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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chron Helps Publicize Anti-Prop. 8 Rallies; Conservative Columnist Cries Foul

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Hmmm. What will I hate today?
  • Hmmm. What will I hate today?
Conservative syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin is calling out San Francisco Chronicle political reporter Joe Garofoli for what she says is an inappropriate role in publicizing rallies in support of same-sex marriage.

Malkin pointed out on her Web site this afternoon that Garofoli, in a blog on the Chron's Web site, has offered detailed instructions to readers on how to find protests throughout the state today in the wake of the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage. Garofoli's post describes how to text CREDO Mobile to find rally locations.

Only problem is that this service only applies to anti-Prop. 8 demonstrations. Looks like opponents of same-sex marriage will have to get their information the old-fashioned way. Snorts a disgruntled Malkin, "Bias? What liberal bias?" She notes that the paper did not provide a similar service for right-wingers' anti-tax "Tea Party" rallies in April. 

Malkin's complaints struck as amusing, since the Chronicle came in for plenty of criticism from supporters of same-sex marriage last fall, when it allowed its video footage

to be used in campaign commercials by Prop. 8 supporters. Just goes to

show that if you stay in the news business long enough -- in this case

less than a year -- everybody will find a reason to hate you eventually.

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