Early this morning The Washington Postpublished an incredibly misleading article with the headline, “Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows”. Staff writer Lindsey Bever’s story cited a study which suggested – based on severely flawed methodology – that children of gay couples are happier and healthier than the general population.
Bever quoted the author of the study, Simon Crouch, claiming that the reason same-sex families are superior is because of the "greater social cohesion among same-sex families com[ing] from an equal distribution of work. He said same-sex couples are likely to share responsibilities more equally than heterosexual ones."
Andrea Mitchell could barely contain her excitement in having the co-directors of “The Case Against 8"– an HBO documentary which highlighted an element of the fight for same-sex marriage– appear on her show. At every turn, the MSNBC host marveled at how noble the “marriage equality” fight supposedly is, throwing any attempt at an objective interview right out the window.
“The way you personalized the two couples is such an important part of this narrative. They are every man, every woman...they are like every couple you know,” proclaimed the Andrea Mitchell Reports anchor in praising the documentary’s co-directors amid her softball interview which served as a promo for the film being screened this Friday at a Washington, D.C. cinema [MP3 audio here; video below].