Openly gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts seems to make a point of addressing an issue of interest to homosexual activists at least once in each hour of his coverage of MSNBC Live. Today was no exception as Roberts gave a softball interview to retired multimedia journalist and former Eagle Scout Naka Nathaniel. Nathaniel was on to explain why he was publicly renouncing his achievements as a Boy Scout, particularly his Eagle Scout rank, as an act of protest to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) policy forbidding gay scout leaders and den mothers.
True to form, Roberts failed to ask any tough questions of Nathaniel nor did he provide equal time for a supporter of the BSA policy to come on air to defend the Scouts.
Nathaniel is a stay-at-home dad, but he worked for years at the New York Times, launch the paper's website in 1995. Nathaniel is also married to CNN.com's managing editor, according to the biography on his eponymous website. All that is to say it's not that surprising that Nathaniel has decades of connections to others in the news media to help promote his agenda.