Venture capitalist and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel spoke at the Republican convention and delivered a rousing speech:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 22, 2016
Here’s a prediction that didn’t take long to come to fruition:
Pro-GOP gay Thiel is about to experience same liberal tolerance shown to pro-GOP women and pro-GOP minorities. #gopconvention
— Razor (@hale_razor) July 22, 2016
Being gay and a Republican just doesn’t fit the liberal mold, and some journos couldn’t let it slide:
They applaud Peter Thiel because they think conversion therapy will fix him.
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) July 22, 2016
It's nice that the convention applauded Peter Thiel, "proud to be gay." Now back to the regularly scheduled anti-LGBT programming…
— Joe Conason (@JoeConason) July 22, 2016
We just can't with this: Peter Thiel tells GOP Convention: "I am proud to be gay" https://t.co/TEpNXrEX8v
— huffpostqueer (@huffpostqueer) July 22, 2016
And yet liberals can easily reconcile things when Hillary Clinton claims to fight “for the children” but backs Planned Parenthood 100 percent.
Thiel’s battle against Gawker was also mentioned:
Peter Thiel conveniently omits mentioning he wants to wipe @Gawker off the face of the Earth.
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) July 22, 2016
Great that Peter Thiel says he's proud to be gay & American – also notable he funded lawsuits to bankrupt Gawker for writing he was gay.
— Ari Melber MSNBC (@AriMelber) July 22, 2016
If only Thiel were on the “correct” side:
You're only a hero standing up to cyber bullies if you're on the left. If you're on the right it's hypocritical. https://t.co/x7CgUFROsj
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) July 22, 2016
How to explain such things that don’t neatly fit the lefty narrative?
Thiel got into some of that good stuff smuggled across the border before giving this speech.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 22, 2016
I'm glad Peter Thiel thought ahead and did a lot of coke before this speech.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 22, 2016
Thanks to Twitter they can't hide their bigotry as easily today https://t.co/2Y70ckgxwJ
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) July 22, 2016
@DanRiehl Bigots gonna be bigots.
— JWF (@JammieWF) July 22, 2016