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If a pro-lifer falls in the forest,...

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 25, 2011

•  Yesterday tens of thousands of mostly young Americans marched in Washington, DC, calling for an end to abortion.

• Also yesterday, hundreds of protesters marched in Tunis, calling for a clean sweep of the Tunisian government.

Which of these public demonstrations received more coverage in the New York Times? The Washington Post? Los Angeles Times? CNN? Fox News? CBS? ABC? Can you guess? Do you even have to check?

To be fair, the Post did send a photographer to the March for Life. But if Tunis were only a few blocks from the Post's editorial offices, ....

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  • Posted by: honey_rofe19302 - Feb. 04, 2011 3:52 PM ET USA

    The trouble is one was a peaceful demonstration ie no one was bashed or hurt. The media has a weakness for sensationalism and a proclivity for stories which match their world views. So revolution is IN - saving babies is OUT!

  • Posted by: kman - Jan. 28, 2011 4:18 PM ET USA

    OR: If OTR fails to post for several days,...

  • Posted by: ltoscan2645 - Jan. 26, 2011 1:07 PM ET USA

    This is the fundametal difficulty of the pro-life cause. We are preaching to the choir. We have not made it to "prime-time" as it were. We keep geting ignored by the main stream media, and in my opinion this is what we really need to do in order to get the message of life out. What is the answer, I am struggling...pray that all apathetic Catholics/Christians wake up to this great moral struggle and support the message and cause..Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jan. 25, 2011 3:30 PM ET USA

    To my great surprise, both the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News reported last week's March for Life West Coast, in San Francisco. Both of them ran large pictures of the crowd and wrote fair stories, mentioning that a smaller numbers of pro-aborters (they called thyem something else) also appeared. Both played the stories inside their local sections, but they were in the papers. Mirabile dictu.

  • Posted by: Paul - Ave Law '07 - Jan. 25, 2011 11:57 AM ET USA

    This Post story seemed to give more coverage than I recall in some past years. No reference at all is made to whatever miniscule number turned out for the pro-abortion side.

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