News outlets slammed for ignoring massive pro-life event

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An estimated 200,000 people joined in a March for Life in Washington, D.C., bringing to the streets in front of Congress their plea for protection of the unborn.

It was double the number of people that go to even the biggest football games or indoor concerts.

Yet the establishment media was virtually absent.

WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah has joined with Media Research Center and more than 20 pro-life groups in denouncing the establishment TV networks for failing to cover this year’s March for Life, held last week.

According to MRC, CBS was the only major broadcast network that covered the march – and the coverage was limited to 15 seconds during a discussion of moderate Republican opposition to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

In the meantime, NBC, ABC and Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo did not mention the march at all.

“It’s not surprising when the big media ignore large gatherings in Washington – year after year – of hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists, but it is unprofessional and betrays their absolute bias,” Farah said.

Other organizations that have joined MRC in condemning the establishment media include the Catholic League, Liberty Council, the Hispanic Leadership Fund, Concerned Women for America and Human Life International.

Troy Newman, co-author of “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time,” said he thinks the media are trying to protect a certain narrative about abortion.

“The March for Life is the largest annual civil rights march in the world,” Newman told WND. “For the national media to acknowledge this fact would contradict their premise that 1) abortion is a good thing; 2) the country is firmly pro-abortion; and 3) the pro-lifers are a small, insignificant group of religious extremists.”

Newman is president of Operation Rescue and a member of the MRC coalition, continued.

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