Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pravda & TASS reincarnated

Once thought dead after the Cold War ended, the propaganda journalism of the former Soviet Union (Pravda and TASS news agency) can now be rediscovered in American magazines.
Krista Gesaman wrote in Newsweek (at 7:15 am) on Friday, January 22, 2010 an article entitled:
Who’s Missing at the 'Roe v. Wade' Anniversary Demonstrations? Young Women

Quoting  a D.C. cop, the Newsweek author says:
"The organizers are getting older, and it’s more difficult for them to walk a long distance,” says Stanley Radzilowski, an officer in the planning unit for the Washington, D.C., police department. A majority of the participants are in their 60s and were the original pioneers either for or against the case, he says."

Curiously, though, the Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception had 1,000 priests, a hundred deacons, 400 seminarians and at least 4,000 young people (in addition to the middle aged and senior citizens who also attended).  More interesting is that the article was written BEFORE anyone got to the Mall for the speeches (which were at 12 noon)  Thousands of youth attended a Mass at the Verizon Center at 10 am and when the March began moving toward the Supreme Court, there was at least a crowd of at least a quarter million if not 400,000.  Do these images look like people from a nursing home? 




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