Dear LifeSiteNews Readers,

Fox News recently ran a full page ad in a number of newspapers, asking, “How Did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN Miss This Story?” Fox was referring, of course, to the massive 9/12 Tea Party protest against President Obama that took place at the US Capitol earlier this month.

It turns out, however, that Fox might have been stretching the truth – a bit.

As one anchor for CNN, Rick Sanchez, put it to Fox: “You lie.”

Technically speaking, Sanchez was right. The record shows that CNN and the other news outlets did “cover” the story, albeit in much the same way that they “cover” any story that threatens to undermine their radically liberal, anti-life, anti-family agendas.

That is, they disregarded, manipulated and twisted the facts in whatever way they could to make them fit their prefabricated formula. In this case, the mainstream media (MSM) “covered” the story by massively underreporting the number of protesters, much as they laughably underreport the number of participants in the annual National Marches for Life in Washington, Ottawa and elsewhere. In that respect (as Fox News observed) they did “miss” the story. We extensively cover the US and Canadian marches like no one else.
A CNN report on the 9/12 protest described the giant Washington crowd simply as in “the tens of thousands,” pointing out that an “official estimate” wasn’t available. Most other stations followed suit, humbly refraining from putting a number on the crowd except for “thousands” or “tens of thousands.”

Curiously, however, these same networks had no such problem with crowd estimation on the occasion of Barack Obama’s inauguration. Then they freely bandied about ridiculous numbers as high as 2 million.  In reality, satellite imagery and modern formulas found the number to be in the area of 850,000. Thanks to the MSM’s biased reporting, very few people are aware of that.

In the case of the 9/12 Tea Party, however, the MSM somehow managed to make the exact opposite mistake. Even the most conservative estimates, based upon photos of the crowd, now put the 9/12 crowd at well over half a million protesters, which is quite a lot more than “tens of thousands”, whatever way you look at it. Other estimates topped a million.

This can only point to one of two conclusions:

  • the MSM is tremendously incompetent, or
  • the MSM compromises honest reporting for the sake of an agenda

I’m not sure which choice they would prefer.

This example highlights one HUGE difference between the MSM and LifeSiteNews: at LSN, not only would we never knowingly distort the truth, but we always follow the motto of simply letting the Truth speak for itself.

Not only would LSN consider it wrong to underreport the number of participants in a pro-abortion rally, but we would conscientiously avoid inflating the numbers of a pro-life demonstration. No news organization should ever be afraid of the facts.

The result of scrupulously following this motto is what Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, recently called “the best pro-life news organization in the business.” 

But today more than ever, DONATE NOW! we need your support!

Because of your past financial support, we have been able to cover so many important stories this year, stories that never would have been brought to light otherwise, or that would have simply been distorted by most of the media.

Take for instance, the deaths of late-term abortionist, George Tiller, and pro-life activist, James Pouillon.

When Tiller died, he was regarded as a martyr by the MSM.  Story after story was pumped out creating a hero out of the late-term abortionist, and demonizing the whole pro-life movement. At the time LSN was one of very few news services reporting the facts about how Tiller made his living, by brutally and gruesomely dismembering fully formed unborn children. And LSN was one of the extremely few who reported the fact that every single major pro-life organization in North America unequivocally condemned the murder of Tiller within hours of his death. 
And then, when the tides turned, and an innocent pro-life activist, James Pouillon, fell victim to a premeditated attack, barely a peep could be heard from the MSM. Instead LSN had to do the grunt work that the MSM couldn’t be bothered to do. Within hours we published the truth about who Pouillon was, and what had motivated him to spend every day peacefully fighting for the lives of the unborn.

Your donation today will help LifeSiteNews to continue to provide cutting edge, HONEST, alternative reporting at a time when our culture is finally waking up to the fact that much of the established media can no longer be trusted.
As of this morning, a number of our generous readers have donated a total of $6800 towards our goal of reaching $40,000 by Friday, October 2.  Each day, you can check our new progress meter at the top of the LSN home page to see how close we are to achieving this goal.

Keep in mind that this is only $40,000 towards our total 2009 need of just under $400,000. If we exceed this campaign’s modest goal that would be wonderful since we have only raised a total of $135,000 to date for the year. That leaves $215,000 still needed by Dec. 31 to cover just this year’s basic expenses, not including much needed website improvements and extra staff.

It is imperative that we reach at least the current campaign’s goal in order to continue providing you with news and perspective no other news service is willing or able to cover.

Unlike the corporate funded MSM, LifeSiteNews is funded by – and reports for – its readers.  We are non-profit. Our work is a mission for life, family and truth – for you.

Although LSN is not a religious organization, our staff is made up of people of faith who strongly believe that authentic religious belief, trust in God and fidelity to his laws of love are ultimately the ONLY solution to the world’s current seemingly unsolvable great problems. That is why we report so much on the actions (or inactions) of religious organizations and leaders related to the issues we cover.

LSN exists because you and thousands of readers like you desire honest, professional, courageous reporting in the face of extreme bias – not because we have an agenda to carry out for investors.

When you donate to LSN, know that you are truly funding YOUR news service.

But in order to do this, we need you help – financial help and your prayers for this very challenging work of love (that is why we do it).

Please donate today.     If your prefer to donate by mail or telephone,Click Here (US, International) or Here (Canada)
May God Bless you,

Steve Jalsevac
Managing Director