Kurtz: Media pitfalls on gay marriage

Kurtz: Media pitfalls on gay marriage

There are 12 comments on the CNN story from Feb 25, 2013, titled Kurtz: Media pitfalls on gay marriage. In it, CNN reports that:

Howard Kurtz says the media face a challenge in covering the issue of same-sex marriage when advocacy can turn into bias.

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#1 Feb 25, 2013
The point of this was ....

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#2 Feb 26, 2013
snyper wrote:
The point of this was ....
to show that CNN is a lousy network that nobody ever watches anymore.

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#3 Feb 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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to show that CNN is a lousy network that nobody ever watches anymore.
The author is "Newsweek"s Washington bureau chief.

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#4 Feb 26, 2013
Well, anyway, it again demonstrates the ANIMUS towards gay people that remains in much of the country.

You listening SCOTUS ?

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#5 Feb 26, 2013
snyper wrote:
The point of this was ....
I believe the point was that the media should be careful not to look too "pro civil rights", otherwise it could look like they are biased against those that believe basic civil and human rights should be denied to people we don't like.

I think ...

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#6 Feb 26, 2013
While over all I think the article is well written 1 phrase gives me some pause. "The media must be even-handed on this divisive issue, but they might also take a page from a small Mississippi paper that bigotry shouldn't deter them from treating gay couples fairly." IMHO no they don't need to be "even handed" they need to be fair and they are not always the same thing.

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#7 Feb 26, 2013
I remember the good old days when we had both a Liberal and a Conservative newspaper in town. I read one in the morning (Liberal) and one in the evening (Conservative). I miss those days, because now we have only the Liberal Post-Dispatch, as the Conservative, Globe-Democrat, closed up shop years ago. We no longer get a balance in reporting, op-ed, or commentary.

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#8 Feb 26, 2013
What's a "newspaper" ?

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#9 Feb 26, 2013
snyper wrote:
What's a "newspaper" ?
Yeah, I'm an anachronism. I still read books, too. I find it hard to curl up on the couch, under a blanket, with my 17" laptop. And I'm too cheap to buy a Kindle.

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#10 Feb 26, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Yeah, I'm an anachronism. I still read books, too. I find it hard to curl up on the couch, under a blanket, with my 17" laptop. And I'm too cheap to buy a Kindle.
I don't want to buy batteries made of irreplaceable rare earth elements (from a China global monopoly) to do read something that only needs energy once to manufacture, and only sunlight to use.

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#11 Feb 26, 2013
snyper wrote:
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The author is "Newsweek"s Washington bureau chief.
I thik Newsweek is out of business.

And he is often on CNN complaining that nobody watches teh lousy network anymore.

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#12 Feb 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I thik Newsweek is out of business.
And he is often on CNN complaining that nobody watches teh lousy network anymore.
Newsweek quit publishing a mag, but they are still around on the web.

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