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I've never liked Ed Murray. He always struck me as a controlling, egotistical asshole. I did, however, like his politics. I've never liked Donald Trump. He always struck me as a controlling, egotistical asshole. I don't like his politics. Politics aside, Ed Murray and Donald Trump are the same person.
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As a survivor of sexual abuse and as a gay man, I flipped on Mayor Murray a long time ago. His denials were tepid, and the swirl of accusations were just too numerous. I understand that the 70's and 80's represented a sexual revolution, but even then, we knew that we were not to take liberties with children and most of us wouldn't have even thought of it. The unfortunate thing here, is that lives have been wrecked by his actions. I can say from experience that there is a permanent loss of freedom that happens, a hesitation takes over, a second guessing. Never again does one simply move freely through a relationship, there is always another shadow in the room, lurking. Mayor Murray, you used the entire city government to make that shadow as large as it could possibly be.
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As a survivor of sexual abuse and as a gay man, I flipped on Mayor Murray a long time ago. His denials were tepid, and the swirl of accusations were just too numerous. I understand that the 70's and 80's represented a sexual revolution, but even then, we knew that we were not to take liberties with children and most of us wouldn't have even thought of it. The unfortunate thing here, is that lives have been wrecked by his actions. I can say from experience that there is a permanent loss of freedom that happens, a hesitation takes over, a second guessing. Never again does one simply move freely through a relationship, there is always another shadow in the room, lurking. Mayor Murray, you used the entire city government to make that shadow as large as it could possibly be.
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His behavior has caused tragedy to so many and shame on the city council.
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"What I don't understand is why is this such a big deal especially when our President Trump, head of the United States is the Biggest Sexual Molester and Predator in mankind "

Ah, a fine example of shitty whataboutism coming from the left, so we have the opportunity to say it's shitty there too.
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The Stranger is really proud at how their constant smear campaigns had the desired effect, eh? That's how propaganda works: the target never consciously changes his mind, but his opinion shifts over time to align with the steady stream of propaganda.

We've invalidated the results of Seattle's most recent mayoral election, thrown our civic leadership into chaos, and wasted huge amounts of time on baseless allegations by the least believable of sources. The anti-gay bigot who targeted Murray with a groundless lawsuit must really be happy with all of the citizens of Seattle he has tricked into repeating such unverifiable tales.
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Hey, I have an idea....
Do you have any Gary Ridgeway fans down at The Stranger? If so, maybe he or she could write a BS article, dig up some of his fan mail & write about. Just goes to show you how many people in this state are mentally "out to lunch".
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@6, I'm sure criminal or civil cases will be brought against Murray any day now. Because if they end up never moving forward The Stranger should simply shut down.
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@6: Just because Murray is a gay politician who fought for marriage equality does not negate the allegations against him, by multiple men, and also the findings by Oregon officials.

Gay men are fundamentally just men remember. Some of whom take a leave of there senses and commit these crimes. Why can't you accept that?
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@9: "...the allegations against him, by multiple men, and also the findings by Oregon officials."

Of the five men, a majority have yet to provide evidence any of them ever met Murray. Of the remaining two, one is described by his own blood relatives as a malicious liar who would target Murray. The last, Jeff Simpson, has made a public statement which blatantly contradicts "the findings by Oregon officials."

I recently explained all of this to you here and you didn't respond.

Since "multiple" other commenters here at Slog have described your comments as worthless, why have *you* not yet resigned -- from commenting on Slog?

Please wait...

and remember to be decent to everyone
all of the time.

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