Sandra Fluke Speaks at Georgetown, Press Banned From Event

National   |   Tim Graham   |   Apr 17, 2012   |   10:58AM   |   Washington, DC

Edwin Mora of reports that feminist celebrity Sandra Fluke spoke at a Georgetown event moderated by liberal professor Judith Feder — who ran for Congress twice as a Democrat in Virginia against Congressman Frank Wolf. The event was closed to “outside press” and the public.

Mora asked the Archdiocese of Washington and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to comment on this feminist hootenanny at a Catholic college as the debate rages about contraceptives and religious liberty and Obamacare, and both declined to comment. Mora began:

Georgetown University, a Catholic institution run by the Jesuit order, invited Sandra Fluke to talk to undergraduate students at its main campus on Monday on the subject of contraception.

The event–billed as “A Conversation with Sandra Fluke on Contraception Access”–was closed to “outside press” and to the public.

The conversation was sponsored by the “nonpartisan” student-supported Lecture Fund. In the invitation, Fluke was advertised as a “former co-president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice and a Public Interest Law Scholar at Georgetown’s Law Center…She is former Vice President of Georgetown Law’s Women’s Legal Alliance and Career Chair for Outlaw, the Law Center’s LGBT student group. She is also the Development Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.”

If that sounds like a “nonpartisan” event to you, your rigid sense of denial could qualify you for membership in the liberal media elite. Note: Tim Graham is the director of media analysis for the Media Research Center, a media watchdog group. He was a White House correspondent for World magazine in 2001 and 2002. This column originally appeared on the NewsBusters web site.