The following comes from an August 6 story on YahooNews.
Pro-life groups have had enough of what they call a “media blackout” when it comes to the abortion issue. So, they’re coming together to hold a “March on the Media” this Thursday. The protest rally is being organized by Lila Rose, president of Live Action, an anti-abortion group. The event’s targets are mainstream media outlets that some critics, including Rose, believe have been too silent about issues pertaining to life and the protection of the unborn….
The protest will include many of the nation’s most well-known pro-life advocates, including Rose, Christian Robey of the Media Research Center, Jill Stanek, a former nurse, and Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.
It will come just days after Live Action sent letters to ABC, NBC and CBS, demanding that these major outlets begin handling the issue of abortion with “honest reporting.”
In an interview with TheBlaze on Tuesday, the pro-life activist said that the failure of the media to cover the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case (the Philadelphia abortion doctor who was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murder) was what helped spawn this massive response from the pro-life community.
“This is in the wake of the extreme lack of coverage during the Gosnell trial,” Rose told TheBlaze on Tuesday.
She noted that the most recent example of bias can be seen in the fact that many outlets covered Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, who is pro-choice, during and after her now-infamous abortion filibuster, while initially ignoring Gosnell’s gruesome crimes.
Rose also referenced a recent study from the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog, which found the following disparity: “In the 19 days since her June 25 filibuster, ABC, CBS and NBC have devoted 40 minutes, 48 seconds of their morning and evening news programs to stories including Davis. That’s more than three times the 13 minutes 30 seconds they gave Gosnell during the entire 58 days of the murder trial.”
So, that’s the reason that these outlets have come under fire….
So far, she’s received no response from the letter that was sent to NBC, CBS and ABC. But the rally, itself, will be held outside ABC’s studios on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. ET.
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ABC, in particular, is the president’s best friend – especially their morning show. No balanced reporting there. (Must be a correlation between Disney – the people who own ABC – and the president….cartoons?)
Gosnel’s face looks like one of Hieronymous Bosch’s nightmare characters in his famous paining, Garden of Earthly Delights.
The Cleveland house of horrors was leveled and demolished and even Google removed the site from their map so there would be no image or momento to remind the community of the horror that had taken place inside. How about the Kermit Gosnell house of horror in Philadelphia. Is that building still standing? .
Even if they tear down the Philadelphia house of horror it would not erase the shameful reality that our society and the media looked the other way when innocent babies were being tortured and slaughtered for years. The media could not bring their cowardly hearts and minds to cover that story because then they would be exposing the real brutality behind the meaning of the phrase, ” A woman’s right to choose.” This makes no logical sense because it is also an example of the diabolical disorientation of the culture of death.
The presidential medal is the nation’s highest civilian honor. Presidents award them to honor meritorious contributions to the security, culture and national interest of the U.S. Today the White House announced that President Obama included feminist “pioneer” Gloria Steinem as one of the recipients. Pioneer of what? Our pro-abortion President gave the Medal of Freedom to the pioneer of what took place in the Philadelphia house of horror. Would President Obama dare give a Medal of Freedom to Ariel Castro for being the pioneer of imprisoning and torturing those women for ten years in that house of horror in Cleveland?
Thank you Live Action and may God continue to bless Lila Rose a true pioneer of the sanctity of all life.
I knew I would find an ally in you Catherine. As we know, Steinem has done more to damage the family and women than just about any woman I can think of and remember her pernicious influence on me and my friends in the 1970’s, to my cost. I think of her and Abzug and Friedan as the Sacred Cows that are worshipped by the very women they’ve undermined and compromised and led to spiritual oblivion. I never trust a woman who’s never changed her hairstyle in her adult life either. ;o) I think her dysfunctional childhood ( her alcoholic father and a mentally ill mother that made her the adult in her childhood) was never resolved and has led her very intelligent and educated adult self into a humanistic and secular mindset with no compromise or change (aka maturity).
She smoozes along in sleek limos and parties with the social snobs, the self-appointed, self-promoting maeven of working and welfare moms, the disenfranchised ‘persecuted’ women that like Queen Antoinette visiting her little pristine dairy to return nature, Ms. Steinem’s fervid imaginings gives the world the image of Lady Bountiful giving voice for us,the little women. I wonder if she’s ever read the statistics that link abortions with breast cancer?
Lila Rose is a hero and a wonderful inspiration. I am so happy to hear that they will be leading this and taking a stand. God bless Lila Rose and all who help!
I agree, Abeca. She’s so courageous and such a strong voice for life and for women!
Now there’s someone deserving a President’s medal, but like the Nobel prize, it’s value has been severely compromised.
They could use the plots of land where both Gosnel’s baby butcher shop and Castro’s woman dungeon were located for storing road salt used during snow and ice seasons.
This is a primary way to gain attention. Americans like exposure and respond to it with positive reaction, generally. This is often why the candidate with the most money spent in an election often wins. Consider main-line media as the tool of the Devil. The need is to create a parallel means of communication, such as cable shows, and the like, and public demonstrations. With enough force, the general population will get the message and begin to pay attention. Remember, Nancy Pelosi talked of abortion rights as being “sacred ground”. She, and many others like her (often Catholic), are non-believers, but serve to despoil the Church to which they profess love and devotion. Unfortunately, the Church itself is full of non-believing clergy who seek every opportunity to eliminate the traditional message of Christ regarding salvation. Instead, many in the Church seek accommodation with Modernity, and incorporate evil into the very fabric of the Church’s workings. Unfortunately, Francis lacks the bright lines and hard edges of Benedict, so the liberals are having a field day, and will continue to push back at Tradition, until the true sacred, the TLM, is practiced only in secret places. This is why Lila Rose is so important; it all connects.
The ‘lamestream media’ have now become a kind of luciferian third column in American life, and should be shunned at all cost. The only service they provide any more is just to act as a “palace guard” to the Obummerian dictatorship and it’s statist agenda now taking more visible shape in the U.S. with each passing week. Luciferian, because they fulfill the main features of the satanic: LYING on a colossal scale and MURDER on a colossal scale, especially as they provide cover for Planned Parenthood, the luciferian killing machine which operates world-wide and which prevaricates on such a scale as to be unimaginable at any time in history. Speaking of lying and murder, statistics now show that Communist China has murdered over 300,000,000 babies in the womb since the advent of their morally insane “one child policy” which was instituted by them in 1979. And the U.S., land of the free and home of the brave, STILL TRADES WITH THESE SATANIC MADMEN! What’s wrong w/this picture? Holy Imacculata, co-redemptrix of the human race, please pray for us and save us from ourselves. GOD BLESS, MARKRITE
Markrite, I see the term statist many times. What does it mean exactly? Sometimes these terms become ubiquitous and I don’t recognize them…also, trolls, as it is used on CDD.
(all I know are the troll from fairy tales like Billy Goat Gruff, and the trolls in Lord of the Rings)