Fabrication the media's 'favorite topic'

Friday, November 16, 2012
Russ Jones (OneNewsNow.com)

According to recent exit polling of the 2012 election, only five percent of voters who turned out November 6 were homosexual. So, considering their success with proposals to legalize same-sex "marriage," the Culture and Media Institute asserts that the mainstream media makes the "gay agenda" larger than it really is.

Philbin, Matt (CMI)In last week's election, voters in Maryland, Maine, and Washington state approved homosexual marriage, while Minnesota -- which under state law still recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman -- rejected a constitutional amendment that would have enshrined that definition of marriage in the state constitution.

Matt Philbin, managing editor of the Media Research Center's Culture and Media Institute, says most Americans overestimate the lesbian, "gay," bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population -- believing 25 percent of Americans are homosexual, according to a Gallup poll. But in reality, only 3.4 percent of the population identifies as such.

Philbin suggests most Americans are confused, and that the three major broadcast networks could be to blame for that, as they aired 213 homosexual-related stories during an eight-month polling period.

"The stories that the networks ran about LGBT issues seem very exorbitant, especially when you compare it to say the Catholic population of the United States, which is about 25 percent," the editor states. "They only ran 131 stories dealing with the Catholic Church. Clearly, the gay issues, especially 'gay marriage,' are one of their favorite topics."

He says the mainstream media no longer has a heroic civil rights struggle to cover, so many have fabricated the supposed growing number of homosexuals.

"They impart this sort of '60s civil rights-type spin to issues of whether or not gays can get married, when, of course, that does nothing but cheapen the actual civil rights movement and the heroes that fought for change there," Philbin asserts. "This is what they see as the issue of their day."

He concludes that the networks clung to homosexual marriage and other social issues as weapons against conservatives this election year.

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