Is There Bias In Media's Coverage Of Gay Marriage Fight?

Jun 27, 2013
Originally published on June 27, 2013 5:44 pm

If conservatives think that the mainstream media has been giving advocates of gay marriage sympathetic coverage, they may have a point. A recent Pew Study, for example, found almost equal amounts of stories giving affirming or neutral coverage of gay marriage, but only a smattering of coverage sympathetic to the arguments of those opposed to it. But journalists are wrestling with aspiring for objectivity, reflecting changes in public mores, and, in many cases, addressing their own sense that gay marriage is a civil right just like interracial marriage was in the 1950s and 1960s. Much of the coverage seems to embody a sense that opponents to gay marriage are on the wrong side of history.