Re April 14 column by Issac Bailey, “Media ignoring abortion horror”
I was almost ready to applaud Issac Bailey's comments regarding the mainstream media's failure to report on Kermit Gosnell, abortion clinic babykiller. Not surprisingly, he shifted the main focus, spouting off with negative commentary that conservative media's (Fox News) coverage of this trial “underplayed or ignored an even more important story about the abortion rate – that it has hit its lowest level ever under” President Obama.
It's most reprehensible that Mr. Bailey would actually insinuate that failure to praise Obama’s (ill-perceived) success is “an even more important story” than bringing attention to the atrocities committed by Gosnell under the premise of giving women a choice.
He failed to mention the most recent abortion rate was last documented in mid-2009, the decrease not likely attributable to Obama's first six months in office, as the rate had been steadily declining since mid-1990s.
Regarding Bailey's vague comment that “his policies” help prevent an estimated 800,000 abortions annually according to Health and Human Services. What policies? How do they help?
Political bias; mainstream media. Shamefully, the two are synonymous terms. Mr. Bailey knows this.
The writer lives in Murrells Inlet.