A snippet from Dick Polman’s comment on Thursday’s Republican debate provides supporting evidence (emphasis added)
There’s no point in devoting acres of space to the latest Republican debate, given the paucity of new material last night. It was akin to watching a predictable pulp-action summer movie, and by the third reel one’s eyes have long since glazed.
It was also predictable that the Republican debate audience would act out in some repulsive fashion, and so it did, this time booing a gay soldier who had volunteered to put his life on the line for his country. The gay soldier appeared on video – which was fortunate for the cowardly homophobes, because this way they could safely bark their bigotry without having to confront the soldier, and his thick biceps, live and in person.