Early on Monday's NBC Today, fill-in co-host Willie Geist hyped "the growing debate over a controversial law that critics call anti-gay....[who] say it permits businesses, among other things, to refuse service to same-sex couples on religious grounds." Correspondent Gabe Gutierrez followed: "This morning a huge backlash against Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act and Governor Mike Pence is on the defensive."
On the 30 March 2015 edition of CNN's New Day, Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon likened Indiana Governor Mike Pence's defense of his state's new religious freedom law to George Wallace's fight for racial segregation. Avlon asserted that Republican politicians "don't want to say they're in favor of bigotry. So what you get is that incredibly awkward stonewalling by Mike Pence." He added that "this puts him in the same position as George Wallace...by saying that...I'm not in favor of segregation. I never have been. This is about states' rights and the Constitution."
Jonathan Alter on MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart following Ted Cruz’s announcement speech:
[See NewsBusters for more.] ABC on Monday continued to assail Indiana's religious freedom law, hyping the "firestorm" over a law that "many" say could "legalize discrimination." Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts trumpeted "growing calls to move the men's Final Four and boycott the state over the new law that many say legalizes discrimination." George Stephanopoulos saw a "growing firestorm over Indiana's new religious freedom law." He echoed Ro
Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker demonstrated a complete 180 degree change of heart surrounding Senator Ted Cruz’ presidential prospects.
Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. On Sunday, This Week moderator George Stephanopoulos interviewed Indiana Governor Mike Pence and repeatedly attacked him for defending his state's religious freedom bill, calling it an anti-gay piece of legislation.
Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. On Saturday and Sunday, the "big three" (ABC, CBS, and NBC) piled on to attack Indiana Governor Mike Pence for signing a religious freedom bill accusing it as being an ant-gay bill.
When the Hillary e-mail scandal broke, FNC’s Bret Baier noted in setting up a video compilation, “one cable channel with five letters quickly got to another story line, one that involved Republicans and one familiar line involving playing cards.”
Baier ended his March 16 show by playing the video, put together by the Washington Free Beacon, of current and older clips from MSNBC showing mock concern for Republican political effectiveness.
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While talking with radical gay activist Michelangelo Signorile about Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Chris Cuomo concludes the discussion saying that Religious Freedom Restoration Acts makes him ask "why is there so much concern about how others choose to love?"