Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Reflections on a biased media

I have to smile when I read about or listen to all the consternation exhibited by the media these days over the CBS debacle and "Memogate." It is especially humerous to listen to the conservative talk show hosts talk about Dan Rather and what happened. Those of us remotely involved in the pro-Life movement for any length of time have to wonder why everyone is shocked. After all there has been an agreed upon blackout on the reporting of accurate information regarding the abortion issue since 1973. It is not simply reserved to the media and the press. This lack of honesty has infiltrated the courts, having revealed itself in all its raw power in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 when the now dead Harry Blackmun said these incredible words,

"We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those
trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology

are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the
development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. "

Examine this statement. Can you not wonder how this man ever reached our nation's highest court? Is this statement not totally absurd?

Yet this is what Kerry and his friends defend.

And for 31 years, we have lived with a legal system that calls this the law.

The imfamous decsion continues ,

"The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a "person" within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well-known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment. The appellant conceded as much on reargument."

The Court then goes on to define person and conveniently ignores the only natural definition of person - a human being.

And we have lived with this for 31 years.

There was no hue and outcry by the media, by the press. The New York Times and ABC, CBS, NBC all hailed the court. True the decision came down the same day that the Paris Peace Accords were signed and Lyndon Johnson died. Perhaps it was convenient that the news did not make it a big deal. Lets just say that the fraudulent memos about Bush have received more press than on the day Roe v. Wade was issued.

Efforts to promote the humanity of the unborn child were ignored by the press and the media.

The young right to life movement could not catch a break. It did not matter that in November 1972, the voters in Michigan and North Dakota defeated by 68 and 71 per cent respectively efforts to make abortion legal thru the first trimester. It did not matter that the young movement had stopped the legalization through the various states and was beginning to roll back the few states that did "liberalize" the law.

No, back then and until recently the news was controlled by the major media and the big newspapers and wire services. As Pulitzer was to have said, "If it isn't in the paper, it did not happen."

That is what we have lived with until just recently. Now thru the internet, people can see the baby, read about fetal development, understand that abortion kills a baby and scars a mother. They can learn that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer.

Even some talk radio will discuss the subject, however only whne they need to get the phones going. Yet it seems that as the some conservative talk show hosts get more popular, they will talk about abortion with less frequency. Perhaps it is just not "popular" to talk about and may affect the advertising department. Perhaps they get the star bug and the work of the right to life is not glamorous enough. Perhap I am getting too cynical and need to move on to my next point.

Well they are still killing the babies and the media is still ignoring it.

So tomorrow another 4000 will die.

What will you do to stop this horror?

Will you get involved? will you pray? will you help us?


so much to do.


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