This is on the Data Lounge message board--a gay-friendly gossip forum. Some of the posts in this thread has "publicity department plant/spin" written all over them--you know, pre-AGT premiere and all. Some gems include: "Howard doesn't only support hot lipstick lesbians eating each other out on his show. He is a fundamental supporter of marriage equality. Even for non-attractive gays." "I've been listening to Howard since the '80s. Though he does occasional send ups of gay stereotypes, he is soldly in our corner and always will be. Don't let his acidic delivery fool you. He's a real puppy and a mensch." But somebody's been posting a new Howard thread every day for the past few weeks, in an obvious attempt to create some sort of buzz. The threads never go anywhere, and Data Lounge is a very busy board. This latest thread has the most responses yet that I've seen in a Howard discussion.