Check out the update I added about the MSM coverage of the Pope’s great moment on abortion in ABC’s otherwise cringeworthy “townhall”. Below.
____ ORIGINAL Published on: Sep 5, 2015
While I am confused about why ABC (and not other networks or all networks) was given a special privilege by the Pope’s handlers for a special TV “town hall” event, there was a good moment.
It was packaged by the network with teasers as if it were reality TV. I haven’t watched regular network TV (with its commercials) for quite a while, but wow … just… wow. I feel a little dumber now.
Anyway, in this “town hall” we saw the human condition on display as it might be anywhere. This was supposed to be a lead up to Pope Francis visit to these USA. Most of what happened was not especially important for expressing something about these USA, even the illegal immigrant part…. sorry… ABC called them undocumented.
However… there was a golden moment.
He congratulated a young single mother who made the choice for life for her unborn daughters. He said that she could have killed them but she respected the life in her womb and he thanks and congratulated her for making that choice… in sincere and strong words and emotion.
Emotion ruled the day, it had a liberal agenda, and it was not a little manipulative, but that’s all we can expect in the MSM now. They took the usual tack that this is the first Pope who has ever smiled… ever said a kind word… ever kissed a baby.. that he’s the most wonderfullest fluffiest Pope ehvur! Gosh, he’s so humble. And thing with the nun.. meh. God bless her for her work. The timing… meh.
But that one moment… was gold.
I can endure a lot of for a moment like that which ABC was pretty much forced to broadcast.
On another network last night, Fox, there was, simultaneously their expose about Planned Parenthood.
It was a good day for babies on American TV.
Full video HERE for the golden moment, tune in at about 19:00 following, if nothing else.
I’m interested in your reactions to the ABC thing. I haven’t seen the Planned Parenthood thing on Fox yet.
UPDATE 10 Sept:
Breitbart has this:
TIME MAGAZINE CENSORS POPE’S MESSAGE ON ABORTION
In Pope Francis’ historic “virtual town hall” organized by ABC News last week, he used such blunt language to describe abortion as killing that Time magazine has felt the need to tone it down by deleting the offensive expressions.
In speaking with a young single mother of two, Rosemary Farfan, Pope Francis spontaneously congratulated her for not aborting her children.
After listening to her testimony, Pope Francis thanked her and told her he knows “it’s not easy” to be a single mother.
I know that people can sometimes look askance at you. But I’ll tell you one thing. You’re a brave woman because you were capable of bringing these two daughters into the world. You could have killed them inside your womb and you respected life, you respected the life you were carrying inside you and God will reward you for that and He does reward for you for that. Don’t be ashamed. Hold your head high. ‘I didn’t kill my daughters. I brought them into the world.’ I congratulate you.
The Pope’s references to “killing” seem to have been too much for Time, which published an article purporting to convey Francis’ “Top 5 Messages for Americans.”
Time said that the Pope’s second message is that “single mothers should never be ashamed.”
Its transcription of the Pope’s words to Rosemary Farfan, however, censored out some of the Pope’s most significant statements:
I know that people can sometimes look askance at you. You’re a brave woman because you’re capable of bringing these two daughters into the world. You respected the life you were carrying inside you and God is going to reward you for that and he does reward for you for that. Don’t be ashamed. I congratulate you.
Time put the above paragraph in quotation marks as if it were the entire text of the Pope’s statement. In reality, as a quick comparison with the Pope’s actual words shows, it elided Francis’ two references to killing as if he had never said them.
Of course, Time magazine wasn’t alone. The New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, and USA Today didn’t bother reporting on the Pope’s references to abortion at all, since a strong pro-life message doesn’t fit within their narrative of what they want this Pope to be. But at least they didn’t resort to actually fudging Francis’ words.
If this is a foretaste of how the mainstream media will be reporting on the Pope’s upcoming visit to the United States, one can expect a very selective message, manipulated to conform to politically correct canons.