Friday, April 10, 2009

NPR plays one side of the same-sex marriage issue

On April 10, 2009, National Public Radio weighed in on the same-sex marriage controversy with a broadcast it called "The Gay Marriage Game Plan, From Both Sides." The commentator Neal Conan, interviewed William Eskridge, a law professor at Yale University and Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage. Consistent with many other media productions, the comments reflected the doubletalk and propaganda language of the Gay Rights movement. During the broadcast, Mr. Eskridge, who supported Gay Marriage consistently referred to "Gay couples, many of them with children." Almost every time he referred to Gay Marriage he particularly referred to couples with children. Especially near the end of the broadcast began referring to the Marriage Amendments in California and elsewhere as "anti-marriage" amendments. Amazingly, Mr. Conan, made no attempt to correct this blatantly biased way of addressing the issues, even though Mr. Eskridge repeatedly used the term, "anti-marriage."

The NPR site has an interactive map showing the present status of passage of constitutional amendments and Defense of marriage acts. Looking at the map you can see the overwhelming support for traditional marriage in the U.S. despite the proponents of same-sex marriage who consistently represent themselves as in the main stream of the U.S. this is just not true. Although it is true, that if those who support traditional marriage do nothing the supporters of same-sex marriage will ultimately prevail and will not be content with just destroying traditional marriage but extend the attack to religion.

By and large the broadcast pointed up the fact the only way the Gay Rights movement can overturn, what Mr. Eskridge called the "anti-marriage amendments," was to change the people's opinions, doing this, of course by doubletalk and propaganda.

2 comments:

  1. You'll get on the anti-marriage hit list for sure with this post. Keep up the good work.

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  2. The terms used to describe a particular group really does impact on the readers perception of the group.

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