Anti-Gay Child Molestation Story Gets FIVE Times As Much Exposure As Pro-Abortion Child Sex Molestation Story
A tale of two disgusting, evil, terrible people. My purpose is not to report the evil acts they committed – you can find plenty of articles about either story. The timing of these stories, and their similarity give us an opportunity for an insight about social media use for a political agenda.
One is was a leader in the pro-abortion movement. The other is a lawyer that worked for an pro-Christian traditional organization, labeled as as “anti-gay.”
I wonder which will get more exposure?
These are two searches I ran for articles on both stories. About 98 tweets are counted at the bottom of a tweetdeck column – the story about the “anti-gay” lawyer got that many tweets in 3 hours and 39 minutes, while the story about the pro-Abortion leader got that many in seventeen hours.*
I’m not saying this is scientific by any means, but I think it’s indicative of how well the Left spreads their propaganda.
Why is that? I think the Left is just better at pushing their anti-conservative stories than we are.
Of course they get lots of help:
How can a person leading both an anti-gay crusade while peddling child porn of their own child live with themselves?salon.com/2013/01/11/ant…
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 12, 2013
Anti-gay activist who claimed “the Bible is my favorite book” convicted for producing child pornography slnm.us/utV0Nvi
— Salon.com (@Salon) January 11, 2013
Their stories get mainstream push, while ours are relegated to grassroots media:
— Steven Ertelt (@StevenErtelt) January 10, 2013
Oh, by the way…
The “anti-gay” attorney was arrested in November, nearly two months ago and the story has more coverage now than the pro-abortion leader who was arrested 2 days ago.
*this tweet at the bottom of one column was created 17 hours ago, other story’s 98th tweet was created 3 hours 30 mins at the time of screencapping. That’s a ratio of 98 tweets per 219 minutes, to 98 tweets to 1070 minutes, or 219/1020, or .2049, or approximately 5 times as many tweets.