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
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.