After Praising Gay NBA Player as 'Towering Figure,' NBC Dismisses Tebo

April 30th, 2013 5:24 PM
While Tuesday's NBC Today began by heralding gay NBA player Jason Collins as "a towering figure on the court" and in "sports history," later in the 7 a.m. ET hour, correspondent Craig Melvin regarded NFL quarterback Tim Tebow as an athlete who's "play never really matched the hype" and someone who became "spoof-worthy" due to his "well-…

CNN Covers Gay NBA Player Nine Times More In a Day Than It Did Gosnell

April 30th, 2013 4:46 PM
In just 24 hours, CNN spent over 76 minutes of air time on NBA player Jason Collins's announcement that he was gay. That was over nine times more coverage the network gave the Gosnell trial in one week. CNN's media critic Howard Kurtz admitted on Sunday that the media champion some stories more than others that also merit attention, and this was painfully evident in the amount of…

ABC Celebrates Gay NBA Player, Still Ignores Gosnell

April 30th, 2013 11:42 AM
ABC is nothing if not clear about its priorities. For a month and a half, the network has steadfastly refused to cover the multiple murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, devoting 109 minutes to other trials, along with important revelations about the original names of fictional characters. But when a little-known journeyman basketball player announces he’s gay, ABC’s elite…

CNN Hypes Gay NBA Player's 'Bombshell' Announcement, One for the 'Hist

April 29th, 2013 5:20 PM
After NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay on Monday, CNN hyped the announcement as a "bombshell," a "big deal," and one for the "history books." CNN's open support of gay rights advocates is no secret, as it has already picked sides in the gay rights debate. CNN's Don Lemon has framed gay rights advocates as being on the right side of history, and…