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The Mainstream Media Queers Marriage
Men's News Daily ^ | 3 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix

Posted on 03/03/2004 10:44:38 AM PST by mrustow

Since Watergate, establishment American journalists have taken as their first commandment, Marx’ eleventh and last thesis on Feuerbach: “Philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways, but the point is to change it.”

Marx was calling for revolutionary action. Today’s pampered, pc journalists engage instead in radical misrepresentation, act as mouthpieces for their revolutionary allies, and silence their opponents. And so it is, with radical homosexuals’ attempt to destroy, or as they would say, “transform,” civilization through its most fundamental institution, marriage. And the mainstream media have signed on to the program.

On Thursday, February 26, WNBC-TV’s 11 p.m. news devoted a long story (maybe three minutes, instead of the usual 20 seconds) to Rosie O’Donnell’s so-called wedding in San Francisco. Co-anchor Sue Simmons said that O’Donnell had “tied the knot” with her “longtime partner,” Kelli Carpenter. O’Donnell and Carpenter were shown at the illegal ceremony in San Francisco, and we got to hear O’Donnell say that “We were inspired to come here by the sitting president and the vile and vicious and hateful comments he made.”

At no point during the celebratory story, did Simmons report that:

1. The “marriage ceremony” violated California state law; or
2. That O’Donnell was lying about President Bush.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom first broke the law on February 12, when he illegally ordered city officials to “marry” men to men, and women to women. (As of this writing, Newsom is culpable for over 3,400 counts of violating California law.) Pres. George W. Bush gave his speech in support of a Federal Marriage Amendment on February 24. It was Bush who responded to Newsom’s (and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s) rape of the law, and who did so without rancor. And yet, the media have repeatedly quoted “marrying” gays as saying that they were reacting to George W. Bush, without letting the facts get in the way.

Like the WNBC story, last Friday’s New York Daily News  front page story on the O’Donnell “wedding” could have been written by any of the many homosexual organizations which have long sought to ram gay “marriage” down Americans’ throats. Nowhere in a story that covered almost an entire page, half of it a huge photograph of Mr. O’Donnell and his bride kissing, did reporters Mary Pappenfus and Dave Goldiner mention that same-sex marriage is illegal in California.

The front page headline read, “ROSIE TAKES A BRIDE Says ‘I do’ with Kelli in Frisco.” The huge, boldfaced headline on page five, where the story continued, was “ROSIE TELLS BUSH: NUPS TO YOU!”

Given Pappenfus and Goldiner’s refusal to mention that little matter of the law, two of their paragraphs seem a bit odd:

“More than 3,300 gay and lesbian couples have gotten hitched over the past two weeks, since new San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s defiant decision to allow same-sex nuptials.”

In defiance of what, pray tell? And then, two paragraphs later:

“Gay marriage opponents are hoping to get the courts to order a stop to the same-sex weddings and California Attorney General Bill Lockyer will ask for a ruling today whether city authorities are violating the law.”

What law? Pappenfus and Goldiner write as though same-sex marriage were the most normal thing on the face of the Earth, which a lunatic fringe of perverts – “gay marriage opponents” – seeks to desecrate.

Pappenfus and Goldiner didn’t write a news story; they penned a Valentine.

“The bride said, ‘I do.’

“Then Rosie did, too.

“Angered by President Bush’s crusade to make it illegal for them to marry, Rosie O’Donnell and her lesbian partner, Kelli Carpenter, joined the rush down the aisle in San Francisco yesterday….

I always thought people got married for love. Apparently O’Donnell did so out of her hatred for George W. Bush. (I’m not counting O’Donnell’s submissive “wife,” Carpenter, who seems not to have a will of her own.)

“In tying the knot, the country’s most famous lesbian couple took center stage in the debate over gay marriage sparked by Bush’s call Tuesday for a constitutional amendment banning it.”

Apparently, there was a national consensus that homosexuals have the right to marry members of the same sex (since 1776?), until that “mean-spirited” George W. Bush went and sparked a debate. Note too, the President’s “crusade to make it illegal for them to marry …” So, it must have previously been legal for homosexuals to marry each other. Got it?

“’We really did it, we got married,’ O’Donnell said. ‘This is my brand new wife….’

“O’Donnell made it clear that it was her anger at Bush, as much as her love for Carpenter, that prompted her to board a plane for the West Coast. ‘One thought ran through my mind on the plane out here – with liberty and justice for all,’ O’Donnell said.”

This from a woman who pays armed bodyguards to accompany her everywhere, while she does everything in her considerable power to disenfranchise non-millionaires from enjoying their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

But what can you expect from a mainstream media that was queered years ago? When it comes to coverage of homosexuals, as with Islamists, you couldn’t trust mainstream “reporters” to give you the correct time of day. If it weren’t for that grand old scourge of the socialist media, Accuracy in Media founder Reed Irvine, we wouldn’t know, that according to New York Timesman Richard Berke (who is now the paper’s Washington editor), 75 percent of the top honchos at the Times on the editorial side were gay … and that was in 2000! And as William McGowan painstakingly shows in his book-length expose, Coloring the News: How Crusading for Diversity Has Corrupted American Journalism, the mainstream media flood the zone with stories in which gays are portrayed either as victims or heroes, while “killing” unflattering stories about them. (The New York Times refused to review Coloring the News.)

