July 30, 2015

Media pushing Cecil the lion story while ignoring Planned Parenthood videos

Brian LilleyArchive

Cecil, like all lions, was a majestic creature but lions die every day with no outrage, so what's the difference with this story?

People have been worked up into a frenzy over this story and are displaying a mob mentality which includes calls for the death of the man who killed Cecil. These feelings are being fanned by groups like PETA who claim to care about animals but if you really do care about animals, it's important to look beyond the emotional reaction. Studies show that a conservation mentality which includes controlled hunting, actually helps improve the health and size of animal populations.

Meanwhile, in virtually ignored news of human atrocities, over the last few weeks three undercover videos have been released showing high level people in Planned Parenthood discussing how to perform abortions in just the right manner in order to harvest and sell the body parts of aborted babies.

On this story, the main-stream media is either silent or defends Planned Parenthood, leading me to wonder what kind of public outrage we'd see if these stories received the same level of coverage?


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commented 2015-08-01 10:26:54 -0400
Just a further update on the MSM coverage of the Planned Parenthood sell of aborted baby parts. I checked front to back of both Fridays’ and todays’ Ottawa Citizen as well as their on-line paper and didn’t find a single word about it. Ditto for The Ottawa Sun on-line. They both did cover the demise of Cecil the Lion.
commented 2015-08-01 00:43:43 -0400
I read about Cecil the lion in the National Post, but saw nothing about the baby body parts. I also note white South Africans have been murdered by the tens of thousands in South Africa since the end of Apartheid (often with racial overtones and sadistic brutality) and no one has said a word about that: http://www.freenorthamerica.ca/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10423
commented 2015-07-31 14:11:30 -0400
I believe that most humans care more about an abused animal than an abused human, all one has to do is watch the news. People are killed by terrorists and one would be lucky to have the MSM even report it, and when they do they down play the events, remember the 2 terror attacks that killed 2 of our soldiers and then 1 started to shoot up parliament, MSM reported that it was a lone wolf attack and he was a drug addict, they said that for weeks until the RCMP report come out that made the terror connection, which then the MSM reluctantly told the true story, but it was sanitized. Aborted body parts for sale, not a part of the MSM agenda so no reports or news articles will be told. People like that to me are sick and should not be in the media, what ever happened to just reporting the facts and all news, whether it falls into your agenda or not.
commented 2015-07-31 14:10:20 -0400
I’m sorry Cecil the Lion was killed but seriously when I heard about all the hulabloo over his death, It really made me wonder about
where our Priorities lie when we place an animals’ life above a human. The media is at fault here for not dealing with the PP story
on an equal basis with the death of the lion, makes you wonder what they are afraid of revealling.
I understand that the fourth video was released yesterday and there will be 12 videos in all, but there may be a problem as apparently
the courts are now involved and they are trying to stop them from being aired. I believe Obama’s administration has a hand in this, lets
hope that truth will prevail….
commented 2015-07-31 12:14:33 -0400
Like I said..“twisted and sick piece of s**t”.
commented 2015-07-31 11:17:48 -0400
Peter LeBlanc – What is your point? That humans are stupid? I couldn’t access your video but from the still of it, that lion is a mere baby. I thought you opposed torturing babies.
commented 2015-07-31 11:15:56 -0400
Francis Peori – Why did God make you out of meat?
commented 2015-07-31 10:40:51 -0400
The whole issue being focused on in this video is the “outrage” from the mainstream media about the killing of an animal versus the “ominous silence” from the media when the killing involves humans – whether it is through abortion, terrorism, famine, disease, etc. Where is the balance? Is a human life of less value than that of an animal? The perception given by the outcry over the death of a lion makes it appear that it is. I do not agree with needless killing of animals.
commented 2015-07-31 06:02:54 -0400
Maurice rightly points out, "But the comparison MSM’s coverage of this story verses their non-coverage of Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts is a legitimate comparison. It does not speak well for the morality and integrity of MSM. "

