Oh, OneNewsNow.com! Not only does your URL sound stupid but you’re quickly approaching WorldNetDaily as my favorite christo-fascist “news” site. Really “One News Now”? What does that even mean? As opposed to multiple news whenever you want? “One” is in “jesus is the One” or as in the Orleans song “Still the One”? Or like the anagram of Neo from The Matrix? Back to the drawing board for a new name, fellas. You can always write a re-direct.
I thought I’d written about this but I guess maybe not. On 12/18/08, the wonderfully moral truthtellers over there put out a story called “Obama planning billion-dollar ‘bailout’ for abortion industry” that contained the follow suspect paragraph
Last week, the Obama-Biden Transition Project posted a report on its website that calls for dramatic policy reversals on abortion, including $1 billion in taxpayer money for international abortion groups like Planned Parenthood. The report, titled “Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration,” also calls for a 133-percent increase in funding for the Title X program, which funds Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.
Really? A $1b bailout just like they did for the banks and the auto industry? Shocking! Obama probably posted it himself, right? He just loves dead pre-borns.
Naturally, it’s got almost nothing to do with Obama. It’s a third-part position paper advocating for reproductive rights. You’ll also notice that the bit talking about “on its website” links to change.gov and not the actual report itself. Mostly, because if they linked to the report itself John And Mary Godliness would know right off the bat it’s far less ominous done-deal than it sounds. Imagine if someone had posted a position paper called “Foreign And Domestic Terrorism: Peace Through Free Ice Cream” on bush’s pre-inaugural website and claiming that’s what he’d do.
In one of those acts of futility I engage in occasionally, I wrote to the “editor” (which you may or may not call “god”) to point out that, as christians, jesus wouldn’t much care for misdirection/ends justify the means kinda thing. Oddly, I didn’t hear back from them and the article remains on the web.
So, imagine my surprise when my daily digest came in with the following title, “Abortion industry asks Obama for billions in funding“. Even more surprising was the following paragraph
Over 50 pro-abortion groups have submitted a 55-page wish list called “Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration” to the incoming Obama administration. Jim Sedlak of American Life League’s (ALL) Stop Planned Parenthood, or Stopp International, has tallied the cost.
Huh? Wow. I don’t mean to take credit but they actually reported the story correctly and characterized the report as a “wish list”. Even the title reeks of…um…lack of hyperbole. So it seems somewhat uncharitable to carp about repeating the story (albeit, correctly). However, they still, for some [sarcasm] unknown reason [/sarcasm] won’t link directly to the report and declining to even link to change.gov.
Still, good for them. Baby steps. Perhaps one day they’ll get to the part where god gives us free will to make our own decisions and that only he can sit in judgment of them.