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10/27/2010

Just asking: Do you think KETK's acceptance of far-right fear could lead to its agenda?

by Jeremy Hooper

Back in May we showed you a local news piece wherein the reporters at East Texas' NBC affiliate KETK raises questions about Elena Kagan's "agenda" and "lifestyle," dedicating eight minutes of morning news time to something 100% based in rumor. That same piece referred to the far, far, farrrrrrrrrrrrr right WorldNetDaily as a "a great website" and serious news source, declared that the United States is in a "great moral crisis" (with homosexuality being suggested as a denigration of the same), spat out the word "liberal" like it's a pejorative, and touted talking points about how Kagan handled military recruiters of Harvard's campus as if there was no reasoning behind the decision. All done with zero push back from a Kagan supporter/SCOTUS scholar. (*watch clip here)

So why do we rehash all of this now? Well, because Joe Jervis is showing us that this sort of thing is an apparent trend over at KETK:

Screen Shot 2010-10-27 At 12.06.19 PmClearly taking their cue from the Westboro Baptist Church, Texas NBC station KETK wants its viewers to weigh in on the question, "Do you think this country's acceptance of homosexuality could lead to its downfall?" SRSLY.
Texas NBC Station Asks Viewers: Will Acceptance Of Gays Destroy America? [J.M.G.]

Though actually Joe is generous in the way he quotes it, because the question as printed on KETK's site actually reads: "Do you think this country's acceptance of homosexuality could lead to it's [sic] downfall?" Lest you think the question mark's very existence is the only punctuational error the station's writers committed.

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*UPDATE: TEXAS NBC AFFILIATE APOLOGIZES FOR RE-AIRING SEGMENT SURVEYING LISTENERS ABOUT WHETHER GAYS ARE DESTROYING AMERICA [Towle]

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