January 31, 2017
Networks Give Pro-Abortion "Women’s March" Three Times More Coverage Than The March for Life
In the days leading up to the 2017 March for Life, we noted the vast discrepancy between the fourth estates' coverage of the annual pro-life rally and its obsession with the "Women's March". We wrote: "The march is ignored by the media. Star Parker points out the blatant hypocrisy in her weekly column that is worth your time. Calling out the self-centeredness of the 'me' culture, she writes:
'Bringing children into the world and raising them takes three things that don't work well with the 'me' culture: work, sacrifice and love.
I wonder why when hundreds of thousands of women show up in Washington to demonstrate for what one Wall Street Journal columnist called "everything under the progressive sun," the press goes bonkers with coverage.
Yet, when similar numbers of pro-lifers reportedly show up for the March for Life, as they have been doing every January since the Roe v. Wade decision in January 1973, and as they will do again this week, they barely get a nod from the media."
Lifenews now has the numbers. They offer good and bad news. Despite a marked improvement over last year's coverage, the "Women’s March" received three times more coverage than the March for Life. The good news? It was 37 times more than the 2016 March for Life. From the Lifenews article:
"While the networks barely batted an eye at the 2016 March for Life, 2017 was different: ABC, CBS and NBC spent more than 20 minutes on the march. The difference? President Trump, according to the networks themselves.
During their morning and evening news shows, the three broadcast networks dedicated 21 minutes, 52 seconds of coverage to Friday’s 44th annual March for Life. That’s not as much as they could or should have spared, especially after they spent 1 hour, 15 minutes, 18 seconds (3.4 times more) fawning over the recent Women’s March on Washington.
To put that in perspective, the networks spent almost 23 minutes on the pro-abortion women’s march – before it even happened. But their nearly 22-minute coverage of the 2017 March for Life was still an improvement.
Of the networks, ABC was the only one to report on the 2016 March for Life, and then in a casual reference to “high schoolers trying to get back to Kentucky” after the blizzard that hit the Washington, D.C. march. For that same show, the morning of Jan. 22, co-anchor George Stephanopoulos commented on the expected “tens of thousands” to “protest abortion.” Those two mentions amounted to 35 seconds." Our Lady, pray for us! Read the article in full here.