January 24, 2011 | Filed Under Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Gay Marriage, Gays, Government, Government, Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Religion, Rights, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that a rally held by a coalition of Chicago-area black pastors that gathered to warn Illinois against same-sex marriage and civil unions was ignored by the Old Media in Chicago. Still, as unsurprising as it it, it’s a bit galling that this event went unreported on.
The Illinois Family Institute posted a January 19 article on the snubbing by the Old Media that charges the Chicago media with an anti-Christian bias. It’s nearly impossible to deny the charge, too.
The press conference was held to call upon Illinois to oppose SB 1716, a civil unions bill now being considered 9n the state capitol in Springfield. But their conference was completely ignored. Worse than ignored, some media outlets were there yet all stories were killed by the bosses back at the studios and newspapers from which they came. So, this story was not just ignored, it was suppressed.
As Julie Schmidt of BigJournalism.com says: “Just think how widespread the coverage would have been had these African-Americans gathered to show their support for the bill. I dare say it would have been wall to wall.”
Indeed it would.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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