On Thursday, the CBS Evening News was the first to break the printed neighborhood blackout surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s steadfast assist for infanticide, aka killing new little one infants. Unfortunately, CBS downplayed the controversy by suggesting it was overblown by “conservatives pounc[ing]” on the Governor.
Along with that, CBS moreover deceptively edited video of Northam’s controversial suggestions to make them seem a lot much less radical.
Instead of framing the story as a result of the Northam saying one factor abhorrent and getting deserved backlash over it, anchor Jeff Glor launched that “Virginia’s Governor within the current day responded to critics after a switch by Democrats to ease restriction on late-term abortions ignited an intense debate.”
According to CBS political correspondent Ed O’Keefe, Northam didn’t upset people who had been pro-life, he upset these “anti-abortion rights activists.” “Ralph Northam said outrage over a Democratic-sponsored abortion bill was unfound,” he parroted.
O’Keefe well-known that the bill failed throughout the legislature nevertheless obscured what it might have allowed. “It dealt with abortions in the third trimester, which are currently legal in Virginia, if three doctors determine the life or health of the mother is at risk,” he outlined. “Under the proposed laws, only one doctor’s approval may be essential, amongst completely different changes.” Talk about burying the lead.
While O’Keefe did play a soundbite of Northern Virginia-area Democratic Delegate Kathy Tran affirming her bill would allow for an abortion whereas a mother was in labor, he helped her stroll it once more as merely her misspeaking. “Yesterday, Northam had tried defending her nevertheless drew nationwide consideration when he talked about abortion might presumably be thought-about even all through supply, if the new child suffered excessive abnormalities,” he added.
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Here was the place the edited video received right here into play. Northam’s controversial suggestions received right here all through an look on radio station WTOP (which will probably be watched proper right here). The solely soundbite O’Keefe and CBS carried out was Northam saying: “And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
But Northam’s full suggestions on the bill painted a far more horrifying picture:
So, on this express occasion, if a mother is in labor, I can inform you exactly what would happen. The toddler may be delivered, the toddler may be saved cozy, the toddler may be resuscitated if that is what the mother and the family desired, after which a dialogue would ensue…
CBS clearly edited out the portion the place Northam admitted that an abortion may be carried out on a baby that was completely “delivered.” O’Keefe parroted Northam’s weak “[my] comments were misinterpreted” safety after having fun with the edited clip.
For what it’s value, CBS did play a soundbite of Nebraska GOP Senator Ben Sasse blasting Northam. “Let’s be really clear what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about fourth-trimester abortion, or what anyone in the normal world calls infanticide.” Unfortunately, O’Keefe pathetically framed it as “conservatives pounc[ing].” At this degree, phrases like “pounce” and “seize” have develop to be so predictably to describe conservative response to anytime liberals do one factor unhealthy or controversial.
He moreover appeared to scoff at President Trump for saying Northam’s radical place would give the pro-life movement a elevate. “But polls show, that for most Americans, abortion doesn’t rank as a top-tier issue,” he claimed whereas failing to present any such poll.
In sharp distinction, all through Wednesday’s Special Report on the Fox News Channel, anchor Bret Baier confirmed off polls from earlier this month that proved Northam’s radical place was solely shared by 13 % of Americans.
O’Keefe wrapped up the part by downplaying New York’s new abortion laws that allowed infants to be killed correct up until supply. This received right here after a analysis by my colleague Bill D’Agostino ultimate week by which he had found the printed networks had been silent on this New York laws.
LifeNews Note: Nicholas Fondacaro writes for Newsbusters, the place this initially appeared.