This morning on the way home from dropping off my son to school I stopped off at the 5th street diner to see what the Worcester Telegram had to say about the vandalism and threats at Problem Pregnancy yesterday.
There wasn’t a word in the paper, so I checked on Telegram.com online:
Nope not a word there, so I figured I’d check the Fitchburg Sentinel after all local protests had been well covered there.
However the sentinel did have breaking news on puppies being found (I kid you not)
The ninth and final puppy stolen from Sterling’s animal shelter was found with the help of a tip Sunday, Sterling Animal Control Officer Louis Massa said.
Scout is back at Animal Shelter Inc. and is apparently in good health, Massa said Tuesday.
Absolutely riveting! After all how can this
…compete with a lost puppy? Maybe if they actually torch the place it might make page B-24.
When you think of it, it’s kinda sad that blogs in New York are covering this but papers in Massachusetts are not.
I guarantee you that if this was Planned Parenthood instead of Problem Pregnancy, forget the papers, this would have made channels 4,5,7 NECN with live shots of news crews talking about the seriousness of threats and violence against those who are trying to help and counsel women and commentary by national figures about the violence of the right.
But Stones through windows and threats of arson against groups that don’t provide abortion or give money to democrats, like death threats against republican legislators in Wisconsin don’t count.
Update: Then again even their own stories are apparently not newsworthy.
Update 2: There is now a telegram story behind a subscription wall