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
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
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
"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