News flash: Ending DADT will be a non-event

Fox News uses “Fair and Balanced” as its tagline. What Fox really means by that is “Since all the media except us have a liberal bias, we need to be extremely conservative in order to balance them out. It’s only fair!” In keeping with that policy, Fox has declined to sell ad time to show the following ad:

Transcript below the fold.

Video shows images of troops getting off a helicopter, inside a helicopter, getting onto a helicopter.

“As the military prepares to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ our NATO allies have told us what to expect…Business as usual.”

Video shows man in military uniform with caption “May 19, 2010, Washington D.C., Major General Walter Semianiw, Canadian Forces.”

“There is no negative impact of having men and women of any sexual orientation fighting together…”

Video shows text “NATO allies in Iraq and Afghanistan allow openly gay troops,” with images of flags of the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, France, Norway, Sweden (which is actually not a NATO member), Spain, Italy, Germany, and the UK.

“…in Afghanistan, in Iraq.” New voice: “The lifting of the homosexual ban was a bit like Y2K. It was a non-event and it continues to be a non-event.”

Video shows man speaking with caption “May 19, 2010, Washington D.C., Major General Simon VL Willis, Australian Army (ret.).”

Brief shot of soldiers, then screen shows that the ad was paid for by the Palm Center.


About Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys, and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented rituals and workshops at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, and other mid-Atlantic venues. Literata offers healing and divination services as well as customized life-cycle rituals. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in history with the support of her husband and four cats.
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