playgirl is supposed to be a women's sex mag. Women don't look at porn - or do they? ;-)

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
9 posted on 03/21/2005 7:21:22 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Babu

"I wouldn't have hired you if I knew you were a Republican."

Wow. In the liberal world, certain forms of discrimination are just fine.


10 posted on 03/21/2005 7:21:25 AM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: pissant

Good. Maybe she'll stop calling me for a photo shoot. It gets sooo tiring.


11 posted on 03/21/2005 7:21:27 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

At least we know she's not a lesbian.


12 posted on 03/21/2005 7:21:42 AM PST by shekkian
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To: Babu

I've heard her interviewed and she's a very bright woman.


13 posted on 03/21/2005 7:21:45 AM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Babu

After underlings expressed their disinterest of working for an outed Republican editor...



Some editor. "Disinterest" means they don't care one way or the other, not the antipathy she intends.


14 posted on 03/21/2005 7:22:16 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: pissant
Ayuh. Which reminds me - THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS!

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
15 posted on 03/21/2005 7:22:19 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Babu

"Stripped" of her duties? Where are the pics?


16 posted on 03/21/2005 7:22:28 AM PST by Hawk44
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To: Larry Lucido

The life of a stud-muffin....


17 posted on 03/21/2005 7:22:37 AM PST by pissant
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To: Babu

Wait, I thought the left "celebrates diversity"?

Reminds me again that Nazi's and Communists were Socialisms bastard twins.


18 posted on 03/21/2005 7:22:47 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Larry Lucido

ROFL!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 03/21/2005 7:23:08 AM PST by Gabz (Wanna join my tag team?)
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To: Babu

So much for "tolerance."


20 posted on 03/21/2005 7:23:10 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Babu
Living and working in NYC it hard for a GOPer. Sometimes it is a blessing in disguise
21 posted on 03/21/2005 7:23:13 AM PST by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: pissant

22 posted on 03/21/2005 7:23:19 AM PST by Flashman_at_the_charge (A proud member of the self-preservation society)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

The gay mafia fired her.."How dare you not support and embolden terrorism and tyranny girlfriend! Talk to the hand `cause the face don`t wanna hear it, mmm mmm!"


23 posted on 03/21/2005 7:23:42 AM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: Babu
Waiting for the ACLU to check in......

waiting

.....still waiting.....

Hello? ACLU? Come in, please......

Anybody there?....

still waiting....

24 posted on 03/21/2005 7:24:34 AM PST by clintonh8r (Heteronormative and PROUD!!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

"Isn't that a magazine for gay men?"

I understand she's a homosexual male trapped in a woman's body.


25 posted on 03/21/2005 7:24:41 AM PST by FatherofFive (Choose life!)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
I've heard her interviewed and she's a very bright woman.

kind of easy on the eyes too ...


26 posted on 03/21/2005 7:24:48 AM PST by Babu
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To: presidio9; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro; TomServo; Owl_Eagle; Dead Dog; sathers; ..
We value your opinion...as long as we agree with it.

PING to the REPUBLICAN PARTY REPTILE ping list! What is the Republican Party Reptile? It is a creature of the eighties. It's neoconservatism with its pants down around its ankles, the Rehnquist Supreme Court on drugs, a disco Hobbes living without shame or federally mandated safety regulations. The Republican Party Reptile supports a strong defense policy, but sees no reason to conduct it while sober. The RPR believes in minimum government interference in private affairs; unless the government brings over extra girls and some ice. In short, the RPR is the new label that our political spectrum has been crying out for; the conservative with a sense of humor and a healthy dose of depravity.

27 posted on 03/21/2005 7:24:53 AM PST by TheBigB (Diva Betsy Ross called me "sooooo cute." Are you jealous? :o))
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To: goldstategop
Michele Zipp


28 posted on 03/21/2005 7:24:53 AM PST by IoCaster ("That to live by one man's will became the cause of all men's misery." - Richard Hooker)
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To: Babu

Ahhh yes, my little chickadee.....so you're a Republican? OUT! NOW!

LOL. Just another example of the tolerant left.


29 posted on 03/21/2005 7:25:14 AM PST by Conservative Goddess (Veritas vos Liberabit, in Vino, Veritas....QED, Vino vos Liberabit)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I wonder if many women actually buy it.


30 posted on 03/21/2005 7:25:27 AM PST by cyborg (Sudanese refugee,"Mr.Schiavo I disagree with your opinion about not feeling pain when you starve.")
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To: Babu
"I wouldn't have hired you if I knew you were a Republican."

