Biased news coverage of Prop. 8 continues


By Chad Groening, One News Now

The three major television network news organizations once again have displayed their bias in the coverage of the recent decision by the California Supreme Court to uphold Proposition 8 — the voter-approved constitutional amendment that bans homosexual “marriage” in the state.

The Culture and Media Institute, a part of the Media Research Center, found that ABC, CBS, and NBC combined devoted 11 minutes of air time during their morning and evening news shows to the May 26 ruling by the California Supreme Court.

Colleen Raezler, a research assistance at the conservative media watchdog organization, says while the will of the majority of Californians who support traditional marriage was upheld, the three networks gave their side scant coverage.

“Over 70 percent of the footage that they showed was either gay-rights activists expressing their disappointment about the ruling, or it [was] footage of the protestors who were upset about the ruling,” she says. “Less than one minute of the total coverage discussed the pro-family side of things.”


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