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04/04/2013

NOM Comm. Director hangs up on gay caller; 'I'm just saying I'm hanging up if the question is more than 15 secs'

by Jeremy Hooper

I've done my share of media, be it friendly, hostile, or somewhere in between. When the callers and host are clearly on the other side, it can certainly be frustrating. However, you have to take a breath, but your tongue, or whatever you need to do in order to retain your composure. The first rule of politics is "do not harm," and the surest way to do harm is to let the opposition ruffle you into a tizzy.

That's my advice to NOM's Communications Director, Thomas Peters. Last night, Peters concluded his radio chat with Mark Levine about as poorly as a pundit could possibly end an on-air conversation. He refused to answer the question, he proceeded to talk over the host and guest, and he turned the perfectly calm and measured guest (with a strong personal stake in the matter) into some sort of hostile whose simple raising of points was somehow unfair. And then he just, um—hung up.

Listen in:


FULL INTERVIEW:Debating Marriage Equality [LM]

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**By the way, Thomas has more than demonstrated his animus toward homosexuality in general. That's the obvious reason why he didn't want to answer the direct questions.

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