The queered media has graduated to foisting hoaxes on the public, in which “journalists” lie about popular, heterosexual athletes, such as Sandy Koufax and Mike Piazza, claiming they are homosexuals, in order to mainstream homosexuality.

(A critic might point to the Catholic Church’s pedophilia scandal as an instance of negative coverage of homosexuals. If only it were so! Instead of telling the story of the thirty-year takeover of Catholic seminaries by activist, heterophobic, promiscuous homosexuals who harassed and ran off heterosexual seminarians, and who in all too many cases later inflicted themselves on young boys, the media presented gay, anti-church religious who have undermined the Church as heroes, denied the gay-sex abuse connection, and made the story one about the “evil” Catholic Church! Had the Church really been so “intolerant” and “homophobic,” the homosexual child sex abuse scandal would never have occurred. An excess of tolerance toward gays proved the Church’s undoing. Michael S. Rose has told this story, in his book, Goodbye! Good Men, which, however, has been greeted by mainstream media silence.)

Moving right along, Jason West, the radical Green Party mayor of the New York State college town, New Paltz, decided to make the town San Francisco East. West began illegally “marrying” same-sex couples on February 27. Following state law, the New Paltz town clerk refused to grant the couples marriage licenses, Ulster County District Attorney Donald Williams Jr. said he’d warned West that the ceremonies would be illegal, and the state health department announced that such marriages would violate state domestic relations law. West, who apparently has no interest in legally marrying heterosexual couples, performed the illegal weddings anyway, claiming, with a straight face, "I broke no law. I abided by the constitution of New York State and my oath of office."

The faux nuptials were played and replayed ‘round the clock Saturday, on New York City’s all-news cable TV station, NY1, with the screen identifying each “just-married” interviewee as a “newlywed.”

The New York Post is the only major media outlet I am aware of, to write “marries” in scare quotes.

Newsday, the radical leftwing daily that for over thirty years has dominated the Long Island market, claimed that “legal experts” insisted the “marriages” West performed may be legal.

After Mayor West’s little publicity stunt was over, at least for the moment, Newsday “reporter,”

Sumathi Reddy gave him the same sort of obsequious treatment in the March 1 edition that Rosie O’Donnell received from the mainstream media.

“Jason West, 26, a house painter who made headlines last year as the state's first elected Green Party mayor, is in disbelief.

”He's amazed that his decision to perform same-sex marriages Friday drew a media blitz. He's amazed that the village has been bombarded with couples eager to be married here. Perhaps most, he's amazed that his actions have so quickly caught attention at the state level, making it difficult for the reluctant State Legislature to ignore the divisive issue and provoking a public clash between two of the state's top officials - Republican Gov. George Pataki and State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat with his eye on the governor's seat in 2006.”

Gimme a break! You’d think Reddy were auditioning to run West’s next election campaign.

(On Tuesday, Ulster County District Attorney Williams charged Mayor West with 19 counts of illegally “solemnizing a wedding without a license,” a misdemeanor for which Williams does not seek to jail West. Openly gay New York State Senator Tom Duane of Manhattan immediately demanded that Williams be jailed and prosecuted:  “Really, the Ulster County D.A. should be prosecuted for malicious prosecution, which is a felony in New York.”

Early Wednesday, a story at the WABC-TV Eyewitness News web site failed to mention Duane’s demand.

WCBS-TV reporter Hazel Sanchez covered the charges against West, but did not mention Duane. We’ll have to see how much play Tom Duane’s demand gets in the media.)

I’ll have to leave for another time, the story of how the New York Times flooded the zone, beginning in November, with pro-gay marriage articles in both its op-ed and “news” pages.

The scorched-earth campaign on behalf of gay marriage by America’s pc, corporate media, has only led to greater opposition among the public to the illegal practice. And yet, America’s media elite are not interested in what most Americans think or do, however, but only in giving them their marching orders.

I don’t know whether the media’s support of the gay war on marriage will succeed. But this much I predict: After this latest episode, the elite media will find their audience and profits yet again diminished, as ever more disgusted Americans seek out more reliable, alternative media.

Nicholas Stix

New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix has written for Toogood Reports, Middle American News, the New York Post, Daily News, American Enterprise, Insight, Chronicles, Newsday and many other publications. His recent work is collected at and

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1 posted on 03/03/2004 10:44:38 AM PST by mrustow
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Gay couples have fewer abortions. So I guess that is a plus, but I still can't support same sex marriage.

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The mainstream media is queer for queers.
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Gay couples have fewer abortions. So I guess that is a plus, but I still can't support same sex marriage.

LOL! Just wait a little while. Lesbian moms who bear "unacceptable" babies will be demanding the right to track down and sue sperm donors. Meanwhile, others will be having abortions when they see that they won't be giving birth to the "right" sex.

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The mainstream media is queer for queers.

It's trying to queer us all.

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