MEDIA PARTISANSHIP

Ken Berwitz

I talk a lot about media partisanship here. Let me give you the latest reason why, courtesy of Katie Yoder\’s blog at newsbusters.org:

The three broadcast networks, ABC, NBC and CBS censored the third video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) exposing Planned Parenthood\’s practice of harvesting aborted baby parts — censored it at Planned Parenthood’s urging. But the news shows did find more than 14 minutes for a more important story: the “outrage” over the shooting of Cecil, a famed African lion, by an American dentist.

Tuesday, the networks spent 5 minutes, 44 seconds during their evening news shows on Cecil — and that\’s not even counting the teasers. Wednesday morning, ABC, NBC and CBS lamented over the lion for 8 minutes, 17 seconds.

But they couldn\’t do the same for a story of babies “picked” apart by tweezers.

Regardless of your position on abortion, this should tell you everything you need to know about how today\’s mainstream media puts partisanship – its preference for one side of an issue – over journalism.

And it\’s not the only one today. Stay tuned for the next blog.

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