There is an interesting piece at The American Conservative which illustrates an obvious problem in the mainstream media. Rod Dreher nailed this one.
Dreher looks into WaPo‘s commentary an exchange between an editor, a journalist, and a concerned reader. The point made is that WaPo has assumed a pro-homosexual position. WaPo then falls firmly into the trap. WaPo holds that pro-homosexual, advocacy reporting is about justice and fairness.
Replied the reporter: “The reason that legitimate media outlets routinely cover gays is because it is the civil rights issue of our time. Journalism, at its core, is about justice and fairness, and that’s the ‘view of the world’ that we espouse; therefore, journalists are going to cover the segment of society that is still not treated equally under the law.”
More of the exchange:
The reader: “Contrary to what you say, the mission of journalism is not justice. Defining justice is a political matter, not journalistic. Journalism should be about accuracy and fairness.
“Good journalism also means not demeaning conservatives as ‘haters.’ ”
The reporter: “As for accuracy, should the media make room for racists, i.e. those people who believe that black people shouldn’t marry white people? Any story on African-Americans wouldn’t be wholly accurate without the opinion of a racist, right?
“Of course I have a bias. I have a bias toward fairness,” the reporter continued. “The true conservative would have the same bias. The true conservative would want the government out of people’s bedrooms, and religion out of government.”
NB: “religion out of government”. This could have been written by the White House. Oh… right…. this is WaPo.
At the heart of this particular issue, advocacy of re-defining marriage to include homosexual unions, is that it is NOT a civil rights issue!
These reporters and commentators and liberal wonks have confused the issue of homosexual desires with the color of someone’s skin. They seem not to have the reasoning skills to see the difference between the issues.