Less than 72 hours after the United States Supreme Court voted to overturn thousands of years of Western culture by declaring homosexual marriage is a fundamental human right, those crack news junkies at the Huffington Post were mocking conservatives with a headline declaring “civilization is still standing.”
They didn’t think it would take three days?
Besides demonstrating its own absurd sense of history, HuffPo’s “American civilization is still standing, despite predictions of marriage equality opponents” conveniently ignored the predictions of its own preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton. Naturally, though, it included quotes attacking the idea from Republican whipping boys like Rick Santorum and Ben Carson.
American civilization is still standing, despite predictions of marriage equality opponents http://t.co/NIV6zNYaTE
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) June 29, 2015
Left out of the piece was Hillary’s staunch defense of traditional marriage in the past, including one speech on the Senate floor during a 2004 debate where she called traditional marriage “the fundamental bedrock of society” and said “I believe that marriage is not just a bond, but a sacred bond between a man and a woman.”
“I take umbrage at anyone who might suggest that those of us who worry about amending the Constitution are less committed to the sanctity of marriage, or to the fundamental bedrock principle that exists between a man and a woman, going back into the mists of history as one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization, and that its primary, principal role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.”
Hillary wasn’t the only lib HuffPo omitted. And the absence of any Democrat quote in the piece made it obvious that it wasn’t really interested in trying to discredit opposition to gay marriage as much as it was interested in trying to discredit social conservatives.
The partisan jab at Republicans, however, wasn’t well received on social media.
@HuffingtonPost Is that your idea of serious journalism? -because major fail. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
— Kathleen (@teamfrazzled) June 30, 2015
RE @HuffingtonPost And you’re surprised it’s taking longer than 24 hours to collapse? Disappointed?
— GlobSnark (@GlobSnark) June 30, 2015
— Mark Schwarz (@MarkTSchwarz) June 29, 2015
— Speedy Varmint (@SpeedyVarmint) June 29, 2015
@HuffingtonPost The end of an empire doesn’t happen overnight. It is a slow process. Sort of like a cancer.
— DanCrocker (@Dan__Crocker) June 29, 2015
@HuffingtonPost “I don’t have lung cancer! Take that, doubters!”–Smoker, After First Cigarette
— Orwellian_Dilemma (@Orwells_Dilemma) June 30, 2015
More obvious than America’s cultural decline is the Huffington Post’s thinly veiled political agenda. Civilization might still be standing, but the liberal media’s credibility crumbled long ago.