It's always interesting to watch the mainstream media coordinate their stories with the left's public policy strategies. For example, below are just three of the headlines running today:
Illinois Gay-Marriage Bill Stalls Despite Broad Backing (Bloomberg) - Despite the fact that polls consistently show a majority of Illinoisans oppose gay marriage, Bloomberg headlines it has having broad backing.
Chicago couple eagerly awaits Illinois gay marriage vote (Reuters) - Got to have the "human interest" angle for the emotional (vs. rational) approach to the issue. That must have been Reuters assignment.
Illinois Inches Closer To Same-Sex Marriage Legalization (CBS St. Louis) - Pro-gay mariage forces were confident they'd have this through the lame duck Senate by now. Despite being knocked back on their heels by the pro-family majority, CBS claims the gay marriage minority has got the upper hand.
The truth is new media again showed itself to be more effective; picking up unreported stories from front-line, pro-family organizations like Thomas More Society, Illinois Family Institute, and the National Organization for Marriage. Organizations that clearly seemed to be leaders in the gay marriage battle taking place in Springfield provided inside information to Illinois Review and other new media outlets, while the mainstream media, as usual, fed off it's leads.