Thanks for the Ridicule
Displaying the nuanced understanding of media which made her such an effective propagandist for the Bush Administration, Maggie Gallagher and her anti-marriage cohorts at the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) have released a letter thanking Stephen Colbert for publically skewering their new ad campaign “The Gathering Storm.”
The cringe-worthy ad, which features paid actors feigning concern over the threat of marriage equality against a backdrop of gathering storm clouds, was released following the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in Vermont.
Apparently embracing the idea that any news coverage is good news coverage, Gallagher is (bizarrely) quoted saying, “I’ve always thought Stephen Colbert was a double-agent, pretending to pretend to be a conservative, to pull one over Hollywood. Now I’m sure.” Not to be outdone, NOM Executive Director Brian Brown thanks Colbert for “playing our ad in full on national television-for free. HRC eat your heart out. Plus we all had a great chuckle, too!”
As if there were any questions left about the Right’s ability to rationally appraise reality, Gallagher’s letter confirms the fact she and other conservatives are no longer interested in sharing the real world with the rest of America. NOM’s response highlights the conservative retreat into a delusional world of their own making where FOX broadcasts news, satire is laudatory, fear-mongering is truth-telling, and the LGBT community is upset watching public figures mock its opponents.