Have you ever opened up your local newspaper and wondered why there is so much coverage of homosexuals and issues of concern to homosexuals? Have you ever wondered why coverage of homosexuals and their cause is so universally positive?
I will explain it to you.
When I first entered the news business back in the late 1970s, there was an indelicate old adage that simplified the standards of the industry with regard to personal and journalistic conflicts of interest.
The curmudgeonly city editor would straightforwardly explain to his reporter: “Hey, I don’t care if you sleep with elephants, just don’t cover the circus.”
That remained the American journalistic ethic until “the invasion.”
The invasion of America’s newsrooms by the elephants and their suitors
Of course, I don’t literally mean elephants and those fond of elephants invaded the news business. But the very behavior that crude expression was meant to discourage became de rigueur.
What am I talking about?
I’m telling you something few others could tell you. I am talking to you as a long-time member of the media elite. I am relating to you unique experiences I had as the editor in chief of major-market daily newspapers. I am explaining to you how America’s news business became a propaganda business manipulated by pressure groups. I am revealing, as an insider, the way the press was invaded and taken over by radical activists with a perverse and extreme agenda.
You can find out much more about this dirty little secret in my latest book, “Stop the Presses! The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution.” But here’s an example of a group that has virtually dictated the way newspapers and broadcast outlets cover issues involving homosexuality and other forms of sexual deviancy. It’s called the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
Not only is the organization successful at working inside the media to ensure favorable coverage of homosexuals and their political agenda, it even persuades the corporate press barons to pay their freight! The Hearst Corp., McClatchy Company, Gannett, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, Washington Post, NBC News, ABC, CBS News, CNN, Fox News Network, Fox Business Network and the parent company of both, News Corp., are all sponsoring the group’s convention in August this year. Other big corporations underwriting the event include jetBlue, Harrahs, Orbitz, Pfizer, Coca Cola and Toyota.
The NLGJA’s president works at the New York Post. Board members work at the Fox News Network, CNN, NBC and major newspapers.
Maybe you think this is a healthy development within the media. Perhaps you believe it will lead to more “tolerance” and “diversity” within the press.
I’ve got news for you – it leads to exactly the opposite.
At previous national conferences , it has been suggested by participants that journalists should not even bother seeking other points of view on homosexuals’ issues and stories. It has been suggested that differing points of view should not even be permitted to be aired by their news organizations.
In 2000, CBS correspondent and NLJGA member Jeffrey Kofman made the point: “The argument (is): Why do we constantly see in coverage of gay and lesbian , bisexual and transgender issues the homophobes and the fag-haters quoted in stories when, of course, we don’t do that with Jews, blacks, et cetera?”
Paula Madison, vice president of diversity at NBC and news director for the NBC New York City affiliate WNBC, added: “I agree with him. I don’t see why we would seek out … the absurd, inane point of view just to get another point of view.”
Kofman rejoined: “All of us have seen and continue to see a lot of coverage that includes perspectives on gay issues that include people who just simply are intolerant and perhaps not qualified as well.”
And those are examples of why we advise against sleeping with elephants and covering the circus.
But, here’s the good news – and there’s much more to be found in “Stop the Presses!” These people, these activists masquerading as journalists, do so in the controlled media – the establishment press, the “downstream media.” And what’s happening in the world of the “lamestream media” these days? It’s imploding.
The activists within the media, whether they realize it or not, are mapping a route to their own self-destruction and disfranchisement.
In my humble opinion, it couldn’t happen to a more arrogant bunch of fascist mind-control freaks.
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Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. His latest book is “Stop The Presses: The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution.” He also edits the online intelligence newsletter Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, in which he utilizes his sources developed over 30 years in the news business.