Chris Wallace anticipates complaints in this video talking about his decision to welcome Margie Phelps to Fox News Sunday tomorrow. They will discuss the recent Snyder v. Phelps ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately, just hours before air time, Wallace seems happy for the controversy, rather than trying to book a guest who could provide balance. Then again, how do you balance Phelps? On Fox? Unbalanced in so many ways.
United Support for Al Snyder is organizing on Facebook and Twitter, attempting to get Fox News to include perspective from military personnel. Wallace could also include faith leaders who would offer context to the Phelps' rants on theological grounds. Fox could also include gay rights leaders, or even gay faith leaders. Wallace acknowledges this is a shift in policy from ignoring the Phelps, so why not at least attempt some balance?
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One can hope Wallace is at least doing his homework, but just in case, here's a little context on Phelps; how they are viewed in Topeka, Kansas; changing attitudes toward gay rights in America since they emerged on the national scene at the time of Matthew Shepard's murder; and the real winner in Snyder v. Phelps.