Should News Outlets Declare Allegiances?

by: Dylan Byers | Politico

Following Friday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages, three news organizations — BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and Mashable — changed their Twitter avatars to feature the rainbow flag, a symbol of pride in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

 

The decision to endorse a legal ruling that is opposed by many conservatives — including the vast majority of Republican presidential candidates — signals how comfortable some news outlets have become with backing certain political causes, and highlights a divide among media organizations not always accounted for in the familiar dichotomies of old vs. new, right vs. left, etc.

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