CMI Special Analysis: Media Help Flailing Liberals Spread Message on Abortion, Gay Rights

In run-up to midterms, desperate lib candidates focus on divisive social issues – and media lend a helping hand.

Trifecta of Distortion: Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, Lance Bass Blame Conservatives for Gay Teen Suicides

Are religious leaders, conservative activists, and Jim DeMint responsible for the deaths of gay teenagers? That's the impression left by Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, and Lance Bass, in an extensive ...

CBS: Activist Judy Shepard Blames 'Vicious Rhetoric' and 'Un-American' Opposition to Gay Marriage for Rutgers Suicide

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez talked to gay rights activist Judy Shepard, mother of murdered gay student Matthew Shepard, about the suicide of Rutgers University student ...

After Lobbying for Gay Rights on MSNBC, Contessa Brewer to Speak at LGBT Event

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer, who on Monday argued that overturning Don't Ask, Don't Tell is a "civil rights issue," will appear at a July 24 fundraiser in Kentucky to support gay rights in the state.

No Balance Required? MSNBC Features Only Pro-Gay Side of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Debate

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer on Monday appeared baffled as to why more U.S. politicians weren't 'standing up' to demand the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," touting it as "a civil rights issue." In ...

Egan to 'Grumpy...Cranky...Bitter' Tea Party Movement: Just Die Already

"...a week ago Senator John McCain threatened a filibuster to keep gay men and lesbians from being able to openly serve their country in uniform. He is a man of his age. Can we just press the ...

Will Closed-Minded Country Music Let Lesbian Chely Wright In?

Times' music writer Jon Caramanica also details the 2003 battle between the vulgarly anti-war Dixie Chick Natalie Maines and "reliable jingoist" Toby Keith.

Conservatives, Christians the Real 'Victims' of NBC's Liberal 'Law & Order: SVU'

Police procedural skewers traditional values in portrayals of current social issues.

Kirk Johnson Still Excited About Social Conservative Defeats in Utah

Western-based reporter Kirk Johnson has celebrated Utah's moderate Republican Jon Huntsman, now Obama's ambassador to China, and the repeal of Utah's antiquated liquor law. Now the easily excited ...

Gay-Friendly Protest Coverage in Sharp Contrast to Sour Treatment of 9-12 Rally

The Times hypes the gay rights rally with optimistic crowd estimates and a positive tone quite unlike the paper's sour coverage of the much larger conservative rally of September 12. But how many ...
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