Tag Archives: David Ehrenstein

The Ehrenstein Effect

The shockwaves of writer (and frequent JMG commenter) David Ehrenstein’s Magic Negro column continue to reverberate, this time causing a little bit of Christmas trouble for a Republican National Committee candidate. RNC candidate Chip Saltsman’s Christmas greeting to committee members includes a music CD with lyrics from a song called “Barack the Magic Negro,” first played on Rush Limbaugh’s popular ...

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Ehrenstein On Buse

Writer David Ehrenstein has published a piece in the LA Weekly about the John McCain’s gay chief of staff Mark Buse, Manhunt, and gay Republicans. Ehrenstein, a regular JMG participant, interviewed Log Cabin’s Patrick Sammon, Michelangelo Signorile, Mike Rogers, and me. The article begins: “If an outing happens in the forest and no one hears it, is it an outing?” ...

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HomoQuotable – David Ehrenstein

[From a March 17, 2007 column in the L.A. Times. Pertinent, in light of recent commentary regarding Barack Obama.] “As every carbon-based life form on this planet surely knows, Barack Obama, the junior Democratic senator from Illinois, is running for president. Since making his announcement, there has been no end of commentary about him in all quarters — musing over ...

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