JohnBranch http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/683/all en Times Teams Up With Gay Groups to Promote Teens 'Coming Out' http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-teams-gay-groups-promote-teens-coming-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So much for objective journalism; in recent weeks the Times has embraced gay advocacy, culminating with the paper&#039;s online multi-media feature &quot;Coming Out,&quot; introduced with a post, &quot;Gay Teenagers, in Their Own Words,&quot; and 30 stories from &quot;L.G.B.T. youth,&quot; compiled with the help of gay activist groups like GLAAD. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> So much for objective journalism; in recent weeks the Times has embraced gay advocacy. The May 16 front page carried a complimentary profile by Dan Barry (normally the "This Land" columnist for the paper) of Rick Welts, president of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, coming out as a gay man, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/sports/basketball/nba-executive-says-he-is-gay.html?sq=dan%20barry&st=cse&scp=2&pagewanted=all" target="_self">Going Public, N.B.A. Figure Sheds Shadow Life</a>."<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-teams-gay-groups-promote-teens-coming-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Athletes ComingOut GayRights GLAAD JohnBranch liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Teenagers TimesWatch Tue, 24 May 2011 13:27:00 +0000 admin 324 at http://www.mrc.org Hockey Star Sean Avery Praised for Brave Support of Gay Marriage http://www.mrc.org/articles/hockey-star-sean-avery-praised-brave-support-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter John Branch praises the &quot;unafraid&quot; New York Rangers hockey star Sean Avery for cutting a clip in support of gay marriage in New York State. But athletes with conservative messages were frowned upon by the paper&#039;s politically correct sports columnists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> New York Rangers hockey player and team "enforcer" Sean Avery is speaking out in support of gay marriage in New York State as part of a long-running ad campaign sponsored by the left-wing Human Rights Campaign. He was profiled in glowing terms in a news story by John Branch in Sunday's sports section, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/sports/hockey/08avery.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=john%20branch&st=cse" target="_self">In Rarity, a Player Speaks Out for Gay Rights</a>."<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hockey-star-sean-avery-praised-brave-support-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Athletes DoubleStandards GayMarriage HarveyAraton Hockey JohnBranch liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SelenaRoberts Sports TimesWatch Mon, 09 May 2011 20:19:00 +0000 admin 300 at http://www.mrc.org