Excellent Article: Abortion bias and a willing media

10 Feb 2012 Excellent Article: Abortion bias and a willing media

Kelly McParland, National Post, Feb 10 2012: Here’s a story about abortion and the Liberal party, reported by the Canadian Press. The story itself is only marginally interesting, the bias  it displays more so.

Here’s how it starts: “Some federal Liberals fear single-issue pro-lifers are trying to hijack their weakened party.
Their fears have been stoked by the apparent re-emergence of a group calling itself Liberals for Life, which is promoting Trifon Haitas’s bid to represent the party in a March 19 byelection in Toronto-Danforth.
The group has issued an “urgent message” to Liberals in the riding, urging them to support Haitas, a Greek-Canadian journalist who formerly ran for the Green party.
“Trifon Haitas is the only candidate who is committed to stop the slaughter of unborn children in Canada,” the electronic message states.”

The story is purportedly about political manoeuvring. The message is that opposition to abortion is unacceptable, and only support for pro-abortion candidates can be considered valid. Keep reading


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