Who was Lesse Dirkhising?

kewcomm1 at IX.NETCOM.COM kewcomm1 at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Nov 15 11:57:57 MST 1999

  From a column by L. Brent Bozell III

     "When Matthew Shepard died on October 12, 1998 at the age of
     21, five days after getting into a pickup truck with two goons
     who beat him mercilessly, he had already become a huge
     national news story that continues today. It made the cover of
     Time magazine with the headline "The War Over Gays," with
     reporters predictably using the occasion to blame religious
     conservatives and call for hate-crime laws and other gay-left
     agenda items.

     But when Jesse Dirkhising died on September 26 at the age of
     13 from suffocation after being bound, gagged with underwear
     in his mouth, blindfolded, taped to the bed, and sodomized by
     one gay man while another gay man watched, the national
     media said nothing, even after The Washington Times exposed
     the untold story.

     In this modern media age, when lurid murders, especially of
     children, dance in the dreams of ratings-obsessed network
     producers (can you say JonBenet?), why would this story go


          As equally horrific as were the murders of Matthew Shepard and
Jesse Dirkhising, the "liberal sensitivities" of the media was evidently
not equally offended by the rape/murder of Lesse, ergo, not worthy of
their reporting and condemnation. And, it is equally evident one of many
reasons why the integrity of the "mainstream press" continues to be self

Ken Wyman

"One must fight, if only to have fought according to one's conscience"

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