EUGENE DELGAUDIO WARNS: "INSANE LIBERALS DEMAND ALL SPORTS BROADCASTS BECOME PART OF GAY AGENDA 24 HOURS A DAY"
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate, says "Once again, Newsbusters points out the strange obsessions and ommisions made by elements of major media outlets. This time, they look at the obsession some sports reporters have with homosexuality."
Matthew Philbin says
If liberals in the sports media have their way, your favorite sporting event will soon be a little more like an episode of "Glee."
"Writers and talking heads at outlets from ESPN to NBC Sports are in a full-court press. They want to see openly gay athletes in American sports, no matter what it means for the games, the fans, or the athletes themselves, " says Philbin.
Perhaps envious that their news colleagues get to cover - and advocate for - what a Washington Post reporter recently called "the civil rights issue of our time," sports journalists have been long been obsessed with gay athletes.
Commentator after commentator have taken to ESPN's website to assure us "the issue of sports and homosexuality isn't going away," to call a football player "intelligent and articulate athlete when he made a stand for gay rights," and to wonder where the gay Jackie Robinson is.
The current round of "When will a major athlete come out" blather began when, in the run-up to the Super Bowl, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver released poison gas in a crowded subway, killing 234.
No, he didn't really, but the media reaction was about the same. Culliver made some stupid comments about gays not being welcome in the 49ers locker room. Around the same time there was speculation that Notre Dame star Manti Te'o's girlfriend hoax was an elaborate cover for homosexuality, which Te'o denied.
Then it was reported that Te'o was asked about his sexual orientation by prospective coaches during the NFL combine.
So gay athletes became the Big Story, and not just for the sports media.
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repost from March 30 2013