"Sen. Vince Fumo issued an open apology yesterday to the gay community for his use of the word "faggot" in a name-calling tirade on the state Senate floor late Wednesday.
"Fumo hurled the epithet several times at Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Jubelirer, R-Blair, and Majority Leader David "Chip" Brightbill, R-Lebanon, after the Senate Republicans moved to stifle debate on a number of Democratic amendments to their slots bill."
Then two more paragraphs down, that's the fourth paragraph, they mention Fumo's a Democrat (actually, make that democrat; I'm tired of capitalizing either party). And afterward, here's what Mark Segal, the publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News, had to say about it.
"Vince is the kind of guy, when he gets angry colorful things come out of his mouth," said Segal, who considers himself a friend of Fumo's. "But he is also the No. 1 supporter of gay and lesbian issues in the Pennsylvania Senate ... and deeds speak louder than words."
Gee, a member of the press glossing over the unbelievably offensive acts of a democrat state senator. Who would have guessed.