Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bias? What bias?

Associated Press story: "Is gay the new black?"

You have to get to the 14th paragraph before any opponent of same-sex marriage is quoted. Exactly one opponent is quoted, and the only other voices in the 1,110-word story are supporters of same-sex marriage, so that supporters outnumber opponents by a 4-to-1 ratio among sources quoted in the story.

Outside of AP stories, however, a clear majority of Americans oppose same-sex marriage, which has only ever been implemented by court decree. Ballot initiatives banning same-sex marriage have been passed in 31 of the 31 states where they've come to a vote.

The AP is no longer in the journalism business. They're an activist lobbying organization.

1 comment:

  1. I was just looking at the Preamble the other day:
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...
    Anything that is actually capable of producing any posterity is fine by me.
    Alternatives are of absolutely no interest, as in, please do not bore me with that tripe.