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CNN Plans One-Hour Special: 'Gary and Tony Have a Baby'
NewsBusters ^ | May 15, 2010 | Tim Graham

Posted on 05/15/2010 5:13:54 PM PDT by Zakeet

CNN likes to paint itself as the "objective" middle ground in cable news between Fox News and MSNBC. But you don't find the middle with a one-hour June special titled "Gary and Tony Have a Baby." A duo of "gay marriage" activists are the stars "on their quest to have a biological child of their own" -- using an egg donor and a surrogate mother. The trailer is here, championing "the support, the drama" behind "the new American family." The pro-gay blog AfterElton.com noted CNN's own explanation of the Soledad O'Brien documentary:

Unable to legally marry in the U.S., [Gary and Tony] travel to Canada, get married, and spend thousands on an arduous journey toward parenthood via surrogacy and in vitro fertilization. ... Though Gary and Tony had hoped for a happy extended family, they discover instead ambivalence about same-sex marriage. With court battles, and struggles against their hometown community – can these men achieve a life as mainstream as their parents?

CNN is not the "mainstream" media. Like the other liberal networks, they are the "mainstreaming" media, the idealistic leftists who want to take every sexual orientation straight into the center of respectability. "Transgenders" were honored with the two-hour special "Her Name Was Steven" in March. Soledad O'Brien talked to Michael Jensen at AfterElton, and explained this project was never meant to be two-sided:

JENSEN: How did the special come to be?

O'BRIEN: For In America, I'm very interested in telling stories that don't get a lot of play, and don't get told very often. That fly a little bit under the radar. I was noticing at my daughter's school and in the places around the city, the number of male couples having children. I was interested and noticed a trend. Then I ran into a couple my producer knew well who were thinking of having a baby. I thought it would be very interesting to follow the process financially of finding a donor, and the emotional processes and psychological journey. In some ways, the most radical thing to do [for a gay couple] is to circle around and have a bigger family unit.

JENSEN: What more can you tell me about Gary and Tony?

O'BRIEN: They've been together for twenty years. They are two guys who have described themselves by saying they grew up when they found each other and they transitioned from young men to grownups together. Their marriage was in Canada in 2005 and while they were happy with that, they eventually decided that they really wanted to have a baby. They loved each other so much that they decided the next natural step was to become a bigger family.

JENSEN: What's the structure of the special?

O'BRIEN: We tell the story of how they come to this place. We go with them every step of the way as the implantation happens, as they are navigating all the drama that comes along with having a surrogate. There is a lot of legal maneuvering. By the time we meet them they have the egg donor and surrogate.

JENSEN: The description of the show referred to the guys having problems with their community and encountering "ambivalence." Can you elaborate?

O'BRIEN: What has been interesting to watch is that the process isn't always about you, but is sometimes about your family. Not so much what will your family members think, but what will their friends think? What will the surrogate's friends think? In Gary's home town [in central Pennsylvania], the church was very uncomfortable with him.They talked about the evil that is homosexuality.

How is that going to make them feel? For our purposes, what it spurs in their head is really interesting. It takes them back to their childhood, back to not being accepted as a gay kid.

JENSEN: Is this just their story or is "the other side" represented here?

O'BRIEN: We tell their story very organically. They are activists and there are times when their activism brings them into contact with those that oppose them and we show that. But we don't go out and solicit opinions from those against gay parents.

In other words, CNN only covers the "LGBT" activists sympathetically and on their own terms. "Objectivity" is not the watchword, and detachment is not an option. Sympathy, not debate, is the point. Debate is something that needs to fade away, like an illness. "Her Name Was Steven" was a two-hour special, in which CNN allowed 47 seconds of dissent. "Objective" is the last word anyone should use.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: absolutemorals; cnn; gay; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda; liberalmedia; moralabsolutes; vomit
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Once again, the Libtards at CNN have completely lost sight of decency as they seek to advance their radical leftist anti-family agenda.

1 posted on 05/15/2010 5:13:54 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Gay.


2 posted on 05/15/2010 5:16:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: abb
CNN seeking the "objective" middle ground in cable news between Fox News and MSNBC ping.
3 posted on 05/15/2010 5:16:17 PM PDT by Zakeet (The Wee Wee -- rapidly moving America from WTF to SNAFU to FUBAR)
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To: Zakeet

where’s your super-nuclear BARF alert?


4 posted on 05/15/2010 5:16:43 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Zakeet
Gasp! Be still my heart. I'm just going to have to reschedule my social calendar so I don't miss this warm and fuzzy show.

/end dripping with sarcasm

5 posted on 05/15/2010 5:18:30 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: NYer; Salvation; holdonnow; Fudd Fan

What’s wrong with this sentence? Ping.

