Homosexual Group Measures TV Stations for Gayness: ABC and CW Lead in Pro-Gay Programming
By Peter J. Smith
LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A leading homosexual activist organization has released a report measuring the prevalence of favorable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) material on major US television networks.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) issued its first GLAAD Network Responsibility Index to measure TV networks’ "quantity, quality, and diversity" of homosexual propaganda shown during primetime programming.
According to the study, ABC leads the five major networks (ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, and NBC) in primetime programming hours containing either homosexual characters or the discussion of homosexuality. The report analyzes the incidence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) "impressions" in 4,693 hours of primetime from June 1, 2006 - May 31, 2007. Right behind ABC was CW - the merger of the now defunct WB and UPI networks - second at 12 percent, followed by CBS (9 percent), NBC (7 percent) and Fox (6 percent.)
GLAAD noted that network television has great power to change public attitudes toward homosexuality saying, "the power of the broadcast medium to shape culture and collective consciousness is indisputable." It cited the strides made by the homosexual agenda after comedian Ellen DeGeneres publicly announced her lesbianism ten years ago.
"This historic event not only shaped the future of LGBT representation on ABC, but on all of television," the report stated.
GLAAD rated ABC as "good," the CW, CBS and NBC got "fair", for how well they depicted homosexual representations. However, FOX got "failing" marks, with the homosexual organization saying it needed major improvement.