This is pretty awesome. Congressman Barney Frank and commentator Chris Matthews really push back on Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins religious defense of his bigotry.
You may know this already but GLAAD has an interesting project called CAP – Commentator Accountability Project. They essentially make sure the media is aware of the bias and demand more transparency on the hate-fest these folks spew outside of mainstream media.
The GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project (CAP) aims to put critical information about frequent anti-gay interviewees into the hands of newsrooms, editors, hosts and reporters. Journalists or producers who are on deadline often don’t have the time to dig into the histories of a commentator. Audiences need to be aware that when they’re not talking to the mainstream media, these voices are comparing LGBT people to Nazi Germany, predicting that equal treatment of LGBT people will lead to the total collapse of society, and even making accusations of satanic influence.
The Commentator Accountability Project is bringing all of these statements to light, while calling attention to the sentiments behind them. We will show that the commentators who are most often asked to opine on issues like marriage equality or non-discrimination protections do not accurately represent the “other side” of those issues. They represent nothing but extreme animus towards the entire LGBT community.
Read more about the project.
What came to mind as I was watching Barney Frank defend the parenting of Dick and Lynne Cheney (hee) against the Family Research Council’s attempts to blame other parents for turning out gay kids, … was the Post-Gazette’s decision to pit the opinon of heterosexual white male State Senator Daylin Leach against heterosexual white male former US Senator Rick Santorum to explore the statement on marriage equality by President Obama.
Huh. There seems to be a dearth of actual Pittsburgh LGBT voices in the Pittsburgh media coverage of this story. Hmmm.