You may or may not know that the March for Life took place yesterday, and over five hundred thousand people were in Washington DC to participate. I haven’t yet seen it, but from what I have read, Allen West spoke to the crowd and gave one heck of a speech. You can see it at Weasel Zippers.
If you knew this, then I’m going to guess that it’s probably because you’re already plugged into the pro-life movement or a cause that is related to it so you read newspapers and blogs that discussed or reported on it.
If you didn’t know this, then I’m going to guess that if you read any news it’s from the mainstream press. The mainstream press likes to pretend the March for Life has never taken place or, at best, is some obscure event that no one really cares about.
This is not the truth. It can’t be, not when the event attracts five hundred thousand people - in the middle of January - in Washington DC alone. Elizabeth Scalia has thought provoking post about the press’s inability to tell the truth about the size and scope of March for Life and she makes many great points. Here’s a portion:
Someone asked me on Twitter, “why don’t they just report the truth” and I thought, “because they have given themselves wholly over to a lie, and they fear the truth. Having built up the lie for so long that it’s become their foundation, they know they cannot withstand an assault by the truth.”
So they have become truth-phobics, our mainstream media. They can’t tell you the truth about anything, anymore — they can only do whatever it takes to sustain the narratives they’ve constructed.
That’s why you hear no reports about Fast and Furious, or a member of the DOJ pleading the Fifth about that. It’s why you don’t hear about Solyndra and the “green jobs” myth it’s why you hear no caterwauling from the press about the fact that we are 1000 days into this administration without a budget.
You want the truth? You think you deserve it? The press can’t handle the truth; they can’t bring it to you. The New York Times just ignores inconvenient truth, entirely.
That’s why 250 people camping out in a park gets thousands of stories, while half-a-million marching on Washington does not get reported at all, or if it does, the pictures are cropped; the attendees are caricatured, mis-named and under-represented while their opponents are over-represented.
Read all of it. Because what Elizabeth writes about the press is the truth.