In the past two months, a wave of radical pro-abortion terror has swept across the country, incendiallying pro-life organizations, intimidating individuals and destroying property. But you wouldn’t know the culprit if you watched ABC, CBS, NBC, and MSNBC. They refuse to name the group responsible: Jane’s Revenge. Shockingly, liberal CNN is the only network that names and specifically identifies them.
This terrorist organization has taken credit for incendiary, arson and other acts of violence. With little subtlety, they now threaten bodily harm or death. Besides not mentioning the name of the group, the scant coverage of the actual attacks resulted in a sober tone without outrage.
Jane’s Revenge has taken credit for dozens of attacks on pro-lifers and released this terrifying threat to pro-life Americans on June 15:
We offered an honorable way out. You could have walked away. Now the belt is off. And we will make it as difficult as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue. We’ve shown over the past month how easy and fun it is to attack. We are versatile, we are mercurial, and we are accountable to no one but ourselves. We pledged to take increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructures.
Rest assured, we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something as easy to clean up as fire and graffiti…. it’s open season and we know where your activities are. The infrastructure of the slave drivers will not survive…. By attacking, we find joy, courage and strip the veneer of impenetrability of these violent institutions.
Here’s a video detailing just some of the violence against pro-life organizations in recent weeks:
While the network’s morning and evening programs won’t say the words “Jane’s Revenge,” they’ve covered a little bit of some of the attacks. CBS allowed 18 seconds on May 8 and 9. ABC offered 20 seconds on May 8. NBC hit 39 seconds on May 8 and 9. For the networks that is 77 seconds.
Here’s a taste of the unaltered coverage. In the May 8 World News Tonight, ABC’s Linsey Davis reported, “Tonight police in Madison, Wisconsin, said a fire at the headquarters of an anti-abortion rights group was aimed at arson.” In the same day’s CBS Weekend News, Elise Preston noted, “Today, Wisconsin firefighters confirmed that the headquarters of an anti-abortion rights group had been the target of arson.”
In any case, in the May 8 NBC Nightly News, Ali Vitali managed to explain the terrorist threat: “In Madison, Wisconsin, police say a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the headquarters of an anti-abortion group, destroyed with a warning spray on a wall: ‘If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t.’”
Similarly, on May 9, MSNBC covered 153 seconds of the May 8 Wisconsin bombing, but there was no mention of Jane’s Revenge.
Shockingly, it was liberal CNN who managed to at least say the words “Jane’s Revenge.” On May 9, 10 and June 10, the network covered attacks. This amounted to a total of 327 seconds on the terror attacks. On the June 10th Anderson Cooper 360, the name was even spoken out loud. Reporter Randi Kaye spoke with Jim Hardin, CompassCare’s CEO.
Touring the burnt remains of his organization, Hardin claimed, “You’ll see a sign here with graffiti that reads ‘Jane was here.’ That represents Jane’s Revenge. It is a terrorist group for abortion.” Of course, CNN is still CNN and Kaye didn’t, as in this exchange:
RANDI KAYE: Why do you think it was this group of Jane’s Revenge that attacked your facility?
JIM HARDIN: They left their signature business card, number one, with their spray-painted message on the side of our buildings that read, “Jane was here.”
She even questioned the reality of the organization:
It is still unclear who exactly Jane’s Revenge is. The group, if they are a group, may or may not remain anonymous. They allegedly took responsibility for a similar attack last month on a conservative anti-abortion lobbying organization in Madison, Wisconsin.
Credit to CNN for actually giving a name to this terrorist organization. It’s more than ABC, CBS, and MSNBC have done. NewsBusters reached out to the other four networks to request an answer to their refusal to directly mention Jane’s Revenge. We haven’t heard back yet.
Each day, the United States Supreme Court will release a potentially landmark decision ruling Roe vs. Wade can fall. The terrorists of Jane’s Revenge are to be taken at their word. They plan more attacks and escalate violence.
Journalists: do your job. Now cover this threat before someone gets killed.
LifeNews.com Note: Scott Whitlock is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing writer for NewsBusters, the blog where this entry first appeared. Scott’s blogs are featured in the “Inside Politics” section of the Washington Times and linked in the Drudge Report. He is a graduate of George Mason University. This originally appeared on Newsbusters.