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Subject:  Re: Steyn: Coexistence Date:  4/22/2013  8:42 AM
Author:  xLife Number:  117881 of 162538

As for the media not giving it attention over and over people don't realize what a terrible story it is for that type of coverage. Viewers don't want to hear 24/7 news coverage of babies of poor urban mothers getting killed over and over again when there are no new details to be reported (and no real expectation of new details to emerge). Any report about the story today is going to contain the same details of the story as written last week.

Exactly. It's not news because there's nothing new to report that wasn't covered when he was arrested. The trial promises little new drama, which, unfortunately, is another big consideration for news organizations. It's not "sexy" like the O.J. Simpson trial or the trials of the Menendez brothers, Michael Skakel, Scott Peterson, Andrea Yates, Amanda Cox etc. It's just gross and a channel changer for most people.

Turn it around. If "the left wing media" is intentionally not covering this story because of how it reflects on abortion, why hasn't FOX news sent Greta or some other minion to Philadelphia to do two hours of TV each day live outside the courthouse? Because they know that after the first day they would be saying the same things and people would quickly lose interest and stop watching.

Absolutely. This, as much as anything, shows that the lack coverage was a news and programming decision, not in any way political. Ironically, the increased coverage of the trial after the pro-life p.r. campaign is motivated by politics.

I believe it was you who found the link to the article from feminists and pro-choice supporters calling for greater coverage of this trial many months ago. Long before anyone else was looking at it.

That wasn't me.
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