DADT http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7637/all en Times Embraces 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal As 'Historic' http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-embraces-dont-ask-dont-tell-repeal-historic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Congressional reporter Carl Hulse embraces another liberal piece of legislation as &quot;historic&quot;: &quot;The vote marked a historic moment that some equated with the end of racial segregation in the military.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Times marked repeal of the Clinton-era "Don't Ask Don't Tell" legislation preventing gays from serving openly in the military as "historic," comparing it to the end of racial segregation, in Sunday's front-page story by congressional reporter Carl Hulse, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/19/us/politics/19cong.html?ref=politics&amp;pagewanted=all">Senate Repeals Ban Against Openly Gay Military Personnel</a>." <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-embraces-dont-ask-dont-tell-repeal-historic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CarlHulse congress DADT Gays liberalmediabias Military NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:21:00 +0000 admin 7991 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Tout Supporters of 'Historic' Repeal of DADT, ABC Quotes 'Stain on Our Nation Lifted' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-tout-supporters-historic-repeal-dadt-abc-quotes-stain-our-nation-lifted <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-12-18-ABC-WN-Muir.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>As all the broadcast network evening newscasts on Saturday used words like "historic" and "landmark" to play up the Senate vote in favor of repealing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy on homosexuals serving in the military, the networks also provided substantially more soundbites to supporters of the measure than to those who opposed changing the policy.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-tout-supporters-historic-repeal-dadt-abc-quotes-stain-our-nation-lifted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs DADT DavidKerley EveningNews Homosexuals KellyO'Donnell liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews Senate WhitJohnson WorldNews Mon, 20 Dec 2010 04:05:00 +0000 37093 at http://www.mrc.org Polls Show Public Has Other Priorities, But Contessa Brewer Urges Senate to Repeal DADT http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/polls-show-public-has-other-priorities-contessa-brewer-urges-senate-repeal-dadt <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/alex-fitzsimmons">Alex Fitzsimmons</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC's Contessa Brewer thinks the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell is a national "priority" that needs to be passed during the lame duck session.<br /><br />While the Senate considers stand-alone repeal of the ban against openly gay service members today, the MSNBC daytime anchor pressed Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)in a December 16 interview: "What do you make of the people who say there might not be enough time to do this during the lame duck session? Why not? Shouldn't this be a priority?"<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/polls-show-public-has-other-priorities-contessa-brewer-urges-senate-repeal-dadt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ContessaBrewer DADT Gays gaysinthemilitary JoeLieberman liberalmediabias Thu, 16 Dec 2010 22:09:00 +0000 37087 at http://www.mrc.org Gay Rights Activist/MSNBC Anchor Contessa Brewer: Support for DADT 'Doesn't Make A Lot of Sense' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/gay-rights-activistmsnbc-anchor-contessa-brewer-support-dadt-doesnt-make-lot-sense <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> <div style="float: right;"><object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hd6Upruznz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hd6Upruznz&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>During Wednesday's 12PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer attacked those who want to maintain the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/gay-rights-activistmsnbc-anchor-contessa-brewer-support-dadt-doesnt-make-lot-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ContessaBrewer DADT Democrats GayRights liberalmediabias MSNBC Republicans Wed, 01 Dec 2010 22:06:00 +0000 37014 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC Commiserate with Pop Star Over Ban on Gays in Military http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-nbc-commiserate-pop-star-over-ban-gays-military <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >The policy that prevents gays and lesbians from serving openly in the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region> military has been a source of controversy since it was enacted in 1993. But in all those years, the best expert some network news programs could find to oppose the policy was a pop star with a fake name and a penchant for publicity.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-nbc-commiserate-pop-star-over-ban-gays-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family DADT Gays LadyGaga Wed, 22 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28879 at http://www.mrc.org