Hosts like Matthews can work their way into this in their own way, but there is no reason that their producers can’t use the stuff GLAAD collects to seed their own research. There is every reason that Matthews should go into having Perkins on with relevant questions about how his gentler answers relate to his more extreme speech elsewhere.
Herndon Graddick laid out some great questions in his piece about CNN. I don’t go as far as wanting hosts to introduce Perkins as the leader of an SPLC-named hate group. But, with his affable, mutually respectful relationship with Perkins, Matthews should be able to advance his on-air conversations to the evidence cited by the SPLC.
That will be the opposite of censorship — broadening the discussions to include more complete coverage of Perkins purported expertise.]]>