And here I had thought the MSM was eager to discredit those making the case for traditional marriage.
I’d bet that if they polled 1,000 randomly selected Americans who had watched Miss California, Carrie Prejean, answer Perez Hilton’s question on gay marriage in last week’s Miss USA pageant, an overwhelming majority would say she handled the question with grace. When she goes on TV to discuss the controversy generated by that response, she comes across as poised, self-confident and definitely not bitter.
Not the kind of a woman you’d want to be speaking out in favor of a cause you opposed.
But, MSNBC’s David Shuster has gone on the warpath against the beauty queen, launcing an attack campaign against Miss California for her stance on gay marriage. Don’t think his angry rants will serve to discredit her with anyone save those who already abhor her for that stance. Matt Lauer interviewed her on the Today show.
Has the MSM ever given so much air time to a contestant who lost the Miss USA or Miss America pageant? All they’re doing is giving her a larger platform from which to make the case against gay marriage. When last I checked, she attracted nearly twice as many google hits as did Kristen Dalton, the woman who won the pageant.
My advise to the MSM: ignore Carrie Prejean. Don’t make it easier for her to speak out for maintaining the social status quo on marriage. Given how well she comes across on TV, you only increase her stature by featuring her on your programs.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Leah offers:
If she is successful, you can thank Perez Hilton and all the others in the media who are giving her air time thinking that by doing so they are discrediting her.
The opposite is happening, she is becoming a very attractive young spokesperson for the anti gay marriage crowd.
Had Hilton not injected politics into the pageant, none of us would know her feelings about the issue. Had she then won, she never would have broadcast them but kept them to herself.
Well said.Â I agree. Perez Hilton helped give her a platform. Let her take the job with the anti-gay marriage group, but ignore her.