Wednesday, January 25, 2012

All the News That Fits

Did you know there was a massive protest march in Washington on Monday? By some estimates 100,000 people were involved in the demonstration, but the major media almost completely ignored it. There were stories about all manner of other important events, of course. The visit to the White House by the Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins made the papers, for example, but the protests of tens of thousands of people fell into the liberal media pond without making so much as a ripple. Why?

The media certainly weren't shy about covering a few dozen protesting campers in Zucotti Park last fall. Heck, the New York Times even ran a 780 word story a while back about four demonstrators who marched in support of the Dream Act, which would have granted amnesty to illegal aliens, but not a word was written in the Times about Monday's demonstration, an event which, despite difficult weather conditions, drew huge numbers of people from all over the country. Why the silence?

Well, perhaps it was because Monday's demonstrators were taking part in the annual March For Life which is held annually on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which stripped unborn children of the right to life. This is a cherished cause of the Left, of course, and the fact that so many people journeyed to the nation's capital to protest it is not something Leftist newspapers like the NYT want to publicize.

That tens of thousands of people are so strongly opposed to abortion on demand that they'd go to the trouble of trekking to Washington to demonstrate against it in foul weather, doesn't fit the narrative promoted by the Left that the majority in this country are pro-choice. The strategy, it seems, is to keep such news from their readers lest the masses be led to think that there really is overwhelming sentiment against the practice of killing one's unborn children.

And then the media mavens wonder why they're so unpopular. They're unpopular because a lot of people simply don't think they can be trusted to tell the truth.