Fox News ignored the historic
significance of Wisconsin Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin's win and
devoted a single segment to gay marriage wins at the ballot box.
According to Media
Matters for America, conservative Fox News, whose motto is “fair
and balanced,” mostly ignored the gay community's historic November
On Election Night, Fox News reported
Baldwin's win but failed to mention that she is the nation's first
openly gay senator. CNN devoted 2 segments to Baldwin, and MSNBC
mentioned her race 13 times.
Fox News also under-reported marriage
equality wins, which included voters in three states, Maine, Maryland
and Washington state, legalizing the institution and Minnesotans
rejecting an effort to ban it.
Between November 6 and November 9, Fox
News devoted one segment to the topic and made 9 mentions.
CNN, on the other hand, devoted two
segments to the topic and MSNBC broadcast four. CNN made 16
mentions, while MSNBC had 19.
Fox News' single marriage equality
mention was on the Fox Report with Shepard Smith.
Shepard Smith calls Washington gay marriage a “civil rights”