Saturday, December 09, 2017

Megyn Kelly Brings Hate Group's Anti-LGBTQ Message to Today Show

GLAAD reports:

This morning [Friday Dec. 8, 2017], Megyn Kelly brought what she learned at Fox News around anti-LGBTQ messaging to her hour on the TODAY Show by giving a platform to the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated anti-LGBTQ hate group. No air-time was given to LGBTQ and ally voices. Kelly spoke with ADF attorney Kristen Waggoner and her client Jack Philllips about the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments for on Tuesday of this week.

There has been much media attention around the case, with top-tier media outlets calling out the fact that this is not about cake, and ADF's history of being blatantly opposed to LGBTQ people. Even NBC news reported on it.

But it seems Megyn Kelly and her producers didn't do their homework. Instead, they were complicit in providing an open platform for the ADF to espouse false narratives about the case. Kelly has a history of letting anti-LGBTQ organizations and individuals go unchecked and not informing her viewers of their strongly anti-LGBTQ viewpoints. The ADF aren't experts on artists or bakers, they are a known anti-LGBTQ organization. It seems that her remedial approach to covering LGBTQ issues has now found its way to her TODAY show episode.

“Today Megyn Kelly allowed her morning show to be nothing more than a Trojan Horse to push the false talking points of a known anti-LGBTQ group, Alliance Defending Freedom, into homes across America," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "Parents across America tune into talk shows like this for fair and balanced presentations of news stories, and nothing about this egregious segment was fair or balanced. Kelly and her producers failed to fact check blatant false narratives about this case and merely extended her Fox News legacy of sitting idly by as anti-LGBTQ agendas are pushed forward.”

See full story here, including the top 5 ways the Kelly failed to be fair or balanced in this hyper-partisan 9-minute segment:

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