I think that lack of moral integrity is more endemic of the gradual degrading morals of our society as introduced by liberalism and the modern definition of progressive than just the MSM. The MSM is the reflection of our society’s moral degradation.
commented 2015-07-31 01:27:47 -0400
jimmy da silva, why don’t you give us your thoughts on PP’s selling of body parts, do you like the idea? have no problem with post birth abortions? Enlighten us with your superior liberal wisdom
commented 2015-07-31 01:16:03 -0400
I still don’t support shooting something that you’re not going to eat, or killing something for no other reason than sport. I say that as someone who has hunted most of my life, but only to supplement my grocery bill. However, that doesn’t make people who disagree with me and engage in sport hunting evil, I just think they’re wrong. But the comparison MSM’s coverage of this story verses their non-coverage of Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts is a legitimate comparison. It does not speak well for the morality and integrity of MSM. Nor does the call for harm or violence against the Dentist in question and his family speak well for the moral integrity of PETA or the likes of celebrities like Sharron Osborn.
commented 2015-07-30 23:31:06 -0400
commented 2015-07-30 22:35:44 -0400
The mind of a liberal is a twisted and sick piece of s**t.
Maybe they need to be reciprocated in the same way these unborn babies have been treated.
Mr. dentist.. go and shoot more lions. Better yet, lets feed liberals to them.
commented 2015-07-30 22:10:10 -0400
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. If God didn’t want us to eat animals why did he make them out of meat?
While I am not a fan of trophy hunting, if science and experience show as Brian has mentioned, that some hunting actually improves outcome for some animals, I find it hard to argue against it. As Brian stated, the real crime here is Planned Parenthood and their practice of selling aborted babies for profit and all the implied or actual immoral implications are ignored by the lamestream media. The death of one Lion trumps the lives of unborn babies being dismembered and sold for profit. George Orwell and Ayn Rand should now be considered prophets as their fictionalized worlds become reality. Groupthink is reality and John Galt may come knocking.
commented 2015-07-30 22:09:15 -0400
To clarify my comments in the previous post. “Let’s not be complacent that this doesn’t happen in Canada”. Although the selling of body parts by planned parenthood has been proven, it hasn’t been proven in Canada but I personally believe it is certainly within the realm of possibility given what a ruthless and heartless industry it is.
However all the rest, i.e. dismembering etc. is true and people need to wake up and smell the coffee.
commented 2015-07-30 21:43:11 -0400
To not report the ghoulish practices of PP is cowardly but not surprising. After all, the language they use to sanitize the barbaric features of abortion like, “planned parenthood” which should be anti-parenthood". “Women’s health” which has nothing to do with women’s health rather a money making industry and a high risk invasive surgery, “fetus” interestingly in the fourth video, the PP person refers to the fetus as “the baby”. For those who are saddened by the torture of animals might consider that compared to the horrendous torture by dismembering of arms and legs and crushing the skull while the baby actually feels the pain is not to be compared to an animal dying a slow death. Let’s not be complacent by thinking this doesn’t occur in Canada. And our tax dollars fund this thanks to the previous McGoofy and now continued withKathleen Wynne. And considering that pro abortion people take the position that the pre born baby is not a person, the reality is the practice of abortion is inhuman. Man’s inhumanity to man made legal but still immoral.
commented 2015-07-30 21:28:39 -0400
Jimmy DaSilva – I have reviewed the video link that you have provided and all I see is Rebecca Watson repestedly screaming “How dare they!” into her camera and not providing any references to support any of the claims she makes. Furthermore, if I was a mindless sheep I would accept what was in Rebecca’s video at face value, don’t you think? Brian Lilley’s question as to why the general media has ignored the Planned Parenthood issue while embracing the Cecil the Lion issue is a valid arguement to make. If indeed the Planned Parenthood issue is a non-issue as they claim why doesn’t the general media refute the claims with cold hard facts instead of ignoring it completely? As the statements made by three Planned Parenthood individuals were made of their own free will there is little wiggle room to interpret anything other than the fact that they are indeed selling the body parts of aborted children. By the strictest definition they are in the macabre industry of profiting through death. Do you support this industry as well? If you are truly an enlightened individual as you tend to portray yourself as being then would you not try to debate people with opposing ideas in a civilized manner rather than to debase yourself by name calling? Is it that you fear your arguments have no merit? I would most certainly be willing to challenge you in public debate in a civilized manner so that we can further discuss your opinions.
commented 2015-07-30 21:14:42 -0400
Apparently he had no idea that his guides lured the animal into legal territory, and regrettable that he made such a piss poor shot, that being said, hunting in parts of Africa helps the economy big time plus it feeds a lot of people, nothing goes to waste. Harvesting baby parts does nothing but makes PP rich. It’s been said that all the parts used for research can be grown in a lab
commented 2015-07-30 20:54:57 -0400
While I agree hunting creatures for sport is on all levels wrong, I can not believe people think this man should actually be executed. There are people who commit crimes on other humans every day and they are not executed. He should be barred from every single wild game country and his hunting license revoked. Any man who would do what he did and actually try to put the blame on his guides is not worth my time to give him a second thought.
commented 2015-07-30 20:51:19 -0400
Spot on Brian I don’t condone or approve of hunting for sports. It’s unnecessary and inhumane. But let’s put things in perspective. Where’s the outrage for the 58 million babies killed by their mothers and abortionist and where’s the outrage about Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts to the highest bidder? It’s deplorable that Cecil was hunted down but it’s more deplorable that thousands of babies are being aborted daily and no one seems to give a damn!
commented 2015-07-30 20:24:28 -0400
Jimmy, you are reading the propaganda script meant to describe yourself. Look in the mirror and you will see the exact string of insults you just hurled at “us conservatives”.
commented 2015-07-30 20:09:28 -0400
It’s amazing how easily led conservatives are – due to the fact that they are so anti-logic and anti-common sense. You are mindless sheep that lap up fear mongering and propaganda. But it is your right to be fucking stupid.
commented 2015-07-30 20:00:35 -0400
Peter Babich – your remark to Jimmy is an obscenity. Please apologize.
commented 2015-07-30 19:59:15 -0400
Brian, anti-hunting zeal didn’t start the story about Cecil, nor is Cecil’s story about hunting. It’s about poaching and cruelty. This dentist, Palmer, hired guides who lured the lion out of his pride with a carcass. Then he shot the lion with a cross-bow, but not accurately, so he then let the lion bleed out over the next forty hours.

