Thursday, February 09, 2006

Herald News Declares Sonograms Too Graphic

A pro-life group in Illinois said a local newspaper refused to publish advertisements featuring sonogram images because executives at the paper considered the ads to be "too graphic." The advertising manager of the Herald News, Steve Vanisko, at first denied using the term graphic in the rejection of the ad but then tried to weasel out of it with this statement. "I'm saying that the newspaper reserves the right, just like any other paper, to reject any ad for any reason. And that's what we did. Period. End of story."

However, Vanisko won't tell us what the reason could be for finding a sonogram too graphic to publish. It sems like he doesn't even want to talk about it. Isn't that strange behavior for a news person?

It certainly seems like a case of censorship. If you go to the Joliet Catholic Academy , you get to read the bio on Vanisko.

Name: Steve Vanisko
Age: 36
Birthplace: Joliet
Where live now: Joliet
Education: St. Pat's, Joliet Catholic High; University of St. Francis
Family: Wife, Sue; two children, Eric, 6, and Lauren, 4
Community involvement: Joliet Catholic Academy Alumni Association, vice president; Joliet Region Chamber, board of directors
Greatest achievement: Becoming a father
Personal philosophy in a nutshell: Whether it's in business or your personal life, you lead by example

Leading by example? What sort of an example is it for a Catholic parent to declare the sonogram of God's creation too graphic? "End of Story."

Read more at CNSNEWS.

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