Boston Globe reacts to MassResistance-generated outrage over gay musical at local high school
Publishes glowing article in Sunday's paper supporting bizarre play
POSTED: Dec 7, 2009
Last week's MassResistance article on the homosexual musical being performed at Concord-Carlisle High School next weekend stirred up a huge outrage. Obviously, they needed to do something about it.
Bizarre homosexual musical suddenly attracts attention
The play, "Falsettos," is a highly sexualized story around a father who leaves his family to live with his homosexual lover. It includes students acting out homosexual roles and singing lines like "Don't make noise but daddy's kissing boys." And it's being directed by a well-known homosexual activist teacher at the school, Peter Atlas, who is connected to Kevin Jennings and has been a GLSEN Board member.
Boston Globe steps in
Something obviously needed to be done to counter the wave of bad publicity. So on Sunday the Boston Globe retaliated with a completely one-sided, biased article praising the school and describing the play in glowing terms.
It lays it on pretty thick, even by Globe standards. The Globe article congratulates the school for breaking new ground and fostering "an environment that welcomes diversity of all kinds, including sexual orientation."
"Among most groups here, [homosexuality is] widely accepted, just another thing that the person is, and not something negative. A characteristic, like having blue eyes,'' said stage manager Ben Marsh. "There will always be a few jerks who think it's not OK, but that's to be expected. This play definitely discourages stereotypes and serves as an information source.''
And this . . .
Sophomore Hannah Kilcoyne plays 12-year-old Jason, Marvin's son, in Concord-Carlisle's production, and for her the performance holds significance beyond what she ever expected to find in a high school musical.
Yuck! Just what we all want to know about. But these kinds of quotes are meant to give a propaganda-like impression to the readers, particularly other students who might read the article.
Classic Boston Globe pseudo-journalism: Opposition marginalized
The article is classic Globe pseudo-journalism: Lots of people are quoted, but all the quotes are from people who support the production. No quotes critical of it are in the article. We happen to know that there are plenty of people at the school and in the community who strongly oppose this. But the Globe has no interest in including both sides. It wants to make a statement that the community is 100% in favor of it.
Concord-Carlisle has not escaped notice for its staging of "Falsettos.'' The play caught the attention of MassResistance.org, a grass-roots activist group in Massachusetts, whose online newsletter recently ran a headline saying "Concord-Carlisle High School presenting depraved homosexual musical.''