He seeks to convey the impression of a “fiery” revival meeting.
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The Associated Press provides a nearly perfect example of how media bias works, in a highly tendentious report on the appearance of several prominent Republicans before the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. The first two paragraphs of the story set the tone:

Invoking fiery references to Satan, “savagery” and a “culture of death” to criticize their opponents, anti-abortion lawmakers on Wednesday insisted that Republican contenders keep an intense focus on social issues in the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race.