Neither would I.

--Boot Hill

31 posted on 03/21/2005 7:25:45 AM PST by Boot Hill ("I'm going on psychological nuances that most any super sensitive psychologist might be skilled in")
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To: Flashman_at_the_charge
Playgirl's loss is conservatisn's gain with a new conservative talk show host diva! A brunette Ann Coulter! Woohoo!

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
32 posted on 03/21/2005 7:25:49 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Hawk44

33 posted on 03/21/2005 7:25:58 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Babu
What about the writer Candace Bushnell of Sex and the City? She's a Republican. I thought talking frankly about casual sex would exempt one from The Backlash.
34 posted on 03/21/2005 7:26:02 AM PST by NutCrackerBoy
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To: goldstategop


This is what i found. Kinky. Hot, but kinky....
35 posted on 03/21/2005 7:26:25 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Babu
What I don't understand is if she really is a Republican why was she selling pornography? She is either a hypocrite or not a Republican.

Does anyone think she was on her way out at Playgirl when she went public with her political affiliations? If the magazine had a policy of not hiring Republicans they could have easily checked her voter registration prior to taking her on, but it didn't matter then, why would it matter now?

This story stinks.
36 posted on 03/21/2005 7:26:35 AM PST by Voteamerica
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To: Babu

I feel a multi-million dollar settlement for discrmiantion and unfair firing coming on.


37 posted on 03/21/2005 7:27:08 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: proud American in Canada

38 posted on 03/21/2005 7:27:16 AM PST by Rakkasan1 (Keep drilling. Mother Nature will make more.)
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To: Babu
The Pro Choice left at it's best.
39 posted on 03/21/2005 7:27:40 AM PST by b4its2late (A day without sunshine is like, well, night.)
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To: clintonh8r

Where oh where are the NAG crowd? Picture the response if a woman editor was fired from Time for being outed as a gasp, DEMOCRAT!


40 posted on 03/21/2005 7:28:16 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Babu

Unbelievable....


41 posted on 03/21/2005 7:28:17 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Mar 21, 1946 - The United Nations sets up temporary headquarters at Hunter College in New York)
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To: Babu

I suspect they can get by by saying they fired her because of the distraction her public political comments caused. Right or left, her professional role was in (dubious) entertainment, nit politics.


42 posted on 03/21/2005 7:28:47 AM PST by IamConservative (To worry is to misuse your imagination.)
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To: Babu

hilarious,

a porn mag with some bizarre scruples....man this is definitely the 21 century!

isnt it just amazing that porn is not offensive( some guy with his plums out) , but jeeze a republican...!!!


43 posted on 03/21/2005 7:28:52 AM PST by Irishguy (How do ya LIKE THOSE APPLES!!!! HUH)
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To: Voteamerica
Michele's a "South Park" Republican. You can have a relaxed attitude about sex and culture and still be a conservative.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
44 posted on 03/21/2005 7:29:04 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Condor51
Gee, this only sounds a tad ILLEGAL. For the heck of it, I'd file an EEOC complaint PDQ. If everything she says turns out to be true, which I highly doubt, Playgirl had every right to fire her. The have every right to fire her because they don't like her shoes, her employment is entirely at their will, as it should be. Political affiliation is not a protected class, and I'm glad about that.
45 posted on 03/21/2005 7:29:32 AM PST by Voteamerica
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To: Flashman_at_the_charge

thanks!


46 posted on 03/21/2005 7:29:34 AM PST by pissant
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To: Babu
The reality is that the overwhelming majority of the readers of Playgirl magazine are gay men, and they gay men are predominately left-wing. This shouldn't be a shock to anyone.
47 posted on 03/21/2005 7:29:50 AM PST by Moral Hazard (I'm an atheist gamer. I don't believe in God Mode.)
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To: Babu

Looks to me like the "lunatic left" management at Playgirl has outed itself. After hearing Michell's earlier comments regarding her politics, I was ready to subscribe. I sure won't buy their magazine now.


48 posted on 03/21/2005 7:30:24 AM PST by kimosabe31
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

So, you have a subscription?


49 posted on 03/21/2005 7:30:39 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Babu; Poohbah; Long Cut; Dog; mhking; Howlin; Miss Marple

I volunteer to comfort her in this time of distress.


50 posted on 03/21/2005 7:30:55 AM PST by hchutch ("But, Rally, they're SMOKE GRENADES.")
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