A duo of “gay marriage” activists are the stars “on their quest to have a biological child of their own” — using an egg donor and a surrogate mother.


7 posted on 05/15/2010 5:19:20 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray. Stop Barrystroika.)
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To: Zakeet

Disgusting....

So I guess the baby does not deserve a mother, because they have intentionally deprived the child of having a Mother and Father, so they can pevert the meaning of Family with immoral behaviour...


8 posted on 05/15/2010 5:20:15 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: Zakeet

If this crap is gonna be on tv then CNN is where I would expect to find it.


9 posted on 05/15/2010 5:21:30 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Zakeet
Somehow I have a hunch I'm gonna forget to tune in for this obscene parody of real life.
10 posted on 05/15/2010 5:21:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Zakeet; Irisshlass; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

11 posted on 05/15/2010 5:21:50 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: Zakeet

That’ll be fabulous!


12 posted on 05/15/2010 5:22:03 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: AliVeritas

Everything.


13 posted on 05/15/2010 5:22:06 PM PDT by edcoil (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.)
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To: Zakeet

So sorry. Gary and Tony CAN’T have a baby. That requires a woman. The Left will beat us over the head with their Liberal BS until their Liberal BS is accepted. Not from me! Every child deserves to have a MOTHER and a FATHER. Period.


14 posted on 05/15/2010 5:22:50 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Zakeet
Corn-holing sex deviates, and they pay them to flaunt their lifestyle choice on National Television?

What a sorry state this country is in....

15 posted on 05/15/2010 5:23:36 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: AliVeritas

I guess I just don’t get it, it won’t be “Theirs”.
It will be just one of theirs, anyway why don’t they just
adopt?


16 posted on 05/15/2010 5:25:29 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Zakeet

CNN strives for even worse ratings and eventually being dissolved.


17 posted on 05/15/2010 5:25:55 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Zakeet

Nobody’s asking about the health of the children and none of them care. To a leftist, a child is nothing but a resource and an instrument of pleasure. Gay people adopt children to feel like a “normal” couple, not out of some saintly desire to shelter the innocents of the world. That’s why they still go through divorces and custody battles.

In the end, the children lose.


18 posted on 05/15/2010 5:26:02 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: Zakeet

CNN... Where you go when you need a great example of how to dig a really deep hole for yourself.


19 posted on 05/15/2010 5:26:16 PM PDT by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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To: Zakeet
They loved each other so much that they decided the next natural step was to become a bigger family.

Natural? Despite a few billion years of reproductive history, I suppose ...

20 posted on 05/15/2010 5:26:36 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Zakeet

“Surrogate mother”...Whew, thank goodness.

When I read that Gary & Tony were going to have a baby, I immediately started to worry about (knowing that these were 2 gays...er...guys), WHAT was going to substitute for the womb...exactly WHERE was the baby’s egg going to be placed...

Wasn’t a pretty picture...


21 posted on 05/15/2010 5:28:03 PM PDT by moovova (More coffee please...make it a double.)
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To: TruthFactor

Which of the two had labor pains, when did the water break...how can it belong to them both. Poor kid growing up.


22 posted on 05/15/2010 5:28:44 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Zakeet

Mentally sick people take razor blades and make cuts on their bodies. That behavior; like homosexuality; is abnormal and harmful to the human body.


23 posted on 05/15/2010 5:28:47 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: Zakeet

Who cares?


24 posted on 05/15/2010 5:29:11 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Zakeet

We need to pray that these two and others like them will someday change their wicked ways and turn to God. Eternity is a long time.


25 posted on 05/15/2010 5:29:53 PM PDT by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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To: originalbuckeye

It’s the “Brave New World” where sex is for pleasure and children are grown in laboratories. The children are basically PETS for leftist freaks. They have no hope whatsoever of growing up to be a happy and well rounded adult. They are absolutely cursed from the very first breath.

Civilization is already finished. There is nothing left. It has gotten to the point where the birth of a child should no longer be a happy event. They don’t stand a chance in this hell.


26 posted on 05/15/2010 5:30:36 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: Zakeet

Well...they’ll have a new pet to deal with.


27 posted on 05/15/2010 5:31:33 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Zakeet

Is the genetic material Gary’s or Tony’s? Or do they stir up a cocktail and pledge to never check in the future?


28 posted on 05/15/2010 5:33:00 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Zakeet

“In other words, CNN only covers the “LGBT” activists sympathetically and on their own terms. “Objectivity” is not the watchword, and detachment is not an option. Sympathy, not debate, is the point. Debate is something that needs to fade away, like an illness. “Her Name Was Steven” was a two-hour special, in which CNN allowed 47 seconds of dissent. “Objective” is the last word anyone should use.”

