Liberal censorship

By Tom Quiner

Have you been reading about Planned Parenthood’s grisly business of selling body parts of aborted babies for profit?

If you are a liberal, chances are you haven’t read much about it. The mainstream media which caters to you refuses to cover the story like true journalists used to.

The story is just too politically incorrect for liberals.

Take the Des Moines Register, my hometown newspaper. They’ve run exactly two stories on the subject, and each of those was in response to an Iowa senator’s reaction to the story, not the story itself.

Any objective assessment of the undercover videos that have exposed the latest ugliness in Planned Parenthood’s business dealings scream FRONT PAGE NEWS STORY.

But the MSM yawns.

I love the way Camille Paglia describes the situation. Ms. Paglia writes for Salon. She is a liberal, a feminist, an atheist, and a lesbian. But she shoots straight:

“Now let me give you a recent example of the persisting

Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia

insularity of liberal thought in the media.  When the first secret Planned Parenthood video was released in mid-July, anyone who looks only at liberal media was kept totally in the dark about it, even after the second video was released.  But the videos were being run nonstop all over conservative talk shows on radio and television.  It was a huge and disturbing story, but there was total silence in the liberal media.

That kind of censorship was shockingly unprofessional.

The liberal major media were trying to bury the story by ignoring it.  Now I am a former member of Planned Parenthood and a strong supporter of unconstrained reproductive rights.  But I was horrified and disgusted by those videos and immediately felt there were serious breaches of medical ethics in the conduct of Planned Parenthood officials.  But here’s my point:  it is everyone’s obligation, whatever your political views, to look at both liberal and conservative news sources every single day.  You need a full range of viewpoints to understand what is going on in the world.”

Thank-you, Ms. Paglia.



  1. encourage the faithful on July 30, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Tom, Camille Paglia has an agenda. She suffers from the typical “lesbian” wounds but takes umbrage with other liberals because they don’t like her. Else, she would never willingly be a conservative’s lifeline. She should not be admired, I think, because her motives are self-serving. Yet, she does fascinate those of us with conservative values because she gives us titillating insight into the warped minds of the liberal elite. That is how I see it.

    It is a rare liberal who is not a liar and a hypocrite. They will commit any of the deadly sins for their agenda. Solidarity and “groupspeak” are their methods and they answer to no god but their own, the liberal cause. Their public relations network is sacrosanct. Natural law is of no import. Morality is neutered. And no conservative journalist can breach it. It is written!

    • quinersdiner on July 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Whatever her motives, she does give us insights into the minds of the liberal elites. Always great to hear from you.

      • bluebird of bitterness on August 3, 2015 at 1:40 pm

        It takes guts to be as honest and forthright as Camille Paglia. I don’t care if she IS an atheist lesbian liberal feminist — when she speaks the truth, knowing the price she will pay for it and not giving a rat’s rear end, I admire her. (For the record, I am a conservative heterosexual Christian who left off being a feminist many decades ago.)

        • quinersdiner on August 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm

          Thanks for your perspective, and yes, I admire Paglia for her forthrightness, despite our differing views.

  2. Tom Maly on July 30, 2015 at 10:43 am

    She (and you, Thomas) have spoken well.

    • quinersdiner on July 30, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Thank-you, Deacon Tom!