Frank Bruni Hugs Assisted Suicide in NYT

By Wesley J. Smith I read Frank Bruni every Sunday in the New York Times. I usually don’t agree with him, heck I almost never do. But he is a talented writer and an articulate and passionate advocate for his views. Besides, I believe in reading differing opinions from my own. As I get him, …

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Surprise, surprise! Thoughtful and largely accurate New York Times story on abortion polling

By Dave Andrusko There is so much going on now—both at home and abroad—that not everything gets covered. For example a pretty good piece by David Leonhardt that appeared in the Sunday New York Times went by the boards. But fortunately Leonhardt returns to what he broached in “Why Abortion Is Not Like Other Issues” …

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The New York Times [again] misuses the history behind Roe v. Wade

By Dave Andrusko Let’s be clear: National Right to Life is a single-issue pro-life organization. I start with this caution because the New York Times brought Roe v. Wade into the discussion of a controversial case currently before the Supreme Court–particularly Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s oft paraphrased critique of Roe v. Wade (and its companion …

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”Rebranding” and “The Woes of Roe”

By Dave Andrusko “Forty years ago this month, the Supreme Court handed down the great abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade. To be honest, you’re not going to be seeing a whole lot of cake and Champagne. Time magazine recognized the occasion with a downbeat cover story. (‘They’ve Been Losing Ever Since.’) Gallup polls suggest …

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NYT story confirms that there was no Obama “accommodation” on mandate

By Dave Andrusko It is very handy both for President Obama and for the Abortion Industrial Complex that the New York Times functions largely as a stenographer, reprinting their talking points with only the most minor editing. On the other hand, that access means that occasionally (and no doubt inadvertently) the lies and distortions that …

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Two Investigations of Media Bias, one from an unexpected source

By Dave Andrusko Over in “A Tale of Two Planned Parenthood Controversies: Wall-to-Wall Komen vs. Silence for Live Action,” we bring you a devastating critique of media one-sidedness, produced by the Media Research Center(MRC). In a word, four separate stories aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC detailing the Susan G. Komen Foundation/PPFA controversy which culminated …

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New York Times Says It Will “Report without Favoritism” the 2012 Presidential Election Campaign

By Dave Andrusko I like, whenever possible, to end the day on a lighter note, even if the source did not intend to be humorous. Enter “A Hard Look at the President,” by Arthur S. Brisbane, who is the New York Times’ Public Editor, known as the Ombudsman in every other newspaper on the planet. …

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NY Times Editorial Page Editor convinces himself abortion is “rare”

By Dave Andrusko I ended Part Three of the series catching us up on PPFA’s vituperative full-court press against Komen for the Cure by mentioning an important silver lining: whatever else people came away, many will have learned for the first time that Planned Parenthood is in the abortion industry. What they won’t learn—except in …

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