Yeah, and I’ve noticed too how the liberal side always gets its “counterpoint time”


29 posted on 05/15/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Zakeet

Sickos.


30 posted on 05/15/2010 5:40:07 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Zakeet

I wonder if MSNBC has anything similar planned with Chris and Keith.....?


31 posted on 05/15/2010 5:44:30 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Zakeet
and spend thousands on an arduous journey toward parenthood via surrogacy and in vitro fertilization

Gary and Tony DID NOT have a baby they BOUGHT a baby.

Homosexuality is a dead end street.

32 posted on 05/15/2010 5:46:31 PM PDT by A message
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To: Zakeet
Our society is dividing.

You better choose a side soon.
I have, no brainer.

33 posted on 05/15/2010 5:48:38 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Soothesayer
With court battles, and struggles against their hometown community – can these men achieve a life as mainstream as their parents?

Soothsayer wrote: Gay people adopt children to feel like a “normal” couple, not out of some saintly desire to shelter the innocents of the world.

You nailed it.

34 posted on 05/15/2010 5:49:48 PM PDT by A message
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To: Zakeet

Church lady doesn't approve.

35 posted on 05/15/2010 5:50:57 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: PJammers

Yes, indeed. All who care about them need prayer, too.


36 posted on 05/15/2010 6:01:17 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Morgana
delenda est...
37 posted on 05/15/2010 6:02:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zakeet
CNN, will try anything for ratings..So they think we are that stupid..If these moron queers want a baby do then get married like normal people to the opposite sex..
38 posted on 05/15/2010 6:11:55 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Zakeet

Great maybe this can be followerd with Solidad Obriens “Black In America” just riveting television


39 posted on 05/15/2010 6:15:17 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Zakeet

I bet they will do that gender selection stuff and make sure it’s a boy and they will raise him up to be gay. Imagine their pride when their son goes out on his first date with a boy. The birds and the bees discussion will be about anal sex, condoms and AIDS. How lovely.


40 posted on 05/15/2010 6:15:40 PM PDT by decisis
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To: Zakeet
The MSM, bringing you all the lies they can find to tell:

CNN lies, small

bumper sticker
41 posted on 05/15/2010 6:15:45 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Zakeet

must miss tv...but then all CNN is must miss tv


42 posted on 05/15/2010 6:17:59 PM PDT by xp38
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Also note that there is nothing “controversial” about this to CNN.


43 posted on 05/15/2010 6:18:03 PM PDT by wolficatZ (http://www.justin.tv/catawbaskies WW2 WEEK!! Fun and chat!)
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To: Zakeet

If only the right would hold those red com symp sex pervert loving baby killers at CNN nose to this piece of crap and potty train them.


44 posted on 05/15/2010 6:22:56 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Zakeet

Ok, so who’s the pitcher and who’s the catcher? Let’s take a poll. Wait a minute, let me rephrase that! Let’s take a survey. I say the poofter on the right is the catcher!


45 posted on 05/15/2010 6:41:14 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: Zakeet

I feel so sorry for the poor kid. No mother.


46 posted on 05/15/2010 6:42:46 PM PDT by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: Zakeet
CNN Plans One-Hour Special: 'Gary and Tony Have a Baby'

I'm at a loss for words. Don't get me wrong... I do weird sh$t. Love to watch my dog lick his nuts after a good meal. But I don't want CNN to broadcast it nor do I want the federal government passing a law saying I am special because of it. Sheeze.............

47 posted on 05/15/2010 6:51:51 PM PDT by avacado
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To: skr

Leviticus 18:22 anyone? Or is abomination so passe?


48 posted on 05/15/2010 6:56:16 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Zakeet

Here’s a newsflash, no matter how often Tony and Gary do the nasty they will never, ever have a baby. It’s a Darwinian thing.


49 posted on 05/15/2010 6:56:33 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: rovenstinez; TruthFactor; Zakeet
Poor kid growing up.

I can only imagine the conversation, oh maybe, around the 5 year old mark, "Daddy and Daddy, why don't I have a "mommy" like the other kids at school?" "Well, we're very glad you asked that "True", we paid your mommy a lot of money so that she sold us the egg that made part of you, and then we paid a doctor to mix up stuff from us - we'll tell you about that when you are a little older - and then we paid another mommy to carry you in her tummy until you were grown enough to be born. So you REALLY have TWO mommies and TWO daddies so you tell everyone at school , nyah, nyah, nyah!"

Sound about right?

50 posted on 05/15/2010 6:57:10 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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