So if you were watching Fox News on Tuesday, right after they announced the California Supreme Court decision, then you probably saw the insane commentary from legal analyst Bob Massi. Check out this analysis from my brilliant friend beetle blogger, sent in an email after the decision was announced. She’s right on as always.
I think we should all apply for analyst jobs at fox. I don’t have any news experience, but obviously it doesn’t matter, I apparently won’t need facts either…
Fox News Legal Analyst??? What kind of comment is this? On live news, incorrect propaganda is being spouted:
“this movement, prop 8 was very much funded , millions of dollars, much by the Mormon Church as you know, they spent, they were organized, they went out .. what’s going to happen now? The bottom line is they lost….
There is a lot to be learned by this…. they got out charged, money wise. They got out organized. You and I have covered these kind of cases… its all about money. If you have the amount of money to go out and try to raise the kind of support you want, and to pay the people and the volunteers to get out there, those are the ones that usually win.”
—Bob Massi, Fox News Legal AnalystWould you like a point by point rebuttal of this awful legal analyzing? I’m just a regular joe and I know more than your legal analyst does!The Mormon Church gave no money. Only in-kind donations amounting to an insignificant fraction of the donations received in the Proposition 8 fight. As a prop 8 supporter I can tell you that I was not paid, and neither were any of the thousands of volunteers who worked tirelessly for marriage. We worked for Proposition 8 because it was right, not for money.Proposition 8 supporters were out fund-raised and outspent by far, not the other way around.Fire the “Legal Analyst”.
“We really have now… two classes of people within the same class… There is a sense of reverence. They want to be able to introduce their partner as their spouse. They want to say “this is my husband,” “this is my wife,” not “this is my partner.” And as a result, the reverence and the depth of that that you and I take for granted, they want that back. This will back very soon I’m sure in the next four years.“