For those not quite sold on the claim that the mainstream media possess a palpable liberal bias, a recent ABC broadcast should put any doubt to rest.
Reporting on news that the Supreme Court will review gay marriage legality, the network’s “World News” program offered a lopsided newscast with a clear predilection for the leftist view.
Though the segment was generally one-sided, by far the most offensive aspect was a visual depiction of Westboro Baptist Church protesters as the ABC anchor described the feelings of “opponents of gay marriage.”
For anyone unfamiliar with the “church”, members often interrupt military funerals with signs asking God for “more dead soldiers” and operate a website called “God Hates Fags”.
The inclusion of such an unabashedly hate-filled group in the broadcast suggests one of two things: either ABC producers genuinely believe that the Westboro clan represents the current climate among social conservatives, or they are intentionally trying to demonize the right by fabricating a nonexistent connection.
Personally, I think the latter is more likely, though the cocoon of leftism in which most of these people reside can certainly limit their exposure to traditional Americans.
Immediately following the incendiary Westboro protest footage, the newscast aired the only response by an individual against gay marriage. Of course, an introduction by idiots holding signs such as “God Hates America” doesn’t go very far in providing a hospitable environment for conservative thought.
A spokesperson for the Family Research Council – which was the target of a hate crime by an armed gay rights advocate just months earlier – received less than 10 seconds of airtime.
Receiving much more time and a friendlier forum was a lesbian who has been active in her opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act.
For all the left’s adoration of the Fairness Doctrine, which ostensibly existed to provide audiences with diverse views, those in the mainstream media are completely tone-deaf to any opinion aside from the radical left.
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