ABC News displays its own kind of bigotry by setting up their hidden cameras at a famous steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas, to hunt for homophobes. Three child actors dressed as Boy Scouts sit at a community table. One comes out to his friends as gay, and ABC News is there to capture the Southern-fried bigotry.
Except, all they find is loving Christianity:
“What Would You Do?” is a regular ABC News feature and probably the most appalling kind of gotcha journalism allowed to broadcast these days. The segments are almost always politically correct (race, homophobia, Muslims, bullying, smoking ), but the targets are not the powerful; the targets instead are everyday American citizens.
It is Candid Camera for smug, sanctimonious, left-wing elitists — Borat for The Awful.
If anchor John Quinones had even a hint of moral courage, he would turn that hidden camera on his colleagues who work in the powerful world of media. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see what the media would do in certain situations involving conservatives, Christianity, Barack Obama, oh, and Southerners?
But Quinones isn’t about afflicting the comfortable; he is a bullying cultural enforcer targeting the powerless.
And remember, when James O’Keefe does this exact sort of the thing to The Powerful, he is pummeled by the media and is then put out of business by our government during all of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
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