Thursday, December 22, 2011

NBC News reports repeal of DADT going well

NBC Nightly news offered a three minute report on the first year after the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was passed, and three months after official certification.
 
 In Norfolk, VA at the Navy Base (not the bastion of social liberalism, in Pat Robertson country), two lesbian soldiers had a party on ship.  One young man came out to his parents from Afghanistan and his YouTube video went viral.  The ability to speak freely about the matter on social media has become an important aspect of the repeal. 
 
Without social media (particularly Facebook and its insistence on Zuckerberg’s own theory of integrity), and without the persistence of self-published bloggers  (who just wouldn’t go away) like me for years – I wonder if the repeal could have happened. 

 

The Dec. 26 issue of the Washington Times plays devils advocate with an article by Rowan Scarborough, "Three months on, 'don't ask' repeal gets mixed reviews", link here.

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