Thursday, August 16, 2007

Gay? You'll Like ABC

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has issued its first GLAAD Network Responsibility Index to measure the "quantity, quality, and diversity" of homosexual portrayals during the Networks' prime time programming. The Big Winner was ABC, which registered an impressive 15 per cent of its broadcast hours graced by LBGT (Lesbian Bi Gay Transgendered) impressions. Of course Fox came up the rear, as it were, with LBGT impressions in a mere six per cent of its broadcast hours. Don't know if that included "desperately suppressed" LBGT impressions, but if so that would probably encompass the Hannity/Colmes show (one day these two will marry) and anything with O'Reilly in it.

Frankly, I think the folks at GLAAD have a bit too much time on their hands; this rather reminds me of attempts to quantify the "Liberalness" on television news-casts by studying how often the host smiles in the presence of Liberal versus Conservative guests. But whatever. I suppose it keeps them out of trouble.

The full study can be found here.

1 comment:

Ti-Guy said...

Sheesh...How long do I have to wait for one of your trolls to show up and call you "gay" for posting this? Where the hell's Ding-Dong...did he finally decamp to the Betty Ford?

Oh, Christ, I'll do it...What are ya, queer?