“Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz published an opinion piece in USA Today using Fox News talking points to advocate for the full defunding of Planned Parenthood,” mediamatters.com reports. “That could result in millions of Americans losing access to crucial health care — all thanks to a handful of lies pushed by conservative media.” Do you see where I’m going here? Try it this way . . .
“In an opinion piece in USA Today, the paper’s editors used anti-gun talking points to advocate for improved background checks. That could result in millions of Americans losing access to crucial gun rights – all thanks to a handful of lies pushed by liberal media.”
The irony would be delicious if it wasn’t so revolting. Media Matters’ pro-Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion position is so virulent they’re completely oblivious to their double-standard. That applies to their condemnation of the methods used to expose Planned Parenthood’s perfidy.
“Cruz’s August 20 op-ed relies heavily on the deceptive videos from the Center for Medical Progress, which used possibly-illegal methods to capture undercover conversations with Planned Parenthood figures. Those videos cropped out crucial context to demonize the organization’s abortion procedures. Cruz provides no evidence of wrongdoing, but demands both that Planned Parenthood’s federal funding must end and that the Department of Justice must prosecute “any potential criminal actions.”
Anyone remember the recent New York City gun store scam? States United To Prevent Gun Violence created a fake gun store, then used paid actors to generate fake outrage over the fake history of fake guns – without once mentioning the artifice. While it wasn’t illegal – the organizers convinced New York City authorities to issue a permit for the production – it was the dictionary definition of agitprop. Unlike the PP video, which was the dictionary definition of documentary.
Media Matters’ inability to recognize the mote in their own eye is reflected by the headline hovering over their hypocrisy: How The Right-Wing Media Is Orchestrating A Public Health Crisis. I guess Media Matters forgot that their friends in the left-wing media have been busy promoting the antis’ meme of the year: “gun violence” as a “public health crisis.” To wit . . .
Is gun violence a public health issue? (CBS); Is Gun Violence a Matter of Public Health? (PBS); Surgeon General Nominee is Right – Guns Are a Public Health issue (NBC); Experts: Gun Violence Is Public Health Crisis in US (VOA); Gun injuries are a public health emergency (LA Times)
And so on. It’s funny that the liberal media is all about a woman’s right to choose abortion, but completely against a woman’s right to choose a gun to protect herself against rape. Or protect her children. And the anti-gun pro-abortion media can’t see the contradiction. Funny peculiar, I mean.