Matt Barber

You can’t help but feel a little sorry for Amanda Beck.  She’s a reporter from Reuters who was among the first to cover a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, which warns about an outbreak of a virulent, drug-resistant, and potentially deadly strain of Staph infection afflicting certain segments of the homosexual community. 

Although outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have primarily been confined to hospitals in the past, the study determined that, due to “high risk behaviors” beyond hospital walls — such as “anal sex” — men who have sex with men are now 13 times more likely to contract the infection. 

Because this particular strain can be transmitted through “skin-to-skin contact,” researchers fear the outbreak “has the potential for rapid, nationwide dissemination” and will spread to “the general population.”  Once it does, they say it will be “unstoppable.”   

The initial reporting by some in the mainstream media, even The New York Times, was fairly accurate and balanced.  It superficially addressed the study’s lucid data and sound conclusions. 

But all that quickly changed.         

You see, by even reporting on this study, Amanda Beck and her media codefendants deviated from the script.  They broke the rules.  And in so doing, they really, really ticked off that 500-pound homosexual activist gorilla and his yappy, apple polishing lapdogs back at media central.       

Here’s where Amanda went wrong.  She objectively provided scientific information to the public which cast “high risk” homosexual conduct in a negative light.  She led people to a credible medical study that underscores the potential consequences of a demonstrably dangerous and desperately empty lifestyle. 

She dared to report the study’s genuine findings, and for that, Amanda Beck and her media co-condemned will, no doubt, be working the obits beat in journalistic Siberia until they’ve successfully completed obligatory “sensitivity” training. 


Matt Barber

Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).