Family Research Council

Media Loses Its Balance on Marriage


By Tony Perkins
June 28, 2013

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If you think the media's biased on marriage, a new study says it's not your imagination! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Same-sex "marriage" isn't inevitable, but it sure feels that way in the mainstream press. According to the Pew Research Center, the media is overwhelmingly slanted on the issue. Between March and May, "Stories with more statements supporting same-sex marriage outweighed those with more statements opposing it by a margin of 5-1." And that's no accident. Researchers looked at more than 500 news stories over eight-week span and very few of them actually reflected the public's opinion on marriage. Twitter postings were more equally divided, a lot like the latest polls. Based on Fox's survey last week, the majority of Americans still oppose same-sex "marriage"--47% to 46%. If you're looking for fair and balanced, Pew says, steer clear of the Huffington Post. Only 7% of their stories favor the majority. Talk about hypocrisy. The media is supposedly fighting for "equality," but none of them want to practice it!

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