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Hold Onto Your Mules, Horsley's Coming Back

Reported by Ellen - May 11, 2005

It's been quite a treat for me seeing my post about anti-abortion radical Neal Horsley take off into the blogosphere. As most readers probably know, Horsley appeared on The Alan Colmes Show last week and discussed having sex with a mule, saying that a mule was his first girlfriend when he lived on a farm in Georgia.

I was delighted and thrilled as the post was picked up by some major blogs and read on the radio by my favorite Air America host, Randi Rhodes. All the talk must have affected FOX News, too. They have since moved the audio clip of Horsley talking about his "roll in the hay" from the bottom of Colmes' web page to the top, above the information about that night's show - something I have never seen before. The headline reads, "Neal Horsley Returns!" He'll be back on Thursday to "talk more about his views on sexuality and Christianity." Last night, on his radio show, Alan Colmes announced that Horsley wants to talk about "Christian sex." I didn't know mules were denominational but then, ignorant as I was about what hotties they were, I was obviously out of the loop to begin with.

Unfortunately, I may not be able to hear the interview as I, along with most of the other News Hounds, will be at the Media Reform Conference in St. Louis Thursday night. But I'll have my laptop with me and I'll do my best. If anyone out there hears the show and would like to post about it, please send me a gmail after the show and I'll consider posting your comments.

As much as I regret possibly missing the program, I'm greatly looking forward to our News Hounds reunion. We have met only once before, at last summer's premiere of Outfoxed. At that time, the blog was just a few weeks old and we were thrilled to be getting 1,000 visits a day. Yesterday, our stats more than tripled with almost 37,000 visits (not all thanks to Horsley - Melanie's post about Byron York was also picked up by Buzzflash and there may well have been other important links). There's no doubt we have come a long way, baby. More important to me, however, is the clear evidence that what we write can go far beyond our computer screens and actually have an impact.

I'm tempted to say that's something to bray or crow about but I wouldn't want to give Horsley the wrong idea regarding my feelings about him. So, instead, I'll just say: Awesome.

P.S. If any of our readers are going to be at the conference, come say hello! We'll be modelling our new News Hounds t-shirts and tote bags so you can't miss us.

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