Monday, July 20, 2015

MSM Keeps Its Voters "Low Information" Regarding Planned Parenthood

Media Censors Sensibilities on Planned Parenthood

If you tuned into the Sunday talk shows hoping for the latest on the Planned Parenthood scandal, chances are you were disappointed. The major networks decided they had better things to talk about than a taxpayer-funded abortion business hawking baby parts for money. ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN ignored the story altogether, leaving only "Fox News Sunday" to let Americans know what was being done to hold the recipient of a half-billion tax dollars a year accountable.

So much for the media's saying, "if it bleeds, it leads," U.S. News & World Report's Peter Roff wrote. When the video of the group's senior medical director was released last week, most outlets had to be dragged kicking and screaming to cover it. Even when they did, Roff pointed out, "the story was about the politics, the reaction, the vague possibility it might be true rather than the damning allegations that had been made." As with Kermit Gosnell -- whose baby butchery was rooted in the same profound disregard for humanity -- the swell of online outrage finally forced the media's hand.

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