Tuesday, May 29, 2007

WingNutDaily's 'On This Day in History' Piece Highlights the Beginning of the World's End, Right?

Today's highlighted, historical event was CBS's inclusion of a married, gay couple on their show The Amazing Race 4. This happened in 2003, and as WND asserts by its headline...unexplained quote marks and all...these two gay men were "thrust" upon the public along with the whole idea of gay marriage. I love how CBS handled the questions...

"Yes, they are a married, gay couple," a CBS spokeswoman said. "They're
married and they're gay. Is there an issue?"

WND maintained, in its 2003 article, that CBS was being somehow dishonest since no same-sex marriage laws had been passed at the time...

"This is profoundly dishonest and is intended to persuade Americans that
so-called 'gay marriage' is already a reality, when no jurisdiction in America
has legalized it."

I have just a couple of questions regarding all this ridiculousness. First, do the writers over at WND hold the basic intellect of their readers (and Americans, in general) at such a low level that they feel they need to worry about widespread confusion over what is or isn't a reality? From this 2003 offering, I think the answer is a resounding YES. Second, do you think anyone over at WND noticed that the sky didn't fall in 2003? And, amazingly, civilization as we know it hasn't collapsed! I suspect that a trite reference to CBS's daring social experiment (pausing to roll my eyes) being just the tip of the iceberg would be the response to anyone who dared pose the question...followed by an offer of prayer for the obviously lost soul of the question poser.

With that, let me just say (to the tune of Don't Cry For Me Argentina, lol)...don't pray for me, WingNutDaily!!

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