Giddy Liberal Media Celebrates DOMA

“The liberal media could not contain their pro-gay bias (and joy!) when the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was 171541014_8unconstitutional.  The Court’s 5-4 decision in late June requires the federal government to legally recognize—and bestow benefits upon—homosexual couples.  Adam and Steve are now viewed the same as Adam and Eve at the federal level.”  L. Brent Bozell III

“For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude.  Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened…Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves.  They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created [their sexual toolkit] instead of the Creator, who is blessed forever.” Paul, Romans 1:21, 24

“Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with understanding of their weaker [physical] nature yet showing them honor as co-heirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.” Peter, I Peter 3:7

L. Brent Bozell III, The Watchdog, August 2013, p. 1, 2

The liberal media could not contain their pro-gay bias (and joy!) when the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. The Court’s 5-4 decision in late June requires the federal government to legally recognize — and bestow benefits upon — homosexual couples.

Adam and Steve are now viewed the same as Adam and Eve at the federal level.

Gays, of course, were deliriously happy about the ruling and so were their stenographers in the left-wing media. The decision was hailed by some journalists as one of the greatest “civil rights” advances in history and some liberal dunces even likened it to the Emancipation Proclamation.

We documented, exposed, and neutralized that liberal — and so often lunatic left — media bias through News- Busters, CMI, BMI, the News Analysis Division,, MRCTV, our press releases, e-mail alerts, and during numerous radio and TV interviews of our expert staff, including yours truly.

It’s no overstatement to say that the pro-homosexual bias in the media was nauseating, as it has been for decades and unbearably so since Barack Obama became president. With the DOMA ruling, all pretense of neutrality or balance was discarded.

Let’s look at how the liberal media bias truly came out of the closet.

On June 26, as the court ruling was announced, ABC’s Bill Weir reported that “for those who believe equality for gay Americans is the civil rights struggle for our time, this was a day on par with the Emancipation Proclamation, with women marching to the polls for the first time.”

Weir’s Nightline colleague, Terry Moran, was outside the Supreme Court. In an ABC News Special Report, Moran — with a never-ending smile and giddy demeanor — gushed that “this deci- sion, which I have just gotten, is a declara- tion of equal rights for gay Americans under the federal law. It is big.”

Moran wasn’t done. Concerning Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion, Moran swooned “there is ringing language in here … language that is almost poetic in its embrace and affirmation of equal status.”

Over at NBC, legal analyst Lisa Bloom couldn’t contain her enthusiasm over the defeat of DOMA and breathlessly reported, “There is no question that this is a sweeping historic decision for gay rights.” As for the leftist justices, Bloom cheered that “all three women on the Court voted with the majority, they tend to be the pro-civil rights bloc,” adding that the case is among the “biggest civil rights issues of our time.”

On ABC’s Good Morning America, reporting live (Pacific Coast time), host George Stephanopoulos tossed the story to openly gay weatherman Sam Champion, telling him, “You and Rubem [Robierb] married in December. I can only imagine what this day feels like to you.”

Champion, almost dancing, enthused, “My heart is pounding, like really thumping in my chest. … It’s very easy to discount this into a legal brief or to say that they are theories. But this is about people’s lives. And there are people all over this country just looking to know that they’re equal and that their feelings for someone that they love can be legitimized and is just as right as their neighbors’. And so to me, it’s a true affirmation.”

Remember, that was just the weatherman for ABC. As Champion carried on, news reader Josh Elliott stood up and gave him a big hug. Back in 2012, Elliott, a rabid pro-gay advocate, declared, “I’m proud to work at a place that believes in advocacy journalism!”

Over at MSNBC, uber-liberal Chris Matthews interviewed Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco and long-time pro-gay activist, and actually compared him to abolitionist John Brown who, prior to the Civil War, was hanged for leading an armed insurrection to free the slaves.

Carrying his abolition = gay rights history lesson further, Matthews wondered, “What are we going to do if we have a country that ends up being divided this way, like almost half-slave and half-free?”

Matthews honestly said that. But does any sane person think current laws in 37 states prohibiting men from “marrying” each other is tantamount to the North-South racial divide and the subsequent Civil War that killed 700,000 Americans? Only in the MSNBC mind.

Matthews’ colleague Chris Hayes was equally fantastic. In his All In show, Hayes was all smiles. He enthused, “This is a watershed moment in the centuries-long struggle for equality in this country. It is a sweet, sweet victory, and it is important in this life to savor those.”

The liberal media could not stop celebrating the defeat of DOMA. It was like watching a journalistic Studio 54. On NBC’s Today, Gabe Gutierrez reported live from San Francisco, “In one of the country’s oldest and largest gay neighborhoods, vindication. It was the day San Francisco’s Castro District had been waiting for.” The next day, ABC’s Robin Roberts chattered on about “wonderful pictures” of “jubilation” and “people dancing in the streets in cities all around the country.” On-screen was a picture of San Francisco City Hall illuminated by rainbow-colored lights.

Examples of the pro-homosexual bias of the liberal media on DOMA in particular and “gay rights” in general are endless. Search the MRC website and you’ll find page after page of documentation. Needless to say, few critics of the court’s ruling or opponents of “gay marriage” were given much air- time by the liberal media.

In his dissent, Justice Scalia wrote that the ruling against DOMA means that traditional marriage supporters will be tarred as “enemies of the human race.” After all, how dare anyone object to two people of the same sex loving each other? (Or 3 or more people?)

There will be no tolerance for conservatives or tradition or the natural order. This is already apparent in the leftist media’s long-time smearing of conservatives as racists or worse.

We must resist the liberal speech police. We must doggedly expose and neutralize the left- wing media. The MRC is doing that yeoman’s work day in and day out. Join us in the good fight. Send a donation today by calling (571) 267-3500. Thank you.


L. Brent Bozell III Founder and President


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