Friday, September 02, 2005

Helms Compares Abortion to 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Retired Senator Jesse Helms compares abortion to the 9/11 terrorist strikes, in a memoir published this week.

In his memoir, Here's Where I Stand, the former North Carolina Republican writes that when 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, ''the American people responded with shock, sadness, and a deep and righteous anger. ... Yet let us not forget that every passing day in our country, more than three thousand innocent Americans are killed" through abortion.

Brings a whole new meaning to the "war on terror," doesn't it?

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While noting that Helms is "blunt," the mainstream media essentially gave Helms a free pass on this and other comments from the book.

A look at coverage of the book's publication, from such publications as the Washington Post and Boston Globe, ran the hyperbolic comments as-is. Hardly the sort of thing you'd expect from what conservatives call the "liberal media." In fact, those publications re-printed an Associated Press report from a Raleigh, N.C.-based reporter.

But what about the New York Times, a favorite target of conservatives? An Aug. 30 article fails to mention the abortion comparison at all.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Democratic Underground:

Why is anybody sticking a microphone in that fossil's face anyway?

6:12 PM  

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