'Media Machinations' ... stories from the news that shine a light on or voice "a scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end" at the hands of the current liberal media machine.
1. "The mainstream media has ignored a major news story out of Massachusetts involving a first-grader who was dragged and beaten on the playground at Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington. His crime? He is the son of David Parker, a concerned parent who objects to his son being taught about homosexuality. School officials have admitted that the attack on his son was planned and premeditated!
...Parker's first grader was assaulted on the playground by eight to ten children on the second anniversary of the imposition of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts by the Supreme Judicial Court....These young hoodlums surrounded Parker's son on the playground, threw him against a wall and began punching him in the chest, stomach and genital area....Where are the outcries against "hate crimes" by liberal journalists? Where are the candlelight vigils on behalf of his son? Has Parker been invited to tell his story on Good Morning, America? Of course, not. Liberal hatred directed against a first grader isn't apparently considered "hate," but justice directed at the son of a "homophobic" parent."
Read more @: Where's The Outrage Over The Beating Of David Parker's Son? by Rev. Louis P. Shelton
2."Rarely has there been a greater disconnect between members of the Senate and the American people who put them in power. With the help of the media, which laid down "cover" by claiming voters didn't care about marriage, 40 Democrats, one Independent and seven Republicans turned their backs on this most basic social institution.
Let's examine the claim that traditional marriage lacks support in the court of public opinion. As it always does when conservative issues are being debated, the liberal press produced a series of trumped-up polls indicating the issue was of no interest nationally. However, there was another "poll" that the media completely ignored. In fact, there were 19 of them. They represented the 19 states in which voters overwhelmingly defined marriage as being between a man and a woman."
Read more @: Media Provides Cover for Assault on Traditional Marriage by Dr. James C. Dobson
3."A new ABC News poll found that by a 22-point margin -- 58 to 36 percent -- a solid majority of Americans believe “same-sex marriage should be illegal,” yet, on Monday’s World News Tonight, ABC anchor Charles Gibson declared that “the polls show Americans are fairly evenly split on this issue.” ABCNews.com headlined its story, “Most Oppose Gay Marriage; Fewer Back an Amendment,” and reporter Jake Tapper pointed out how “forty-five of fifty states have passed either constitutional amendments or laws banning same-sex marriage, including in Democratic-leaning states Oregon and California.” Nonetheless, a seemingly befuddled Gibson asked George Stephanopoulos: “Why does the White House think this is a political winner for the President if indeed we're split?" Stephanopoulos explained that “the number of Americans who are strongly opposed to gay marriage is more than twice the size of the number who are strongly for it, and that group of voters who want to block gay marriage is three times as likely to vote on the issue.”
Gibson next relayed what Stephanopoulos characterized as the Democratic spin. Gibson inquired, “why, if the votes are not there for this constitutional amendment, does the Senate spend three days on this issue when there are a lot of issues that perhaps they could do something about it?" Stephanopoulos answered, “The Democrats think their best issue is misplaced priorities, and they say exactly what you say: The Senate shouldn't be spending their time on this when you have high gas prices and a war raging in Iraq."
Read more @: By 58-36%, Most Want Ban on Same-Sex Marriage, Yet Gibson says Public 'Evenly Split' by Brent Baker, Newsbusters.org
4."When George W. Bush announces his push for a constitutional ban on gay marriage today, a group of right-wing leaders will be there to beam wholesomely in approval. Among them will be Alan Chambers and Randy Thomas of Exodus International, the umbrella group of the ex-gay movement. A spokeswoman for Exodus said that as far as she knew, it was the first White House invitation for either of them....By inviting Chambers, Exodus's president, and Thomas, its director of membership, to the White House, Bush is at least implicitly endorsing the ex-gay movement. This is of a piece with the administration's continuing embrace of pseudo-science and its frequent attempts to elevate the institutions of the religious right to places of public authority. In a sense, Bush needs the ex-gay movement, because it provides a veneer of moral justification for his new anti-gay marriage push -- the refusal to offer recognition to gay relationships can only be justified if homosexuality is a choice or a condition that can be cured. If, as virtually all mainstream experts believe, Exodus is wrong, then Bush's attempt to rally support against gay families is simply gratuitously cruel. But mainstream experts carry little weight with this administration. Once again, Bush is using his position to symbolically subvert science in favor of a faith-based parallel reality. Gay people will suffer the most from what he is doing, but truth itself is also a casualty."
Read more @: The Ex-Gay Movement at the White House by Michelle Goldberg
5."Comic book hero-turned-movie icon SUPERMAN has come under scrutiny from gay campaigners who insist the Man Of Steel is a homosexual.US gay magazine Advocate is calling for the superhero to come out of the closet in their new issue titled "How Gay is Superman." The publication has sparked a frenzy of sexual orientation speculation in internet chat rooms and message boards.Gay fans are so convinced the skin-tight suit and hands-on-hip stance are tell-tale signs, they're demanding film bosses and comic book writers review future plots to accommodate his sexual tendencies."
Read more @: Superman's Sexuality in the Spotlight by Movie & Entertainment News by World Entertainment News Network
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