Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues
The media are no longer the watchdogs for the American public, but the lapdogs of a liberal agenda committed to the destruction of life. The Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues calls out journalists for their ongoing blackout of pro-life news and demands reporters live up to the standards of journalistic integrity by covering life issues.
The March for Life Media Censorship
The three broadcast networks – ABC, CBS and NBC – have promoted Planned Parenthood, encouraged attendance at the pro-abortion Women’s March, downplayed scandalous abortion videos, while, at the same time, paid little attention to the march and other pro-life events.
In the past four years, the networks have spent just 100 seconds – fewer than two minutes – on the March for Life in the morning and evening news shows directly following the rally.
The March for Life condemns abortion by celebrating human life on or around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The largest annual march in Washington, D.C., the event attracts between tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of marchers.
Last year, tens of thousands of people braved what The Washington Post said was “predicted to be a historic snow storm,” to attend the march. ABC’s Good Morning America made the only mention, following the March, reporting on a “group of high schoolers trying to get back to Kentucky after visiting D.C. for the March for Life.” That one mention amounted to 35 seconds. ABC also made a mention before march, which amounted to 13 seconds.
Journalists consider life important. Just not human life. The three networks dedicated more than nine-and-a-half minutes – 26 times more than they did the march – on the debut of the National Zoo’s panda cub. Journalists don’t care about the unborn, but they care about the newly born if they happen to be adorable animals.
In 2015, only CBS mentioned the march, allotting just 15 seconds. That was only one second for every 13,000 people who put work, school and other obligations aside to travel from as far away as the West Coast. That was only one second for every 3.8 million babies aborted in the last four decades.
In 2014, the networks devoted 46 seconds to the hundreds of thousands marching in Washington, D.C. Yet, ABC, NBC and CBS spent six times that on the National Zoo’s new panda cub and four-and-a-half times that on the Climate March.
Since 2013, the networks have devoted just 100 seconds to the March for Life in following news shows – slightly more than they might have spent broadcasting a couple of burger ads.
This year, ABC, CBS and NBC have no excuse to silence these pro-life voices. The networks heavily promoted the Women’s March on Washington, helping boost its attendance. Federal Planned Parenthood funding may finally be cut. The Trump administration just reinstated the Mexico City rule barring federal funding from overseas organizations that provide or promote abortion. President Donald Trump even promised to appoint a pro-life Supreme Court justice.
This year, the March for Life is more relevant than ever.
This year, it’s time for the networks to stop censoring the news and to tell the truth about the March for Life.