The Star's public editor Kathy English makes a complete ass of herself:
'Gay' blog post was just not fair
It wasn't the "post" that was the issue, Kathy, it was merely a comment that Antonia added to that thread days later, so to describe it as a "post" shows either a withering stupidity or an astonishing duplicity. You're free to let us know which. But let's not stop there, as English really goes for the gilded turd with this passage:
Here's what Zerbisias wrote: "Yes Susan, imagine my surprise when I saw Bernie Farber identifying himself as queer by joining a pro-Israel gay rights group in the parade. Funny, because I had never seen him in the march before.
"Funny because I didn't know he was gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Farber is not gay, as was made clear in several subsequent comments Zerbisias herself allowed to be posted on her blog. Those commenters praised the CJC head for being "gay positive."
Zerbisias knows Farber is not gay. She says she intended the post to be "ironic" and she expected he would know that.
Understandably, Farber doesn't accept that.
Yes, he does, Kathy -- I'll bet my nads on that. What Farber's done is to deliberately misunderstand Zerb's comment, in order to fabricate the outrage he needed to sucker you entirely. And it worked. It's sort of like the panty-yanking phony outrage of utter frauds like this, who deliberately misinterpreted what was said in order to foam and froth at the mouth while they knew full well that they were full of crap and were well aware that the offense was not even remotely close to being as offensive as they were painting it.
You know, Kathy -- the way Bernie Farber got cranked all out of proportion and PWNED you completely, after which you were only too happy to suck up to him and throw your own columnist under the bus when, actually, the proper response would have been something like, "Oh, give it a rest, Bernie ... man up and stop being such a hysterical, whiny pussy." Or something like that.
Sadly, though, Kathy, you were played for a sucker and you played your part beautifully. I'm guessing that, the next time Bernie Farber comes calling, it will be just that much easier to give him whatever he wants. I'm betting he's counting on it.
BONUS TRACK: Dave kicks Kathy's ass.