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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Narrative As the Press Wants It Written

When Barack Obama decided to scrap the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy several months ago, did the mainstream media see his effort as being an attempt to "reignite the culture wars in America"?


Instead, we were treated to warm, fuzzy headlines like this:

Obama marks 'Don't ask, don't tell' end by inviting gay colonel to State of Union

This despite the fact that a slim majority of Americans supported the decision and support the inclusion of gays in the military.

But when a conservative goes after a liberal - in this case our extremely liberal president - on social issues, how does the media respond?

NBC Piles on Santorum, Claims He Wants to 'Reignite the Culture Wars in America'

The president attacking Catholics, or attacking people who have a problem with homosexuality, or attacking people of faith generally is no big deal.  They all deserve it, right?

But let Rick Santorum say something that is immediately misconstrued - willingly - and all-out "war" is at stake.

These people make me sick.