No one who watched the mainstream media coverage surrounding the Supreme Court deliberations about same-sex marriage needs a Pew study to tell them how horribly biased the coverage was. The only surprise is that the margin of stories favoring same-sex marriage, as compared to stories that voiced opposition, was only 5-to-1.
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. …
Almost half (47%) of the nearly 500 stories studied from March 18 (a week prior to the Supreme Court hearings), through May 12, primarily focused on support for the measure, while 9% largely focused on opposition and 44% had a roughly equal mix of both viewpoints was neutral.
Other than the media’s near-universal left-wing bias towards everything, including, of course, same-sex marriage, the agenda here was actually worse than what Pew found. It wasn’t just about a 5-to-1 bias; it was also about flooding the zone with this bias. For over a week, the media conspired to obsess over this subject.
By bathing America in this topic, the media also served the purpose of fueling the culture wars, making conservatives look like outsiders, and distracting from Obama’s failed economy.
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