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DC reporters struck deaf, blind!

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Jan 24, 2013

Hundreds of news reporters and assignment-desk editors in Washington, DC, are suffering from the onset of a disease that causes partial deafness and blindness. 

For reasons that doctors have been unable to explain, nearly all of the victims of this disease work in the news business--although some politicians have also been stricken. The disease has no other symptoms. Most of those affected will not feel any discomfort, and may not even notice that they are suffering from acute limitations on their ability to see and hear. 

The disease will make it impossible for mainstream media outlets to provide normal coverage for the March for Life. 

Oddly, the same disease struck Washington last January at about the same time. And the year before, and the year before that...

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jan. 25, 2013 5:34 PM ET USA

    I saw coverage this year on FOXNews, and heard that NBC and MSNBC had coverage, too. God knows what they said, but it's an improvement.

  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Jan. 25, 2013 8:46 AM ET USA

    Hilarious! Though it should be noted that this same disease has struck ever since 1974. A comment from someone who was at the first March for Life: "Only when we got home that night did we realize that the American media and their most trusted fatherly icon, Walter Cronkite, had totally ignored us." (from