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News Networks Love Using Hate Group Members For Conservative Values Pieces

The Family Research Council is a Southern Poverty Law Center-certified hate group lead by Tony Perkins, a guy who has openly called gays child-molesting, perverted, Satanic terrorists. And for some reason, news networks like MSNBC, FOX and CNN keep calling in Perkins and his ilk whenever they wanna discuss conservative and religious issues—is this just an ongoing ratings stunt?

According to a report from Equality Matters, since being labelled as a hate group by the SLPC last November, FRC spokespersons have been invited 52 times to discuss things like the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal and the 2012 presidential campaign on the three major cable news networks. And out of those 52 times, only twice have the networks mentioned that the Family Research Council is a hate group that advocates psychologically-damaging ex-gay therapy and compares gay people to barnyard animals.

There’s no doubt as to why the FRC is a hate group, but the real question is why networks consider the FRC as a valid source for news analysis and worse, why the so-called news networks are afraid to call the FRC the hate group that it is.

Image via Family Research Council

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Dec 12, 2011
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  • 18 Comments
    • bagooka
      bagooka

      Fair and balanced? You decide.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck
      Chuck

      Totally agree with this story. Would these networks have KKK members on to ‘debate’ civil rights leaders or representatives? Of course not. But when it comes to gay people, another side questioning gay people’s right to EXIST is a legitimate point that merits discussion. BULL! What a load of crap.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck
      Chuck

      I’m waiting for them to have on a group that hates Evangelicals and that is considered a topic worthy of debate. Hello, Mr. Perkins, I question your right to exist and therefore my point is as valid as yours on YOU.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bagooka
      bagooka

      @Chuck: Judging by your name, you’d probably love to see KKK members on the news.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      @bagooka: Is there some inherent significance to the name “Chuck?”

      I ask from curiosity, as I tend to be unaware of such things.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry
      Henry

      @Hyhybt: Yes, it’s a nickname for Charles, and Charles Rozier is racist.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • o
      o

      @Henry: But if Charles Rozier is racist, then that would mean he hates black people, Jews, or some other race.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry
      Henry

      @o: Yes, that’s what it means to point out that Charles Rozier is racist.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      @Hyhybt: Thank you; but that explains nothing. Why would “Chuck” as a username automatically mean Charles Rozier (whoever that is)? There are thousands of other people named Charles, after all, and also other uses of the word.

      (To me, first thing that comes to mind is the thing you use to change drill bits, second is Chuck Woolery, original Wheel of Fortune host, and third is the woodchuck. None of which, to my admittedly limited knowledge, have ties to racism.)

      Dec 12, 2011 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      So much for MSNBC being the supposed “liberal” news network.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kylew
      kylew

      This is a very concerning example of a cherry-picking agenda by the news networks. I try not to get involved in anti media debates as I don’t know enough to talk intelligently, but this is a very damning statistic.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Panserbjorne
      Panserbjorne

      @Hyhybt: “Why would “Chuck” as a username automatically mean Charles Rozier (whoever that is)?”

      You seek knowledge and wisdom where there is none to be found, Grasshopper. The answer to this question and a great many others is simply, “Because there are a lot of bored drug-addled shit-stirring drama queens commenting on Queerty.” To put it another way, the very fact that you asked such a question demonstrates that you already understand what is important–namely, that very little (if any) of the material you’re asking about would make sense to anyone with a normal, working, rational mind.

      Dec 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TMikel
      TMikel

      It is not that they are afraid to call them hate groups, but that use of them continues to divide Americans, especially those who react to issues without real thought or understanding. Thus, they an play on the fears of people rather than educating them. Fox is especially adept at this strategy.

      Dec 13, 2011 at 5:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ronbo
      Ronbo

      @Joetx: So true. MSNBC has 3 hours of moderate liberal programming and 21 hours of conservative/status quo programmming.

      However, our nation has become so conservatively-focused that those three hours are “proof” the media is liberal. We live in funny times.

      When the media points out that Obama is more liberal than Romney, does that make him a liberal? A pitbull is less cat-like than a poodle, doesn’t make a poodle a cat. Does it?

      But good people continue to support Obama, the Republican trojan-horse. Proves the political system is as conservatively-focused as the media. It’s a sad day in America where the Democratic candidate supports: indefinite imprisonment without trial, expanding wars, assassinations, pushing money to wealthy bankers and speculators, insurance mandates instead of healthcare mandates, tax cuts for the wealty, etc….

      Dec 13, 2011 at 10:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      @Ronbo: +1

      Dec 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Hyhybt: Because Henry is a sockmaster. “Henry” and “o” are the same person, as is “Charles Pozier”. I strongly suspect “bagooka” is one of his as well. I’d love to see one of the Queerty staff post the results of an IP address check on those posts, i’m certain they’ll all come out the same.

      I’m a Wikipedia administrator, I know quite a bit about identifying sockpuppets based on behavioral evidence.

      Dec 14, 2011 at 1:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      @Riker: That’s different then.

      Dec 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Hyhybt: Upon looking at more evidence, I can confirm that bagooka is the fourth identified sockpuppet.

      Dec 14, 2011 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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