A new Pew Research report reveals what every supporter of real, heterosexual marriage already knows full well- that all aspects of mainstream media are skewed to inflate the actual reality of public opinion in support for gay marriage. If you are short on time you could stop after reading the title, “Far More Coverage Of Gay Marriage Cases Focused On Support Than Opposition”.
The Supreme Court will likely hand down decisions on two major cases regarding gay marriage this week. Bloggers, networks and print media are abuzz with speculation over what the high court will decide and what impact it will have on the debate at large.
For me, the real story is what it has always been- that media has its opinion and that is what they report. Here, the Pew study reveals the unambiguous bias among those who are supposed to simply report the news. Instead, media is a largely homogenous club of elites who are shaping public opinion by ignoring voices who speak against their pre-determined outcome.
The Pew report nails it:
…during the week of the hearings, when most of the coverage occurred, the media offered many profiles of the plaintiffs or members of the LGBT community with few voices of opposition mixed in.
Need a little balance? Here ya go:
Robert Oscar Lopez, a gay man who was raised by his mother and her partner and who opposes gay marriage has been virtually shut out of mainstream media as explained by his video here. Here he writes “Growing Up With Two Moms, the Untold Children’s View.”
Doug Mainwaring, another gay man who has testified before several state committees as they consider redefining marriage wrote, “I’m gay and I oppose same-sex marriage”. I doubt you will see his grounded and intelligent articles anywhere other than The Public Discourse.
And voices like this woman’s and others who follow her Facebook page: “We Defend Traditional Marriage- and We’re Gay.”
Before I began blogging about this topic (and because I mainly get my news from NPR) I didn’t hear of any thoughtful and articulate people who were speaking up for real marriage. The truth is there has been, all along, a chorus of intellectual and highly qualified voices who are pecking away at the media machine which is manipulating the public in order to make gay marriage inevitable.
Given that media has already decided for America, what are supporters of real marriage to do? What say you, reader?