He was very lonely and extremely depressed about his struggling career.
JONATHAN BRANDIS : 1976 – 2003
Several years ago, MICHELLE ZIPP was the editor-in-chief of PLAYGIRL magazine.
In 2005, she wrote a humorous article entitled “Who’s More Liberal In Bed – Democrats or Republicans?”
Within said article, she publicly revealed for the first time that she was a Republican.
No one else in the magazine’s offices, except just herself alone, was a Republican.
However, the piece did not endorse any Republican ideals nor did it state her personal reasons for voting Republican.
She merely ran with this story for PLAYGIRL after Primetime Live earlier conducted their own survey about sex and politics.
Less than two ( 2 ) weeks afterwards, MICHELLE ZIPP was FIRED as the editor-in-chief of PLAYGIRL magazine.
She sent this e-mail discussing her unexpected termination to Matt Drudge who posted it on drudgereport.com :
“AFTER YOUR COVERAGE OF MY ARTICLE ABOUT COMING OUT AND VOTING REPUBLICAN, I DID RECEIVE MANY LETTERS OF SUPPORT FROM FELLOW REPUBLICAN VOTERS BUT IT WAS NOT WITHOUT REPERCUSSIONS.
CRITICISM FROM THE LIBERAL LEFT ENSUED.
AFTER UNDERLINGS EXPRESSED THEIR DISINTEREST OF WORKING FOR AN OUTED REPUBLICAN EDITOR, I HAD A STRONG SUSPICION THAT MY POSITION WAS NO LONGER VALUED BY PLAYGIRL EXECUTIVES.
I ALSO RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM A LEADING OFFICIAL OF PLAYGIRL MAGAZINE IN WHICH HE STATED WITH A LAUGH:
‘I WOULDN’T HAVE HIRED YOU IF I KNEW YOU WERE A REPUBLICAN!’
A FEW DAYS LATER AFTER THE ONSLAUGHT OF LIBERAL BACKLASH, I WAS RELEASED FROM MY DUTIES AT PLAYGIRL MAGAZINE.
I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW OF THE FEAR THE LIBERAL LEFT HAS ABOUT A WOMAN WITH POWER POSSESSING REPUBLICAN VIEWS.”
“Those on the right are presumed to be all about power and greed – two really sexy traits in the bedroom. They want it, they want it now, and they’ll do anything to get it. And I’m not talking about some pansy-assed victory. I’m talking about full on jackpot, satisfaction for all.
The Democrats of the Sixties were all about making love and not war while a war-loving Republican is a man who would fight, bleed, sacrifice and die for his country. Could you imagine what that very same man would do for his wife in their bedroom?
Siding with the G.O.P. when you live in the bluest state around is almost like wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey at a New York Yankees game. I cannot tell you how many times a person assumed that I voted for John Kerry in 2004. Most of the time, I don’t have the heart to tell them or the energy to discuss my reasons for going red this election year. But this is PLAYGIRL magazine so it’s about time I was the one who bared what’s underneath.”
( “Playgirl Editor-In-Chief Outs Herself -As A Republican” by Matt Drudge, The Drudge Report : March 7, 2005 )
“I now know the truth about MOST LIBERALS IN THE MEDIA. When they tell me they believe in diversity, THEY’RE PROBABLY LYING.
What they actually believe in is SELECTIVE DIVERSITY or LIMITED DIVERSITY meaning diversity is only diversity if THEY tell you it’s diversity.
And if this story as posted in MYWAY NEWS and THE DRUDGE REPORT is true, this is a perfect case in point.
I wonder, if perhaps, what some liberals believe is that there’s such a thing as Good Diversity and Bad Diversity. If this is true, then I’ll at least give these people credit for having their actions in line with their beliefs.
But ANY MEDIA LIBERAL, OR ANY LIBERAL AT ALL for that matter, WHO BELIEVES IN THE TRADITIONAL DEFINITION OF DIVERSITY BUT APPROVES OF THE FIRING OF PLAYGIRL EDITOR MICHELLE ZIPP, WHO OUTED HERSELF AS A REPUBLICAN earlier this month and now claims to have been fired for it, IS EITHER A LIAR OR A HYPOCRITE. Or both.
Even if this turns out to be not true, I’m still amazed at THE LACK OF RESPONSE over Miss Zipp’s claim.
If this had been, for example, some conservative Wall Street guy calling a woman to say with a laugh: ‘I wouldn’t have hired you if I knew you were a Democrat!’, what would our liberal media friends have done? Personally, I think the coverage would have made Abu Ghraib or the O.J. Simpson trial pale in comparison.
And, of course, that conservative Wall Street guy would have ‘ties to the Bush administration’ ( donated $ 10 to the Bush campaign!! ). It would be a scandal that would spawn dozens of headlines, news stories galore and ultimately a made-for-TV movie regarding the life of our liberal heroine who was fired for making a political choice.
BUT NOW, THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT. NOW THE ACCUSATION IS BEING MADE BY A WOMAN WHO MIGHT STILL BE A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT BUT WHO HAD THE AUDACITY TO DECLARE THAT SHE VOTED FOR PRESIDENT BUSH.
Which explains why the only thing I’m currently hearing related to this story is the sound of crickets chirping. And it’s all I’m likely to hear other than, of course, the obligatory ‘anything Drudge publishes is a lie’ comments. If this is your response, then let me just mention the fact that this is exactly what Bill Clinton used to say.
It has become quite apparent to me that THERE ARE SOME UNWRITTEN LAWS OF ‘LIBERALISM’. These laws dictate THEIR SEEMINGLY INCONSISTENT BEHAVIOR ON ISSUES like this one.
Here are a few off the top of my head :
1. IT IS OKAY TO BE A WOMAN IN POWER AS LONG AS YOU ARE A LIBERAL.
2. IT IS OKAY TO BE A MINORITY IN POWER AS LONG AS YOU ARE A LIBERAL.
3. IT IS OKAY FOR FEDERAL JUDGES TO MANDATE SOCIAL CHANGES FOR ALL AMERICANS, UNLESS IT IS TO SAVE SOMEONE’S LIFE.
There are many other ‘Liberal Laws’ out there, I’m sure. Feel free to add your own.
The fact of the matter is : the party that has long boasted of it’s support for DIVERSITY really does not. And this attitude of only tolerating ‘APPROVED DIVERSITY’, which of course is not really a philosophy of tolerance at all, has become increasingly apparent.
If Miss Zipp’s e-mail and thus her claims prove to be true, then it won’t be just PLAYGIRL magazine that’ll have some explaining to do. It will be all those who are willing to look the other way when ‘DIVERSITY’ rears it’s head in a manner other than that which they approve.
However, I think that may be one way to define DIVERSITY. Go figure.”
( “Playgirl Editor Fired For Voting Republican ?” by David Flanagan, viewpointjournal.com : March 21, 2005 )