John Hayward writes (and satirizes):
Yesterday I wrote about Tom McMaster, a 40-year-old married college student living in Edinburgh who pretended to be “A Gay Girl In Damascus,” who was purportedly a lesbian Syrian blogger who got nabbed by Bashar Assad’s secret police.
McMaster’s hoax was uncovered by Paula Brooks, an American lesbian who owned a blog called LezGetReal, where McMaster often posted comments under his fake “Amina” identity. Now it turns out that Paula Brooks is, in fact, a 58-year-old construction worker and Air Force vet named Bill Graber. The other owners of LezGetReal are said to be “devastated” by this revelation. A team from the Centers for Disease Control has been dispatched to verify that they really are lesbians, and control the epidemic of fake lesbian blogging before it spreads any further.
“To be honest, this outbreak is not a surprise to us,” said Dr. Lilith Faire, head of the CDC containment team. “Modern liberal politics are strongly focused on de-legitimizing middle-aged white men. Mr. Graber provides important insight into Fake Lesbian Blogging Syndrome when he says he feared he would ‘not be taken seriously’ unless he created a lesbian identity.”