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Fox News Anchors Were Urged to Attend GLAAD Event, Emails Show

GLAAD lashed out at Fox News this week after anchors Jamie Colby and Kimberly Guilfoyle attended the organization’s annual media awards, calling the network’s track record on LGBT issues “abysmal.” But according to an email obtained by TVNewser, a GLAAD executive encouraged Colby and Guilfoyle — among others at Fox News — to attend the event.

In a statement to Equality Matters, which is run by Media Matters Action Network, GLAAD’s vice president of communications Rich Ferraro used Colby and Guilfoyle’s attendance to condemn Fox News:

If Kimberly and Jamie expect to attend future GLAAD events, they will first need to sit down with us to discuss Fox News’ embarrassing, biased and misinformed coverage of LGBT issues. The invitation is open. Fox News’s track record on LGBT issues is abysmal, and it makes no sense to me why any LGBT people or allies would want to be a part of that.

TVNewser has obtained an email from GLAAD director of creative development Marc Honaker urging a current FNC staffer to “ask [Roger] Ailes or Suzanne [Scott] to buy a table for FNC.”

Honaker, who once worked for Bill O’Reilly‘s show, said in the email that Colby and Guilfoyle had an expressed an interest in attending, writing, “We’d love to have lots of FNCers!”

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Anchors In Purple For Spirit Day

GLAAD is keeping an eye on the news networks today, which is the annual Spirit Day, when millions of Americans wear purple to speak out against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. This morning, anchors on “Today,” “GMA” and “CBS This Morning” as well as Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, and many of the syndicated talk shows, all wore purple for Spirit Day.

Yankees-a-Plenty on Nielsen 'Most Marketable Baseball Players' List

Three New York Yankees made Nielsen’s “Most Marketable Players in Baseball” list, with captain Derek Jeter crushing everyone else. Nielsen measured player marketability using a proprietary statistic, the “N-Score,” which can be applied both nationally and in the player’s local market.

Jeter topped the list with an N-Score of 165, with his teammate Mariano Rivera a distant second at 56. The other Yankee to make the cut was Alex Rodriguez, who placed eighth with an N-Score of 35.

“Derek Jeter is on a tremendous run, with each new endorsement raising his profile with consumers. With a score more than three times his nearest competitor, it’s no wonder he’s been the face for Nike, Gatorade, Fleet Bank, Ford, VISA and more,” said Stephen Master, VP, Nielsen Sports. “While many of the players may not have national visibility, locally their brands resonate at a very strong level, with some having local N-Scores almost 10 times that of their national one.”

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