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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:37 PM

Fox Accidentally Uses Photo of Same-Sex Couple to Illustrate Importance of Heterosexual Marriage

Fox News Accidentally Uses Photo of Same-Sex Couple to Illustrate Article About the Importance of Heterosexual Marriage



Atop yet another typical Fox News article espousing the merits of heteronormativity sits a decidedly atypical sight: A photo of the same-sex couple who made headlines last year for being the first same-sex couple to get married at the Empire State Building.

"Being equal in worth, or value, is not the same as being identical, interchangeable beings," writes Suzanne Venker, author of How to Choose a Husband and Make Peace with Marriage.

Of course, she's talking about her belief that women should stop trying to compete with men and just give in to the fact that they were put on earth to be a wife and mother and nothing more.

But looking at the photo of Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur lovingly sharing their first kiss as a legally married couple, you can't help but smile.

http://gawker.com/5982945/fox-news-accidentally-uses-photo-of-same+sex-couple-to-illustrate-article-about-the-importance-of-heterosexual-marriage

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Reply Fox Accidentally Uses Photo of Same-Sex Couple to Illustrate Importance of Heterosexual Marriage (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #1
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #2
Warpy Feb 2013 #7
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #11
NoGOPZone Feb 2013 #9
freshwest Feb 2013 #10
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #12
freshwest Feb 2013 #13
rocktivity Feb 2013 #3
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #4
rocktivity Feb 2013 #6
Luminous Animal Feb 2013 #5
seabeyond Feb 2013 #8
mythology Feb 2013 #14
ohheckyeah Feb 2013 #15
ReRe Feb 2013 #16
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #17
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2013 #18

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:41 PM

1. They make a cute couple, up there at the top of the Empire State Building.

Good for them!



Oh, and Fuck FOX....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:46 PM

2. Does Faux News do ANY research?

Or was this intentional to draw some attention to their story? Could they really be that incompetent?

Oh, sorry, what was I thinking.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:19 PM

7. They must. Otherwise, how would they be so consistently WRONG?

I think it must take the same kind of research to be wrong all the time as it does to be right all the time.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:47 PM

11. That is a very good point. Being wrong all the time

is not an easy task.

But what would the point of making your viewers and fans feel stupid be? Now, if they were Comedy Central, I would get it.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:25 PM

9. No, it's easier simply to make things up as they go along. nt

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:44 PM

10. They appear severely challenged in this area, and can't use Google properly. Two examples:

They reported German's solar industry is better than ours, because Germany has more sunshine than the USA. They didn't use the Google, but it's what their owners wanted aired:



When they do use the Google, they were unable to read the caption and realize their example wasn't straight. OTOH, they could be mocking their viewers.

I think they're making fun of them...



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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:50 PM

12. It is rather improbably that they can be so very wrong

so often. But what is the point??? Since I see no reason for them to make fun of their audience, I have to assume that they are just lazy and stupid.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:52 PM

13. I think they're lazy, is what it is. Googled 'married couple kissing!' and went with sexiest woman.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:46 PM

3. Foo-kin-bee-YOOO-tee-ful!


rocktivity

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:51 PM

4. Additional aritcle on link below


Oops! Don’t Tell Fox News They’ve Got Pic Of Lesbian Couple For Column On Traditional Marriage Gender Roles
http://www.mediaite.com/online/oops-dont-tell-fox-news-theyve-got-pic-of-lesbian-couple-for-column-on-traditional-marriage-gender-roles/


Btw, the FoxNews article was posted on Feb 5th and the photo is still there: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/05/to-be-happy-must-admit-women-and-men-arent-equal/




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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:55 PM

6. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

Special Achievement category!


rocktivity

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:52 PM

5. Just reading the title made me laugh right out loud!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:24 PM

8. that is the best. i LUV it. my son thought it great also. ah ha. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:20 PM

14. This makes me want to giggle

But there's something unintentionally important I think in the fact that Fox couldn't tell this was a same sex marriage, because in the end, same sex marriages aren't any different than different sex marriages.

Plus anything that makes Fox News look like more of a joke is a good thing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:09 AM

15. I think that couple was on Say Yes to The Dress....

I saw them on some show.

Fox is pathetic - it's wrong more than it's right.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:44 AM

16. It is a lovely photo...

...just the wrong one! Who would have thought that a bunch of idiots could run a cable news station? Bizarro world. That's what we've become... Duh...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:55 PM

17. This couple is from Anchorage.

Too bad they had to leave our state to get married, but I'm happy for them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:14 PM

18. This is NOT right!

That poor, sweet couple now have to live with being associated with Fox News! That is just wrong!
Fox News owes them a honeymoon at lest for this!

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