Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The pro-abort media crack-up

Te entry of Sarah Palin in to the race has really thrown the mainstream media for a loop.

Now their articles have gone from the vitriolic to the absurd. Take for example the article in Newsweek by Jacob Weisberg.

Not only are his arguments silly, but the whole premise is stupid. I realize that it may seem harsh but lets just look at the headline of the story.

Palin's pro-life extremism is as ethically flawed as it is politically damaging to the GOP.

First he calls being "pro-life" extremist. So if I want someone to protect you form being killed, I am an extremist?

Then he uses the term "ethically flawed" to describe Governor Palin's decision not to kill her baby.

Weisberg then attempts to shoehorn some major inconsistencies, such as supporting the right of the child to be born somehow undermines the stable family home. Forget thew fact that he ignores the long term negative consequences of killing the baby both upon the baby and the mother. He dismisses the story in the movie Juno as unrealistic -except that I have personally handled those types of adoptions where it was a win-win for those concerned. Then he attempts to once again embellish the myth that McCain really wanted Ridge as vice president but could not because of us nasty pro-life extremists.

These lefties are really freaking out. Sorry to say that but it is true. Because we did not condemn the Palin family, because we did not demand that Sarah stay home and raise that Downs baby and not go near the public office, and because we expressed compassion and sympathy for what we all knows happens every so often even in the best families, we are all extremists and Jacob Weisberg is mad.


At 4:13 AM, Anonymous SoMG said...

Sorry JJJ, but using the phrase "pro-life extremism" is not the same as calling being "pro-life" extremist. That's an obvious juvenile logic error. On the contrary, using the phrase intrinsically recognizes that there is also a moderate pro-life position, and distinguishes its referent from that.

Wanting the government to force rape victims to grow and bear their rapists' babies is extreme pro-lifism. I'm not saying it's wrong but it is certainly extreme.

At 11:59 AM, Blogger John J. Jakubczyk said...

I must disagree that taking a position that refuses to allow for the killing of any children is "extreme" in the least. While there are some in the pro-life movement who for political purposes will not object to the "rape/incest clause in proposing laws to ban abortion, the truth is that the baby remains an innocent in either situation. The use of the term "moderate" is also somewhat misleading. By way of example, use the terms extreme and moderate in dealing with slavery and you will see what I mean.

Opposing abortion in all circumstances is not an extreme position. Indeed it may be considered the "default" position.

Anything else may be a compromise and as such a deviation from the norm.

But thanks for the comment and please continue to join in when the inking arises.


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