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By Robert L Warren
East Carbon

The Other Side Of The Story.

In reply to articles, "Use Common Sense'' and "Liberals and facts'' appearing in the Sun Advocate Thursday June 20, 2013, I hereby submit:

One of the most powerful, and subtle, aspects of bias is liberals limited ability to differentiate the difference between falsehoods and facts. Liberals deliberately pump out false information, but it is crude, relatively easy to detect, easy to argue with, and difficult for even the more biased liberals to square with their pride. But what can one expect, when the President and his minion staff, of the most envied and powerful nation in the world, are totally incapable of telling the truth. Fortunately, truth always prevails as we are now witnessing in Washington's current hearings.

Another aspect of liberal bias is the ability to present certain issues as inherently serious or frivolous. An excellent example is the contrast between the pro-life battle against late-term abortion, and the gun control movement's push for expanded background checks. Both of these issues have strong public support. Both were built into legislation that faces hurdles in Congress. The latest gun control push was defeated; the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is portrayed as "dead on arrival in the Senate," after passing the House. Its not guns that should be banned, it is forceps. Looking back from 1973, 55,772,015 abortions have been preformed killing innocent babies with these horrible instruments. Forceps kill more humans than guns ever did!

But in liberal media space, the quest for gun control is a noble effort thwarted by the intransigence of ideologues, and the inertia of a do-nothing Congress, while the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is merely a "symbolic" legislative gesture.

There is no breathless anticipation for wavering Democrat Senators to suffer attacks of conscience and change their minds about protecting late-term babies from brutal abortion procedures. The issue is not portrayed as something sensible people can set aside abortion extremists get to pretend they're reasonable moderates while shooting down the most reasonable restrictions. When pro-lifers rally to show their popular strength, there are few news cameras on hand, There's no suspense, no media vision of a nation wrestling with its conscience after a shocking story. And if this Act is indeed defeated, the press won't be rooting for pro-lifers to regroup and try again.

So some things matter, and other things most definitely do not. The liberals ill-fated gun restriction push was never a "symbolic effort" or "far-reaching," was it? Coverage of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, though it often had a fitting level of outrage, horror and sadness, was almost immediately turned into a debate over gun control. Liberals of the abortion debate have been shameful for a long time, and it doesn't look as if it will improve any time soon.

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