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CNN fails straight facts on gay foster parents debate

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CNN, in a new struggle with the definition and practice of credibility, played matador in allowing questionable statistics on the air in a debate over a Texas legislative move to prevent same-sex couples from becoming foster parents. CNN allowed a supporter of the legislation to claim that research showed that children in foster homes with same-sex parents are 11 times as likely to be sexually abused as those with heterosexual parents.

his website (see Gaywatch video section).

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Ohn

May 14, 2005 at 11:06 pm

That’s not the only “questionable statistics on the air” that the mainstream media has allowed on the air.
The Numbers Guy followed-up on a suspect statistics provided by the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas.
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/
0,,SB111521814339424546,00.html?mod=2%5F1125%5F1