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CNN's Term for Pro-Life: "Opposed to Abortion Rights;" Term for Pro-Abortion: "Pro-Choice"
CNN - Inside Politics | governsleast governsbest

Posted on 01/10/2005 1:23:14 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Not that anyone had any doubts, but CNN made its stance on the abortion issue crystal clear in the context of an interview by Inside Politics' Judy Woodruff of former U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer of Indiana, who has announced that he is seeking the chairmanship of the DNC.

Unusual for a Democrat, Roemer is pro-life.

But on the two occasions when that fact arose, Woodruff referred to Roemer not as being "pro-life," but as being "opposed to abortion rights for women."

Yet when Woodruff quoted Kate Michelman, former head of NARAL, who condemned Roemer's candidacy, she referred to pro-abortion people as being "pro-choice."

Thus rather than according the two groups the monikers they prefer - pro-life and pro-choice - CNN accorded that favor only to the pro-abortion side, framing the issue exclusively in terms of rights and choice, and casting pro-lifers as people who would deny rights to women.

As an aside, when on a couple occasions Roemer offered his nostrums as to what was necessary to get the Democrat party going again, Woodruff noddingly agreed "we hear you." You almost expected her to whip her DNC membersship card out of her purse and waive it around!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
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1 posted on 01/10/2005 1:23:14 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

CNN ping to the Today Show ping list.


2 posted on 01/10/2005 1:23:57 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bumpage


3 posted on 01/10/2005 1:25:18 PM PST by JFK_Lib
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

But there is no liberal bias at CNN...


4 posted on 01/10/2005 1:26:11 PM PST by 2banana (They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
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To: JFK_Lib

Can't say why exactly, but "bumpage" gave me a good LOL.


5 posted on 01/10/2005 1:26:14 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Why is this any surprise? CNN loves to play with words in order to manipulate the public. This is also why Fox news is blowing them out of the water.
6 posted on 01/10/2005 1:26:29 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did you expect any less from CNN?


7 posted on 01/10/2005 1:27:17 PM PST by Maigrey (Ask my Viking Kitty Hoard about their diet of Free Range Tuna.....)
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To: Sprite518

No surprise, as the first line of my post indicated, but still, the in-your-face brazenness was breathtaking.


8 posted on 01/10/2005 1:28:06 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They are going by the approved "style book," which all news organizations require their reporters and writers to use. In the book they are directed to use the terms "pro-choice" and "anti-abortion."


9 posted on 01/10/2005 1:28:08 PM PST by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Term for Pro-abortion should be "opposed to fetus rights".


10 posted on 01/10/2005 1:28:31 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I just saw this article seconds before the ping. CNN couldn't get more contorted.


11 posted on 01/10/2005 1:29:15 PM PST by Peach
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Please see #8. Frankly, while I had no doubts as to where CNN in general and Judy in particular stand, frankly I was taken aback by the blatantly unequal treatment.


12 posted on 01/10/2005 1:29:21 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The MSM is not in favor of equal rights. If they were they would promote the need for men to "disavow" fatherhood as a form of male abortion. After all, isn't the health (mental or otherwise) of the father just as important as the health of the mother?


13 posted on 01/10/2005 1:29:23 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Judy WOOFruff is a left wing hack..... I will not forget the big gasp she made when the republicans won big in the 1994 elections. That's when I knew she was a commie....


14 posted on 01/10/2005 1:30:02 PM PST by DU_Hates_You
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Haven't I seen articles that the leftists are going to try and distance themselves from abortion somewhat? It will all be a smokescreen of course but I think that's at least part of what we're seeing here.


15 posted on 01/10/2005 1:30:08 PM PST by Peach
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Woodruff noddingly agreed "we hear you."

Good grief. Rather brazen, yes?

16 posted on 01/10/2005 1:30:23 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: GarySpFc

Every media organization has its own style book, reflecting its own values. Surely Fox News, for example, doesn't employ the same nomenclature.


17 posted on 01/10/2005 1:30:49 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

*Scowls* Anti-CNN ping! People have done such a good job of glossing over abortion that it makes me sick.

**Warning** Graphic images of the slaughtered unborn contained in the following link:

http://stoptheslaughter.faithweb.com/albums/aborted2.html

Yes, I agree! Hurray for him, he opposes abortion "rights"! I love him for it! Can I buy him lunch?


18 posted on 01/10/2005 1:30:56 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Dibs on Condi for the Inaugural Ball!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You mean they didn't use the term "opposed to the rights to life of babys"?

Wierd.


19 posted on 01/10/2005 1:31:18 PM PST by freestyle
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To: Semper Paratus
Term for Pro-abortion should be "opposed to fetus rights".

Blood-sucking murderous baby-killers is too strong for you??? ;->

20 posted on 01/10/2005 1:31:32 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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