Thursday, April 12, 2018

TV Networks Ignore Pro-Life Walkout . . . Covered Gun Walkout

It was a tale of two protests. After a school walkout against gun violence in March, students across the country organized a pro-life walkout in support of the unborn and pregnant and parenting students. But the networks only covered one of them.

On Wednesday, the three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) never once mentioned the pro-life walkout during their news shows on the night of the event, April 11. In contrast, the same evening shows devoted more than 10 minutes to the gun walkout the day it happened. This comes after the networks covered the March for Our Lives 13 times more than the pro-life March for Life.

The walkout site listed 191 high schools and 81 colleges as participating. But according to a Tuesday statement from Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America (SFLA), which helped organize the event, “more than 350 students and student group leaders from across the country have contacted Students for Life about their plans to stand with pregnant and parenting students.”

The site called for an end to abortion and the defunding of Planned Parenthood . . .

. . . Hawkins reacted to the discrepancy in coverage.

“No one is surprised that media bias is so obvious when it comes to abortion,” she began. “People who are passionate about the life issue, about mothers and their preborn infants, know that the media doesn’t like to cover this human rights atrocity,” she added, pointing to coverage of the March for Life as an example. But that doesn’t mean it was right, she added.

“It’s still worth noting that the media went all in for the anti-gun walkout, talking about lives lost and free speech, while ignoring the #ProLifeWalkout, in which we mourn the fact that one-fourth of this generation has been lost to abortion, and students have a right to speak about that as well,” she continued.

While the gun walkout was larger, Hawkins stressed that it boasted more help from powerful outsiders, including the media.

“The Astroturf nature of the anti-gun walkout, with lots of money coming in from politically well-connected, national organizations and celebrities along with the media and school support definitely helped with their turnout,” she said. “Or at least it looked good on TV.”“No one is surprised that media bias is so obvious when it comes to abortion,” she began. “People who are passionate about the life issue, about mothers and their preborn infants, know that the media doesn’t like to cover this human rights atrocity,” she added, pointing to coverage of the March for Life as an example. But that doesn’t mean it was right, she added.

“It’s still worth noting that the media went all in for the anti-gun walkout, talking about lives lost and free speech, while ignoring the #ProLifeWalkout, in which we mourn the fact that one-fourth of this generation has been lost to abortion, and students have a right to speak about that as well,” she continued.

While the gun walkout was larger, Hawkins stressed that it boasted more help from powerful outsiders, including the media.

“The Astroturf nature of the anti-gun walkout, with lots of money coming in from politically well-connected, national organizations and celebrities along with the media and school support definitely helped with their turnout,” she said. “Or at least it looked good on TV.” . . . Read More

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2 comments :

Judy Graziano Flynn said...

Of course they ignored the prolife walkouts. Did you really expect those unmentionables to give conservatives any credit or respect!?

Aodh P O'Beachain said...

Who is surprised at the Lunatic Left.