Agape Press: Commentary & News Briefs (Sept 11, 2006)

…The Fox News Channel’s credo of being “fair and balanced” is being challenged by a pro-family group following the media group’s $10,000 gift to a pro-homosexual group. The gift to the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) undermines the Fox News motto, says Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth — unless, of course, Fox News matches the donation by giving to a conservative or pro-family organization. “Fox News cannot claim to be ‘fair and balanced’ in its coverage of homosexuality while providing large grants to a special-interest group like the [NLGJA] …,” says LaBarbera. The homosexual journalists’ group, he claims, “demonizes religious conservatives” and tries to influence the mainstream media to exclude conservative criticism of the homosexual agenda from “gay”-related stories. The Americans for Truth president says a matching grant to a conservative or pro-family organization would demonstrate to its viewers a commitment to living up to its credo and “not taking sides in the culture war.” [Jody Brown]

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