Take a gander around the conservative and libertarian blogosphere and you’ll find reference to facts which disprove the narratives of articles in the MSM. Today, for example Glenn Reynolds links John Podhoretz’s post noting how a recent report filed by a New York Times reporter undermined that very reporter’s past articles showing the failures of the Iraqi government to respond effectively to the recent uprising by radical Shiite militias.
Sometimes it seems reporters put their own narratives before the actual facts of the story they’re covering. It seems they’re more interested in confirming what they already believe than in discovering what is actually going on.
Such is the case of Charles Kaiser and his Out magazine “hit piece” on gay Republicans. Just as some New York Times reporters’ narrative that we’re headed to defeat in Iraq colors their coverage of the conflict, so does some gay scribes’ narrative of the hypocrisy of gay Republicans color their coverage of us.
For these leftist scribes, their narrative is more important than the facts. The very opening blurb of Kaiser’s piece tips us off to their narrative on gay Republicans: “exposing an ancient hypocrisy at the heart of the GOP.” So fascinated are they by some ancient legend, they neglect present-day reality.
Alas that for all too many members of our community, the gay media narrative passes for actual reporting. No wonder so many gay people have such a negative view of gay Republicans. Kudos to Log Cabin and Chris Crain for challenging that.