Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Catholics March To Court; Media Ignores Them

It just might be one of the most significant First Amendment cases in...oh, ever.  Refusing to bow down to the browbeating of Barack Obama, Kathleen Sebelius, and the Democratic party, 43 different Catholic dioceses, colleges, and other organizations have filed suit against the Obama administration claiming the HHS contraceptive mandate is unconstitutional.

One would think that with the media pushing the administration's claim of a Republican "war on women", they would be all over this, if not as a possible landmark religious rights case, then as proof that those over-zealous Catholics are trying to force women to remain barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.

And yet we literally hear...nothing:

Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell has seen a lot of media abuse in his time as the master monitor of the liberal press. Now, he’s seen the very worst: The broadcast networks “all but spiked the largest legal action in history to defend our constitutionally protected religious freedom,” the analyst says, citing CBS, ABC and NBC for skimming over news that 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations filed a lawsuit Monday against the Obama administration.

CBS managed to air 19 seconds on the subject. But that was it, between all three networks.

“This is the worst bias by omission I have seen in the quarter-century history of the Media Research Center,” he says, insisting that the networks fear the lawsuit could compromise President Obama’s popularity with voters.

“This is not a mistake, nor is it an editorial oversight by the broadcast networks. This is a deliberate and insidious withholding of national news to protect the ‘chosen one’ who ABC, CBS and NBC have worked so hard to elect.”

Lead stories and in-depth reports are in order, he suggests, following revelations that the Catholic Church unleashed “legal Armageddon” on the White House, promising not to comply with health care reforms that would require religiously affiliated institutions to offer birth control to employees.

“Instead, these networks are sending a clear message to all Americans that the networks will go to any lengths — even censoring from the public an event of this historic magnitude — to prevent the release of any information that will hurt Obama’s chances of re-election,” Mr. Bozell concludes.

Sorry times in which we live.  Like in Soviet Union, we must look to foreign sources of news to get the truth about what is happening around us.

Our media dropped the mask and jumped the shark some time ago...

1 comment:

LibertyAtStake said...

Great post. My observation is more pithy and emphemeral (top of blog, here today, gone tomorrow). I might have to elevate my contribution.