Reader Opinion: Media bias
I took part in the March for Life on Jan. 22 here in Brainerd. I don't have an official count but I would estimate that there were at least 80 concerned pro-life citizens in the march to commemorate the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which ef...
I took part in the March for Life on Jan. 22 here in Brainerd. I don't have an official count but I would estimate that there were at least 80 concerned pro-life citizens in the march to commemorate the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which effectively legalized abortion on demand in the United States.
Over 60 million children have been aborted in the United States since that decision. If you need numbers for comparison, the population of Canada is 37 million, the population of England is 54 million and the population of France is 65 million. In other words, we have aborted more of our citizens than most of the countries in the world have total population.
The most interesting thing about the March for Life was that the Brainerd Dispatch made the decision to not even cover it. I would venture a guess that if there had been any other group of citizens in Brainerd of that size who had marched down Sixth Street in protest of anything that there would have been complete coverage on it. Especially if the protest had been a more politically correct one.
The Dispatch's decision was, of course, consistent with the major new networks, which did not cover the national march in Washington, D.C. Selective coverage is the new censorship that is being practiced by the news media. The Dispatch's decision not to cover it is especially interesting in the light that it has given very favorable and expansive coverage to the new pro-abortion counselors in town. Can anybody say "media bias"?