GLAAD declared: “For years, CNN has insisted on including the voices of the anti-gay industry whenever a topic that involves the LGBT community has come up.
“It’s time to speak up and tell CNN that this is unacceptable.”
The group quoted the recent invitation by John King, of Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council which had been invited to discuss about prohibition for the gays to begin in the army.
GLAAD indicated that it was “important for the media to take these groups on” they are invited only because they are anti-gay not because they have experience on the questions.
“CNN needs to stop elevating anti-gay opinions to the level of the actual experts who they should be talking to; people like scholars, historians, professionals, or folks with actual experience (not just animosity),” said GLAAD.
It concluded saying that the “CNN and the rest of the media are doing nothing but exposing their viewers to dangerous anti-gay rhetoric when they invite members of these anti-gay groups onto their programming. Starting in 2011, this needs to stop.”
In a declaration, CNN explains: “CNN appreciates the concern for GLAAD for the report objective and right. CNN will continue to try to obtain the best reservations of the experts who have opinions that reflect the various points of view through the country.”