On its 46th anniversary, all three major networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) ignored the March for Life in Washington, D.C., the largest pro-life event in the nation, opting instead to cover the feminist Women’s March rally.
According to LifeNews, despite an estimated 100,000 people being in attendance at the pro-life march along with President Trump’s address to the crowd via video, the left-wing machines could not so much as “give a passing mention to the March for Life” during the Friday morning shows.
“It seems an anti-Trump march happening tomorrow is more interesting to the networks,” reports the outlet. “CBS gave a whole segment to the feminist, anti-Semitic ‘Women’s March’ scheduled for Saturday but didn’t even give a passing mention to the March for Life. ABC and NBC had plenty of time to give to fluff stories Friday morning, from Meghan Markle’s fashion, to ‘nomophobia’ which is an addiction to one’s phone.”
The networks never learn it seems, and have continually blackballed the March for Life. In 2017, President Trump left reporter David Muir speechless when he told him directly to his face that the press refuses to cover the march.
“Let me just ask you while we’re standing outside, could you hear the voices from the Women’s March here in Washington,” Muir asked President Trump during the interview.
Trump replied, “No, I couldn’t hear them. The crowds were large, but you will have a large crowd on Friday, too, which is mostly pro-life people.”
He continued, “You’re going to have a lot of people coming on Friday. And I will say this, and I didn’t realize this. But I was told. You will have a very large crowd of people. I don’t know as large or larger. Some people said it will be larger. Pro-life people and they say the press doesn’t cover them.”
Muir began to stutter as he was left with no answer. “I don’t want to compare crowd sizes again. I — I — I —,” he said.
“No, you should — But let me just tell you. What you do say is that the press doesn’t cover them,” Trump interjected.
LifeNews reports that MRC Culture did a five-year study in 2018 showing that the big networks gave three times more coverage to the Women’s March in one year than the March for Life.
“They gave a whopping 13x more coverage to Parkland’s ‘March for our Lives’ which was backed by several radical gun control groups, even as the two marches both claimed to seek the same goal, saving lives,” reports the outlet.
Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review noted at the time that the March for Life actually deserves more coverage than either of the other marches because it is a recurring event and grows every year.
“March for Life attendance is consistently downplayed,” she said. “Obviously, reports on attendance always come with possible bias and error. But mainstream media have reported “tens of thousands” at the March for Life when organizers report as many as 650K in recent years.”
She continued, “The fact that the March for Life happens every year makes it even more notable. Every single year for 45 years there has been a huge march protesting U.S. abortion law, despite making little headway in national policy over that time. That’s incredibly newsworthy.”