Is Marriage, In Fact, Under Attack?

Brian Williams Suffers Wicked, Right-Wing Slip?

NBC’s Brian Williams doesn’t write the news he reads, but perhaps he should start editing a bit. As you’ll see in this video, during which Williams discusses Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s anniversary. Money quote: “In an era when marriage is under attack, the United Kingdom is these days celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary: the longest marriage of any monarchy.”

Video-source Good As You ain’t happy about this potentially conservative slip-up, writing:

…The hyperbolic idea that this institution is being “attacked” is one that is most often associated with the far right’s anti-gay marriage campaigns. So, at best, this was bad news writing; at worst, it’s a prominent journalist and news outlet taking some irresponsible, rhetorical bait. Either way, we’re less than thrilled.

Our bet: a Fox News plant in the writer’s room. Or mind control. Or, possibly, both.