Media bias on same sex marriage: by the numbers

The Pew Research Center has published a study confirming what any sentient viewer of major media already knows: a full bore propaganda campaign has been underway to build public support for the redefinition of marriage. Paul Hitlin, Amy Mitchell and Mark Jurkowitz write: In a period marked by Supreme Court deliberations on the subject, the news media coverage provided a strong sense of momentum towards legalizing same-sex marriage, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Stories with more statements supporting same-sex marriage outweighed those with more statements opposing it by a margin of roughly 5-to-1. In the coverage studied, the central argument among proponents of same-sex marriage was one of civil rights. Arguments against were more varied, but most often voiced the idea that same-sex marriage would hurt society and the institution of traditional marriage. Almost half (47%) of the nearly 500 stories studied from March 18 (a week prior to the Supreme Court...(Read Full Post)

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