Nets Cheer Hallmark Flip on LGBTQ Ads, Tout SPLC, GLAAD Rhetoric

NewsBusters | 12/16/2019 | Staff
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The three major TV networks reported on Hallmark’s initial decision to ban the gay ads as “controversial” and aimed at bashing different types of “love” and featured the opinions of progressive groups like GLAAD, SPLC, and gay celebs like Ellen DeGeneres to back that narrative. Good Morning America anchor Will Reeve characterized it as the channel “trying to unmake its mess.” Hmm, whose side is ABC on?

Reeve’s narrative followed from the premise that the initial pulling of the **** ad was the “controversy” rather than Hallmark’s first ever LGBTQ ad which garnered plenty of backlash in its own right. In response to the channel’s statement that removing the ad “was the wrong decision” and desire to “reestablish our partnership and reinstate the commercials,” GMA featured GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis’ response.

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Ellis claimed, “This reversal is so important for the LGBTQ community, who two days ago were told [they] weren't worthy of advertisement on the Hallmark Channel.” She added, “The decision to put the ad back on the air is absolutely, one hundred percent, the right one.” Oh, yes, prime ABC real estate for the woman who insists that TV shows need 20% LGBTQ representation by 2025, even though only 4% of the population is LGBTQ. Wouldn’t it seem that her ideas on representation are a little skewed?

NBC’s Today also centered its Hallmark talking points on the rhetoric of progressive special interest group, the infamous Southern Poverty Law Center. The network detailed that one of the conservative groups that initially got Hallmark to pull Zola’s ad, One Million Moms, is a controversial group. After all, it’s part of The American Family Association (AFA,) which is listed as an “Anti-LGBT Hate Group” by the SPLC. Though that isn’t nearly as big a deal as its sounds — well, if you...
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