The Albany Times Union's opinion department subscribes to The New York Times news service, regularly running its syndicated columnists such as Maureen Dowd and David Brooks. But the TU does not run the Times' Ross Douthat, so you won't read in its pages his Sunday column about "the media's abortion blinders".
Discussing a recent controversy, Douthat writes: "From the nightly news shows to print and online media, the coverage’s tone alternated between wonder and outrage — wonder that anyone could possibly find Planned Parenthood even remotely controversial and outrage that the Komen foundation had 'politicized' the cause of women’s health. ... Conservative complaints about media bias are sometimes overdrawn. But on the abortion issue, the press’s prejudices are often absolute, its biases blatant and its blinders impenetrable."
This seems to me obviously true locally, and a particular problem in the TU editorial department, which strives mightily to obfuscate and deny the possibility of regarding abortion as a legitimately controversial issue. The Times itself has long had similar policies and coverage. For many years, like the TU now, it carried no regular columnist with pro-life opinions. But to the Times' credit, it did hire the pro-life Douthat -- whose views are apparently too dangerous to be read in Albany.
Update: This is not, to be clear, a strictly partisan problem. While pro-life Republicans are obviously beyond the pale, even the Obama administration came in for ferocious criticism in December 2011 when it decided to restrict over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, and most news reports did not mention legitimate concerns about the pill sometimes acting as an abortifacient. No surprise that today's Catholic-bashing TU column on related issues manages to avoid all mention of abortion.