257 Media Outlets and Reporters Have Received Awards From Planned Parenthood
NATIONAL KATIE YODER DEC 9, 2015 | 1:57PM WASHINGTON, DC
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It’s time to give them back.

Planned Parenthood understands that, faced with the reality of what it does, the American public would decline to fund the nation’s largest abortion mill with tax dollars. So it makes sense that Planned Parenthood keep its media friends happy. Cue the Maggie Awards.

Since 1978, Planned Parenthood has fostered an incestuous relationship with the media by rewarding the outlets and journalists it relies on to push its agenda. The Media Research Center compiled a list of media awarded by the abortion giant to hold them accountable to the public and demand that the recipients return their awards in the wake of the videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. Those recipients include all three broadcast networks as well as outlets like The Washington Post and taxpayer-funded NPR.

According to the abortion giant, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America “Maggie Awards for Media Excellence” began in 1978 in honor of founder Margaret Sanger. The awards “recognize exceptional contributions by the media and arts and entertainment industries that enhance the public’s understanding of reproductive rights and health care issues, including contraception, sex education, teen pregnancy, abortion, and international family planning.”

According to Planned Parenthood’s own website, all three broadcast networks, ABC, NBC and CBS, boast such awards.

The organization has bestowed 22 awards on NBC and NBC-TV, 19 awards on ABC and ABC-TV and two awards on CBS-TV. Some of those went to news shows, like NBC’s Today (1985) and ABC’s Good Morning America (1988) and World News Tonight (1988, 1985).

The awards are a smart investment, since the broadcast networks remain loyal to Planned Parenthood, from rushing to defend the abortion giant during the Susan G. Komen controversy in 2012 to refusing to air on their news shows the damning videos detailing its harvesting operations.

Other multiple award-winners include The Nation, associated with seven awards, HBO with six awards and The Washington Post with five awards. Unsurprisingly, women’s magazines Seventeen and Cosmopolitan each boasted four awards. Glamour surpassed both with a whopping 15 awards.

Other notable outlets included taxpayer-funded PBS and NPR.

Five awards recognized Spanish-speaking media outlets La Opinión (2006), Hispanic Radio Network (2001, 1997), Ser Padres (1995), WPLG-TV’s “AIDS en la Familia” (1990).

In addition to the 257 award winners, Planned Parenthood gave out honorable mentions another 17 times, like the one Univision received in 1992.

Here is the MRC Culture condensed list of the 257 journalists, media outlets and projects awarded by Planned Parenthood:

2015 PPFA Maggie Award Recipients

Jamilah Lemieux, Ebony.com
Valerie Tarico, Salon
Jill Filipovic, Cosmopolitian.com
Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy, Yahoo! Health
Casey Gueren, Buzzfeed Life
Aura Bogado, Colorlines
Fazeelat Aslam, VICE.com
Liz Plank, Mic
Laurie Abraham and Leah Chernikoff, ELLE and ELLE.com
John H. Richardson, Esquire
Phillip Picardi, TeenVogue.com
Wagatwe Wanjuki, #SurvivorPrivilege
Sadie Hernandez, The People’s Veto
Jonny von Wallström and Cleo Kambugu, Pearl of Africa
The Nation
2014

Carolyn Jones, formerly of the Texas Observer
Jessica Valenti, formerly of The Nation
Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker
Maya Rhodan, ESSENCE
Irin Carmon, MSNBC
Adriana Beorlegui, HolaDoctor
Zerlina Maxwell, #RapeCultureIsWhen
Christopher DiDonato, Texas filibuster activist efforts
Janet Mock, #RedefiningRealness
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, CBS’s The Doctors
Cosmopolitan
2013

Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC
Family Circle
Katha Pollitt, The Nation
Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post
Maria Hinojosa, National Public Radio
Gretchen Voss and Lisa Bain, Women’s Health
Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones
Katie J.M. Baker, Jezebel
Lauren Bosworth, John Ferriter, Howard Lapides, Dr. Drew Pinsky, David Stanley Siobhan Walshe, MTV Executive Producers for I’m Positive
Ultraviolet, Rick Ross/Reebok campaign
Pamela Merritt, Angry Black Bitch
Seventeen
2012

Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury series March 12 – 17, 2012
Jordan Smith, The Austin Chronicle
Sarah Blustain, Mother Jones
Jeannine Amber, ESSENCE
Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post
Diversity Films, Inc., Why Us? Left Behind and Dying
Deanna Zandt, “Planned Parenthood Saved Me” Tumblr
Denene Millner, MyBrownBaby.com’s “Let’s Talk About Sex” series
2011

Modern Family and Friday Night Lights
Connie Schultz, The Plain Dealer
Laura Tillman, The Nation
Amanda Robb, Ms. Magazine
Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post
Jordan Smith, The Austin Chronicle
Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
2010

Precious film: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
Cynthia Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Nation
Glamour
Lynn Harris, Salon.com
MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show
RH Reality Check
2009

The CW TV program Privileged
The American Prospect, “America’s AIDS Apartheid” by Kai Wright, Editor Ann Friedman
Glamour, “It’s Your Turn to Talk to McCain and Obama” by Cindi Leive, Jill Herzig, Linda Kramer Jenning, Ellen Kampinsky and Geraldine Sealey
The New Republic, “Life Sentence,” by Sarah Blustain, editors Esther Kaplan and Peter Scoblic
Amanda Robb for “Leslee Unruh’s Facts of Life,” in More
Fiorella Valdesolo for “Freedom From Choice,” in Nylon
Jennifer Wolff Perrine for “When There is No Good Choice,” in SELF
Deborah Kotz, for work in US News & World Report
2008

Kate Walsh, actor, for family planning and sex-ed advocacy efforts
ABC-TV for Boston Legal
Cosmopolitan, “The Sneaky Threat to Your Fertility” by Stacey Colino and “I Have an STD. Now What?” by Gail O’Connor
Redbook, “Your (very personal) Health at 20, 30, 40, 50” by Andrea Cooper
Marie Claire, “The Easiest Choice I’ve Ever Made Is Also the Hardest to Live With,” by Gretchen Voss
John Young, Waco Tribune-Herald
Judy Peres, Chicago Tribune
2007

Cosmopolitan, “Your Gyno Exam: What to Know Before You Go” by Amanda Pressner
Glamour, “New Lies About Women’s Health” by Brian Alexander
KTVK-TV Channel 3, Phoenix, Arizona, “Sex Education Varies in Arizona’s Schools” by Brandy Aguilar
New York Daily News, for “Pro-child, pro-choice politics,” “Birds, bees belong in school,” “Voters choose choice — but now …” by Lenore Skenazy
2006

PBS Frontline for The Last Abortion Clinic
NBC-TV for Boston Legal
Sheryl McCarthy, columnist
The Kansas City Star for editorials supporting reproductive justice
NBC-TV for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
La Opinión for “Proposición 73 Olvida lo Principal” (“Proposition 73 Overlooks What Is Key”)
ABC-TV for The George Lopez Show
Seventeen for “Vagina 101: What’s Normal, What’s Not”
2005

Glamour for “Yes, You Can Save Women’s Lives”
CBS-TV for Cold Case
Rev. Tom Davis for Sacred Work: Planned Parenthood and Its Clergy Alliances
Kinsey
Vera Drake
2004

Women’s eNews for reporting on reproductive rights and health
Working Assets for covering reproductive rights and health on http://www.workingassets.com/ and donating a portion of the proceeds of its various services to nonprofit organizations, including Planned Parenthood
2003

Human Rights Watch for its website, http://www.hrw.org/
The WB Television Network for Everwood
People for “An Iowa Mystery”
HBO films for Real Women Have Curves
HBO for Six Feet Under
2002

Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe
San Diego Union-Tribune, for “Girl and Boy, Interrupted”
Ann Telnaes, Tribune Media Service cartoonist
Essence for “In Case of Emergency” and “If All Else Fails”
ABC News 20/20 for “Abortion & Terrorism”
MPH Entertainment, Inc. for The History of Sex in the 20th Century
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) for its website, http://www.siecus.org/
NBC-TV for Law & Order: Criminal Intent
NBC-TV for Days of Our Lives
HBO for Sex and the City
Daimler-Chrysler for a television ad that uses sexuality in a positive and humorous way
Fast Company for “Planned Parenthood’s 25-Year Plan”
2001

Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times for coverage of reproductive health issues
Glamour for “Why I Risk My Life to Do Abortions”
Richard North Patterson for Protect and Defend
The Dallas Morning News for editorials on family planning
Queen Latifah/Telepictures Productions for “Teens Desperate to Have Babies: Convincing Them to Wait”
Hispanic Radio Network for “Mundo 2000 — International Women’s Day”
The Feminist Majority Foundation for its website, http://www.feminist.org/
Joan Osborne for advocacy and education through music
Rod Lurie for The Contender
NBC-TV for Third Watch
ABC-TV for General Hospital
1999-2000

Teen People
Mike Peters for reproductive health cartoons
Natalie Marie Angier for Woman: An Intimate Geography
Judy Mann, columnist
NBC-TV for 3rd Rock from the Sun
MTV/Kaiser Family Foundation for True Life: I Need Sex RX
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation for its website, http://www.kff.org/
NBC-TV for The West Wing
Ani DiFranco for “Hello Birmingham”
Eve Ensler for The Vagina Monologues
John Irving/Miramax Films for The Cider House Rules
1998

Glamour for “The Truth About Abortion and Women’s Health”
The Village Voice for “Roe v. Wade: 25 Years Later”
The Metro Times for “Matter of the Heart”
Cedar Rapids Gazette (IA) for “Dangerous Liaisons”
Waco Tribune-Herald
KCRG-TV for “Dangerous Liaisons”
KRON-TV for “First Cut: AIDS Update”
CBS-TV Cosby
Youth Radio for “Youth Voices on Sex”
ABC News.com for “Maternal Morality Worldwide: Dying for Motherhood”
1997

Sarasota for “Sex, Lies and Politics”
The Houston Chronicle editorials
The Washington Post for cartoons by Herb Block
HBO for If These Walls Could Talk
KRON-TV for “First Cut 97-05”
NBC-TV for “The More You Know” PSAs
Hispanic Radio Network for “Buscando la Belleza” (“Searching For Beauty and Health”)
1996

Self for “What’s New in Birth Control?”
The Nation for Katha Pollitt’s columns
The Chicago Tribune for “Gambling With Life: Why Parents Defy Odds and Circumstance to Have More Babies”
HBO for The Dying Rooms
HBO for Sandra’s Web: A Mother’s Diary
ABC for Home Improvement
NBC-TV for Dateline NBC for “The Toughest Choice”
1995

Glamour for “An Abortion Doctor’s Diary of Terror”
Ser Padres for “Niñas Que Son Madres”
The Boston Globe
CNN for “Christian Soldiers”
NBC-TV Dateline for “Dutch Treat”
NBC-TV for Law and Order
Lucky Duck Productions, with Ogilvy Adams and Rinehart, for Smart Sex
Youth Radio for “The Realities of Teen Pregnancy: A Day in My Life by Ayoka Medlock”
Monitor Radio for “Population Perspective”
Honorable Mention:

The Beaumont Enterprise (TX) for “Kids Having Kids”
1994

The Nation for “Eastward, Christian Soldiers! Right-to-Lifers Hit Russia”
Concord Monitor (NH) for series “Sex Education — Teen Realities”
Chicago Tribune for series “Saving Our Children: When Kids Have Kids”
Concentric Media and KTEH-TV for When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories
Home Box Office for Talking Sex: Making Love in the ’90s
KSBW-TV for Not Me: Innocence in the Time of AIDS
WBBR 1130 AM for “Condom-Phobics”
1993

