Monthly Archives: May 2016

The “Liberal” Press

The kind of rhetoric that makes its case over and over again begins to thin the more emotional it becomes. Though I agree there are reasons to be appalled at the state of affairs in the media, justification for its lack of reporting has little to do with ignoring a story but more to do with readership. Stories about abortion trials, for example, grisly as they are, tend to be reported in the tabloids, not usually in the main stream media. This has always been the case. If you want the gory detail about any horrific story you go to the tabloids. Most media generalize their stories. An abortion trial is no exception. When the story broke a few years back we were all appalled yet it was widely reported among many sources. To single out the liberal press as if they were in some kind of collusion to cover up this trial is absurd. No leading publication, albeit leaning to conservative or liberal, made an effort to detail the story. When seizing upon a story that fits your ideals it is far too easy to roast the opposition while ignoring one’s own complicity. The sheer volume of links posted on this site do not lend an argument any more credence.

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