Shaping a Society – Media’s influence on the gay marriage debate
Via Newsmax – Pew: Widespread Media Bias in Favor of Gay Marriage
Does this really shock anyone? Media bias toward the Progressive/Liberal point of view has been established as a fact despite vigorous protests from the media elite. Why would it be a surprise to anyone. The power of the media to shape societal opinion and form new cultural standards and is not to be overestimated. The graph below (published by the Pew Research Center) shows the trend over the past decade or so in the opinions on gay marriage.
“The rise in support for same-sex marriage over the past decade is among the largest changes in opinion on any policy issue over this time period.”
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As you can see, there has been a steady decline in the Orange line (those that oppose same sex marriage) and a steady rise in the Green line (those that support same sex marriage). Somewhere during 2011, the dynamic flipped and more people supported than opposed gay marriage. There are many factors that contributed to this seismic shift. Indoctrination in the education system, decline in religious beliefs, secularism and general cultural decay are all part of the shift. But media (in general) is there the whole time, cheer leading for their progressive causes and rooting for the destruction of traditional marriage.