The Philadelphia Daily News for “Out of Control”
Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) for editorial cartoon by Rick Cole
Glamour for “Why Do We Romanticize the Fetus?”
Health for “The Birth Control Bind”
Home Box Office for Life Stories: Families in Crisis for “Public Law 106: The Becky Bell Story”
WHSW-TV 24 for “In Your interest/Teen Pregnancy”
Media Works, Inc. for Sex Education in America: AIDS and Adolescence
WHTZ-100 FM for “Z-100 Love Phones”
1992

Glamour for “Where Are the Doctors Who Will Do Abortions?”
The San Diego Union for five-part series “Bedside Planners: Contraception in the ’90s”
The Washington Post for cartoons by Herb Block
ABC-TV for Roseanne
ABC News for PrimeTime Live for “Lying In Wait”
ABC News for 20/20 for “Is This Our Future?”
KING 5 Television for Sexual Survival
Monitor Radio for “Women and AIDS”
Honorable Mention:

Univision Network News for “Buffalo Anti-Abortion Demonstrations” and for The Cristina Show for “Condomania”
1991

The Washington Post for cartoons by Herb Block
The Dallas Morning News for “Sex Lies and Big Brother: Sexual Tyranny in Romania”
Glamour for “Teenage and Pregnant” and “The Politics of Birth Control”
NBC/Carsey Werner Co. for A Different World
World Monitor Television for “Women with AIDS”
Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. for Peter Jennings Reporting: The New Civil War
1990

San Francisco Examiner for columns by Suzanne Salter
Newsweek for coverage of the abortion issue
Lifetime Television for Ask Me Anything: How To Talk to Kids About Sex
WPLG-TV for “AIDS en la Familia”
Tribune Entertainment, Inc. for The Geraldo Rivera Show
NBC-TV for L.A. Law
1989

ABC-TV for 20/20 for “The Abortion Pill”
NBC-TV for “Roe v. Wade” and A Different World
ABC Radio for “American Agenda: Abortion”
New Woman for “A Matter of Life and Love: One Woman’s Story”
Arkansas Gazette for “Children Having Children”
1988

Essence for “A Matter of Choice”
Los Angeles Times for “Prenatal Care: Less Costs More”
WSM Radio/Nashville for “AIDS: Plague of the ’80s”
NBC-TV for A Year in the Life
NBC-TV for segments on AIDS and young people on Main Street
ABC-TV for segments on AIDS and contraceptive technology on Good Morning America and for World News Tonight for its series on world population
1987

ABC-TV for made-for-TV-movie Daddy
NBC-TV for “AIDS Composite”
KING-TV for Teen Sex: What about the Kids?
Working Woman for feature on “Where ‘Boss’ Stops and ‘Friend’ Begins”
Alabama Journal for “Teen Pregnancy: An Alabama Tragedy”
1986

NBC-TV for St. Elsewhere
WIVB-TV for Family Secrets
Vogue for “Selling Chastity: The Sly New Attack on Your Sexual Freedom”
The Washington Post for “At Risk: Chronicles of Teen-Age Pregnancy”
1985

ABC-TV for World News Tonight for “Almost Adults”
ABC-TV for 20/20 for “Sex Education”
NBC-TV for Today for “Sex Education”
WJLA-TV for “When Babies Have Babies”
NBC Radio for “It Can Happen Anywhere”
WEEI Newsradio for “The Learning Center”
Youth News, Oakland, CA, for “Heartthrobs and Hormones”
The Boston Globe, for editorials
Mike Peters for editorial cartoon on reproductive rights
Glamour for “The Battle Against Planned Parenthood”
Glamour for “Why We Can’t Be Silent About Anti-Abortion Tactics”
Image, Texas Christian University, for “Smart Sex”
Ms. Magazine for “The Fetus and The Law — Whose Life is it Anyway?”
Time for “The Population Curse”
1984

ABC News’ 20/20 for “Too Much, Too Soon”
WCBS-TV for “Preventing Teen Pregnancy: The HUB Program”
NBC-TV/UBU Productions/Paramount Television for Family Ties
KAMR-TV, KFDA-TV, and KVII-TV (Amarillo, TX) for promoting 1983 National Family Sexuality Education Week
Family Circle for “What Kids Really Want to Know About Sex but Are Afraid to Ask”
Seventeen for “Sex and Your Body”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch for “Children Having Children”
The Bergen Record (NJ) for editorials
1983

