November 23rd, 2004

me

20/20 matthew shepard article

so i saw the controversial abc 20/20 piece and wrote about it. here's an article..it does not address the validity of the claims about drugs, sex, etc..but rather asks why ABC thinks these factors would negate a hate crime..particularly since the show may have made more of case *for* a hate crime by revealing the closeted past of convicted killer Araon McKinney. also im aware of the problematic "redneck" language. I should have made clear those were not my words/geesh:( oh yeah and PS McKinney actually does say, in his defense, "I have gay friends." so there ya have it, sexuality played no role.
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