Jun 13, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger
When an abortion provider in Wichita, Kan., was murdered, the predictable chorus pointed fingers at Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. After all, O'Reilly had said that George Tiller was a "baby killer" and had railed against the doctor's late-term abortion practice for years.
"The national media had zero interest in spotlighting a pro-life spokesman expressing horror, because let's face it, they don't believe it," writes columnist Brent Bozell. "Instead, as with ABC, they found anonymous citizens on the web site Twitter saying 'Oh, happy, day. Tiller the baby killer is dead.'"
"...Over on National Public Radio, "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan was hoping the polls would tilt back to the left.
"There was a recent Gallup Poll that suggested opinion on abortion had actually shifted in this country toward the pro-life side, sort of, outside of the context of Kansas in -- on the national level -- there might be some concern that if the pro-life movement is associated with vigilante tactics like this, again, that could cut in to those gains," Conan said.
Bozell responds: "That's exactly what the pro-abortion media would love to accomplish. They're willing to smear the pro-life movement with the mud of the militia movement or al-Qaida if it will enable their cause. There is no extreme, and no mainstream. There is only a ghastly, murderous blur."
Bozell concludes that there is a double standard in the media where other killers are not seen as representing an entire movement of people.
"But when you have things such as the Unabomber killing people for environmental reasons, no one in the press ever went to anyone in the environmental community asking them if they needed to apologize or reflect on their words and their actions."
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