ABC News’ Nightline for “Teen Contraception — The Baltimore Experiment,” “Abortion Clinic Violence,” and “Anti-Abortion Setback”
KPIX-TV for “The Snitch Rule” and “Snitch Rule Update”
NBC-TV for Family Ties
WRKS-FM for “The Stork Doesn’t Work Alone”
Parents for “Genetic Counselors: How They Can Help and How They Can’t”
Los Angeles Times for editorials on reproductive rights
Honorable Mention Certificates to:

KUHT-TV for ”A Baby Maybe: To Be or Not To Be a Parent”
WFSB-TV for “Babies Shouldn’t Die”
Newsweek for “Infertility”
Family Circle for “How Women Feel About Abortion: An Exclusive Family Circle Survey”
Glamour for “The Battle Over Abortion”
Charlotte News and Observer for “Growing Up in the ’80’s”
Gannett News Service for abortion coverage
1982

Hearst/ABC Video Services for Where Do Babies Come From?
WDAY-TV for “Opening of the Fargo Abortion Clinic”
Glamour for “Contraceptive Update — The Latest on What’s Right or Wrong for You”
Glamour for “My Abortion — Why It Was The Most Difficult Decision I May Ever Have To Make”
Honorable Mention Certificates to:

Group W Production for Hour Magazine show featuring Ann Landers
WFAA-TV, for series on infertility
Seventeen for “Sex and Your Body”
WSB for programming efforts
1981

David Greene/Finnegan Associates for The Choice
Honorable Mention Certificates to:

Dan Curtis Associates for “I Think I’m Having a Baby”
The MacNeil/Lehrer Report for “Medicaid Abortion”
Hour for “How We Can Encourage Teens to Be Sexually Responsible”
David Sawyer and Victoria Hamburg for “So Many Voices: A Look at Abortion in America”
1980

Michael Hirsh and Station WTTW/Chicago Public Television for Guess Who’s Pregnant: An Update
1978

Tandem/Tat Production House: for television episodes on adolescent pregnancies, in One Day at a Time, Good Times, and In the Beginning
Media History of the Planned Parenthood Videos

Since the release of CMP’s first video on July 14, the broadcast networks have proven hesitant to publicize the story – and when they did, they refused to even utter the word “baby.”

Two months after the first video’s release, MRC Culture found that ABC, NBC and CBS had aired a mere 0.13% of the CMP footage during their news shows – or 1 minute, 13 seconds of more than 16 hours.

In early October, MRC Culture discovered that the networks spent more time combined airing Cecile Richards’ defense of Planned Parenthood during a congressional hearing than showing the actual videos themselves.

From the beginning, the liberal media raced to defend Planned Parenthood. In the first 9 hours and 30 minutes of news shows broadcast after the story broke, ABC, NBC and CBS, spent only 39 seconds on the first video. It took more than 24 hours before all three covered the story. In the week after the first video, the networks gave a mere 9 minutes and 11 seconds to the story (in contrast, the nets devoted more than three times that to the Susan G. Komen controversy, when the charity temporarily decided to defund the abortion giant).

ABC, NBC and CBS prioritized animals over aborted babies, by covering the shooting of Cecil the lion more in one day than they did these videos in two weeks and in their reporting on birth of the National Zoo’s panda cubs.

Not only that, but also they refused to cover the tens of thousands of Americans speaking out against Planned Parenthood during nationwide rallies held in late August – except as a side note when CBS tried to connect the event to arson.

Citing information from MRC studies, both Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and members of Congress led by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) have slammed the media for their lack of coverage on the videos.

The networks have skipped coverage of the last seven videos released.

The media similarly stayed silent on the case of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell’s trial, in which witnesses described baby abortion survivors “swimming” in toilets “to get out,” attracted a scant 12–15 reporters. Only after 56 days, multiple letters from members of the House of Representatives and a public outcry, did all three broadcast networks report on Gosnell.

LifeNews Note: Katie Yoder writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.

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