The five of us were walking back and forth Tuesday morning in front of the professional office building that houses TWO abortion facilities, minding our own business, which was praying for an end to legalized abortion in that building, this city, our state and our country.  Carrying our signs, we took turns leading the rosary. A graying gentleman approached, notebook in hand, and seemed to want to talk to us. I said to him, “What do you think?” at which point he identified himself as Robert Miller, a reporter from the local News-Times newspaper. He said he would like to ask us some questions. Since we are not ashamed of what we do, in fact, actually think our witness and prayers are important, we agreed – even though I realized that Mr. Miller was a long-time employee of a very liberal newspaper.

As a good and experienced reporter, he did a fine job of interviewing. Why were we there? Where were we from? How often did we come? Did the same people come on both Tuesdays and Saturdays (the killing days) or different people? What did we think of the murder of abortionist George Tiller? Stem cell research? We simply told him the truth. When he left I said “Be kind to us,” and he assured us that he was impartial.

When he was through, he informed us that the newspaper’s photographer would soon be along to take our pictures. Carol Kaliff arrived in due time and took many, many digital photos being sure to include the Defend Life posters on the telephone pole and the rosaries we are carrying. We were told they planned to publish our story in the Sunday paper.

Why am I leery? These people are very good at their jobs, had kind faces, and were professional. The trouble is that I know – from sad experience – how easy it is to spin a story and both Miller and Kaliff have worked for a long time (20 years?) for a very liberal paper. That could say something about their ideology.  I have to wonder whatever prompted them to decide to do a story on our little group when they ignored a TEA  party on the city Green last week attended by hundreds.   How will it all turn out? Time will tell.

Please add your prayers to mine.

It’s only a small newspaper but watch it produce!  See the News-Times presses roll!


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That one may smile and smile and be a villain. — Shakespeare, Hamlet