Times Gripes About Lack of Abortion in "Knocked Up"
Hollywood moviesaren't sufficiently liberal for Sunday Styles section reporter Mireya Navarro, whogriped about the well-reviewed box-office smash "Knocked Up" for failing to hail abortion - one of the few liberal issues (cloning might be another) that Hollywood has failed to portray in a positive light. The headline: "On Abortion, Hollywood Is No-Choice."
After talking to Hollywood folks who lament the industry's reluctance to take on the issue directly, came this sentence, which simmered with the media's standard pro-abortion lingo: "Many conservative bloggers have claimed 'Knocked Up' as an anti-choice movie, in part because the movie never presents abortion as a serious option."
Times Watch seriously doubts that conservative bloggers think of "Knocked Up" as an "anti-choice" movie - how about a "pro-life" movie? "Anti-choice" is of course a phrase so liberal (reducing the killing of a fetus into a pure freedom issue) that it rarely shows up even in liberal news pages like the Times.