Pro-abortion columnist gets one thing right: Vast differences between Romney and Obama on abortion
By Dave Andrusko
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“If Obama somehow manages to lose, it will be a stunning defeat for the nation’s first African-American president. But it will also be a crushing blow for the punditocracy that headed into Election Day filled with confidence that Obama had it in the bag. And Fox News won’t let the mainstream media hear the end of it.” — From “Much of the Media Is Calling the Presidential Race for Barack Obama,” by Howard Kurtz.
“By tomorrow night we’ll likely know the name of the next president. But we already know the loser in this election cycle: political reporters. They’ve disgraced themselves. Conservatives have long complained about liberal bias in the media, and with some justification. But it has finally reached the tipping point. Not in our lifetimes have so many in the press dropped the pretense of objectivity in order to help a political candidate. The media are rooting for Barack Obama. They’re not hiding it.” — From “Wave goodbye to the Obama media,” by Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel.
In a sense, maybe the die was cast when faced with the reality that daily newspapers would always be filled with “old” news, editors decided that in order to survive in a 24/7 information cycle, “news” needed to be spiced up—made more current and relevant—by generous dollops of opinion. Perhaps it was when cable news assumed a disproportionate influence or maybe it was when Twitter turbo-jetted the 24 hour a day, seven days a week news cycle into a sixty second, 24 hour a day, seven days onslaught.
Whatever the cause, Kurtz and Carlson/Patel, coming from very different perspectives, simply tell us what any fair minded observer would conclude: overwhelmingly, political reporters and the “mainstream media” are in the tank for Obama and barely bother to try to hide it.
As it happens I read these two stories after I belatedly read a piece by New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, ominously headlined “How Romney would treat women.” Kristof is free to dislike Romney as much as he likes, but this hit-job is really out of bounds.
It’s like we often say here at NRL News Today, to go through the individual slams one by one (a) merely repeats the lies/distortions and (b) gives them more credence than they deserve, even if unintentionally.
My point is a simple one: the same reporter[s] who will give Obama the widest possible berth—ignoring that he is PPFA’s poster man for abortion on demand at home and abroad, for example—pretend to be amazed by Romney’s “extremism,” which they take as license to distort every syllable that comes out of his mouth or appears on his web page.
But to his credit, Kristof does have one thing right: “So when you hear people scoff that there’s no real difference between Obama and Romney, don’t believe them.”
Indeed, there is–night and day difference.
Don’t forget to vote Tuesday and to make sure your pro-life friends and family do as well.