NPR Puts On Leftist Who Thinks the Pro-Life Side Shouldn’t Get Any Entertainment TV Time

As part of its ongoing abortion advocacy badly disguised as journalism, Thursday’s Morning Edition devoted a segment to how Hollywood hasn’t been pro-abortion enough!

Anchor Rachel Martin spoke for more than seven minutes to Tanya Melendez, a doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, who wrote an article for last fall titled “How TV lied about abortion.” Naturally, there was no pro-life advocate anywhere in this lecture.

Melendez was mad that TV programs allowed for a bi-partisan debate. This is “not reality.” It was the Eighties.

MELENDEZ, There’s the “both sides” plot. In this scenario, a main character considers an abortion and then the characters from the other side, quote-unquote. The very well-known Cagney & Lacey 1985 episode “The Clinic,” for example — Cagney and Lacey, investigating a clinic bombing, essentially go from character to character and get an opinion on abortion….And by the end of the episode, there are Three characters are pro-abortion, and three are against it.

MARTIN: This is how convenient.

MELENDEZ : It’s an extremely balanced issue.

MARTIN: It’s so easy.

MELENDEZ: Exactly.

MARTIN: Right.

MELENDEZ – And that’s what it does. They will tell you that those who seek to subvert the rights and liberties of women are equally entitled to the same rights as women seeking abortion. That is simply not the reality.

It’s fascinating that she’s still complaining about a 37-year-old TV plot on a feminist detective show. Dexy’s Midnight Runners lyrics are akin to complaining about her TV plot. The latest example she provided of a “both-sides’ plot for Vox was in 1996. Couldn’t NPR acknowledge this? They didn’t. 

Earth to NPR and other liberals: Please spare us all of your lecture about “saving democracy” while you detest debates. People who want to “oppress the rights of women” should shut up and be banished from polite society, even in fictional television. This is called “dangerous false equality.”

Melendez claimed that it was essential to make leftist propaganda effective in shaping America the way we want: 

MELENDEZ: Television is one of the most influential media in modern culture. It is an important medium for meaning making. Television has shaped our views on every social problem for 60 years. It is because we watch a story and become invested in them. They are stories that give us an idea of how the world works. This gives us scripts, which we can then use to discuss these issues.

Martin regretted that “there will always be TV executives pushing back to say that this is not what they’re supposed do.” We provide an escape. You know that we aren’t going to be involved in social problems. That’s not what we do.

Melendez insisted “you cannot tell stories about WomenMartin corrected her by saying, “Within a certain age of modern America, without talking about reproduction choice at one point or another.”Everyone who is able to get pregnant.” 

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