Accuracy in the media?
Olasky and Smith continue: Christians, of course, appeal to a higher source for “absolute truth”: the Bible. Many Christians (and even more Times readers) might be surprised to learn that the Times’ founder, Henry Raymond, was a Bible-believing Presbyterian. In the 1870s the Times passionately opposed abortion, calling it “infant murder,” saying the practice is “rank and smells to heaven.” In 1871, Times reporter Augustus St. Clair did an undercover investigation in New York that easily rivals modern pro-life activists Lila Rose, Hannah Giles, and James O’Keefe. St. Clair and a “lady friend” visited the most-advertised abortionists in New York, posing as a couple in need of the abortionists’ services. St. Clair described what he saw in the Times in such graphic and horrifying detail that the public became enraged. One abortionist mentioned in St. Clair’s stories received a seven-year prison sentence.