Liberal Media Ignores Joe Biden Defending Violating Catholic Teachings on Abortion

National   |   Scott Whitlock   |   Mar 3, 2022   |   7:20PM   |   Washington, DC

Joe Biden, the Democratic Party and the left’s radical support for abortion grows more extreme every day. That fact was made very clear over the last four days, though you wouldn’t have known it if you got all your news from the networks.

Here’s what happened just this week: Senate Democrats tried (and failed) to codify a right to abortion up to birth. On Wednesday, Biden was shockingly pressed by a lone reporter on being a Catholic and yet championing abortion. And it was emphasized that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson supported muzzling the free speech of pro-lifers.

Questioning Catholic Biden on Pro-Abortion Hypocrisy

On Wednesday, the President, wearing ashes on his face to observe Ash Wednesday, was surprisingly asked this question at the White House: “As a Catholic, why do you support abortion?… Defying church teachings.” The moment became more dramatic because First Lady Jill Biden came over and tried to drag her husband away from answering the question. 

Biden rambled in response: “I don’t want to get in a debate with you on theology, but you know, well anyway, I’m not going to make a judgement for other people. Well, anyway  —” He broke off as Mrs. Biden tugged on him before adding, “I’m not going to make a judgement for other people.”

Total ABC, CBS, NBC coverage this week: 0. 

Fox News and CNN both covered the moment live. On Newsmax’s Rob Schmitt Tonight, host Schmitt played the video and lectured Biden: “I don’t care what your religion is, but own it. If you’re going to be a Catholic, do it. Don’t be a pro-choice Catholic.”

CBS Mornings on Monday didn’t bother to cover Biden’s hypocrisy. But, during the show open, they DID play a clip of Biden being asked a different, much more friendly question about what he’s giving up for lent. Biden joked, “You know me. I start off with dessert. No ice cream.”

Here’s CBS playing a clip of the Jimmy Kimmel Live moment on Biden:

A skeptic may ask conservatives, could the networks find time to cover this with all the war coverage in Ukraine? Yes. Absolutely. CBS Mornings devoted 8 minutes and 41 seconds to the Disney animated movie Encanto. ABC’s Good Morning America devoted 4 minutes and 25 seconds to interviewing the ‘80s band New Kids on the Block.

For 4 minutes and 57 seconds, NBC’s Today told viewers about “four exercises to get your body moving in the morning.” Given that these examples aren’t the most important topics in the world, clearly there was time.

Supporting Abortion Up to Birth

This week, the Democrats tried to advance legislation codifying abortion up to birth. Every Democrat, except Senator Joe Manchin, voted for the radical legislation. It failed 46-48. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reacted to the bill by condemning, “Yet again our colleagues wish to demonstrate that the radical left fringe runs today’s Democratic Party.”

Total ABC, CBS, NBC coverage this week: 0.

Strangling the Free Speech of Pro-Lifers

On March 2, CNSNews editor in chief Terry Jeffrey explained, “President Joe Biden’s nominee to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court argued in a federal court case that the government can in fact restrict the freedom of speech on a public sidewalk — in the vicinity of an abortion clinic.”

Total ABC, CBS, NBC coverage this week: 0. 

The pro-abortion policies of the Democratic Party, of Joe Biden, and of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson are radical and extreme. There’s a reason the networks are trying to hide them from the American public. Note: Scott Whitlock is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing writer to NewsBusters, its blog where this item first appeared. Scott’s blogs have been featured in the “Inside Politics” section of the Washington Times and linked to on the Drudge Report. He is a graduate of George Mason University. This originally appeared at Newsbusters.