Detecting Media Bias Essay

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Detecting Media Bias
James Barnett
HUM 114
June 26, 2013
Heather Eatherly

Detecting Media Bias

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage with a decision of five to four today. Being a person of equality in all aspects of life this article caught my attention on the Newsbusters website. The ruling states that in a pair of major victories for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits and, by declining to decide a case from California, effectively allowed same-sex marriages there. The rulings leave in place laws banning same-sex marriage around the nation, and the court declined to say whether there was a constitutional right to such unions. But in clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California, the nation’s most populous state, the court effectively increased to 13 the number of states that allow it.
The decisions will only intensify the fast-moving debate over same-sex marriage, and the clash in the Supreme Court reflected one around the nation. The ruling striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act will immediately extend many benefits to couples in the states where same-sex marriage is legal, and it will give the Obama administration the ability to broaden other benefits through executive actions.
The article itself is factual in its entirety, but the NBC reporter, Peter Alexander shows his support for gay marriage touting how the decisions were "very personally satisfying for the President” and it was only about a year ago during the course of the campaign the President came out and said that he