“Newspapers are always happy to cover bad news—as the old saying has it, ‘If it bleeds, it leads.’ Stories of kindness and heroism are not considered news in the same way as are stories of atrocity and disaster—and massacre. Consider the coverage given to the slaughter in Paris of late associated with the Charlie Hebdo magazine. Consider the slaughter of innocents in Syria at the hands of ISIS. Consider the massacre of children at the hands of Boko Haram in Nigeria. All of these receive coverage from our western media, and accordingly arouse moral indignation and demands that something be done to make the massacres cease—and rightly so. Newspapers can be counted upon to cover a massacre.
“Except, of course, when the massacre involves the unborn.”
Read the whole article by Fr. Lawrence Farley.