Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Networks provide 3 times more coverage to pro-abortion filibuster compared to entire Gosnell trial

Severed feet of aborted children at Gosnell's clinic
When pro-abortion Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered a prolife bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and regulate abortion clinics, she became an instant celebrity.  Her pink sneakers were the featured topic on the network news.  The same network news stations turned a blind eye to the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty for killing babies who survived abortion.

A new report by the Culture and Media Institute finds the new stations provided 3 time more coverage to Davis than the entire Gosnell trial.   

Davis, a previously unheard of Texas state senator, staged a filibuster last month in a successful bid to derail a late-term abortion bill. Cheered by rowdy pro-abortion activists, Davis spoke for 11 hours against a bill outlawing abortions after 20 months of pregnancy and mandating that abortion clinics meet the same sanitary and safety standards as any other Texas medical facility.

Via the Dallas News
Davis became an instant celebrity – a comely blonde single mom who stood up for “women’s health” in pink tennis shoes, fighting against “severe” abortion restrictions. Nowhere has her “rock star” status been more apparent than on the broadcast networks.

In the 19 days since her June 25 filibuster, ABC, CBS and NBC have devoted 40 minutes, 48 seconds of their morning and evening news programs to stories including Davis. That’s more than three times the 13 minutes 30 seconds they gave Gosnell during the entire 58 days of the murder trial.