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Sullivan’s Playing Games

Jonah, I’ll let Ramesh or Stanley take on each goofy point where Sullivan compares gays to blacks, murderers on Death Row, and in an odd overgeneralization, “single people without family support.” But he is playing fast and loose with the USA Today poll, which he says “found that 67 percent of the 18-29 age group believe that gay marriage would benefit society.” USA Today actually reported that

“67% of those ages 18 to 29 and 53% of those ages 30 to 49 say gay unions would have no harmful effect or might make society better.” In the overall poll, only ten percent of respondents say it would “make society better.” Everyone else is in the “no effect” camp.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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