Media bias is on full display as huge crowds of pro-lifers gather in Washington D.C. for the March for Life against abortion, which has been receiving, unsurprisingly, little to no media coverage.
On Friday, during the 44th annual March For Life, pro-life activists filled the national mall in Washington D.C. to March in solidarity with the unborn victims of abortion. Taking place on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision creating the ‘right’ to an abortion, the March for Life is the largest annual demonstration in Washington.
However, although the hundreds of thousands of marchers in D.C. are joined every year by millions more at state capitals across the nation, the march has received very little recognition from the press throughout its history. President Donald Trump has even weighed in during an ABC news interview Wednesday night, saying:
“You’re going to have a lot of people coming on Friday. You will have a very large crowd of people. I don’t know as large or larger. Pro-life people and they say the press doesn’t cover them. … No, you should — But let me just tell you. What you do say is that the press doesn’t cover them.”
The interviewer, David Muir, was left stuttering and apologizing.
The March for Life is estimated to have drawn many more participants worldwide than last week’s Women’s March, which received tremendous media coverage. In addition, the March for Life will be a peaceful demonstration without the obscene signs and “pussyhats” that were ubiquitous at the Women’s March.
When the Media Research Center compared coverage between the 2017 Women’s March and the 2016 March for Life, ABC, NBC, and CBS covered the Women’s March a stunning 129 times more than the March for Life.
Data for the 2017 March for Life is not yet available, but from all accounts, the media hasn’t changed their ways.
This year’s march drew tremendous crowds and was addressed by Vice President Mike Pence and former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
Had the media wanted to learn their lesson and become more objective, today would have been a good time to start. However, they continue to ignore what has become an annual Super Bowl for pro-life activists although this year’s March for Life is likely bigger than ever.
This is the plainest example of media bias in the United States — and it happens every year. So, forget about the crowd size at the inauguration. Forget about the false reporting that the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oval Office had been removed. Forget about CNN fake news reports.
Flip on the nightly news tonight. Do yourself a favor and switch the channel over from Fox News to CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC or NBC. Will they mention the March for Life? Maybe. Will they discuss it in the same depth as the Women’s March? Nope. Will anchors throw their support behind it like the Women’s March? Hell no!
If you’re looking for media bias, look no further than tomorrow’s news cycle.