05 Feb Where do you find Accurate Reporting?
The 37th Annual March for Life in Washington D.C. counted record numbers of people – up to 400,000 marchers in D.C. and over 80,000 joined the Virtual March for Life – with no accurate national media coverage.
As for the national coverage that the March did receive, CNN’s Rick Sanchez wasn’t sure which side had more protesters. CNN’s footage shows a few pro-choice advocates then a huge group of pro-life protesters. It’s shocking that CNN wouldn’t admit to the overwhelming numbers of pro-life supporters in attendance and appeared to not understand the main purpose of this protest.
Jack Cashill, an independent video producer, was appalled. “Their performance in 2010 convinced us that the issue at hand is not ignorance or incompetence, not even bias, but outright fraud.”
Cashill produced a video which calls out the media for not representing the March in 2010 as well as in 2009. The video also shows interviews from March for Life attendees.
National news outlets have a responsibility to the people to show the news as unbiased and accurate. With so many disparities it is hard to know which news sources to trust. Previously mentioned on a UFI blog post regarding the Prop 8 trial, it is hard to find reliable news sources that tell all sides of the story.
Since unbiased news is essentially non-existent in today’s culture, where can we turn to for news? Both liberal and conservative news outlets can be informative but it’s important to realize that most entities do have an agenda. The problem arises when these news outlets won’t acknowledge that they are writing news from a particular perspective—claiming to be neutral when they’re anything but.
Our suggestion: Read both sides. Choose a conservative website or two and a liberal website or two. If you read both sides, you’ll have a basis to compare information and be more able to sift through until you find the truth. You’ll certainly be more informed and better able to articulate your position.
What are your favorite sites to read the news? Leave them in a comment below to share with your fellow UFI blog readers.