No one is going to hang Palmer. Death threats are issued all the time online, including on therebel.media, don’t forget, and no one bothers. Yet Palmer is trying to make out his life is more under threat than anyone else’s. It isn’t. He broke the law, not once but twice. He has a previous conviction for poaching a black bear. Torturing animals is not acceptable.

The issue here is not babies versus animals. Cruelty to babies and cruelty to animals are both regrettable. The OSPCA was initially created to represent those who can’t advocate for themselves – children and animals.

This story is not about anti-hunting. It’s about cruelty, commercial ventures that trap and lure animals. How is that sport? It’s not. I advocate a ban on big game hunting. If wild animals need a cull, we have government agents who can do it. There is no need to make sadistic cruelty a sport.
commented 2015-07-30 19:41:28 -0400
“”https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DUT1u8ePmVY">https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DUT1u8ePmVY" As noted on a previous thread. Pure propoganda! The Nazis would be proud!
commented 2015-07-30 19:37:49 -0400
Jimmy da silva. Amazingly ignorant. Why don’t you and that whore commit to abort yourselves.
commented 2015-07-30 19:31:26 -0400
I love your sources for “truth?” Jimmy, heh pretty impressive – not. I guess a big lobby like PP will lawyer up and sue those pro life infidels back into the stone age then, and their Proggie media cohorts will endlessly broadcast the damning proof of fraud – or maybe not. All I hear is crickets chirping and the reactionary hissing of naïve drumbeaters.

The line space and air time discrepancy between the two stories is more telling of corporate media morbidity than that of the villains in the original stories – much like the purposeful lapse of priorities and perspective needed to engage in disingenuous handwringing over a moldy old dead cat is indicative of the loss of human empathy in the kitschy zombies who dote over such bogus emotional mob frenzies.

On the money Brian but we expect this type of factual subterfuge from the sell out media – if you really want to land a boot where it belongs, don’t let the cultish dupes who waste emotional currency on a beast over the genocide of unborn humans.
commented 2015-07-30 19:24:58 -0400
Thanks for pointing this connection out Brian. Thinking the same thing earlier about the Cecil-subterfuge. Nothing like the death of a martyred ‘shiny pony’ to deflect the masses from actual ‘substantial news’ … like body-parts for profit.
As for the Rebecca Watson video … how vile a woman … hard to take a feminist talking-head seriously when she equates aborted babies to ‘garbage’. I’m sure the racist, nazi sympathyzing founder of PP, Margaret Sanger, would totally agree with her and with Jimmy D here … "Nothing to see here folks … just some dumb talk about ‘garbage’ … " must be the fact that being a ‘liberal’ thinker is so ‘easy’ as compared to actually having to form an opinion based on evidence vs. what ‘she said’ … to categorize the PP atrocity of receiving a) taxpayer funding from the harvesting of baby parts and b) bartering over the price of said baby parts with such vile ‘matter-of-fact’ness’ as ‘bullshit’ is the typical liberal/progressive non-response response which typically has it’s beginnings in ignorance, laziness, and cowardice.