“Pro-Choice Terrorist Murders Pro-Life Activist.”
That would be a genuinely incredible headline to see on CNN, MSNBC, or, heck, even Fox News, wouldn’t it?
Not going to happen. It would mean that the mainstream media actually had the capacity for balance – and it doesn’t.
A Factiva search for mainstream media articles on the murder of Jim Pouillon returned a total of 19 hits; by contrast, the murder of abortionist Dr. George Tiller turned up 643 hits. That’s “balance” for you. The mainline media’s project is to tarnish the right with intolerance, hate, and murder. And they simply aren’t willing to entertain any facts that conflict with their chosen narrative.
The fact that the murder occurred on the anniversary of 9/11 makes the “terrorist” angle even more obvious – but the mainstream media will avoid that angle like Superman avoids kryptonite.
We’re told of the murderer: “Mr. Drake did not believe children should view the graphic material on the signs Mr. Pouillon carried.” But it was a “crime of hate, not a hate crime.” What a ridiculous rationalization! They’re trying to say that the murderer wasn’t ideological about abortion, but simply quibbled over Pouillon’s sign.
Jim Pouillon was murdered because he was a pro-life protester. Pure and simple. To his credit (in pointing out the obvious), even Barack Obama – who had a 100% lifetime NARAL support record – recognizes the fact. The mainstream media, which fell all over itself to condemn the “climate of hate” of the right and the pro-life movement, refuses to turn its lens on the left and the pro-abortion movement.
We have known for years that the mainstream media have been ideological supporters of the pro-abortion movement, and ideological opponents of the pro-life movement. And the dishonest mainstream media is revealing how corrupt they are yet again as they virtually ignore the murder of a pro-life activist, and utterly refuse to see the murder as an act of leftwing hate.
A prominent pro-life activist was shot repeatedly and murdered outside of a high school, and the media that came absolutely unglued over “rightwing extremists,” ” intolerance,” “hate,” “domestic terrorism,” etc. etc. etc. will very likely not even mention it. They just don’t have the integrity. And they certainly will not use the “leftwing” pejoratives to denounce the murder of a pro-life activist the same way they denounced the “rightwing” for the murder of abortionist Dr. George Tiller.
Anti-abortion activist shot in front of Owosso High School
by Elizabeth Shaw | Flint Journal
Friday September 11, 2009
OWOSSO, Michigan — State police at the Corunna post have confirmed a well-known anti-abortion activist was shot multiple times and killed this morning in front of Owosso High School.
The victim’s identity has not yet been released but the shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m., after most students were off the buses and safely inside the building, said Owosso schools transportation supervisor Jayne Campbell.
State police also confirmed that a suspect was taken into custody about 8:15 a.m. at the suspect’s home.
Owosso High School secretary Wendy Smith said the students remain in lockdown this morning and confirmed that no students were involved and all are safe with classes going on as normal. The shooting did not occur on school property, Smith said.
Meanwhile, police have completely ringed with police tape a section of North Street in front of the school.
A black car can be seen parked at the corner of North and Whitehaven streets, where a portable oxygen tank is lying in a front yard next to a large sign bearing the image of a baby and the word “Life.”
Again, the victim has since been revealed to be James Pullion.
Here is a link to MSNBC’s senior cockroach Keith Olbermann loudly demonizing conservatives, Bill O’Reilly, the pro-life movement, rightwing extremists, hate speech, and whatever else the demons whispered in his ear for him to repeat. And he was hardly alone in the hatefest.
Mind you, even the media’s presentation of this activist is typical of the left: one who favors the killing of babies in the womb is “pro-choice,” standing for something. But one who stands up for life is depicted as being “anti.” It would be nice if the media that likes the term “anti abortion” would choose a similar term such as “anti life” to describe what they invariably call the “pro choice” movement.
We’re seeing it depicted in the health care debate. Liberals are “pro,” and conservatives are “anti.” The fact of the matter is I’m actually “pro” a lot of things regarding health care. I’m “pro” for tort reform, for ending mandates and allowing competition among the 1300 private insurers, for dealing with the problems caused by illegal immigration relating to health care, for keeping government socialism from taking over more of the system than it already has, and a lot of other things. And liberals are “anti” a lot of things, aren’t they? But it’s more rhetorically effective for the mainline media to describe me as a “health care opponent” belonging to “the party of no.”
One lone nutjob shot Dr. Tiller, and Keith Olbermann made an entire movement responsible for the act. What do you want to bet this dishonest purveyor of propaganda at a dishonest network will somehow find the murder of a well-known pro-life activist as nothing to become concerned about?
Every single mainstream media, every single liberal blogger, everyone period, that used the murder of Dr. Tiller to attack the right will now either similarly demonize themselves for their “leftwing terrorist murderer,” or else stand forever condemned of hypocrisy, demagoguery, and propaganda.
Let me provide as an example the partial-birth-loving abortionist who is replacing Dr. Tiller – Dr. Leroy Carhart:
Dr. Carhart calls the murderer of his beloved colleague a “terrorist” saying his friend’s death is “a declaration of war” on the part of radical anti-abortion activists whom he calls “fundamentalist terrorists . . . no different from al-Qaida, the Taliban or any of them.”
Is this guy going to have the intellectual and moral decency to demonize radical pro-abortion activists as a bunch of “fundamentalist terrorists… no different from al-Qaida,” et al, or is he going to be the hypocritical, dishonest ideologue slimebag that I fully expect him to be?
Obviously, that amounts to a rhetorical question, doesn’t it?
Well, allow me to provide a newsflash. It is not “the left’s” fault that this pro-life activist was murdered. It was the fault of one deranged man.
The left was despicable beyond the pale for not recognizing that fact when Dr. Tiller was murdered.
I suppose that is one of the big things that differentiates the right from the left. For the left, individual identity, individual responsibility, amounts to a social construct. If an abortionist is murdered, well, the blame must extend to everyone who in any way believes abortion is wrong and speaks out. You can’t just hold one man accountable for his actions, after all. Rather, you are a soulless meat puppet driven entirely by DNA and social conditioning. “O’Reilly made me do it.”
At least, you can’t if he comes from the political right – and his actions are a convenient target for liberal propaganda and demagoguery.
Conservatives, on the other hand, believe profoundly in individual identity and individual responsibility. Does the left pump out hatred by the tonnage? Sure it does. But when some nut commits murder or performs some other hateful act, it is THAT person who bears the full weight of responsibility for his or her actions. And that person alone.
So allow me to pat myself on the back for my moral superiority to Keith Olbermann and everyone like him as I refuse to attribute their “anti-choice” characterization of this martyr for the pro-life cause as being the reason for his murder. Because whoever shot this pro-life activist HAD a choice – and chose to murder.
I’m the one who affirms choice, while demagogues like Olbermann and Dr. Carhart – who call me “anti-choice” for my pro-life stand – in all actuality believe that people don’t really have a “choice” at all, but are merely robots programmed by Bill O’Reilly or some other favored bogeyman.
The simple fact of the matter is that the left is “pro-choice” when it suits their agenda, and profoundly anti-choice the rest of the time.
So, go ahead, Keith Olbermann. I’m waiting to hear your “balanced” coverage of the murder of a pro-life activist.
I leave you with a profound statement from the “terrorist” “anti-choice” position:
“But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child – a direct killing of the innocent child – murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” — Mother Teresa
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