Media silence on constitutional challenge to Prop 8
I am not surprised that there is not extensive MSM coverage of the Olsen/Boies court challenge currently underway seeking to find Proposition 8 unconsitutional in federal court. The flaws of the MSM on LGBT issues are so numerous, that I have long since ceased to expect reasonable coverage. What interests me is the extent to which the self-described "progressive" media exhibits these self-same flaws. Move a few steps away the LGBT identified sections of the internet, and one is hard pressed to find any mention of the case, much less the issues surrounding it. One would think that even the peripheral issues: whether or not the trial could be televised or live-streamed and the repeated motions by Prop 8 supporters to have their identities "shielded" by the courts, should merit some by "progressives" concerned about media. I guess I think wrong.
Be it capital punishment in Uganda, death squads targeting gays in Iraq, the ravings of the DUP leadership in Northern Ireland, the constitutional challenge in the United States, they all leave me thinking of that quote from John Lennon: "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words".