Bloomberg has this absolutely amazing lede about the rise in STD's. I mean this is one of those that you just have to shake your head at. Not because their slant is atypical. It's just that normally they at least try to hide it...a little.
Gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S., mostly in men who have sex with men, a trend the government said is linked to inadequate testing among people stymied by homophobia and limited access to health care.Wow. STD's are on the rise not due to homosexual acts but because of homophobes.
And you've just got to love that their other reason coincides perfectly with the White House agenda. Lack of access to health care.
So the direct correlation of man/man sex is essentially tossed aside for the deep dark underbelly suspected causation. So nowhere do they suggest in the piece that perhaps men should kinda' keep away from random sex with other men. No. Because to do so would make them homophobic. And therefore they would become the very cause of the problem they're reporting on.
Wow. Circular logic. That's like in Terminator, John Connor sends his bff back in time to stop the T-800 and his bff becomes his father. I know, right?
Anyway, for those keeping score at home gonorrhea rose 4 percent in the last year and syphilis rose 11 percent, according to Bloomberg. Because...homophobe.