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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