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Conservative Illinois Blog Notes Success of Pro-Marriage New Media

 
The authors of the Illinois Review note that while many mainstream media outlets are trying to play up the momentum to redefine marriage in Illinois, grassroots and new media-savvy pro-marriage groups are effectively communicating their message to their constituents:

It's always interesting to watch the mainstream media coordinate their stories with the left's public policy strategies. For example, below are just three of the headlines running today:

Illinois Gay-Marriage Bill Stalls Despite Broad Backing (Bloomberg) - Despite the fact that polls consistently show a majority of Illinoisans oppose gay marriage, Bloomberg headlines it has having broad backing.

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The truth is new media again showed itself to be more effective; picking up unreported stories from front-line, pro-family organizations like Thomas More SocietyIllinois Family Institute, and the National Organization for Marriage. Organizations that clearly seemed to be leaders in the gay marriage battle taking place in Springfield provided inside information to Illinois Review and other new media outlets, while the mainstream media, as usual, fed off [their] leads.