Anti-gay bias still rampant in the media: When will broadcasters grow up?

Published June 30, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

“In early May 09, National Public Radio, found itself in the cross hairs of the Community over  review of “Outrage,” a documentary chronicling the hypocrisy of prominent, purportedly closeted politicians with staunchly anti-gay voting records”

The controversial point being how the review was the questionably editing of the article before it was published. This journalists would type of censorship in not naming names occurred because of the article’s topic. It goes on to highlight the long history of media censorship experienced by our Community on social, cultural and identity issues. There is some comment on the lunacy of our detractor’s points of argument, which do not deserve further free air here.

While this article reflects the tide of frustration, our Community has and does experience because of wide spread social exclusion experienced by Alphabet Soup People. It also speaks to hope, it speaks to the gains we have achieved over time in particular recognition of Same Sex relationships in some jurisdiction in the US. However, the rant on the media, while sounding appropriately miffed it serves little purpose other than to give relief to the author and reinforce our own beliefs. In this commentary, the author fails to clarify one point the role of media is to reinforce the beliefs of the community it seeks to serve.

I am a queer and I know the Hater’s views about me and mine, and that they use the media to reinforce their own belief system, as I do.

I always like a god pink or rainbow rant about queer bashing haters! But what purpose does it serve, anger is good only if it motivates you to do something positive.

Anti-gay bias still rampant in the media: When will broadcasters grow up?
please not this article was printed in the New York Daily Times News

By Karl Frisch Monday, June 29th 2009, 4:00 AM

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