Nov 7, 2008

After the election of pro-abortion Obama, The Tidings and CNS bash and smear who else but, you guessed it, pro-lifers!

How predictable can The Tidings get -- and how disgusting.

The new issue of The Tidings, our archdiocesan newspaper, carries a Catholic News Service article by one Dennis Sadowski, "Reconciliation after election: Possible, but it will take time" (click on this post's title), in which a pro-Obama ex-nun (it figures) in Cincinnati claims a pro-life lady came to her door, spoke harshly to her for having an Obama-Biden yard sign and gave her a brochure with photos of aborted babies.

The article employs these negative words in connection with the pro-life lady: "Fire in her eyes," "launched into a tirade," "shouted," "the woman's anger grew," "she was furious," "thrusting an envelope," "she said in a shrill voice,""the irate visitor" and, last but not least, one of the pro-aborts' favorite epithets for pro-lifers, "these people."

The article also says, "Seemingly, the most heartfelt anger has revolved around the issues of pro-life and family concerns --- abortion, euthanasia, stem-cell research, traditional marriage, all keystones of the Catholic faith. Some of the most strident voices have questioned the faithfulness of Catholic supporters of the Democratic ticket of Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden."

Don't look now, but this article breaks rules of newswriting. First, it commits the fundamental no-no of taking the word of only one side as fact. There is no proof that this encounter ever happened, or if it did happen, that it happened as the Obama backer claims it did.

Just how does the Catholic News Service KNOW that the supposed pro-life lady had "fire in her eyes?" Just how does the author KNOW her voice was "shrill," she was "irate," "her anger grew," she "thrust" an envelope, etc.? True journalism delivers FACTS, not fantasies.

In the second place, the article goes right from this supposed angry lady to fantasizing about "heartfelt anger" and "strident voices" of pro-life, pro-family people throughout the campaign. We're to think all pro-lifers are like this "straw lady" creation of CNS.

Sorry, CNS and The Tidings, but I see through your propaganda and I do not believe you.

The article does admit the following, but after you read it I will point out something about it:

"Likewise, the din of malicious rhetoric has hardly left supporters of Republicans Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin untouched. Not only have staunch partisans attacked the candidates themselves in humiliating ways unheard of in 20th-century campaigns, but voters supporting the GOP duo have been degraded and mocked for their positions as well."

Notice that we are to think that the above paragraph provides balance. It does not entirely do that. First, it refers negatively to Catholics' pro-life, pro-family concerns as "the din of MALICIOUS rhetoric." Second, it refers to the opponents of McCain-Palin as "staunch partisans," which is not negative terminology, although it does then slam their actions. Third, it provides no specifics.

If CNS and The Tidings want to find actual angry, shrill, strident people, all they have to do is look at the anti-Prop 8 forces and their violence, property damage, theft and intimidation.

4 Comments:

Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

It's funny how the tables are turned. They expect us to accept their candidate, but when something doesn't go their way they complain go out and destroy property.

I totally disagree, and do not believe this is how the event happened. The obvious bias of the media is almost hard to swallow. Back in the day, it wasn't as obvious, you knew they were biased, but they were much better at covering it up.

The only thing that's important to this Cardinal is the immigration reform of giving all the illegals amnesty. Which is COMPLETELY against Catholic Social Teaching.

Sorry for the rant..but I'm just appalled at the attempts by the official newspaper of the Archdiocese to suppress and make the Truth look like something that is horrible.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Not surprised, but I was really hoping it wouldn't happen. :(

Prop 4 passed, so I guess not enough Catholics got the memo that abortion is an intrinsic evil. In their defense, though, I saw the most evil TV commerical for Prop 4 I had ever seen, and if someone watching it wasn't catechsized, they would definitely have voted for Prop 4.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Hi, Nick,

It's the other way around. Prop 4 lost. But it was a good thing -- notification of a parent or other adult family member before a teen's baby would be aborted -- so everyone should have voted for it.

I don't think it was Catholics' fault that it didn't pass.

I think I did see a bad anti-Prop 4 TV ad. That must be the one you saw, too.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It happened just as the reporter wrote. I applaud him for his fine reporting skills.

Buffy, the Pro-Obama rex-nun (go figure) in Cincinnati.

5:24 PM  

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