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Monday, February 23, 2009
WND Misleads on Anti-Gay Video Controversy
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Feb. 20 WorldNetDaily article by Drew Zahn uncritically repeats claims that a Michigan TV station's cancellation of a paid program attacking homosexuals was somehow the responsibility of a person who hasn't worked for the station for five years. At no point does Zahn indicate he made an effort to contact anyone from the TV station for their side of the story.

Further, Zahn fails to report one aspect of the imbroglio, even though WND reported it in a Feb. 13 article by Chelsea Schilling: The station offered the group sponsoring the program, the American Family Association, an opportunity to air it at a different time. When the AFA didn't respond after 24 hours, the station canceled the showing.

Zahn also fails to mention the Human Rights Campaign's claims that the program contains numerous falsehoods.

A real reporter would have told both sides of the story. Zahn is concerned with telling only one side.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:23 AM EST

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