View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

How to undermine a pro-life event

Okay, so tens of thousands of pro-life marchers descend on Washington for the March for Life. A few counter protesters show up.

How does the main stream media try to downplay it?

Well, there's ignoring it - which many did.

Or we can look at what our local dying print outlet, the Democrat and Chronicle, did.

Did they cover the bus-loads of Rochesterians who went down? Nope. Run an article about the march itself? Nope?

First, bury any mention of it.

Yep, there is it, on page 13 of the A section - behind the Conan O'Brien story (page 2) or the one about the late Paul Harvey's ties to the FBI (page 8).

There are two pictures, one of a small group of pro-lifers, one of a small group of pro-choicers - suggesting the two groups were of equal size.

The two pictures are tacked above an article about the deranged individual who murdered abortion doctor George Tiller last year. Reinforcing a false stereotype of pro-lifers being violence - even though the alleged killer had no ties to the pro-life movement and his actions were condemned by pro-lifers across the country.

Good job, D & C. Maybe a grateful Planned Parenthood will take out another ad.

Gotta keep up that bottom line before the bottom falls out.


Blogger Laura said...

Its the old POST ad..
If you don't get it.
You don't get it.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. That's why pro-life needs to have its own newspapers and air time.. unfortunately, money talks, but fortunately, it doesn't care who is talking.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Nod said...

Ah yes, the old Demagogue & Comical; never fails to disappoint.

12:41 PM  

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