Playgirl editor-in-chief fired for voting Repulican in 2004

From Yahoo:

“Siding with the GOP when you live in the bluest state around is almost like wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey at a New York Yankees’ home game,” says Zipp in the April issue of PLAYGIRL. “I cannot tell you how many times a person assumed 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.”

Now according to a letter she sent to Druge, she’s been relieved of her duties:

“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. A few days after the onslaught of liberal backlash, I was released from my duties at Playgirl magazine.

“After underlings expressed their disinterest of working for an outed Republican editor, I have a strong suspicion that my position was no longer valued by Playgirl executives. I also received a phone call from a leading official from Playgirl magazine, in which he stated with a laugh, “I wouldn’t have hired you if I knew you were a Republican.

Over the las election cycle, I had lefty friends treating me extremely poorly simply because of my politics. It is pathetic that self proclaimed “liberals” have sunk to this point. However, as a Republican in daily contact with them, it is also unpleasant. Nothing justifies this.

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5 Responses to Playgirl editor-in-chief fired for voting Repulican in 2004

  1. oh boy says:

    it is not your politics per se but your callous disrespect for civil liberties, international law and common sense that has alienated you from most of your friends.

    note: i post on this blog because i continue to care about you, despite you being such a catastrophic butthead and all. so, i suspect, does robert.

    maybe if you were a pornographer it wouldn’t hurt so much.

  2. oh boy says:

    ok now thinking more about this.

    let’s say that you were running a steakhouse. and one day your cook admits that he’s been a vegan for years and years. it’s not that he believes everyone should stop eating steak per se, but it’s a personal preference for him and meat kind of makes him throw up in his mouth a little bit.

    you’d fire him. immediately.

    the problem with being a republican these days, as i have said over and over and over and over again, is that your party, which seems to actually have some well meaning meat-eaters in its tattered big tent, has decided that the vegans are incredibly important to its success.

    you guys made a very conscious decision to get in bed with the christian right. the gosh darn let’s stop smut and love jesus and write laws to that effect christian right. you have a president who panders to them on a daily basis, and maintains an image of being one of them, either because it makes for a great election strategy (oh god how terrible) or because he really is one of them (and that’s worse).

    playgirl is in a business which is diametrically opposed to the ideals of the christian right, the dominant grassroots force underneath the momentum of the modern republican party. don’t play dumb and tell me that it’s a shame and oh the humanity and blah di blah di blah. the CR would like nothing more than to see playgirl simply fold up and be out of business, not to mention scarier magazines like hustler or penthouse or internet porn in general. dude, i’d fire her. you would too.

    alex, i feel like we will actually begin to have a rational conversation about all of this when you admit that the CR is a monstrous, reactionary, destabilizing force in this country, and it’s a shame that you need those bastards, but you need those bastards. and i am not changing the subject here. this is what i have been saying for years. years. the christian right is evil. they are evil, they must be stopped. you guys made a deal with the devil.

    next post: what it’s like being your friend in the last five years.

  3. oh boy says:

    there are two really sad changes in my personal life which have occurred in the last five years.

    the first has to do with my brother, who has decided that he is embarking on a philosophical and moral course which leaves very little room for consideration of my way of life- which is to say decadent, hedonistic, impious, disrepectful, anti-semitic. he puts on a good face but i know it, and i know it every time i talk to him that my life choices confuse him just as much as his do mine. and he seems to be happy, but i cannot help but think that he is rebelling against something unavoidable in his character by sticking with the choices he has made. i feel like he is in a cult, and i am scared and confused by how i feel and what makes me feel it. i do not know how to recover our bond.

    and then there’s my oldest friend, who began years ago on a philosophical and moral journey which i do not understand and leaves very little room for consideration of my way of life- compassionate, forgiving, generous, emotional, anti-xenophobic. i want him desperately to understand just why it is that his choices disturb me so much, instead of letting him alone and simply allowing him to continue in the same vein. i feel like he is in a cult, and i am scared and confused by how i feel and what makes me feel it. i do not know how to recover our bond.

    i know you don’t understand, and will find some sort of misleading, callow piece of talmud- or powerline- to quote at me and make you feel better about your own decisions w/r/t my liberalism. but understand this- i do not post on this blog to drive you crazy. i post on this blog because i believe firmly that you have made a very, very wrong turn somewhere, and i want you to think on a daily basis about the nature of your navigation, and why exactly so many of your friends have simply thrown up their hands and stopped listening.

    if jon kept a blog, i’d do the same thing.

  4. hey alex says:

    it’s a banner week for my flagship issue, alex.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7185555/#050323a

    glenn reynolds and i are IN AGREEMENT. please join the secular choir and talk about this cancer in your party.

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