Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I’m talking about

I frequently say that the newsmedia shouldn’t interview the spokespeople of known hate groups as way of providing “balance” when talking about GLBT civil and human rights. It’s unconscionable and absurd: They’d never—ever—talk to a KKK person about African-American civil rights, or to a Holocaust denier about Jews.

In this video, Dan Savage talks to CNN about how to fight anti-gay hate crimes, and he brings up this very point (and CNN knew it was going to be criticised, by the way). Maybe if enough of us keep repeating it, they’ll finally get the message and stop this reprehensible practice.

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