Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Washington Blade: Watchdog or lapdog?

The legacy media have developed the disconcerting habit of jumping into bed with the very organizations whose activities they are supposed to be scrutinizing on our behalf. In the latest development, The Washington Blade, the LGBT community's "newspaper of record" (and heaven help us if that's actually the case), has announced a "strategic partnership" with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:
WASHINGTON — The Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed LGBT newspaper, today announced it has become a National Corporate Partner of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

The Blade becomes the sixth National Corporate Partner of NGLTF and joins Grey Goose Vodka, Showtime, Southwest Airlines, Chili’s Restaurants and Wells Fargo as National Corporate Partners.
It's one thing for a restaurant chain or bank to assume that role, but quite another for a newspaper that is supposed to keep tabs on LGBT activist organizations so that we can know whether they are representing our interests adequately.

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