Howard Kurtz: Would Media Embrace Texas Sen. Wendy Davis If She Was Pro-Life? [Video]
By Don Irvine
Editor’s note. This appeared Monday at www.aim.org. You can watch the video at the same URL.
On his final appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources, host Howard Kurtz exposed the mainstream media’s bias in favor of pro-choice politicians, during a brief commentary on Democratic Texas state senator Wendy Davis. She is the person who staged an 11-hour filibuster last week that successfully prevented the Texas Senate from passing a tough anti-abortion law.
Kurtz noted that after her performance, the media rushed to embrace Davis and made the backbench senator a media star.
“While Kurtz thought Davis’ performance was an impressive physical feat, he questioned whether the media would have done the same had she been a pro-lifer arguing against a pro-abortion bill.”
But I have to ask, if Wendy Davis had been conducting a lonely filibuster against abortion rights, would the media have celebrated her in quite the same way?
The answer, as Kurtz knows, is an emphatic no. Davis is only a media darling because of her pro-abortion views. Had she been a conservative, pro-lifer, she would have been either ridiculed or ignored.