GLAAD: CNN’s Baldwin & Merman Hold Richard Land Accountable for Boy Scout Claims

From GLAAD on the CNN interview with Southern Baptists leader Richard Land:

This is a little different from some of the acocuntability we have seen in the past. Berman and Baldwin didn’t haul out comments from Land’s past so viewers would learn more about his patterns of engagement. Instead, the anchors calmly and quietly challenged most everything Land put on the table. They saw right through his obvious goal of connecting gays with child sexual abuse (despite his protests to the contrary) and reacted in the spirit his words deserved. The anchors didn’t talk over him—they simply refused to let their network serve as Richard Land’s echo chamber. Bravo.

Here’s the CNN interview:

Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.


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