Monday, April 15, 2013

Why the killer of a woman and seven babies isn't news

Why isn't the trial of a mass murderer front-page news?

The Washington Post has no good reason. Oh, the usual one: they only cover actions of pro-life people against abortion. They admitted it!

Melinda Henneberger for Wash Post
I say we didn’t write more because the only abortion story most outlets ever cover in the news pages is every single threat or perceived threat to abortion rights. In fact, that is so fixed a view of what constitutes coverage of that issue that it’s genuinely hard, I think, for many journalists to see a story outside that paradigm as news. That’s not so much a conscious decision as a reflex, but the effect is one-sided coverage.
Expect to see Ms. Henneberger do penance for telling the truth.

Photo: Planned Parenthood's Alisa Lapolt Snow testifying for killing babies born alive in abortions - what Gosnell did LIfe Site News

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