The nation’s largest youth-led pro-life organization is launching a multi-faceted campaign to call out the “big three” American news networks – ABC, CBS and NBC – on their blatant pro-abortion bias.
Live Action has just announced a new initiative called “March on the Media” aimed at calling attention to the lopsided way the media covers abortion issues. The campaign includes a petition drive, a new website, and open letters to the networks.
“The public expects you to impart knowledge, to tackle hard truths, and to bring us to terms with our own biases,” reads one prepared letter. “Yet your network and others sedulously censor and suppress the news on this vital issue, to the detriment of the public and to your own discredit.”
Live Action reports that all of these steps will culminate in rallies outside major media outlet headquarters – a March on the Media – scheduled for the near future.
“Like it or not, the major news networks have huge influence in our country,” said Lila Rose, President of Live Action. “Millions of Americans get a sense of the world through national filters like ABC, CBS, and NBC. So it’s inexcusable when these networks, in whom so much public trust is invested, refuse to report the facts on one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time.”
According to a report by the Media Research Center, the “big three” devoted three times more coverage to Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’ filibuster of a pro-life bill than they did to the 58-day murder trial of House-of-Horrors abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
Rose’s organization intends to showcase this and other reports that reveal the blatant bias and outright misreporting of the facts in abortion-related cases.
“The media has flinched from the reality of abortion for decades,” Rose said, “but the degree to which they mischaracterize and whitewash this issue has become egregious lately.”
Citing the excessive coverage of Senator Davis, who was seen sporting pink sneakers during her hours-long filibuster, Rose asks: “How can you go on about a senator’s sneakers and completely ignore the reason you’re talking about those shoes in the first place: because she’s championing a procedure that literally tears helpless children to pieces and puts women’s lives and health in extreme danger?”
Rose says she wants to point the media in a new direction. “A change is long overdue for our big news distributors,” she said. “It’s time for these networks to end their blackout of the truth on abortion – how it irreparably harms women, babies, and society.
“The abortion-friendly reporters and executives in New York and Washington will not come to terms with this fact unless we bring it to their door,” Rose said. “So that’s what we’re doing.”
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