Tim Carney has an excellent post this morning at the Washington Examiner about how the media are reluctant to note the reason that Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng -- who is believed , but not confirmed, to be in hiding in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing -- is in hot water with the Communist government. Chen "has exposed the horrors of China’s one-child policy, including forced abortions and forced sterilizations," Carney noted.
Yet that fact was curiously missing from today's "1300-word Washington Post story." Indeed, "Of the five Post news articles I found discussing Chen, only one of them has the word 'abortion,'" Carney noticed. And the Post isn't alone in its bias by omission:
CBS News’s Norah O’Donnell doesn’t mention abortion, sterilization, or the one-child policy at all.
Others simply buried this detail, making sure to describe Chen generically as a “legal activist”
Reuters, in the 13th paragraph, mentions that Chen “campaigned against abortions forced under China's ‘one child’ policy.”