Todd Eastham, a Reuters news service editor, sent an e-mail to a pro-life group last week, criticizing the group’s stance on abortion as well as its support of the Bush administration. The angry email has prompted the pro-life group to question the editor’s journalistic integrity.
Folks, let’s not be too surprised at this; Reuters lost their moral compass decades ago. Listen to what Todd Eastham wrote:
“What’s your plan for parenting & educating all the unwanted children you people want to bring into the world? Who will pay for policing our streets & maintaining the prisons needed to contain them when you, their parents & the system fail them? Oh, sorry. All that money has been earmarked to pay off the Bush deficit. Give me a frigging break, will you?”
What hostility, Toddy.
In fact, Douglas Johnson, the National Right to Life Committee’s legislative director, called it “sad but revealing to see an editor for a major news service so casually and gratuitously express such blatant hostility to both the Bush administration and to the right to life of unborn children.
“Apparently, Mr. Eastham feels strongly that abortion is necessary to prevent the birth of children who will otherwise snatch some bread from his mouth,” said Johnson. “We can only wonder at how such vehement opinions may color Mr. Eastham’s reporting or editing on subjects such as abortion and the Bush administration.”
We’re with you on that, Mr. Johnson, in fact, you should read what Reuters has to say about Israel and the “poor palestinians“.