Gaine's Story a Loss for Media Credibility December 10, 2016 by Staff

Chip and Joanna Gaines are the hosts of the popular cable show Fixer Upper but now they're in hot water because they refused to divulge to a probing reporter their personal beliefs on same-sex relationships. As a result, the "reporter" dug up old sermons delivered by their pastor and reported his views. This is a non story about a celebrity couple's non views. The danger here is when media flirt with gossip and report suspicions they lose credibility and subscribers. The media should reject becoming a conduit of malicious news. They should respect private political religious beliefs of celebrities. Neglecting these truths frays an already delicate political fabric of a free people—a freedom the media plays an important role in maintaining.

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