Bill O'Reilly Attacks Media Coverage Of Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

New York Times (blog)Bill O'Reilly Attacks Media Coverage Of Gay Marriage (VIDEO)Huffington PostBill O'Reilly laid into the media on his Thursday Fox News show for its coverage of President Obama's newly-announced support for same-sex marriage. In a Talking Points Memo titled, "The Politics of Gay Marriage," O'Reilly criticized the media for what ...Did the News Media Drive the Gay Marriage Debate?New York Times (blog)When the media cheering ends, will ... Full Story »

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Megan Neider
by Megan Neider - May. 16, 2012

Consider this story in the context of class discussions and your own experience so far. Will you apply any aspects or ideas to your own reporting? This article brings up the issue of reporting something from a neutral standpoint and allowing multiple points of view on an issue. I had never thought about how the media characterizes those who oppose gay marriage, and while I am supportive of gay marriage, I agree with O'Reilly to some extent because people are entitled to their own beliefs. At the same time, the media does not always have to be neutral and in reality is never completely neutral. The issue of neutrality is definitely something to think about when writing my future pieces.

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Angie Clexton
by Angie Clexton - May. 16, 2012

Consider this story in the context of class discussions and your own experience so far. Will you apply any aspects or ideas to your own reporting? Like today in class, this video clip is sadly one sided and uninformed. In Bill O'Reilly's report, he seems careful to not show an video clip that is incriminating- you don't know if he showed a less incriminating clip or not. Regardless, Mr. O'Reilly seems to miss the bigger picture: I think having hate speech expressed on your show makes you responsible for fallout, if you tolerate it and don't do the right thing to call your guest out. Furthermore, he refuses to recognize that gay marriage is a human rights issue, concluding it is simply a regular political issue. When ... More »

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