Monday, August 30, 2004

Bias at Reuters? We're shocked, shocked to hear of such a thing!

This one has been making the rounds on the pro-life circuit over the past few days. Don't these editors realize that e-mails can be forwarded?
According to the National Right to Life Committee, the email came "out of the blue" from Todd Eastham, a news editor for Reuters. Eastham was responding to a press release that the National Right to Life Committee sent to hundreds of news outlets after a federal judge in New York struck down a ban on partial birth abortion.
Eastham's email read as follows: "What's your plan for parenting & educating all the unwanted children you people want to bring into the world? Who will pay for policing our streets & maintaining the prisons needed to contain them when you, their parents & the system fail them? Oh, sorry. All that money has been earmarked to pay off the Bush deficit. Give me a frigging break, will you?"

Sigh....things like this make it harder and harder for our profession to be taken seriously...