Thursday, April 4, 2013

Morning Briefing: Covering for Infanticide


Morning Briefing

For April 4, 2013

1.  Media Covers up Democrat-Backed Planned Parenthood's Support for Infanticide

For almost as long as there have been two parties, there have been accusations of mainstream media bias. Conservatives know it's real. Liberals insist it's imagined. Bias is evident not only in how events are covered but also in what is covered—and more importantly what is not covered.

Consider two events from last week. First, in North Dakota the governor signed into law bills that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is present and when the procedure is sought solely because of the baby's genetics. The media, including most major outlets, went into a frenzy to stir up controversy, often casting pro-life conservatives in a negative light.

Then later in the week in Florida, lawmakers held a hearing about a bill to protect the lives of babies born during an attempted abortion procedure. The bill requires the abortionist to provide medical care to the newborn. It might seem obvious that a newborn should be cared for—but not to Planned Parenthood. . . . please click here for the rest of the post

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2.  John Kasich's Billion-Dollar Medicaid Expansion Bluff

Governor John Kasich has wagered he can pressure the Republican-controlled Ohio General Assembly into expanding Medicaid by telling legislators they cannot stop billions in federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) spending. With the complicity of Ohio's media, he may be right.

The governor, a Republican with a reputation for fiscal conservatism, insists Medicaid expansion would keep "Ohio's tax dollars" in the state instead of letting them be spent elsewhere. It's a simple argument – federal spending will be the same regardless, so only a fool would oppose keeping some of it in Ohio – that also happens to be completely false.

Seeking the source of this talking point, Media Trackers reached out to the governor's office and to numerous pro-expansion groups. The governor's office did not respond. . . . please click here for the rest of the post

3.  Wisconsin Among Worst for Business Taxes, State Contemplates Circus Bailout

Wisconsin led the nation in collective bargaining reform for public employees in 2011, but the state's current tax and regulatory climate led the Tax Foundation to recently declare Wisconsin among the worst in the country for business taxes. But while lawmakers mull over how best to reduce taxes and streamline regulations, they are being asked by one state agency to spend $3.7 million on a circus museum.

Yes, Wisconsin taxpayers may have to spend millions of dollars to bailout a cash-strapped circus museum. . . . please click here for the rest of the post

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Erick Erickson
Editor-in-Chief, RedState

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