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ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN give a lot of coverage to a cancer charity no longer funding some abortionists, but no coverage to a major election year issue of Obama attacking institutions of Catholic faith!- claims media institute
Yahoo News "Media Research Center blasts networks for not covering Obama’s ‘attack on religious freedom’" By Dylan Stableford Tue, Feb 7, 2012:
""The double standard is clear for all to see," Bozell wrote. "You are ignoring the attack on the freedom of religion by the Obama administration, but coming to the aid of [abortionists and Obama allies] Planned Parenthood because you agree with them."
• ABC and NBC waited 16 days to cover the anti-Catholic ruling, finally citing the new rule on "This Week" and "Meet the Press" on February 5.
• CBS waited 10 days to mention it on "This Morning" and provided no subsequent coverage.
• CNN briefly mentioned the rule when it was announced on January 20th, then didn't bother to mention it again for 10 days.
Yet, Bozell wrote, "in reaction to a decision that would affect vastly fewer potential patients, the networks pounced on the Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to cease a measly $480,000 in a grant to Planned Parenthood, the country's largest abortion provider." Timothy Dolan, president of the Catholic Conference of Bishops, was among several church leaders copied on the letter by Bozell.
Representatives for ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN did not immediately respond to requests from Yahoo News seeking comment."