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Conservative Media Director Calls HuffPost A ‘Gay Porn Outlet’

Does HuffPost really peddle in gay porn?

Cliff Kincaid, director of Accuracy in Media, a conservative watchdog news outlet that caters to investigative journalism, thinks so and spelled it all out — well, not all out — in a column for BarbWire.

Someone even got creative and placed a pointedly flamboyant picture of President Obama in a rainbow background.

Asked about Kincaid’s beliefs, HuffPost Politics Managing Editor Amanda Terkel told The Mirror, “I’m sorry Mr. Kincaid doesn’t like our site. We want to be a place where people come together.”

Kincaid’s column lays out why he thinks Obama gave HuffPost an interview.

Since Newsbusters probably won’t touch this because their executive editor is too busy trying to decipher the high brow word for breaking wind, let’s see if there’s any merit to what Kincaid is saying.

Is Arianna Huffington‘s news site really into gay porn?

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Kincaid builds his argument rather quickly. Kind of like a freight train fueled with Red Bull.

“President Obama’s interview with The Huffington Post [HuffPost] has been treated as if the on-line publication is somehow respectable and legitimate,” he begins.

He points out that HuffPost‘s “Gay Voices” section has run video of men going full-frontal. He even cracks on Arianna’s ex-husband, Michael, who, in 1998, a year after the couple’s divorce, revealed that he’s bisexual. “In this case, apparently, being gay was a choice,” wrote Kincaid.

The columnist displays three HuffPost stories, warning that they may be “offensive” to some.

I braced myself for a graphic male meat fest. But there’s hardly anything too offensive about them.

The stories are as follows:

*Porn Stars Without Makeup — this one’s really pretty tame. It’s in HuffPost‘s Weird News section. It’s a story about a makeup artist who shows what X-rated stars look like without makeup. Lots of women with enormous jugs, tattoos and funky hairdos in the slideshow, but there’s absolutely no nudity and no gay porn. There is a scary looking blonde woman who looks just like Cher wearing a purple sweater off one shoulder. Is she offensive? See here.

*This Map Shows Where America Likes Butts More Than Boobs — HuffPost‘s Tech section tackles this story. Again, it’s not about gay porn, but rather, straight porn and investigates “popular websites” like Pornhub and Youporn. The story does a state-by-state analysis boobs versus butts. Butts are the obvious winner but still, nothing overtly gay about it. See here.

*These Striking Portraits of Porn Stars Shine A Different Light On XXX Actors” — This story is in the Gay Voices section, but there’s nothing necessarily gay about it. It’s photographs of porn stars in a different light. And no, they’re not nude. The photographs are cropped just at the top of the breast. For men, the crop reveals chest hair and no nipples. See here.

Kincaid saysHuffPost pushes the “alternative lifestyle.” He cites a historical story to prove his point: “How Gay Porn Helped Build the Gay Rights Movement.” Much of the reporting focuses on pornographers who contributed to the gay rights movement by donating to orgs like the Human Rights Campaign.

He links the story’s author to a film about how pornographers helped fund the gay rights movement and lent their mailing lists to groups like the HRC.

Kinacaid puts two and two together: “The HRC was a big backer of Obama for president. Obama has spoken at the group’s fundraising events.”

He comes down hard on HuffPost for what he calls its progressive media bias.

“One has to wonder if the editors realize how ridiculous their bias makes them look,” he wrote.

One has to really wonder, though, why Kincaid couldn’t come up with any actual gay porn on HuffPost.