Over the years, GetReligion repeatedly has cited the classic 1990 Los Angeles Times series — written by the late David Shaw — that exposed rampant news media bias against abortion opponents.
So feel free to file this latest post under the category of "Here we go again."
Among Shaw's findings a quarter-century ago were these:
* The news media consistently use language and images that frame the entire abortion debate in terms that implicitly favor abortion-rights advocates.
* Abortion-rights advocates are often quoted more frequently and characterized more favorably than are abortion opponents.
Which leads us to the above-the-fold, Page 1 story on abortion in today's Los Angeles Times.
Before we dive into this review, care to guess:
1. How many of the seven sources quoted in this front-page story support abortion rights?
2. How many abortion advocates are quoted before the Times gets around to a pro-life source?