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?
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.
This article first appeared at Journalists Against Bush's B.S.