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Brian Williams: Not So Funny Any More

Brian Williams???s luck couldn???t last forever. After a well-received gambit on SNL and continued success in the ratings game, his introduction to a segment on Queen Elizabeth???s long marriage to Prince Philips has got the gays switching channels.

In the piece, Williams said, ???In an era when marriage is under attack, the United Kingdom is these days celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary: the longest marriage of any monarchy.???

The wording is scandal-inducingly vague.

It could be reference to the high divorce rates, or the political attacks on gay marriage. Whatever the writer intended, most gays are taking ???under attack??? as an echo of the Christian right???s argument against gay marriage.

Well, if nothing else, with its partnership Logo News, CBS now has the gay demographic on lock down.

Nov 20, 2007 · Link · 4 Responses
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Comments (4)
No. 1 watchmen says:

Marriage, as I have known it all my life, is a union between a man and a woman. Not two women, not two men. Why is it so difficult to understand. Gays are not accepted by the straight society and never will be.

Posted: Nov 20, 2007 at 1:15 pm
No. 2 Laurie Anne says:

Watchmen–you are an idiot. Why is that so hard for you to understand?

Posted: Nov 20, 2007 at 2:05 pm
No. 3 Rob says:

I completely understand that all your life marriage has been a union between a man and a woman. That’s not the question, and you know it. The question is why marriage shouldn’t be open to same sex couples. And “it’s been that way all my life” isn’t an answer to anything. What is that so difficult to understand?

Posted: Nov 20, 2007 at 2:07 pm
No. 4 adamblast says:

Empty appeals to tradition are for the weak-minded.

Slavery was a tradition. Treating women like property was a tradition. Just because something “has always been that way” does not make it right.

Not that marriage has always been between 1 woman and 1 man as you claim in any case. The definition of marriage has varied widely from one society to the next throughout history.

Posted: Nov 20, 2007 at 2:36 pm
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