Skip to comments.Fox News joins MSM in ignoring March for Life [vanity]
Posted on 01/24/2011 1:34:00 PM PST by Paul Kib
Fox News has joined the MSM today in ignoring the March for Life. I checked the websites of Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Daily Caller, and Big Government. Nothing on their home pages about the March for Life, which, by some estimates, attracted some two million people, many of them young people, from around the country.
Might be worth calling them on it
This happens every year. It has been happening, to my knowledge, since the early 1990s, and probably before that. While admirable, it is not exactly news.
Figures. Two million is evidence of a swell of grass roots and a knowledge that whether it’s covered or not, we’re there and we’re more numerous than you want to know.
That is sad. Is CSPAN showing any of it?
FAUX News is just a bunch of right-wing Leftists.
Their blackout must be working.
I’ve never heard of it.
They had a story around the 1:30 p.m. timeframe.
EWTN is showing it from start to finish. My l5-year old granddaughter is there, but it is so crowded that there is no way I can see her. She went with about l50 teenagers and chaperoned by some brothers and priests from St. John Cantius in Chicago. This is her second year. She asked for today and tomorrow off from her public high school, but she was afraid to tell them where she was going because she wasn’t sure if they would excuse her. Then she found one of the people in her office from her parish and she arranged it.
And people think I’m nuts when I say Fox news is liberal too, just not as liberal as most of the others.
Bottom line is that the MSM can not really be trusted. And yes, that includes Fox.
CSPAN did not cover it (at least not live). The only coverage I saw of it was on EWTN, the Catholic station. My son was there with three bus loads from Hillsdale College & said Fox had a team there, but I haven’t seen anything about it today. Maybe Hannity will give it a token shout out.
There were some very passionate speeches from members of Congress - more than I remember in past years.
Fox news covered it on TV a few times today.
Above link is to C-Span webpage on Roe vs Wade Anniversary and March for Life. It indicates that there will be a video link later in the day.
Page also contains a link to the March for Life web page as well:
We shouldn’t be too hard on the libertarian Fox News - at least they didn’t miss the story about Oprah’s long lost sister and UFO’s and crop circles. Because that’s really, really important breaking news, right? Sheesh!
There was a piece on Megan Kelly’s show about is earlier today.
Fox is covering it. See some of the other posts on this thread. I saw it once this morning before work. Others have different accounts of multiple runnings of the story.
FOX sports can’t cover a football game worth a sh-t either.
Back in the time of Newt, I happened to be in DC at the time of this event. I was thrilled to attend, all by myself. The crowd was so insular, that I couldn’t get anyone to chat with me. I was very weird and off-putting.
LOL! Make that “IT” was very weird and off-putting.
People still don’t get it, they are looking for the same thing, complete control of its subjects. More big money telling the idiot population what it wants it to know.
I can’t often do that kind of trip, but I did go on the March for Life with a group from our church some years ago. There were about 500,000 of us that year. The buses filled the stadium parking lot where we were taken.
The media basically ignored it. The NY Times ran a back page story with two photos, one a carefully taken picture of right-to-lifers and the other a “matching” picture of the 20 or 30 pro-aborts who staged a counter march. No photos suggesting the size of the crowd, of course.
Well...If getting publicity is the goal then I am calling the March for Life STUUUUUPID!!!!
**March in New York directly in front of the doors of the mainstream media. Make it hard for these guys and gals to get to work.
** How about a peaceful and silent vigil in front of the homes of the CEOs of these media outlets? I suggest that the participants wear black, put tape across their mouths, and stare at these guys and gals leave for work. What if they all spontaneously decided to quietly and peacefully lie down in the streets? Nap time anyone?
**Or...Learn from the young people who communicate with cell phone and twitter. What about spontaneous flash mobs to congregate where these guys and gals meet?
Make that a completely peaceful, quiet, and lawful assembly of flashmobbers.
And it's going to remain "not news" till the good-hearted chumps that are the pro-life demonstrators take a page from the MLK playbook, making it a matter of massive non-violent civil disobedience. This "keep-of-the-grass" approach is just middle class feel-goodism. As a political tactic, it's BS. We won't get any respect till we become a pain in the rump. Right now all we have is their contempt.
Wintertime - Those are some great ideas! FWIW, a lot of the people who attend March for Life do meet with their legislators while they are in DC.
My son tweeted from the event: “How can the Hill ignore this?”
They can and do, for now. But the outpouring of support from so many young people is a good sign. Think about the effect (to the detriment of our country) that young people had during the Vietnam War era. It can happen again to reverse the judicial activism of the past.
LOL! People here still bleiev Prince Al Waleed’s Fox News is our friend or that ANYONE in TV is our friend. ALL TV is s***.
FNC features far more RINOs, neocons and liberals than true conservatives.
Ever wonder if Joe Buck has some compromising photos of Rupert Murdoch? They use “Mr. Monotone” for everything.
It looks like FR ignored it too. where are the posts?
Fox News interviewed several people live in the march today. I saw it.
They were covering it on their noon show when I was home for lunch.
The Bishop’s were caught off guard by the huge response from young people. My Bishop tweeted this, this morning and he was in awe. The youth movement is growning.
Fox News has joined the MSM today in ignoring the March for Life-——————
Fox news has had several airings and even live interviews at the scene!
Why did they have it on a weekday? The actual anniversary was Saturday. C-Span would have probably covered it live had it been on Saturday.
Fox also reported on the march during “Special Report” this afternoon.
And people think Im nuts when I say Fox news is liberal too, just not as liberal as most of the others.
No, you are nuts....you are accurate. Real Conservatives know that Fox News is not conservative.
FNC supports Illegal Alien amnesty....supports Obama on the Birther issue...and pushes the Liberal Globalist agenda.
Rupert Murdoch is heavily invested in Communist China...and is current wife is Communist Chinese. Murdhoch’s son, James, who is slated to take over NewsCorp (Parent company)...is a total liberal who is buddies with Al Gore.
It’s on the list with the Birth Certificate issue.
I have seen three pieces on Fox News, one included quotes from at least three politicians.
For you, and the many others who whine when Fox does not cover your favorite subject 24/7, just the way you would like it slanted, you are getting to be tedious.
Start your own damned network, with any slant on any subject, and the weight of dozens of FReepers will bury you as an infidel leftist secret buttboy of Obama and his ilk.
It later occurred to me that as a stranger and a lone participant, I might have been perceived as a potential spy or mole from the pro-abort side. Or a non-sympathetic journalist looking for material to use in a mocking hit-piece.
FoxNews video: Pro-life Activists Sense Shift in Momentum
Jan 24, 2011 - 2:31 - March for Life now an enduring national political force
I’ve wondered about that, too. I just can’t come to terms with it. These people were from out of town and true believers. We were waiting for Bob Dornan to speak and later walking in the parade to the Supreme Court. Something was wrong.
1988 - in MLK's town - Atlanta. I heard Charles Stanley tell his church to have nothing to do with Operation Rescue, even has hundreds were doing non violent civil disobedience. I believe Falwell and/or Dobson said that they planned to be arrested. Didn't happen.
Maybe one Catholic Bishop and one Catholic priest did go to jail. But, mostly, the Christian "leaders" lost their nerve.
Then the 'borts played hardball - RICO staute invoked and folks got ruined. A shameful chapter, when courageous response from leaders just might have turned the tide.
What are you talking about?I’ve seen several reports during the day starting at about 12 noon from the rally on Foxnews.