Report: CNN in the Tank for SSM, Massive Bias in Issue Coverage


Paul Wilson at the Media Research Center reports:

A Culture and Media Institute analysis of 239 programs aired on CNN from the period June 15 to July 15 revealed that CNN quoted or interviewed nearly four times the number of gay-agenda supporters as critics.

... in addition to that 4-to-1 ratio of guests, CNN aired 41 stories in that month that featured only gay advocated, leaving out critics altogether. Just nine stories featured only critics to the exclusion of gay advocates.

... Two CNN correspondents were honest enough to admit that the networks were biased in favor of gay rights.

Howard Kurtz on his "Reliable Sources" show on July 3, acknowledged "the media's celebration - there really is no other word - of the gay marriage debate in New York."

On June 26, Kurtz asked CNN reporter Carl Crawford whether or not the "coverage has paid equal attention to both sides of the debate." Crawford replied that "I think the media has been kind of rallying behind the marriage equality movement. I think we're always prone to any civil rights movement. We like it. It's democratic to us, and that's just one of our soft spots."