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Those pesky social issues just won't go away but it isn't for lack of trying on the part of the MSM.

At Newbusters last night (Monday, 2/6):

NBC Nightly News on Monday lifted its two-plus week blackout of the Obama administration’s decision to force religious institutions, such as Catholic hospitals and charities, to provide birth control coverage in health insurance provided to employees, but ABC’s World News and the CBS Evening News have still yet to utter a syllable about what has enraged people across the political spectrum while having plenty of time to champion Planned Parenthood’s attacks on the Komen foundation...

Ah. No mention of the HHS diktat that would force Catholic and other institutions to include sterilization, abortifacients and contraception in virtually all health plans offered to employees. Religious freedom? Freedom of conscience?  Fuhgeddaboudit.

And Planned Parenthood and the Komen Foundation?  You've heard about that one but maybe not this part:

Karen Handel, a senior vice president of public policy for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, resigned after the breast-cancer group decided to overturn a decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Ms. Handel joined Dallas-based Komen after an unsuccessful run for governor in Georgia. During that race, Ms. Handel wrote in a blog that she would eliminate any state grants for organizations that supply abortions such as New York-based Planned Parenthood which, she wrote, “I do not support"...
...“Today I accepted the resignation of Karen Handel,” said Komen CEO Nancy Brinker, the group's founder, in a statement...
...Ms. Handel declined a severance package in her letter.......

Planned Parenthood earlier had said Komen was pressured to end the grants by anti-abortion forces.Komen had said it ended the grants because Planned Parenthood was under investigation by Rep. Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican and chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, into whether Planned Parenthood is illegally using government money for abortions.

Komen had originally said it changed its criteria to deny money to any organization under federal, state, or local investigation. The criteria were later amended to make it clear that the investigations must be criminal and conclusive.
Which, in the current environment and as far as Planned Parenthood is concerned, it will never be. How convenient.
Back to media bias.  At Accuracy in Media, via New Zeal:
So we made it a point to tune into the Big Three network newscasts on Friday night—hours after Nancy Brinker of Komen had caved. We wanted to see if this story would be treated in a neutral manner, or if the stories would be written from the standpoint that Brinker did the right thing—and, why did it take her so long? We did receive a shock, though it was a mild one. One of the three networks actually did a fairly nice job.
NBC was first. Brian Williams handed the story off to Lisa Myers. She had a packaged piece in which she featured several pro-abortion video bites, but no sound-on-tape from any pro-life people. She provided one very short pro-life quote, as a throwaway. It was advocacy journalism, pure and simple.
On ABC, Diane Sawyer did not hand off to a field reporter and did just a brief rundown of the story. But she was giddy about “people power.” There simply was no thought that anyone in the audience might have disagreed with her viewpoint.
It was a different story on CBS. Anchor Scott Pelley put the story later in his broadcast, opting for some national/international stories that he considered more important. When he handed off to Nancy Cordes, she presented a more balanced report with on-camera reaction from both sides of the issue. We suspect Pelley is influencing the CBS Evening News, and taking it down a more journalistic path.
Maybe not so much, as demonstrated at the top of this post.
So tell me again—why would we trust the MSM?
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