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Tail-gunners were in the news again - with shock-jocks John (golden
tonsils) Laws and Steve (name your) Price in the poo over unflattering remarks
about home renovating contestants in trashy reality TV series The
Block. Militant gay rights activist Gary (ooch, it) Burns took exception to
having renovating romeos Gav and Waz described as a 'couple of poofs', and
decided to force John and Steve into a bit rear-guard action.
Having Laws describe fashion tart Carson Kressley (from Queer Eye For The
Straight Guy) as a 'pillow biter' was a bit hard to swallow, particularly when
Carson protested that he had never bitten a pillow in his life. Whatever he
bites on is, of course, his own business. But the whole episode made Gary
biting angry, and he came out of the court-room bouncing around like a man on
steroids proclaiming that he had won, describing it as the "sweetest
victory of all". Most of us thought it was revenge that was sweet
- not victory.
The NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal stated that the comments were
"homosexual vilification within the meaning of the Anti-Discrimination Act" and
that "even if done in good faith and in the public interest (were) not
Apparently the delicate egos of the gay lobby groups are more important
than 'the public interest'.
The unrepentent Laws and Price, of course, feed on this kind of
publicity. Sydney commuters stuck in traffic jams, and envious of their
rail-transported brethren getting it for nothing, at least get to enjoy the
titillation of Lawsy and Pricy slanging off at some celebrity fags. So far Laws
and Price have refused to submit to Burns will, and Burns has said
"I want everything, I want whatever I can get from these people".
Hmm. That's a worry. No wonder Laws and Price seem to have their backs against
the wall. Or maybe Mr Burns has some hate issues of his own.