Media continues to ignore ‘March for Life’

Monday, January 28, 2013
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Russ Jones (OneNewsNow.com)

Despite the fact that tens of thousands of people showed up in Washington and other cities for last Friday's "March for Life" events, media coverage from the major secular news agencies was sparse.

The nation's mainstream media has once again shown its pro-abortion bias. According to the Media Research Center (MRC), in the 40 years since the first March for Life, the media coverage has been consistently lopsided in favor of the pro-abortion perspective. Rich Noyes, MRC's director of research, said The New York Times has virtually ignored the march for five years running.

Noyes

"It is just not a consequential event as far as they're concerned, even though tens of thousands of people show up," he tells OneNewsNow. "They'll cover a handful of people [protesting] in front of the White House for some minor liberal issue, but this huge display of outpouring on the abortion issue doesn't meet their criteria of news, apparently."

Noyes points out that in 2011, not one of the broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS, or NBC -- covered the March for Life.

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012813"Journalists are on the pro-choice, pro-abortion side of this debate," he argues, "but the public is much more split [on the issue]. Depending on how you ask the question, a slight majority is in favor of legal abortion or a slight majority call themselves pro-life. But the public is conflicted -- journalists are not."

An estimated 55 million babies have been aborted since the Roe v. Wade ruling 40 years ago.

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