Anchor Erica Hill gave actress Jane Lynch a platform on Tuesday's CBS
This Morning to laud President Obama's flip-flop on same-sex "marriage."
Hill set it up by citing a recent Tweet from the open homosexual: "You weighed in...on Twitter actually and you thanked him [Obama] for the dignity that those words brought you." Lynch gushed, "I really felt it.....It really moved me. It touched me." [audio available here ]
Obama supporter and co-anchor Gayle King herself waxed ecstatic over the presidential announcement in her follow-up question to Lynch: "Did you think, he's talking to us?" King also complimented the television personality over her new book, and singled out a detail in it about the "wife" of the actress: "I love, in the book, that you actually have the picture of when you two first met."
The morning show put the actress's Tweet on the screen as Hill brought up the subject: "Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!" Lynch sang the President her praises in reply, and added to it when King followed up with her beyond sympathetic question: "I kind of look at it as just another issue. I take it a little personally, but- you know, this should change. But it felt, like I saw Andrew Sullivan on the Chris Matthews Show, he started to cry, when he was talking about it."
Hill even asked about the response of Lynch's adoptive daughter to Obama's announcement: