Uncommon Sense

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They are all potential terrorists

Did this article’s headline make you think you were going to read about Muslims? You might think it outrageous to suggest all Muslims are potential terrorists. After all, our society goes out of its way to dispel such a notion; it’s discrimination, hate speech, or intolerance. And yet, it seems perfectly acceptable to do the same thing to a different demographic. Intellectual honesty should drive us to ask why.

NPR Lets Abortion Lobby Smear Pro-Lifers As Potential Terrorists
September 5, 2011 by Matthew Balan

On Thursday’s Morning Edition, NPR’s touted the Obama administration’s “more aggressive legal approach” towards pro-life demonstrators with the stepped-up prosecution of alleged violations of the controversial FACE Act. Correspondent Carrie Johnson highlighted the prosecution of an elderly pro-lifer, and let an abortion lobbyist denigrate pro-lifers as possible terrorists.

Host Steve Inskeep introduced Johnson’s report with slanted language about how “the fight over abortion rights continues in courtrooms and state houses all over this country. But a smaller-scale version of that conflict is on display almost every day between protesters and escorts at abortion clinics. And some of those tensions are on the rise, as the Obama administration takes a more aggressive legal approach against people who block access to clinics.”

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