Friday, January 26, 2007

Classic Media Bias: Anti-War Protest vs. Anti-Abortion Protest

From the Media Research Center:
Another classic contrast in media bias is emerging with Saturday’s “anti-war” march on Washington, just six days after the annual March for Life. Already, the Washington Post is showing more love in column inches for the left-wing protest. The Post had no article previewing the pro-life march, but on the front page of Thursday’s Post, in a box promoting its “Faces of the Fallen” pages of the war dead, it ran a promotional blurb for a protest planned for Saturday in the District: “Actors, Other Activists Plan Mall War Protest, Jane Fonda and Susan Sarandon are expected for Saturday’s anti-war rally and March -- Metro.” But the Post never even use the word “liberal” to describe anyone in the story. Jane Fonda was an “actress, author, and peace activist.” Jesse Jackson a “civil rights activist.” The organizing group simply “describes itself as a coalition of 1,400 local and national organizations,” and apparently none of them are left-wing. The story had photos of Fonda, Danny Glover, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon listed in a caption as “among the activists expected.”
You can read all the details of the Post’s fawning treatment of the leftist protestors on the MRC web site.

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