Have you ever watched ABC’s “What Would You Do?”? — the network’s hidden-camera gotcha journalism, anchored by John Quinones (below)?
As described by John Nolte for Breitbart.com:
ABC News displays its own kind of bigotry by setting up their hidden cameras at a famous steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas, to hunt for homophobes. Three child actors dressed as Boy Scouts sit at a community table. One comes out to his friends as gay, and ABC News is there to capture the Southern-fried bigotry.
Except, all they find is loving Christianity:
A kind-faced woman (below) gently says to the three pretend Boy Scouts: “Listen, Christians don’t hate the sinner. We just don’t like the sin. But Christians still love ya.” Then she reminds the three actors that even though we sin, “you can ask for forgiveness,” and that the Bible says “Men shall not lay with men.”
The kind lady then reassures the “coming out” faux Boy Scout, “If you do end up accepting it and doing that, there will be people that will accept you no matter what.”
As Nolte points out:
“What Would You Do?”[…] is probably the most appalling kind of gotcha journalism allowed to broadcast these days. The segments are almost always politically correct (race, homophobia, Muslims, bullying, smoking ), but the targets are not the powerful; the targets instead are everyday American citizens.
It is Candid Camera for smug, sanctimonious, left-wing elitists — Borat for The Awful.
If anchor John Quinones had even a hint of moral courage, he would turn that hidden camera on his colleagues who work in the powerful world of media. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see what the media would do in certain situations involving conservatives, Christianity, Barack Obama, oh, and Southerners?
But Quinones isn’t about afflicting the comfortable; he is a bullying cultural enforcer targeting the powerless.
p style=”padding-left:30px;”>And remember, when James O’Keefe does this exact sort of the thing to The Powerful, he is pummeled by the media and is then put out of business by our government during all of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
H/t FOTM’s Stephanie O.