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The Dishonest Media - Part Four

The media is composed for the most part of very liberal reporters with non-religious backgrounds, proven by various studies which tabulated the religious habits of reporters in general. They are very anti-Catholic because of the Church’s teaching regarding immoral behavior. They see no problem with abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, use of embryos for stem cell research, and the list goes on. Premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual behavior are the norm for the television fare. When confronted with their bias, they don’t see a problem since everyone they associate with thinks and talks the same way they think and talk. They believe they are ‘middle of the road’ Americans. The following is another example of their bias. In this case it is the denial of the abortion breast cancer link commonly referred to as the ABC Link.

Jeanette Joyce is a breast cancer survivor and a woman who has had an abortion. She was interviewed by CBS News for a segment on the abortion-breast cancer link debate that aired on Thanksgiving evening. However, the network used only a few-second blurb from the interview it conducted with Joyce. It also left all of a 20-minute interview with Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, on the cutting room floor.

"We approached this invitation from CBS with hope that someone truly wanted to give the other side equal time," Joyce explained. "How disappointing when the actual story revolved around 'how some states are trying to keep women from getting one (an abortion).'" CBS News also did not mention Joyce's credentials -- she is a medical educator, lecturer, and a registered mammography technologist who has spent many years writing and researching about breast imaging. CBS identified Joyce only as a cancer survivor named "Jeanette" who'd had an abortion. CBS falsely claimed she didn't want her last named used. Apparently, CBS News has no intention of repairing its reputation after Dan Rather's use of forged documents.

In presenting the medical debate on this topic, CBS also put forth the assumption that the medical community unanimously believes no link exists. However, six organizations of medical professionals say abortion increases the risk of contracting breast cancer. A seventh, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, issued a statement in November 2003 calling for full disclosure of a highly plausible link.

"We have the research studies to back up the statistics. We have the biology to explain why induced abortion increases a woman's risk of breast cancer," Joyce said.

When asked if they would protect women's health by alerting women to these facts, CBS declined to comment. Calls from LifeNews.com to CBS News for comment were not returned.

The CBS News report was ironic in that it cited as authoritative a politicized decision by the National Cancer Institute claming no abortion-breast cancer link exists. Ironically, the same CBS program featured another story challenging the government's credibility as a reliable source of health information because its scientists moonlight as consultants for pharmaceutical companies.

Jim Fritz

Information was extracted from an article by LifeNews,com and other sources.

 

 

 

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