UPDATED: NOM’s Maggie Gallagher Fails To Show Up For MSNBC Interview
March 28, 2012 12:08 pm ET by Carlos Maza
UPDATE: According to a tweet at 12:13 pm from MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Gallagher was ready for the interview, but she was directed to the wrong studio:
MYSTERY solved… @maggiemarriage was in a studio ready for our #nom interview it was just the wrong studio booked improperly on @msnbc_booking IT WAS OUR MISTAKE and she has an open invite for the show. Our sincerest apologies.
On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts hosted a segment to discuss recently revealed internal documents detailing the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) strategy to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks.” The segment was supposed to feature a debate between NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher and Truth Wins Out (TWO) founder Wayne Besen. Unfortunately, Maggie Gallagher never showed up:
Yesterday, Gallagher wrote a blog post dismissing the outrage over her organization’s admitted race-baiting.
It’s unclear why Gallagher failed to appear for her segment. As the Human Rights Campaign’s Kevin Nix noted yesterday NOM has so far been hesitant to comment on the controversy:
NOM has refused to speak to reporters. Brian Brown has been letting it go to voicemail last night and this morning. Then, around noon, we see a non-response press release, which certainly didn't disavow the country of NOM's racially-charged plans. Think Progress and others hit it on the mark. It's telling Brown and other NOM folks are not doing interviews. It's also telling it took them hours to put up a press release. Not much really to say. And that's the point. There is no defense on this one.