Leave it to Fox News to marvel from afar at the plight of “the gays” and then to break it down helpfully for you there trying not to look like the lowest common denominator.

On Friday, the station could have reported about an Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) volunteer being in county Common Pleas Court on charges that he tampered with voting records and registered to vote under nine aliases, ending up getting caught the second time he tried to vote for Obama. But they went with the Brüno moment instead:

In telling the judge he's really a woman at heart, we know that Darnell Nash the transvestite was just trying to get the judge to put him in as gay as cell as possible. But Fox is all aghast at much an alternative lifestyle. Look at him being all feminine and stuff! And that hair!

Prosecutors say ACORN helped Nash register fraudulently, an allegation that ACORN vehemently denies. That could have been what they dug into, but who'd snicker at that? — Dan Harkins

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.