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A reader writes:

It seems as though there is a certain strain of right-winger today that just cannot argue against those on the Democratic/liberal philosophical spectrum without bringing up slurs against homosexuals – even when to do so makes no sense in the case in hand! Coulter's remarks concerning Edwards – a happily married father of four children - is just the latest in a long line of such instances. One other recent example:  the actor Alec Baldwin was on a radio show in NYC a short time ago when conservative radio hosts Sean Hannity and Marc Levin called in to hurl insults against him. During the course of the 7-minute battle, Levin, out of nowhere, suddenly seeks to mock Baldwin as "Brokeback Alec."

Which, when you think of it, makes no sense. You can love or hate Alec Baldwin.  But to hurl the epithet "Brokeback Alec" at him – at an actor who was married to, and had children with Kim Basinger, who has had any number of relationships with any number of starlets - to call him "Brokeback Alec" is as nutty, as counterintuitive and just plain silly, as to hurl that epithet against Edwards!

Mark Levin anti-gay? I listened to the exchange. Levin called Baldwin a "butt-boy" as well as "Brokeback Alec." Levin has his own blog at National Review Online.

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