FOX News rejects pro-Gay ad regarding DADT

Posted on 27 Nov 2010 at 2:44am

Big surprise that Fox News adds another example of how unfair and unbalanced they are. Media Matters reports:

Once again proving that Fox News has a love/hate (perhaps more hate/hate) relationship with the LGBT community, the right-wing network has rejected an advertisement from the Palm Center featuring openly gay troops discussing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), according to a press release obtained by Media Matters.

Palm Center’s communications consultant Cathy Renna told Media Matters that Fox News’ ad department wrote in an email explaining their rejection of the ad, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is still on hold, so claiming the military is planning repeal is incorrect.”

Renna countered, saying “the ad is a demonstration by Palm that the experience of allied militaries has been that having openly gay service members by their side does not undermine combat effectiveness. The important thing is that these are our allies talking about their experience.”

The Palm Center was trying to get a diverse audience to view the ad, hence their approaching Fox News. Fox News isn’t having any of that kind of thing.


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