WaPo Critic Toasts Worthy Future of 'Gay Equality'

Washington Post reporter and TV critic Hank Stuever helpfully provided a book-cover blurb for Sean Bugg, editor of the DC gay news magazine Metro Weekly. Bugg's new book is titled Boy Does World: Fifteen Years of Bad Behaviors, Bad Attitudes, and Happy Endings. The January 6 Metro Weekly featured this Stuever blurb, with a hurrah for gay "equality" of respect:

Sean was fearlessly funny in a fearful era clouded by AIDS, and Boy Does World is a wonderful chance to enjoy a retro romp into that past. It’s also an affirming look at some happy endings – the hard-won, worth-fighting-for future of gay equality and domestic bliss.”

But that's not all the blurb Stuever offered. On his website, Bugg uses this Stuever line, too:

Journey with us now back to a, well, not-more-innocent time, the ’90s, in Washington, D.C., where country-mouse-turned-city-boy Sean Bugg saw it all, did it all, and wrote about it all: dick dancing, bathhouse etiquette, closet cases, A-gays and (gulp) fantasies of Keanu Reeves.

Stuever in these promotions is not presented as a Washington Post critic, just as the author of the books Tinsel and Off Ramp.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis