Jason Collins http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22918/all en Networks Hype 'History-Making Moment for the NBA' After Jason Collins Plays for 10 Minutes http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-hype-history-making-moment-nba-after-jason-collins-plays-10-minutes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Despite openly gay NBA player Jason Collins only spending 10 minutes on the court during a game Sunday night, all three network morning shows on Monday hailed his non-scoring time off the bench as a momentous occasion. On ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em>, co-host George Stephanopoulos proclaimed: <strong>"A history-making moment in the NBA.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-hype-history-making-moment-nba-after-jason-collins-plays-10-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Homosexuality Jason Collins NBC Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:55:47 +0000 kyle.drennen 45611 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Pundit: Jason Collins Like 'Rosa Parks,' A 'Gay Hero' Starting A 'Movement' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-pundit-jason-collins-rosa-parks-gay-hero-starting-movement <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> During a panel discussion on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, attorney and regular pundit Star Jones compared gay NBA player Jason Collins to a civil rights icon: <strong>"I don't think that, say a Rosa Parks, set out to be the person that people will call the mother of the civil rights – civil rights era.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-pundit-jason-collins-rosa-parks-gay-hero-starting-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Homosexuality Jason Collins NBC Rosa Parks Star Jones Thu, 02 May 2013 20:47:34 +0000 kyle.drennen 43457 at http://www.mrc.org Anderson Cooper on Gay NBA Player: 'The Tide of History Is Moving Forward' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/anderson-cooper-gay-nba-player-tide-history-moving-forward <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-04-30-CNN-AC360-Lee.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Hosting liberal filmmaker Spike Lee on his Tuesday show, CNN's Anderson Cooper supported Lee's prediction that more professional athletes will come out as gay like NBA player Jason Collins.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/anderson-cooper-gay-nba-player-tide-history-moving-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper CNN Homosexuality Jason Collins Spike Lee Wed, 01 May 2013 21:44:09 +0000 matt.hadro 43445 at http://www.mrc.org WaPo Sports Columnist Rails at ‘Heterosexual Religious Zealots’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-sports-columnist-rails-heterosexual-religious-zealots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not celebrating Jason Collins’ sexuality? You’re a bigot. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Woe unto you who haven’t joined the rhapsodic hymns to Jason Collins’ heroism and genuflected before the altar of diversity. You have incurred the wrath of Mike Wise. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wapo-sports-columnist-rails-heterosexual-religious-zealots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Jason Collins Mike Wise Washington Post Wed, 01 May 2013 17:09:58 +0000 matt.philbin 43436 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Hayes Marks 'Real Milestone' of Jason Collins Coming Out http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-marks-real-milestone-jason-collins-coming-out <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-04-29-MSNBC-BigHayes.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Monday's <em>All In</em> show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes celebrated the coming out of gay NBA player Jason Collins as he tagged the development as a "real milestone," a "watershed moment," "something momentous," and "big, big news." He later hosted a panel that included liberal gay activist Dan Savage, known for trying to spread the flu to a GOP presidential can</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-hayes-marks-real-milestone-jason-collins-coming-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All In Chris Hayes Dan Savage Homosexuals Jason Collins MSNBC Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:04:37 +0000 43433 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Covers Gay NBA Player Nine Times More In a Day Than It Did Gosnell In One Week http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-covers-gay-nba-player-nine-times-more-day-it-did-gosnell-one-week <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-04-30-CNN-Cooper-Collins.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />In just 24 hours, CNN spent over 76 minutes of air time on NBA player Jason Collins's announcement that he was gay. That was over nine times more coverage the network gave the Gosnell trial in one week.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-covers-gay-nba-player-nine-times-more-day-it-did-gosnell-one-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion CNN Homosexuality Jason Collins Kermit Gosnell Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:02:20 +0000 matt.hadro 43432 at http://www.mrc.org After Praising Gay NBA Player as 'Towering Figure,' NBC Dismisses Tebow as 'Spoof-Worthy' And 'Lackluster' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-praising-gay-nba-player-towering-figure-nbc-dismisses-tebow-spoof-worthy-and-lacklu <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-04-30-NBC-TDAY-Tebow.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 168px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-praising-gay-nba-player-towering-figure-nbc-dismisses-tebow-spoof-worthy-and-lacklu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Craig Melvin Jason Collins NBC Tim Tebow Today Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:30:44 +0000 kyle.drennen 43429 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Salutes Gay Basketball Player as a 'True Pioneer' Who Is Just Like 'Jackie Robinson' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-salutes-gay-basketball-player-true-pioneer-who-just-jackie-robinson <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Good Morning America</em> on Tuesday hailed the announcement that Jason Collins is gay. News reader Josh Elliott compared the Washington Wizards basketball player to Jackie Robinson,the first African American baseball player and someone who faced actual violence. <em>GMA</em> devoted 12 minutes to promoting and celebrating Collins. George Stephanopoulos trumpeted, "This morning, one-on-one with a true pioneer. NBA player Jason Collins tells the world he's gay.' [MP3 audio <a href="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-04-30-ABC-GMA-Elliott.mp3">here</a>.]</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-salutes-gay-basketball-player-true-pioneer-who-just-jackie-robinson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Good Morning America Jason Collins Josh Elliott Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:10:46 +0000 scott.whitlock 43428 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Brings On Liberal Columnist to Hail Gay NBA Player, Demand Supreme Court Back Gay Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-brings-liberal-columnist-hail-gay-nba-player-demand-supreme-court-back-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Amid the celebration on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em> over the "groundbreaking" "game changer" announcement by NBA player Jason Collins that he is gay, co-host Matt Lauer brought on liberal New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica, who ranted:<strong> "I hope that the league of old men and women on the Supreme Court are paying attention to this....Because same-sex marriage and the constitutionality is now going to be heard....This is a human rights issue, it's not a civil rights issue."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-04</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-brings-liberal-columnist-hail-gay-nba-player-demand-supreme-court-back-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Homosexuality Jason Collins Matt Lauer Mike Lupica NBC New York Daily News Today Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:51:16 +0000 kyle.drennen 43427 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Celebrates Gay NBA Player, Still Ignores Gosnell http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-celebrates-gay-nba-player-still-ignores-gosnell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three network shows fawn over gay athlete. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC is nothing if not clear about its priorities. For a month and a half, the network has steadfastly refused to cover the multiple murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, devoting <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/04/29/gma-devotes-109-minutes-other-trials-not-one-second-gosnell-horror-0">109 minutes to other trials</a>, along with important revelations about the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-all-quiet-gosnell-front">original names of fictional characters</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-celebrates-gay-nba-player-still-ignores-gosnell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics abc gay Jason Collins Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:18:27 +0000 matt.philbin 43419 at http://www.mrc.org