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.

3 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

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

7:35 AM  
Blogger Lightborrower 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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