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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.

FAIL.


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1 posted on 01/24/2011 1:34:04 PM PST by Paul Kib
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To: Paul Kib

Might be worth calling them on it


2 posted on 01/24/2011 1:36:04 PM PST by RnMomof7 (Gal 4:16 asks "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?")
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To: Paul Kib

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.


3 posted on 01/24/2011 1:36:45 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Paul Kib

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.


4 posted on 01/24/2011 1:37:29 PM PST by albie
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To: Paul Kib

That is sad. Is CSPAN showing any of it?


5 posted on 01/24/2011 1:39:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Paul Kib

FAUX News is just a bunch of right-wing Leftists.


6 posted on 01/24/2011 1:40:19 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Paul Kib

Their blackout must be working.

I’ve never heard of it.


7 posted on 01/24/2011 1:41:08 PM PST by paulycy (Liberals suck all the joy out of America. Let's make them stop.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

...moderate Leftists.


8 posted on 01/24/2011 1:42:59 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Paul Kib
Yes, FAIL indeed Paul. If they do not repent, will they fail their "finals" as well ...

Rosary for Peace
9 posted on 01/24/2011 1:43:44 PM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Paul Kib

They had a story around the 1:30 p.m. timeframe.


10 posted on 01/24/2011 1:43:52 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: GeronL

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.


11 posted on 01/24/2011 1:45:41 PM PST by MondoQueen
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To: Paul Kib

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.


12 posted on 01/24/2011 1:46:04 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: GeronL

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.


13 posted on 01/24/2011 1:46:21 PM PST by Paul Kib
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To: Paul Kib

Fox news covered it on TV a few times today.


14 posted on 01/24/2011 1:48:16 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: GeronL

http://www.c-span.org/Events/38th-Anniversary-of-Roe-v-Wade/10737419098/

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:

http://www.marchforlife.org/


15 posted on 01/24/2011 1:49:38 PM PST by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - If you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Paul Kib

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!


16 posted on 01/24/2011 1:49:58 PM PST by Paul Kib
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To: Paul Kib

There was a piece on Megan Kelly’s show about is earlier today.


17 posted on 01/24/2011 1:52:20 PM PST by pfflier
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To: RobRoy

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.


18 posted on 01/24/2011 1:56:17 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Paul Kib

FOX sports can’t cover a football game worth a sh-t either.


19 posted on 01/24/2011 2:00:00 PM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sarah.)
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To: Paul Kib

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.


20 posted on 01/24/2011 2:01:23 PM PST by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: donna

LOL! Make that “IT” was very weird and off-putting.


21 posted on 01/24/2011 2:02:29 PM PST by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: Paul Kib

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.


22 posted on 01/24/2011 2:03:46 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: Paul Kib

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.


23 posted on 01/24/2011 2:06:54 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Paul Kib
The very definition of **STUPID** is doing the same thing over and over hoping to get a different result.

Well...If getting publicity is the goal then I am calling the March for Life STUUUUUPID!!!!

Suggestion:

**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?

24 posted on 01/24/2011 2:11:13 PM PST by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
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To: wintertime
*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.

25 posted on 01/24/2011 2:17:20 PM PST by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
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To: La Lydia
it is not exactly news.

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.

26 posted on 01/24/2011 2:17:38 PM PST by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: wintertime

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.


27 posted on 01/24/2011 2:22:27 PM PST by Paul Kib
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To: Paul Kib

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***.


28 posted on 01/24/2011 2:26:01 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: MondoQueen
Small world department. Our son is a brother with St. John Cantius. He's there, and so is one of our granddaughters. We had a grandson going as well, but from Detroit, not Chicago.
29 posted on 01/24/2011 2:27:19 PM PST by JoeFromSidney
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To: RobRoy
You are 100% correct. How many true conservatives does FNC have on? Hannity, but, he's dumber than a brick. That pretty much leaves the gals - Palin, Coulter, Malkin and Ingraham.

FNC features far more RINOs, neocons and liberals than true conservatives.

30 posted on 01/24/2011 2:27:34 PM PST by bwc2221 (.)
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To: Waco
“FOX sports can’t cover a football game worth a sh-t either”

Ever wonder if Joe Buck has some compromising photos of Rupert Murdoch? They use “Mr. Monotone” for everything.

31 posted on 01/24/2011 2:30:48 PM PST by bwc2221 (.)
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To: Paul Kib

It looks like FR ignored it too. where are the posts?


32 posted on 01/24/2011 2:34:02 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Paul Kib

Fox News interviewed several people live in the march today. I saw it.


33 posted on 01/24/2011 2:34:56 PM PST by AnnGora (Let 'er rip, Tater Chip!)
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To: Paul Kib

They were covering it on their noon show when I was home for lunch.


34 posted on 01/24/2011 2:37:48 PM PST by CMAC51
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To: RobRoy
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.
35 posted on 01/24/2011 2:39:40 PM PST by CMAC51
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To: Paul Kib
You're not looking hard enough. From Bing

From Examiner. There's plenty more.

36 posted on 01/24/2011 2:43:53 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: upchuck

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.


37 posted on 01/24/2011 2:47:29 PM PST by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: Paul Kib

Fox News has joined the MSM today in ignoring the March for Life-——————

LIAR.

Fox news has had several airings and even live interviews at the scene!


38 posted on 01/24/2011 3:03:35 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Paul Kib

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.


39 posted on 01/24/2011 3:20:43 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Fox also reported on the march during “Special Report” this afternoon.

- JP


40 posted on 01/24/2011 3:36:18 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: RobRoy

And people think I’m 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.


41 posted on 01/24/2011 3:53:05 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (NAFTA, WTO, UN, IMF, USAID, World Bank, are all Statist organizations)
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To: Paul Kib
whole segment on it. on special report. panel discussion was very good. fred said if you want abortion vote democrat if you don't vote republican. he said most republicans are against it.
42 posted on 01/24/2011 3:59:47 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: Paul Kib

It’s on the list with the Birth Certificate issue.


43 posted on 01/24/2011 4:18:51 PM PST by stockpirate (Hey congress, it's our government and our money, DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: Paul Kib
OH Bullsquat!

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.

44 posted on 01/24/2011 4:20:32 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: montag813; Paul Kib
march
45 posted on 01/24/2011 4:20:38 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: donna
I had a similar experience years ago at a Right to Life convention. It wasn't that people were unkind, but they did tend to stick with their groups, which were mostly Catholic church, parish-based.

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.

46 posted on 01/24/2011 4:22:12 PM PST by shhrubbery!
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To: Paul Kib
They are covering it.

FoxNews video: Pro-life Activists Sense Shift in Momentum
Jan 24, 2011 - 2:31 - March for Life now an enduring national political force

47 posted on 01/24/2011 4:55:23 PM PST by Jean S
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To: shhrubbery!

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.


48 posted on 01/24/2011 5:01:00 PM PST by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: Romulus
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.

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.

49 posted on 01/24/2011 5:15:11 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Paul Kib

What are you talking about?I’ve seen several reports during the day starting at about 12 noon from the rally on Foxnews.


50 posted on 01/24/2011 5:18:03 PM PST by chris_bdba
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