Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Washington Times' Truth War

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If you lie to your readers:

"This means that American tax dollars can now be used to provide abortions around the world...."

Who are terribly misinformed to begin with:

By: Maranatha.Shalom

But, I have spent many years in this [abortion] "debate", so perhaps I have some information that you do not have. I don't know -- maybe this has been a passionate pursuit of yours as well.

This is why I ask: "When do you think life begins?"

Because most people would agree that an unborn baby that is, say 8 months developed, is a baby -- and should be entitled to at least some protections of the law.

Can you agree with that?

Because if you do, -- and here's my point -- do you also know that under our current laws, that baby, 1 month from being born, has NO legal protections from our government. Do you know that if the mother, for whatever reason, decided to abort this child, that she could legally do so.

If you understand all of this, and still agree that abortion on demand should be legal, then, to be honest, I have to question either your sanity, reasoning ability, or your morality.

And you refuse to publish accurate comments, tailored to the tone of your community ('cause I'm nice that way and think disseminating information takes precedence):

The good news is that, although Obama is president, he still can't use his power to issue an illegal order.

Using American tax dollars to provide abortions has always been [Helms Amendment; Section 104(f) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended; Annual Foreign Operations Appropriations Acts], and still remains illegal.

Also, Maranatha.Shalom, I'm sure you'll be happy to learn that third trimester elective abortions are illegal in this country.

You end up with an editorial in the Washington Times.

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At 10:12 PM, Blogger Cara said...

I'd never read the Washington Times until you linked to it in a previous post. I just had to look it up on wikipedia. It's a real newspaper??? That is the craziest editorial I've ever read. America as "Doctor Death"??? That's a little more than just "conservative".

At 4:58 AM, Blogger ema said...


I had the same reaction you did; hard to believe it's a real newspaper. [Well, real in the sense that it exists but it's not an actual business. According to Wikipedia it's always been subsidized.]

Still, it's disconcerting to have such a propaganda organ out there. And, if you believe the Wikipedia entry, apparently this "newspaper" serves as a training ground for a lot of journalists who go on to work for mainstream outlets.


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