No Balance Required? MSNBC Features Only Pro-Gay Side of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Debate
Published: 7/12/2010 4:31 PM ET
MSNBC's Contessa Brewer on Monday appeared baffled as to why more U.S. politicians weren't 'standing up' to demand the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," touting it as "a civil rights issue."
In the span of two hours, the cable network featured a gay member of the military and a conservative to discuss the issue. It was hardly a case of hearing two sides, however. Both guests favored allowing homosexuals to serve openly.
Talking to Richard Grenell, a former spokesman for Ambassador John Bolton, Brewer editorialized, "It is a civil rights issue...Is it time for our American leaders to stand up for what's right and no matter what public opinion polls say to have the leadership and the courage to take a stand on it?"