Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A "Kiss-In" Nothing But A Three-Ring Media Circus
Posted on 08/07/2012 4:05:11 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer
Media Bias: What if they gave a news event and no one came? That's the story of the Chick-fil-A "Kiss-In" called by gay rights activists and copiously covered by the press. The real story is how the media played it up.
In a dishonest bid to discredit the authentic display of national unity Aug. 1 over free-speech rights at Chick-fil-A, a fast-food chain whose CEO supports traditional marriage, the mainstream media marshaled their troops to cover what was billed as a "kiss-in" counterdemonstration by gay rights activists at the same outlets last Friday.
One problem: The media outnumbered the kissers.
As an example, at a West Hollywood Chick-fil-A, the media presence was so ubiquitous that their denizens outnumbered the sparse participants, and the cops had to be called in because the media were interfering with customers' access to the establishment.
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The media doesn’t report the news anymore, they invent it. Remember when Rush Limbaugh had to quit ESPN because he actually noticed a player’s skin color? No one was concerned about the statment until the media decided to make it news by taking it out of context and milking it. All the liberals played along like good sheep, complete with mock outrage.
The MSM have lost all credibility, having chosen to pander to special interest groups to which they are biased. Luckily, the interntet does counter-balamce and compensate for this.
In a sense, the MSM does the gay agenda a disservice, because it colludes with them in their self- delusion which does nothing to prepare them for real events such as Aug 1.
The CFA controversy once again illuminates the miserable and biased job Big Media does as gatekeeper for the news. News the lib media doesn’t find favorable to its agenda is given short shrift. You can bet if thousands of homos had shown up for an (ugh!) kiss-in, the media would have headlined the event in all their outlets.
The media was the one’s doing the kissing. MSM BUST EM DON’T TRUST EM.
It was mentioned on every local broadcast, and on every national feed about the CFA story, which was the headline for two days.
I don't think there could have been a single person in the country who didn't hear about the big "Kiss-In" to be held on Friday 3 August.
Even with the constant repetition of this story-line, the counterprotest was a bust? That's almost incredible.
I think the gay population is tiny. Barely 1%, if that. Maybe far less.
But they've taken control of the information pipelines and tied everything up in knots.
I for one was disappointed that they didn’t show. I was looking forward to an opportunity to pointedly go into my local CFA and get a big chicken dinner and make sure they saw me do it, and make sure they knew why. (Does that make me a bad person? I sincerely hope so.)
Oh well; I did at least get the big chicken dinner.
There’s just not that many of them out there.....they are disproportionately represented in the media and entertainment industries, so it is maded to look like they are all over the place, but it’s just not so. Hope to see more people and companies stand up to them, maybe the truth will come out.
Yes, the only power they have is the power that is given to them - and what is given can be taken away.
Bump for later
Not that theres anything new about that! The vaunted 60s Vietnam demonstrations were reportedly (but not by wire service journalism) the same way. Just enough participants to fill the FOV of the TV camera - if they were careful . . .Apparently the love in didnt even meet that standard.
The wire services (mostly the AP of course) homogenized journalism starting in the middle of the Nineteenth Century, with the natural result that journalists flatter those who go along with them or are useful to them - and deride those who dont go along. Since journalists are critics rather than doers, they promote socialist politicians who also are critics rather than doers. The thing socialists do best is to evade responsibility.