Posts from the “Media” Category

The untold story of the Philadelphia Massacre

Posted on April 5th, 2013

David Freddoso of the Washington Examiner wonders why major news outlets—always in a rush to cover the sordid, the gruesome, the sensational—have declared a blackout on one of the most sensational court cases we’ve seen in some time. You might not know it, but there’s a mass murder trial going on in Philadelphia. There has been plenty of courtroom drama, and the death penalty remains a possibility. The media are seldom shy about such sensational affairs, but they have been with one. Perhaps it’s because the accused mass murderer is an abortion doctor, who along with his medically untrained staff is accused of killing a female patient and several babies who had already been born, alive and breathing. Gosnell’s preferred method of murder was…

Be present where you are

Posted on June 6th, 2012

Former president Bill Clinton has some excellent words on Facebook and the communications culture that is developing in our country. Williams: “Do you have an opinion on Facebook as a movement, as a product, as an IPO? And did you buy in?” Clinton: “No, I didn’t buy any, no, I don’t have an opinion on the IPO. What I’m worried about is that for young people who send an average of 80 text messages a day on their telephones, and live on the internet, that it may make it harder for them now and for the rest of their lives to be present where they are. I think one thing is, I was the last president born—President Bush, I never asked him this, how…

Newsweek’s Lisa Miller: Bible “worthless” for family life, GOP candidates with large families “smug” patriarchs

Posted on March 5th, 2012

The Washington Post’s “On Faith” column for March 2 features Lisa Miller of Newsweek (“Romney, Santorum and archaic ideas on fertility”). Her second paragraph begins, “There’s nothing wrong with big families, of course” – and then proceeds to tell us precisely what is wrong with them. She describes a “crusade” against birth control, which would be utterly laughable if the stakes here weren’t so high. That evil men are trying to deny women access to contraception is the meme that every establishment media outlet is parroting. One wonders if these people are truly so foolish to believe that; surely someone like Miller is intelligent enough to see that this is a lie, which makes me wonder how she sleeps at night. It’s likely made easier…