Yesterday 43 Catholic institutions, including Notre Dame, sued the Obama Administration for violating their freedom of religion via the Obamacare birth control mandate. Whoever one stands with on this matter (And you know where I stand.), one would, I hope, agree that this is rather newsworthy.
Yet last night’s evening news shows from ABC and NBC ignored the lawsuit. And CBS did not do much better, grudging only 19 seconds to this news.
I have to agree with Brent Bozell on this one:
They are now withholding news from the American people if it is harmful to the re-election of Barack Obama.
This is not a mistake, nor is it an editorial oversight by the broadcast networks. This is a deliberate and insidious withholding of national news to protect the ‘Chosen One’ who ABC, CBS and NBC have worked so hard to elect and are now abusing their journalistic influence to reelect Obama. And when a network like CBS mentions the suit ever-so-briefly, they deliberately distort the issue by framing it as a contraception lawsuit instead of what they know it to be: a religious freedom issue. It’s bogus, dishonest – a flat out lie.
The fact is that the Catholic Church has unleashed legal Armageddon on the administration, promising ‘we will not comply’ with a health law that strips Catholics of their religious liberty. If this isn't 'news' then there's no such thing as news. This should be leading newscasts and the subject of special, in-depth reports. Instead, these networks are sending a clear message to all Americans that the networks will go to any lengths – even censoring from the public an event of this historic magnitude – to prevent the release of any information that will hurt Obama’s chances of re-election.
The so-called 'news' media have sunk to a new low. This is despicable.
Well, I’m sure the “Mainstream” “News” Media has sunk lower than this before. Dan Rather’s attempted pre-election hit on W with a bogus story comes to mind. Let us not underestimate the Fourth Estate!
But otherwise, I’d say Mr. Bozell has it about right.
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