Monday, August 16, 2010
Question to News Media
I heard a lead in to a story about the Arizona immigration law and the Tea Party this morning. The lead in was 'Tea Party activists showed support of Arizona's controversial immigration law.' Yet I also heard a story about Prop. 8. I noticed that Prop 8. was also deemed controversial. My question is, why are things that the majority of Americans support controversial, when those who oppose them are not controversial? For instance, I don't believe I've ever heard the media refer to gay marriage as controversial, even though most Americans oppose it. Why not refer to the movements or agendas that oppose the majority of Americans as controversial, rather than the issues that most Americans support? It's a rhetorical question of course. It doesn't really take a genius to figure it out.