A quick summary of four US papers’ reactions to Obama’s Gay News: A picture with 1000 words or more

The most moving reaction to this news was what I heard from Andrew Sullivan, who said that he thought it would be no big deal, but that hearing his president acknowledge his humanity as equal in this way in this speech moved him to tears. The same day, Fox called it a “war on marriage. And next day, today, snail-mail media had their go at it.


NYT: Triumphant but dignified. Wall Street J: Announces, but in subheader anticipates how conservatives will use it against him. Does not anticipate simultaneous release of info that Romney was a bully at school, though. OC Register: Doesn’t bother writing decent headline, so why should we give a crap? USA Today: Openly reactionary stance plus banners of morons protesting.

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