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Maggie Gallagher MIA for MSNBC NOM Document Segment: VIDEO


MSNBC's Thomas Roberts did a segment this morning on the damaging NOM document dump with Truth Wins Out's Wayne Besen and NOM's Maggie Gallagher, but Gallagher was not present when it began even though she confirmed an hour beforehand, so Roberts just showed an empty chair, Equality Matters reports.

Roberts_besenSaid Roberts:

"This empty studio chair in Seattle was supposed to hold Maggie Gallagher...although she is missing in action...I would say 'hi Maggie', but you're not there!"

Roberts went on to discuss the documents with Besen and the race-baiting done by NOM. Gallagher was not there to spout off in their defense.


UPDATE: Roberts tweets to us, "Maggie was booked in the wrong studio. She will be back. Our mistake."

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  1. she's never looked better!

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 28, 2012 12:25:35 PM

  2. Tom Roberts is going to lose his credibility, even with the liberal viewers of MSNBC, if he does not tone down the cheerleading for gay causes.

    He is supposed to be a news anchor, not a Rachel-Maddow like opinionator.

    And the notion that NOM is going to be "damaged" by any of this is utterly laughable.

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 28, 2012 12:27:37 PM

  3. According to Twitter, she wasn't a no show, there was a scheduling error. Just an FYI.

    Posted by: Chuck | Mar 28, 2012 12:32:24 PM

  4. How exactly is he "cheerleading"? This is a legitimate news story. Is he and MSNBC supposed to ignore this topic? And I think he was trying to be fair by having Maggie on the show so she could defend her side of the story.

    Posted by: jamesintoronto | Mar 28, 2012 12:33:17 PM

  5. something beautiful has already happened in Canada - LGBT Equality is seen as a justified factual reality, not a "liberal bias" - as such, Canadian news media presents LGBT Equality Issues in a fair and unbiased way - meaning non-bigoted.

    Canadian News. it's not a liberal bias, nor a cheerleading of gay causes - it's adhering to factual reality, and not giving a flying f**k about what the insecure bigots of the country think. they're wrong, anyway. YAY!

    Love ya Thomas Roberts, you sexy beast :D

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 28, 2012 12:33:46 PM

  6. They had to reinforce that chair with lug nuts.

    Posted by: endo | Mar 28, 2012 12:34:15 PM

  7. She was sleeping off her KFC lunch, and totally forgot.

    Posted by: keke | Mar 28, 2012 12:35:04 PM

  8. dont' address RICK - he's a fully grown adult who's still Closeted.

    anybody who is Out or talks about LGBT Equality is a threat to RICK who still lives in fear of his father finding out he's a lube-less powerbottom.


    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 28, 2012 12:36:23 PM

  9. Someone threw a stick and she instinctually ran off to catch it in her mouth.

    Posted by: Mona | Mar 28, 2012 12:37:59 PM

  10. @LittleKiwi for the win!

    Posted by: Abel | Mar 28, 2012 12:38:19 PM

  11. @James in Toronto I don't know if he chose the caption personally or not, but there is nothing objective about characterizing a strategic document of a political organization as an "ugly anti-LGBT marriage plot". That constitutes cheerleading and opinionating, not reporting.....

    Anderson Cooper manages to cover gay issues without either spending too much time on them vis-a-vis other issues and without being a cheerleader....and so does Don Lemon, for the most part

    Tom obviously could learn something from them....

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 28, 2012 12:45:29 PM

  12. @Rick
    You're pathetic. Roberts is fine, we need every voice we can get and as often as possible. And, NOM is damaged every time they open their "mouths". You sound like a NOM troll - go back to your cave. The NOM documents are extremely damaging and they know it, that's why Magpie was a big no-show. These documents finally confirm the despicable actions about NOM that have been suspected for quite some time.

    Posted by: Matt | Mar 28, 2012 12:45:44 PM

  13. Rick - are you a NOM plant? sounds like it... just wondering out loud...

    Posted by: pdxblueyes | Mar 28, 2012 12:49:05 PM

  14. My side of the story

    Posted by: Maggie | Mar 28, 2012 12:51:52 PM

  15. Maggie, how does it feel to know that your gay son won't come out to you because you've spent your entire adult life demonizing gay people? That's gotta suck.

    Posted by: Turtle | Mar 28, 2012 1:02:15 PM

  16. It's not really fair to trumpet the false story that Gallagher stood them up, and then only belated correct this at the end. The correction should go at the top, and perhaps the headline should be updated.

    Posted by: JJ | Mar 28, 2012 1:03:54 PM

  17. Andy: I despise Maggie G. as much as anyone. But I think leaving this headline up given the obvious mistake and miscommunication is misleading.

    Posted by: OP | Mar 28, 2012 1:04:34 PM

  18. Maggie, I truly do not know how you sleep at night. You're not protecting anyone from harm. You are CAUSING harm. To millions of gay Americans. Shame on you!

    Posted by: Rob | Mar 28, 2012 1:05:29 PM

  19. "This empty studio chair in Seattle was supposed to hold Maggie Gallagher...although she is missing in action...I would say 'hi Maggie', but you're not there!"

    And that sounds like a bitchy queen talking, especially given the update. Which is a shame, because, generally speaking, up to now, Tom has demonstrated a professional, masculine demeanor that could be pointed to with pride.

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 28, 2012 1:10:30 PM


    Posted by: Rev. Joseph Shore-Goss | Mar 28, 2012 1:32:52 PM

  21. These people are disgusting! This proves that they're trying to divide us and push the human race back into caves. We are all one people!

    Posted by: Rex | Mar 28, 2012 1:46:23 PM

  22. "This empty studio chair in Seattle was supposed to hold Maggie Gallagher..."

    Sounds like a setup for a fat joke.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Mar 28, 2012 1:53:03 PM

  23. Agreed with @JJ that this correction should be clear at the top of the page. This makes MSNBC look almost as incompetent as CNN. The right is going to look for bias no matter what and MSNCB pretty much handed it to them.

    Posted by: opinionated | Mar 28, 2012 2:05:12 PM

  24. Something tells me that "Rick" and Maggie may be the same carbon-based life form.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 28, 2012 2:31:28 PM

  25. Just remember "Rick" (Maggie) -- a chair is not a house.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 28, 2012 2:33:15 PM

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