Recent Media Skullduggery

October 15, 2008 09:00 AM

Skullduggery: underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; also: a devious device or trick 

It's with ever-increasing frequency that I read about things that should be on the front page of America's newspapers and the lead story on television news programs, but are relegated to the trash heap of truths that need not be revealed. Today is no exception.

I wonder if you heard about the six preborn children in Oregon whose fate was decided by a judge who ruled that, even though the father wanted his embryonic children to live, the mother's wish to have them killed was paramount. In other words, regardless of the reality of the individuals whose lives were at stake, the judge deferred to an ex-wife's request to have the children annihilated. The reason?
Hope you're sitting down, because this is unbelievable!

Kathleen Gilbert of LifeSiteNews.com reports,


When the couple divorced soon after [2004], Dahl indicated that she wished to destroy the embryos because she "did not want anyone else to raise her child," and also feared that the child might one day contact his or her sibling, Dahl's naturally-conceived son.


The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the embryos' fate was a "property rights" issue and that their father, Dr. Darrell Angle, had no right to "impose a genetic parental relationship" on his ex-wife.
Please note the use of the word "property" here. This is a major reason why the Catholic Church has wisely always taught that in vitro fertilization is profoundly immoral. Moreover, cases such as this should compel us all to see to it that IVF is outlawed. But I digress.

The media is not interested in discussing a case that exposes the facts about who a human being is from his beginning and why the mother of these children cannot deny her motherhood for any reason. Thus, you will not read about this case, nor will you be privy to any interviews with either of the parents.
Turning to Oklahoma City, we discover that the state of Oklahoma has a law that prohibits a mother from aborting her preborn child until and unless she has an ultrasound and her doctor describes to her precisely what her child looks like. The law, which was slated to take effect on November 1, will now be addressed by the Oklahoma County District Court, where a lawsuit was filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights,  which describes the law as "the most extreme ultrasound law” in the country! In its media release, CRR said,


"Anti-choice activists will stop at nothing to prevent a woman from getting an abortion, but trying to manipulate a woman's decisions about her own life and health goes beyond the pale," said Stephanie Toti, staff attorney in the U.S. Legal Program of the Center for Reproductive Rights and lead attorney on the case. "Governments should stop playing doctor and leave medical determinations to physicians and health decisions to individuals."


As you can see, the pro-aborts are hard at work denying that the child even exists. And the media are all too happy to concur.  Nonetheless, try as you might, you will not find one news report that discusses this lawsuit and uses words to describe the patient as a mother or the ultrasound image as that of a child. "Mother" and "child" are taboo, as far as the media elite are concerned, when they report on anything concerning abortion. God forbid that anybody might equate motherhood with the woman whose so-called right it is to have her child aborted!

And even when it comes to a distinctly disturbing event like the case of the baby's body that was found in a biohazard bag, the so-called mainstream American media is far too “busy” to give us a report. The average American will never learn that this child survived an abortion and was literally tossed into the trash.

But since the economy seems to be such a hot topic with our media friends, one has to really wonder about my last example of media hubris. There is a newly released study revealing the economic effects that abortion has had on America over the past 37 years. Movement for a Better America's Dennis Howard , who has been researching this question for the last 13 years, states,


We found that the 50.5 million surgical abortions since 1970 have cost the U.S. an astonishing $35 trillion dollars. However, if you include all the babies lost to IUDs, RU-486, sterilization and abortifacients, the number climbs to over $70 trillion!

Howard added, “Aggressive population control has exacted a huge price in future economic growth that can never be recovered.” Wow! It certainly seems to me that Howard should have been lined up to be a guest on the major network news programs the moment this study was released, but nary a word has been reported nor a single interview arranged, either by the print or televised news media. One has to wonder what in the world is going on with news media that will talk about every other conceivable cause of the economic crisis imaginable, but refuses to even glance at the impact the deaths of more than 50 million Americans have had.

What is it about the media that makes all this seem as nothing more than business as usual? Well, in case we have forgotten, the facts are as plain as the nose on your face. The Media Research Center explains, regarding current attitudes in the media,  "Ninety percent agree that a woman has the right to decide for herself whether to have an abortion; 79 percent agree strongly with this pro-choice position."

And when you have a "news-gathering" body of people who are basically deny that a human person dies during an abortion or is created as a human being at his beginning, of course you will not hear facts and truth. What you will hear, see and observe is nothing more and nothing less than media skullduggery!

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