Andrew Sullivan has announced that he is leaving The Daily Beast/Newsweek and is turning his blog, “The Daily Dish” into “a membership-driven independent media platform.”
In other words, a pay per blog.
Meanwhile, Bil Browning, whose website was flagged as malware last weekend and who claims to be near poverty all the time, has announced he’s producing a another gathering of gay crazies and haters.
These “Covenings,” as they’re known, are usually invitation only and paid for by the Haas, Jr. Foundation, a private family foundation located in San Francisco, and established in 1953 by Evelyn D. Haas and Walter A. Haas, Jr.
In the past, there’s been little or no accountability about these events. When asked about how much money is or was spent at these annual events, both Matt Foreman and Browning play coy, usually letting their coven of activists, bloggers, journalists, and other assorted friends and allies to go on hate filled rants on Twitter and Facebook against those – me, usually – who ask to know why it was so necessary to spend upwards of a million dollars flying in and people and paying all their expenses so they can receive information they could have gotten for free thru web conferencing software.
Raymond Bell, the pastor of The Cowboy Church of Virginia is denying his ministry performs “equine assisted therapy” to gays and is threatening bloggers and websites.