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December 30, 2007

Media Ignores Vicious Attack on Pro-Life Demonstrator

Posted by Dave Blount at December 30, 2007 7:46 PM

A few days before Christmas, 69-year-old pro-life activist Ed Snell was knocked unconscious outside an abortion mill. His injuries included:

multiple trauma, right subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding in the area between the brain and the tissues that cover the brain), compression fractures of four vertebrae (T3, T4, T5 and T10), right scapula fracture and fracture of the fourth and fifth ribs.

Until they were finally able to stop the bleeding in his head, doctors thought he might die.

Warner Todd Huston at NewsBusters set out to gauge the mainstream media's reaction — only to find there wasn't any:

And here, nearly 7 days out from this attack, there aren't any accounts of the attack in the MSM. As I searched for the story myself, I found two and only two Internet hits for it. Why the silence from the MSM? Can you imagine the MSM swarm that would have occurred if it had been a pro-lifer that attacked an abortion supporter? The cacophony would have been deafening if a pro-lifer had been the one to get violent.

Further spicing up the story, police initially let the assailant drive off, and even threatened to arrest Snell's friend for objecting to this. Also, a receptionist at the Hillcrest Abortion Clinic responded to a request for a statement by slamming down the phone after screaming:

He got what he deserved! He earned what he got!

Yet the media didn't consider the incident interesting enough to report. It makes you wonder about all the crazy things we never heard about, because they happened before the Internet destroyed the Left's monopoly on information.

On a tip from Cheetah.