Prison » Gosnell Who? NYT Headline Assures ‘Doctors Do Not Kill’ Infants Born Alive Post-Abortion

February 28, 2019

Two abortion-related stories in the New York Times revealed the paper’s hostility to the pro-life movement and its evasiveness in addressing the gruesome details of late-term (and beyond) abortion.

Trump Court Pick Causes Stir With Abortion View,” in Wednesday’s Times, on a potential roadblock for Neomi Rao, Brett Kavanaugh’s replacement on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, wasn’t as embarrassingly label-heavy as previous ideological scare-mongering against “conservatives” in the Times. But it still contained a hefty dose of extraneous “conservative” labeling: 12 “conservative” labels in non-quoted material in a 1,200-word story. (The common conjunction “and” appeared just a little more often — 16 times — in non-quoted material in the same story.)

Political reporters Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman teamed up for this one:

An Indian-American and a former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, Ms. Rao, 45, had the backing of the Federalist Society, the conservative legal group that has been the main recruiting ground for the president’s highly successful effort to put his stamp on the judiciary.

And as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Ms. Rao is seen as an ally of the deregulatory efforts that are a large part of the conservative legal agenda.

But Ms. Rao, who is on leave as the director and founder of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, now faces questions from within her own party and specifically, from Senator Josh Hawley, a newly elected Republican of Missouri and member of the Judiciary Committee.


For the most committed social conservatives, Ms. Rao is suspect, despite her conservative credentials, because she has little written record on the issue and is whispered to…

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