NARAL a non-story on morning shows this week

ABC and CBS's morning shows ignored, and NBC only ran one newsbrief item on Friday morning, about the now-pulled and patently false NARAL Pro Choice America advertisement about Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts.

NARAL's 30-second ad, discredited by the non-partisan Annenberg Center Fact Check, ran only on CNN and a few local stations in Maine and Rhode Island (the home states of three pro-choice liberal-leaning Republican senators). Nonetheless, the controversy over the misleading and distorted claims was discussed on cable and hotly debated in the blogosphere, so ignorance of the controversy by the broadcast news desks is not the issue here.

It's impossible to imagine this lack of media scrutiny were it a conservative, pro-life group making false claims about the Supreme Court nominee of say a President John Kerry.

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