Sarah Kliff, a health policy reporter for the Washington Post, described the Gosnell death clinic as a local story: “I cover policy for the Washington Post, not local crime. . . .”
[Therefore, it wasn’t covered nationally.]
Almost all news stories start locally. The Newtown shooting was a local story. So were the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and Trayvon Martin.
Then there was the very local story of Michael Vick and dog cruelty. His story made front-page news across the country. USA Today carried an editorial that read, “Window on a cruel world.” The editorial reported that “Vick and two associates allegedly ‘executed approximately eight dogs . . . by various methods, including hanging, drowning, and slamming at least one dog’s body to the ground.’”
The editorial continued: “The animals’ crime? They performed badly in ‘testing’ sessions to see how viciously they would fight.”
If Vick had picked the abortion business, then no one would have batted an eye. It would have been considered a shrewd business venture. In fact, he would have been praised as an advocate of women’s rights. And if he had set up a “clinic” in a black neighborhood, he would have been called a “champion of minority women.” Read the rest here.
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GOOD NEWS! Kansas Governor Signs Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed sweeping anti-abortion legislation Friday, giving his state a new law to block tax breaks for abortion providers, ban sex-selection abortions and declare that life begins “at fertilization.” Read the rest of this great news here.