The national HIV prevention conference in Atlanta from Aug. 23-26 attracted more than 3,000 public health, medical and AIDS community leaders, including Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, White House director of national AIDS policy Jeffrey Crowley, Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden and famed pro basketball player Magic Johnson.
I can remember some major media coverage of Johnson's appearance. But how much of the old big media of daily newspapers and TV networks focused very extensively at all on what was headlined in an Aug. 29 story e-mailed me by Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth?
LaBarbera noted that Wahington, D.C.'s homosexual newspaper, the Washington Blade, had the following headline: "Gay, bi men 50 times more likely to have HIV; CDC reports hard data at national HIV prevention conference."
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I cannot recall seeing any similar headline in any of the old big media newspapers. To its credit, the Blade reported the following very serious news:
- "Gay and bisexual men account for half of new HIV infections in the U.S. and have AIDS at a rate more than 50 times greater than other groups, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data presented at the national HIV prevention conference this week in Atlanta."
- "Dr. Amy Lansky of the CDC presented research at the Aug. 24 plenary in which the CDC estimated in the U.S. there were 692 new HIV cases in 2007 per 100,000 men who have sex with men."
- "AIDS activists said this was the first time the CDC clearly stated with a concrete rate how the disease is impacting gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men are also the only risk group in which new infections are increasing. … The CDC estimates gay and bisexual men make up about 4 to 6 percent of the population."
- Epidemiologist Walt Senterfitt of the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project told this conference: "They have never converted the numbers into a rate. If you ask 10 people in this room, it's likely only one person will answer correctly that white MSM (men who have sex with men) are the hardest hit by HIV."
- Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention at the CDC, said in opening remarks at the conference Aug. 23 that "gay and bisexual men account for half of new infections and are at greatest risk." Reported the Blade: "Fenton, who is gay, also noted that just 20 percent of gay and bisexual men report hearing of HIV prevention campaigns. President Barack Obama's new Office of National AIDS Policy has the mission of putting HIV/AIDS in the U.S. back on the radar after, as many speakers said at the conference, the country has become complacent about the disease."
In addition to all the aforementioned reported by the Washington Blade – but not by U.S. major media – LaBarbera had the following questions and suggestion:
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- "So why won't the government move to close down 'gay' sex clubs and teach about the special dangers of homosexual sex in schools?"
- "Close down the gay sex clubs? Homosexual sex is dangerous – the CDC says 'gay' and 'bi' men are 50 times more likely than other groups to have HIV. And yet homosexual sex clubs flourish across the country. Steamworks is a Chicago homosexual bathhouse where men go for anonymous sex with other men. A photo was taken at the 'Market Days' street fair, at which Steamworks advertised itself like any other business. Why doesn't the government move to close down such perversion centers as public health hazards, given the overwhelming evidence of the dangers of male homosexual sex?"
- "So much for gay 'equality.' The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – the U.S. government agency tasked with guarding Americans' health – has finally put a number on the massively increased HIV risk associated with 'men who have sex with men' (MSM): 'Gay' and 'bi' men are 50 times more likely to have HIV. This does not mean that the Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, will take some tough, politically incorrect steps necessary to prevent AIDS – like closing down homosexual bathhouses and gay (male) sex clubs in major cities, and educating teenagers on the hugely disproportionate health risks associated with homosexual sex. The relentless pandering by federal, state and local governments to 'gay' activists even as these same agencies fight diseases specifically linked to homosexual sex is one of the greatest public policy follies of our time – indeed, of history itself."
- "The issue in this ongoing 'culture war' is not the cause of homosexual 'orientation' – or merely the legality of 'same-sex marriage.' It's homosexual behavior itself – and whether government should promote it, or discourage it, or be neutral. I say discourage it."
Ladies and gentlemen, can we expect any support in this aforementioned battle against deadly disease from the vast majority from our surviving (but circulation-swooning) daily newspapers? Or from old big media TV networks – which are so widely infested with militant and promiscuous male homosexuals?
That question answers itself. It is why we in talk radio and on the Internet at WorldNetDaily continue advocating for practical medical control of this terrible epidemic.