They demand a correction of this story of their asinine behavior! That is not true: he knew NPR would only run a bastardized, censored version of his review, without the names "Larry Craig" and " Charlie Crist ," when they informed him of this fact a day after the piece was supposed to go up. At which point Lee asked that his byline be removed and a disclaimer attached. That seems like a relatively unimportant detail, considering that the larger point—that NPR is proving the film's argument that media outlets are complicit in the hypocrisy of closeted conservatives—but it was apparently worth it to NPR's management to keep this story alive, so the record has been corrected. And this is still the record: despite plenty of speculation on the sexuality of random pop culture figures, NPR refuses to mention that Larry Craig—who was arrested for soliciting sex from a man in a public restroom—might be gay, in the context of a review of a film about how media outlets refuse to mention that lots of people who legislate against homosexual rights are secretly gay, themselves.
Documentary film goes after closeted gay politicians, makes claims about Charlie Crist
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Citing a policy of protecting the privacy of public figures, an NPR superior cut the names of current Florida governor Charlie Crist and former Senator Larry Craig from the review after writer Nathan Lee and his assigning editor at NPR had agreed on the text of the piece. However, a photo of Larry Craig accompanies the review and says that the former Senator is a subject of the documentary. It also hints strongly at the inclusion of Crist in the doc. The film, which premiered last week at the Tribeca Film Festival, features tell-alls from men who say they've had relationships with various Republicans , including Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Bush strategist Ken Mehlman and former Senator Larry Craig. According to Magnolia Pictures , "Outrage" is a "searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. In the documentary, Dick lambastes the mainstream media for not better investigating the politicians' "hypocrisy" and double lives. He told New York magazine that the film explores "the issues surrounding closeted politicians and their hypocrisy in voting anti-gay -- and how these people have harmed millions of Americans for many years.
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HBO will air the documentary at 9 p. The documentary names Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as one of the politicians leading a double life, along with now-retired Idaho Sen. Critics argue that many of the politicians named in the film are not conclusively proven to be gay or deny it, and the allegation alone may be hurtful to their careers, family or themselves. Yet his opponent, Max Linn, told news outlets that Crist twice said he was gay — an allegation Crist continues to deny, though it has been supported by two sources who talked to Broward-Palm Beach News Times columnist Bob Norman.