CNN Responds to Concerns Over Ex-Gay Story

CNN’s Kara Phillips had a segment this morning offering the views of the head of the American Psychological Association’s gay and lesbian committee on ex-gays and gay conversion therapy. The spot was in response to an earlier segment that was criticized for having an ex-gay activist with no countering voices and no LGBT voices.

At the end of the segment, she acknowledged having ex-gay activist Richard Cohen on was a bad decision, but said that her goal was to begin a conversation.  She also struck back at her critics for writing “hateful messages” and leveling ugly attacks on her, through email.  She cited her work on other LGBT stories as evidence that she didn’t have an anti-gay agenda and said that the emails represented a serious lack of civility.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

One Response

  1. […] because the story wasn’t compelling and interesting.  Instead, because these kinds of stories are a “no win” situation, no matter how careful the reporter may be.  So, […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: