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November 24, 1998
BOB ADAMS (703)-683-5004

CBS' Hypocrisy: Censoring Pro-Life Ads Showing Abortion, But Promoting Murder on National Television
MRC's Bozell: "CBS News Doesn't Exist Anymore. It's Either
Sensationalist Advocacy Or Just Plain Sensationalism"

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. --- The Media Research Center has uncovered a gross hypocrisy on the part of CBS News in the aftermath of 60 Minutes' airing of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's murder of one of his "patients" this past Sunday night. MRC Chairman Brent Bozell today released a transcript of a CBS News report on April 20, 1992 that censored pictures of aborted children, hiding them from public view. The story, reported by CBS correspondent Wyatt Andrews, was about pro-life ads paid for by congressional candidate Michael Bailey in Indiana

"CBS News doesn't exist anymore. It's either sensationalist advocacy or just plain sensationalism. On April 20, 1992, CBS blocked out video of children who had been aborted, hiding the awful truth from the public. CBS' own Wyatt Andrews called the ads 'tasteless.' Now, with 60 Minutes' airing of a murder on prime time television, CBS' rank hypocrisy has dragged it beneath tasteless to worthless," Bozell said.

Bozell noted this revelation leaves no doubt that CBS had only one thing in mind by airing Kevorkian's actions: hyping a sensational story for publicity and higher ratings.

"During the show, 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace asked Kevorkian: 'You were engaged in a political, medical, macabre publicity venture, right?' Guess again, Mr. Wallace. Better yet, take a long look in the mirror," Bozell said.


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