Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes compared
the NBA to the television series Glee following the coming out
of Jason Collins.
Collins is the U.S.'s first openly gay
professional athlete. The 34-year-old Collins, an NBA free agent,
came out in a cover story for Sports Illustrated.
Jason Collins: First openly gay professional athlete.)
According to an analysis conducted by
Matters, Fox News devoted less than ten minutes on Monday to
Collins' historic coming out, significantly less time than
competitors CNN (48 minutes) and MSNBC (29 minutes).
The story also received little coverage
online from Fox. Collins' coming out earned a small type hyperlink
at the bottom of FoxNews.com.
And in a series of tweets, Starnes made
light of the story.
“Have any professional athletes
announced they are heterosexual today?” Starnes messaged.
“The NBA is turning into GLEE.”
“Remember when professional athletes
were judged on their athletic prowess – and not who they bedded?”