As the nation’s media openly joined in the celebrations of the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, some are saying, as we blogged about, that they will not cover opposition to the issue anymore. Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed, said this:
“We firmly believe that for a number of issues, including civil rights, women’s rights, anti-racism, and LGBT equality, there are not two sides.”
Read it all: Mollie Hemingway, BuzzFeed’s Journalistic Struggles On Same-Sex Marriage, In GIFs, The Federalist. Sample:
What would it even mean to say that there are not two sides on an issue that was literally just decided on a 5-4 vote? How does BuzzFeed explain to its readers what that number four represents?