The “March for Life” on the Mall Ignored by Media

Fox News’ Religion Contributor Father Jonathan Morris, has reported on the Fox News Blog that “an estimated 200,000 people marched on the Mall in Washington last week on Jan. 22nd in protest on the 36th anniversary of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling.”  

(Roe vs. Wade as you know is the ruling that has provided legal cover for the termination of more than 50,000,000 pregnancies in the United States over the past thirty-six years.) 

Well, what the good Father is also reporting is that the event received no media coverage and that his readers are plenty mad about it.  His readers on the blog have been e-mailing him with bitter complaints that basically go like this:

“Why has the liberal mainstream media once again refused to cover this event? After all, every year this march draws a huge crowd. And besides, aren’t the more than a million abortions every year a disgrace for our nation, by anyone’s standards?” — isn’t that news worthy.

For a full reading of Father Morris’ replies to his readers click on the following link. 

http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/01/23/frj_abortion/ .  I would be very interested to know what our readers @  the Women at Crossroads Weblog think about this topic.  Please read the article and add your comments to this thread.

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3 responses to “The “March for Life” on the Mall Ignored by Media

  1. Maryellen Stipe

    The article linked above is very proactive in it’s solutions about “how to get our more conservative views heard in the current liberal media culture.” It would be great if we could apply some of Father Morris’ ideas.

    I like this one taken from his post on The Fox Forum blog which is linked above.

    “If we are going to advance a serious conversation about how to limit abortions (something even President Obama says he favors), there is a need for a smarter media strategy. — Don’t you think the Roe v. Wade anniversary would have made news if every pro-life congressman and senator would have walked out of his or her offices and marked the moment with a giant press conference in front of the Supreme Court? Would it not have made news if hundreds of pro-life black pastors were to have issued a request to meet with President Obama to talk about the genocide of the black population in the United States through abortion? Or how about a publicity campaign on the New York City subways by “atheists against abortion” — yes, there are many. Oh, and the list could go on. All of this would make better television than the typical images of protesters from both sides angling for the best camera angle to show off their bigger, brighter, and more abrasive signs.”

  2. He really has some good points. No. He has some great points. But, my question comes back to, “What can I do?” I blog about it. I talk about it. I pray about it. I support pro-life foundations. If I were a politician, I would walk out. I would stage something. I’m not saying, “What can I do,” as in huffy-puffy-what-has-this-got-to-do-with-me. I’m saying it as in, I want to do anything and everything I can to educate, inform, enlighten. Give me ideas!!!

    He’s right. New is news. Old is not.

  3. Maryellen Stipe

    You are right Angela. What can we do as white suburbanite regular gals? Father Morris did not give many ideas that are things that the rank and file person can do. It does get frustrating. It appears that the liberal media covers only what they think is relevant and will make them money and the normal Joe or Jane can do little about it. So, I guess little will be done media wise for the pro-life cause, at least by people like us. It is frustrating that is why I chose to hilight this article. It is hard to believe that 200,000 people demonstrate in the Capitol of the U.S and it doesn’t make the evening news. So I guess at least now after having read this article we have an explanation of why.

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