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Conservative and independent Americans have long called out the establishment media for its increasingly overt leftward bias, a charge the predominantly liberal media ludicrously seeks to deny.
But that liberal bias was just put on blatant display by none other than the taxpayer-funded National Public Radio, specifically with regard to the issue of abortion, and it could not be more clear where NPR stands in that regard.
Weeks - NPR - Response - Passage - Legislation
It was only about two weeks ago that NPR, in response to the passage of pro-life legislation in several Republican-led states, publicly issued “guidance” to its own employees and other journalists who follow the outlet’s lead on the topic of abortion, particularly with regard to the terminology used to describe the fatal procedures as well as descriptive terms for activists and protesters on either side of the debate.
NPR’s “standards and practices editor” Mark Memmott wrote about how journalists should avoid using certain terms that were favored by the pro-life movement — including the very term “pro-life” itself.
Memo - Terms - Term - Abortion - Clinics
The memo ruled out using terms like “partial-birth” or “late term” or even “abortion clinics” to describe abortion procedures and the facilities in which they take place, and instead suggested the use of dry, non-descript, and at times confusing medical terminology — terms that sometimes render unclear the fact that an abortion is even being referred to.
As for the activists and protesters engaged in the public debate over abortion, NPR’s editor suggested journalists not use the terms “pro-life” or “pro-choice,” but rather to refer to all as either “abortion rights advocates/supporters” or “abortion rights opponents.”
Goal - Directives - Terms - Abortion - Advocates
The unstated but obvious goal of the directives was to shy away from certain terms that may paint abortion advocates in a poor or negative manner, mainly by distancing them from the actual brutal reality of the murderous procedure they advocate on behalf of.
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