Planned Parenthood gives 16 journalists awards at award ceremony. Media still ignoring videos.
August 21, 2015 (NewsBusters) -- While the media stay away from the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby parts, they are drawn to Planned Parenthood’s annual media awards ceremony.
During Planned Parenthood’s Maggie Awards for Media Excellence Tuesday night, the abortion giant recognized 16 journalists for pushing “reproductive rights.” From Buzzfeed and Yahoo! to MSNBC, MRC Culture compiled a list of several prominent media attendees – and found a picture announcing the winners.
Those include Cosmopolitan.com’s Jill Filipovic, for TV & Online Reporting; left-wing magazine The Nation, for Excellence In Media, and TeenVogue.com’s Phillip Picardi, for Youth Media. Salon’s Valerie Tarico won Outstanding Individual Commentary for a piece undercutting liberal claims that no one is pro-abortion. Her story was titled: “I am pro-abortion, not just pro-choice: 10 reasons why we must support the procedure and the choice.”
With no official list released yet, MRC Culture also searched Twitter to compile a list of media present and/or awarded at the event:
As for the specific journalists awarded by Planned Parenthood, one attendee tweeted out a picture of the program:
According to the abortion giant, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Maggie Awards for Media Excellence began in 1978 in honor of Founder Margaret Sanger to “recognize exceptional contributions by the media and arts and entertainment industries that enhance the public's understanding of reproductive rights and health care issues, including contraception, sex education, teen pregnancy, abortion, and international family planning.”
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Last year, the abortion giant honored sex-obsessed Cosmo with the “Excellence in Media” award.
Reprinted with permission from NewsBusters.