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The Enola Homosexual

July 3, 2008 | 12:50 pm

Remember the "News Radio" episide where billionaire Jimmy James is giving a reading of his book, which has been translated into Japanese — and then back into English via machine translation? "The original title of this book was 'Jimmy James, Capitalist Lion Tamer,' "  James tells his audience, "but I see now that it's... 'Jimmy James, Macho Business Donkey Wrestler.' "

The American Family Association probably should have watched that episode befopre entrusting a computer with the Web site of its Christian news outlet, OneNewsNow. According to Washington Post blogger The Sleuth, the site's automated system was set up always to change the word "gay" to "homosexual," which came out rather awkwardly when the subject of one story was a sprinter who had qualified for the Beijing Olympics named Tyson Gay.

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