Mainstream Media Mum on Revelation That Barack Obama Misled on Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
August 13, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New documents show the excuse Barack Obama gave for opposing a bill that literally stops infanticides was a misrepresentation. But one media observer points out that the mainstream media hasn’t touched the new wrinkle in the story about the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
As LifeNews.com reported, documents uncovered by the National Right to Life Committee show Barack Obama apparently misled the public when he said he voted against the anti-infanticide bill because it may have impacted Roe v. Wade.
The documents from the Illinois legislature show that he voted for an amendment with the exact same language as a Congressional bill he said he supported that would have mitigated his concerns.
Yet, he ultimately voted against the legislation to give babies who survive botched abortions appropriate medical care and got enough of his colleagues to do the same that it died in a legislative committee.
While pro-life friendly media outlets and blogs across the Internet covered the revelations, columnist and media watchdog Warner Todd Huston writes on the NewsBusters blog that the mainstream media haven’t touched on Obama’s latest misstep.
He says media outlets were all over the story and even cited Chicago nurse Jill Stanek who uncovered the infanticides at a local hospital, but haven’t touched the NRLC report or Stanek’s comments on it.
"His claims have been a staple of Old Media reports from the beginning, but now that Stanek has revealed the truth we will have to see if the Old Media corrects the record or if they suddenly just go mum on the subject like they have so far," he writes.
"So we are forced to realize that Obama knows the truth but is trying to rewrite history and with the willing accomplices in the Old Media he has succeeded in doing so thus far," he explains.
"Now, this story is no matter of mere opinion. There is no possibility that Obama just has a different opinion on a controversial national issue than we do," Huston writes.
"What we have here is Obama simply telling a lie and knowingly doing so. Will the Old Media continue to cover up for him like they have done for the last four years?" he asks.
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