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African-Americans Snubbed by Chicago MSM

January 21, 2011

Why am I not surprised.  Once again the Main Stream Media (MSM) exposes its lack of journalistic integrity in ignoring news that doesn’t fit its liberal narrative, when all but one of Chicago’s MSM snubbed a well publicized press conference with over 40 African-American religious and political leaders who gathered “…to decry the misrepresentation of King’s legacy and the noble civil rights cause” as being equivalent to the efforts by the Left and homosexual activists to legalize same-sex marriage.

The impetus for the gathering was the recent passage by the Illinois General Assembly in a veto session—the equivalent of a lame-duck—of the “Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act.”

Illinois Family Institute publicized the press conference to Chicago’s major media outlets NBC, ABC, Fox Chicago, WGN, Univision, WBBM, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, and the Southtown Star.  David E. Smith, IFI Executive Director, stated, “Sadly, the only major secular news outlet in Chicago that covered this important event was WBBM radio and television (CBS). While Univision and WGN News attended the press conference, apparently the producers decided it didn’t fit their messaging on the issue of so-called ‘gay rights.’”  To their credit IFI had their own camera rolling during the event, a portion of which you can view here:

Just think how widespread the coverage would have been had these African-Americans gathered to show their support for the bill.  I dare say it would have been wall to wall.

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