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Posts Tagged ‘The Advocate’

UPDATE: Chick-fil-A Still Very Much Anti-Gay Marriage

This week we all wondered whether to believe the stories about Chick-fil-A’s supposed decision to stop donating to anti-gay groups. If it sounded too good to be true, that’s because it was.

Turns out that, as reported by The Advocate, the poultry-parts chain can still support “pro family” groups ‘til the cows come home without violating the “agreement” it reached with Chicago alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno—as long as its charity doesn’t donate directly to these groups. It’s what we call a massive loophole.

For example, on Tuesday Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy tweeted a picture of himself taking part in the WinShape Ride for the Family. It’s an event designed to raise money for the Marriage and Family Foundation, an advocacy group founded by the Cathy family that lobbies against various marriage equality laws.

Did Cathy violate his company’s earlier “agreement” to stop donating to those groups?

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Revolving Door: ‘In the Arena,’ ‘News of the World,’ ‘WaPo,’ and More

Two big media names have gotten the ax.

Eliot Spitzer‘s comeback vehicle In The Arena was cancelled. CNN’s evening schedule has already been reworked and Spitzer said his final good-byes last night.

And today we have bombshell news that Sunday’s issue of News of the World will be the paper’s last. The British outlet, which has been publishing for 168 years and is currently owned by News Corp., has succumbed to the pressures of an ongoing investigation into allegations that the paper is tied a phone hacking scandal involving a 13-year-old murdered girl and families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Guardian has the complete statement, which was delivered by James Murdoch, News Corp.’s deputy chief operating officer, Rupert’s son, and the person next in line for News Corp. leadership.

Also news today that kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart is joining ABC News, working on stories involving missing persons.

Click through for more of this week’s media changes.

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