Get Religion mentions and offers some comment about an excellent article by Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post called, When Left is Right and Right is Wrong that takes a good look at how the media portrays conservatives. An excerpt from the article...
When San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom defied state law by allowing same-sex marriage licenses, a New York Times profile reported him sporting "a wide grin," "describing his motives as pure and principled," and cited his "business acumen, money, good looks and friends in the right places."
But when Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore also defied the law -- by installing a Ten Commandments display in his public building -- a Times profile said that "civil liberties groups accused Justice Moore of turning a courthouse into a church," while allowing that he had also become "an Alabama folk hero."
On the editorial page, the Times criticized Moore, likening him to George Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door, but supports Newsom's protest and gay marriage.
Of course, there will be those who will cite the influence of "the vast right wing conspiracy" on the Washington Post instead of admitting there's a whole lot of truth to the story.
Be sure to check out both the link to Get Religion and the Washington Post story - they have some great things to say.Posted by jdmays at March 4, 2004 07:12 PM | TrackBack