"On this one occasion we can give [NBC News] kudos for telling the truth," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell observed on last night's Hannity program, reacting to video clips of Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and Morning Joe contributor Mark Halperin admitting that the media are completely one-sided on the issue of same-sex marriage, while the American public are about evenly divided in national polling.
"It really does show you, Sean, the complete disconnect between the national news media and America, because in America it's a hugely controversial issue," the Media Research Center founder noted. Indeed, in 31 states, the people have expressed disapproval of same-sex marriage at the ballot box, even liberal California, Hannity noted. [watch the full segment video below the page break]
Also discussed on last night's "Media Mash" segment was how the media have completely bought into President Obama's language of his "evolving" on the issue of same-sex marriage, whereas conservatives who change positions are derided as having flip-flopped. Hannity illustrated his point with a video montage of network news anchors from Wednesday night and Thursday morning reacting to President Obama's re-discovered support for same-sex marriage.
"Brent, he's evolving and the rest of us, we're not evolving with him, those of us that have disagreements on the issue," Hannity observed was the media's message.
To the media, "[l]iberals evolve [but] conservatives devolve," Bozell agreed.