... to report on how the Catholic Church has sued the Obama Administration over ObamaCare.
Alexandria, VA âEU" Fury over the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscastsâEUTM continued refusal to report the lawsuits Catholic entities have filed against the Obama administration has spread beyond the Media Research Center watchdog group and Catholic leaders to 11 additional Christian leaders equally concerned about this decision to deliberately not report national news. Below are statements released by FRCâEUTMs Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer of American Values and 9 more leaders.
For the third night in a row the broadcast networks have refused to cover this correctly.
This momentum is fueled by CBS Evening NewsâEUTM outrageous decision not only to spike the Catholic lawsuits but instead to lead the news with yet another story about the Catholic sex abuse scandal. The broadcast devoted two minutes and 31 seconds to the accused abusers and allegations that occurred decades ago. ThatâEUTMs roughly eight times more coverage than CBS Evening News gave the historic lawsuit on Monday.
âEUoeThose fleeting 19 seconds remain the only evening news coverage of the damning anti-Obama lawsuit in 72 hours since the unprecedented suing by one of the largest institutions in the country,âEU stated Media Research Center President Brent Bozell. âEUoeMake no mistake âEU" CBS intentionally resurrected the decade-old scandal last night while ignoring the lawsuit to throw salt on the wound of AmericaâEUTMs 60 million Catholics. The media are holding this historic news hostage from the American people. At least CBS has heard of the word 'Catholic.' ABC and NBC are behaving like the Catholic Church -- and one out of every four Americans -- donâEUTMt exist.âEU
Now, before any of you start trying to smartass your way around this subject or undermine what I'm trying to point out here (and I know you will), I'm going to go ahead and address a few things;
- I know that the Media Research Center is a conservative watchdog group that has an expressed agenda to show liberal bias in the media, and as such, you can't rightly claim that they are completely unbiased in the matter. I, quite frankly, don't give a FLYING FUCK about that, because I'm not claiming them to be unbiased or a spotless lamb themselves.
- If you hit Google, you will find that in this case, the Media Research Center is by and large RIGHT in this instance. The links you will find are all dated for a week ago, and the closest thing you can find to a national news outlet reporting on the matter is a video of a minor MSNBC Personality (herself an avowed liberal). There's nothing reported by the Associated Press on any website that I can find, there's been next to nothing on the nightly news this last week. Fox News Sunday had a Catholic Archbishop on to talk about it yesterday (clicl), but before that... even Fox News hadn't reported on it, so we've got a known conservative news outlet failing to report on it.
So my question is... WHAT GIVES? This is clearly not an instance of the news organizations simply failing to report some random little blurb, this is several MAJOR news outlets completely ignoring and all but refusing to report on something that effects a large number of Americans. 23% of the population is Catholic, this isn't some random little quasi-religious group like the Jedi, the Obama administration has managed to alienate and piss off a good percentage of the population, and there's little to nothing on the nightly news about it. It's almost as if the American News Media is trying to keep the population at large willfully ignorant of the situation in order to reduce the potential damage it will do the Obama Administration in the upcoming election.