And now the most intriguing two minutes in television, the latest from the political grapevine...
Gay Marriage Debate
The majority of Americans, as we noted earlier, are opposed to legalizing same-sex marriages. That holds among all major demographic groups -- men and women, young and old, whites and African Americans, and even Republicans and Democrats.
But, according to a new National Annenberg Election Survey, there's one exception: liberals. A majority of them favor legalizing gay marriage.
Kept in the Dark?
Members of Congress complain that they were kept in the dark over Iraqi prisoner abuse until photos of the abuse were published a few weeks ago... but it turns out some members of congress were tipped off to the abuse months ago, and not just by the news stories that ran then.
In February, constituents sent 14 members of congress -- mostly Democrats on the Senate armed services committee -- emails saying -- "something went wrong at the prison related to mistreatment of [Iraqi prisoners]."
And a former second-in-command at Abu Ghraib prison sent an email to one Republican senator telling of -- "digital pictures of naked prisoners." The New York Times, by the way, says it was also tipped off via email, but -- "the message was misdirected."
Editor Edited Out
London's tabloid Daily Mirror has apologized for publishing fake photos of British troops allegedly abusing Iraqi prisoners, and has since fired its editor, Piers Morgan. But Morgan is still standing by his decision to run the pictures, saying that even though they may be fake, what they depict is -- "the truth."
Morgan, quoted by London's Guardian, says -- "We have revealed a can of worms. If the government chooses to ignore that, it is entirely a matter for them."
Hide the Pride?
An adviser to the U.S. Olympic team has told the 550 American athletes going to Athens this summer to refrain from waving the U.S. flag during medal ceremonies, insisting it -- "might be viewed as confrontational or insulting, or cause embarrassment."
Adviser Mike Moran, quoted in the Washington Times, says -- "It's not business as usual for American athletes. If a Kenyan or a Russian grabs their national flag and runs around the track or holds it high over their heads, it might not be viewed as confrontational. [But] where we are in the world right now, an American athlete doing that might be viewed in another manner."
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
With more than 35 years of journalism experience to draw from, Brit Hume currently serves as a senior political analyst for FOX News Channel (FNC) and contributes to all major political coverage. Hume also is regular panelist on FOX's weekly public affairs program, "FOX News Sunday" on Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET. Click here for more information on Brit Hume.