Tony Perkins Used GOP Primary For Mainstream Media Access

A new Equality Matters report shows that the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins made a total of 56 appearances on cable news programs over the course of the 2012 Republican Primary, most of which were on MSNBC. This does not include the many times his point of view was referenced, including 31 times on CNN alone. On none of these occasions did any network ever reference that FRC has been identified as an anti-gay hate group. Instead, they praised him an “honest” spokesperson for the social conservative and evangelical votes. Read the full analysis at Equality Matters and check out GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project to see why networks should be more responsible about who they give airtime to.