News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Letters

February 3, 2013

READERS’ FORUM: Feb. 3, 2013

Bias on display in coverage

In the Saturday, Jan. 26, issue of the newspaper I found it interesting how the AP writer presented the Roe v. Wade 40th anniversary march. Within the story the writer made no crowd estimates other than one sentence stating, “They packed sections of the National Mall and surrounding streets for the March of Life.”

Later in the story it was stated that the police no longer provide crowd estimates but organizers said hundreds of thousands may have turned out. The operative word here is “may.” As I read the rest of the story I was somewhat disappointed that no mention was made of the millions of children that have been lost to the act of abortion.

Now comes Sunday’s issue and I am presented a story on the gun control march complete with 40-point type and a pretty large picture with a web address for the marchers. It seems odd that none of this is present in the anti-abortion march story.

Also as part of the story the subheadline states that “Thousands walk streets in Washington” and is the lead in sentence to the article. I don’t care how you choose to slice, it there were many, many more people in attendance at the anti-abortion march. I have to wonder how the writer could come up with a crowd size estimate since the D.C. Police do not provide crowd estimates.

As you can readily conclude the bias between the two stories is vivid. Doesn’t AP and your headline writer realize that when these stories are published that many folks see the inconsistency in the line of thought? Is it just a bit puzzling that many readers are offended when it appears that their viewpoint is being neglected?

I cannot hold you responsible for the text of the stories but I sure can hold you responsible for the presentation of the stories via the headline and pictures. I realize that the loss of life in Newtown, Aurora, Columbine and other shootings are tragic, but the lives lost to the abortionists are far greater and just as tragic to many ordinary citizens.

— Raymond E. Broshar

Terre Haute

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Raw: 16 Killed in Gaza Market Strike Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions Raw: Smoke, Explosions Fill Gaza Skyline Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit Visitors Feel Part of the Pack at Wolf Preserve 3 People Killed, Deputies Wounded in NC Shootout Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity