August 30, 2008

Michelle Obama’s ‘Sacred’ Proabort Quote Apparently a Sacrilege to Report

The Obama-infatuated media knows a quote to ignore when it hears one.

That Barack Obama and the Democratic Party is in trouble on abortion is inarguable. Obama has been caught red-handed lying about his past positions and votes on Illinois’ Born Alive Infant Protection Act laws, appearing indifferent as to when anyone wishing to eliminate their baby completes the task. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has generated outrage from Catholic bishops and practitioners with her ignorant comments about the history of the Church’s opposition to abortion. John McCain’s nomination of prolife walk-the-walker Sarah Palin has made the contrast between the two parties’ positions as obvious as I’ve ever seen it.

Fanning the flames by reporting yet another controversial comment from Michelle Obama would add dangerous fuel to an already-burning fire.

That likely explains why you’re not hearing about this comment Ms. Obama made at the Women’s Caucus of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday about her husband (bold is mine):

He’ll protect a woman’s freedom of choice, because government should have no say in whether or when a woman embraces the sacred responsibility of parenthood.

Apparently, Michelle isn’t aware of, or doesn’t sufficiently appreciate, the viability of adoption as an alternative, or that the adoption waiting lists are long. Like her husband, who says that determining when human rights begin (i.e., when life begins) is “above my pay grade,” she does not appear to grasp the scientific fact that parenthood begins at conception.

Thank goodness for the prolife and Catholic online publications that did report Ms. Obama’s comment (Catholic News Agency; Life News). Although traditional media were there for the speech, as evidenced by the Associated Press coverage of separate prolife and pro-Hillary Clinton protester incidents that occurred there, you can’t find coverage of Ms. Obama’s “sacred” quote with a search engine.

At the New York Times (search on “michelle obama sacred,” entered without quotes) — there’s nothing.

At the Washington Post (same search) — nada.

A Google News search on “Michelle Obama sacred caucus” (entered without quotes, with a start date of August 28) came back with reports from two prolife publications and the Northeast Region-based NECN.com (the Toledo Blade result refers to Barack Obama’s Greco-Roman Oration Thursday evening):

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Traditional media would appear to prefer that news consumers remain unaware of comments such as Ms. Obama’s. They wouldn’t want people to start reaching the “wrong” conclusions — such that this couple is, y far, more proabort than any ever to get one election away from the White House.

Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.

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UPDATE: I guess this appearance wasn’t worthy of media mention either.

Positivity: Fire rescue hero neighbour praised

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 7:10 am

From Chesterfield in the UK, about someone who apparently wishes to remain anonymous:

Published Date: 27 August 2008

A NEIGHBOUR has been hailed a hero by firefighters for rescuing a young woman and two children from a smoke-filled house.
The man, from Shirland Street, Chesterfield, was returning home in the early hours when he spotted smoke billowing from the house next door.

Without a thought for his own safety he entered the terrace house and helped the woman and two children to safety from upstairs.

The 21-year-old, a little boy aged four, and a girl aged two, had been unaware of the blaze raging downstairs.

When firefighters arrived moments later a search of the property revealed the rescued woman’s sister slumped on the kitchen floor near a chip pan which had been left on the hob.

Crew manager Silvino Francisco, from Staveley fire station, said the man was a life saver.

“Without a thought for his safety he entered the house and went upstairs to raise the alarm, leading a woman and two children to safety,” said the firefighter. …..

Go here for the rest of the story.