What do these images say about media biases?
What do they say about how good a job we are doing as a community in being heard?
Take a look at these photos below (click on them to go to the on-line article they came from) and see what you think:
Angry Same-Gender Marriage Supporter, from the Los Angeles Times
Angry Same-Gender Marriage Supporter, from the Wall Street Journal
Sad/Hopeful Lesbians from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Hopeful Same-Gender Marriage Supporters, From The Orange County Register:
Earnest Defense: Here's one from the Sacramento Bee of an angry anti-gay marriage protester, which shows a more nuanced response from a pro-gay marriage supporter:
And The New York Times' photo lets you focus on whichever side of the issue you're on:
My eye goes right to the gay couple in the foreground, one with his arm around the other, holding up the "Love will Conquer H8" sign , but I bet that people who DON'T want Gays to have the right to marry focus on the woman and man on either side of the male couple who carry "traditional" marriage signs.
Take a look at YOUR local news coverage of Prop 8 being debated in front of the California Supreme Court. What does it say about the biases of the media where YOU live?
What images really speak to you?
For me, the image that spoke the MOST was this one, from The Seattle Times (It was also used on the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer):
What do you think?