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High School Pro-Life Walkout (Actual Walk for Life) - Ignored by Press

Discussion in 'News Links' started by mugsy, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. mugsy

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    Interesting story - 200 High Schools and 80 colleges had organizations officially participating, yet, this event was ignored by the mainstream media, itself not surprising since the much larger annual March for Life is also basically ignored annually (for the last 30+ years). However, given the intense coverage and frenzied, hyperbolic rhetoric accompanying the recent "Walk for Our Lives" (WfOL), the contrast is striking, not just in media coverage but in how schools supported or would not support the respective protesters. I would also note that today's event was focused on protecting other lives (unborn) while the WfOL event essentially was presented as a self-interested event, i.e. the appeal was "take away others' gun rights or you may be the next one shot".

    There was a paucity of coverage means the only links I have are to second tier or smaller outlets - doesn't mean the writing is worse just that the coverage is much more limited. Here are a few links:

    The Washington Examiner - https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/...-students-across-the-us-join-pro-life-walkout

    The Federalist - http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/10...t-treat-pro-life-walkout-gun-control-walkout/

    Here's a link to an Op-Ed in The Hill which argues that todays march was anti-civil rights unlike the WfOL - IMHO an odd and weak argument given that WfOL was done to explicitly infringe upon an enumerated right while the opponents of abortion can at least argue that the right to abortion was created out of whole cloth by an activist SCOTUS. But you can read the author's (Julie Burkhart who runs abortion clinics in OK and KS) argument for yourself if you wish to do so - http://thehill.com/opinion/civil-ri...es-school-walkout-is-not-the-same-as-pro-life
     
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    The bias from the left MSM is so apparent in this country. This issue, no matter if you agree or disagree proves it beyond a doubt.
     
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