Journalists sometimes ignore facts and evidence in order to promote an ideological narrative. For example, journalists peddled the Duke Lacrosse and University of Virginia rape hoaxes even after they were debunked. They also continue to distort the facts about a 1991 Supreme Court nomination, in which the FBI and members of the U.S. Senate rejected as unfounded claims that Judge Clarence Thomas said sexually offensive things to Anita Hill.
A lean compromise may be better than a fat lawsuit, but as NC Gov. Roy Cooper discovered today, it tends to alienate both sides. On the afternoon of March 30, state legislators rushed to repeal HB2 – North Carolina’s controversial law requiring students and government workers to use restrooms that correspond to their biological sex. An NCAA ultimatum was the impetus.
On Friday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, during a pre-recorded interview with North Carolina Democratic Governor Roy Cooper about his efforts to get the state legislature to repeal the state's bathroom law, host Chuck Todd seemed to approach the interview with a premise sympathetic to getting the law repealed, and at one point even asked if it was possible for the Democratic governor to use an executive order to block it. And, despite polls that have shown a substantial portion of North Carolina residents have supported the law as a reaction to the infamous Charlotte ordinance that gave men a right to demand entrance into women's restrooms, MSNBC managed to assemble a panel which supposedly did not have any supporters of the law.
The North Carolina media have been predictably out of control since the state passed and signed the transgender bathroom law, but their behavior sunk even further following the Orlando terror attack when WRAL chief political correspondent Laura Leslie suggested backers of the law were to blame for the shooting because of their “rhetoric” “in the wake of this horrific anti-gay crime.”
Like a tried and true liberal lapdog, the North Carolina media have applied a full-court press (pun intended) to attack Republican Governor Pat McCrory over the transgender bathroom law to the point that the leftist site Politifact hounded McCrory over a general statement that the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is both powerful and full of secret donors.