It all started with a Little Rock AR Advocacy group’s call to action. The Center For Artistic Revolution (CAR) wanted its members to contact the Batesville Guard and request they amend their obituary policy to enable same sex partners to be included in free obituaries.
Enter MEDIA MEGA SUPERSTAR GLAAD.
GLAAD did as it has always done before proceeding autonomously completely ignoring the local advocacy groups and media who originally initiated the actions.
GLAAD quickly proclaimed victory! GLAAD proclaimed it single handily took on the Batesville Guard and convinced the editor to change the papers policy!
Honestly, that sounded rather dubious to me.
I had talked to the Batesville editor the day before and again today. Her attitude was at first caustic comparing this mans need to be mentioned in their paper to other peoples desire to have cats and dogs included in obituaries. Really!
I appealed to her sense of journalistic integrity and our conversation ended on a slightly positive note with the editor recognizing the possible gain in readership should they make this cutting edge change. But that, and nothing more. No promises.
Today the Batesville Guard published that it was not going to change their obituary policy and evidently never promised anyone they would.
Where is GLAAD getting its information from? Are they that desperate in light of it’s recent exposure as a duplicitous corporate entity taking money betraying our communities need for Net Neutrality ?
I think GLAAD manufactured this victory.
Well, the Center For Artistic Revolution had a long conversation with GLAAD regarding their presence in Arkansas.
A note from Kelli: GLAAD I can live without your obnoxious narcissistic media whoring.
And CAR would respectfully ask you to take action. Again.