It should come as no surprise that MSNBC's socially liberal anchors are biased in favor of gay marriage -- saying it's an issue of "marriage equality." But on Friday’s MSNBC Live, anchor Thomas Roberts dropped all pretext of being a neutral journalist by explicitly telling viewers how they should vote on the controversial issue.
Speaking on Friday with Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of the Family Equality Council, openly gay host Thomas Roberts actually told his audience how to vote on ballot questions in the states of Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
Roberts, who has a lengthy history of running one-sided soft interviews and stories showing his support for gay marriage, is now squarely acting as an activist, with just 11 days to spare before the election.
Responding to Roberts’ question about which of the four states has the best chance of passing gay marriage, Chrisler commented that:
And that means in Washington, Maryland and Maine, we'll see marriage equality for the community and in Minnesota they'll be able to beat back this really hurtful, hateful constitutional amendment that just basically tells kids and families who are LGBT in Minnesota that they are different and should be treated differently in the constitution.
Roberts concluded by telling his audience (emphasis mine), “in Minnesota you need to vote no and the other three states you need to vote yes.” This shameful example of activism further demonstrates that MSNBC is no longer an actual news network but instead a 24-hour outlet for promoting liberal causes, and in the case of Thomas Roberts, actually telling its viewers how they should vote.
See relevant transcript below.