The Washington Post's coverage of gay marriage openly sides with supporters. That's not coming from a conservative but the paper's own ombudsman.
Patrick Pexton draws this conclusion from an email exchange between a conservative reader and a Post reporter, neither of whom he identifies. He quotes the reporter saying, "Should the media make room for racists, i.e. those people who believe that black people shouldn't marry white people? Any story on African-Americans wouldn't be wholly accurate without the opinion of a racist, right?"
Pexton says of these comments, "Many journalists have a hard time giving much voice to those opposed to gay marriage. They see people opposed to gay rights today as cousins, perhaps distant cousins, of people in the 1950s and 1960s who, citing God and the Bible, opposed black people sitting in the bus seat, or dining at the lunch counter, of their choosing."
The ombudsman concludes, "The Post should do a better job of understanding and conveying to readers, with detachment and objectivity, the beliefs and the fears of social conservatives."
Via The Washington Post.