02/09/11-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
By the time that Live Action released their highly edited videos, not only were people reporting that Planned Parenthood had reported several suspicious people to local law enforcement and the FBI, but people were already wise to their actions given that it is the same modus operandi that they used in the past. Simply put, try as anyone might, this time the scandal was not going to work. It is not surprising that some people are not happy about this fact, though. For instance, Brent Bozell went to LifeSite to lie his way through yet another tirade, this time about how the media is ‘ignoring’ things about these videos.
Take the pro-life group Live Action. On February 1, they released shocking videos showing what they found when they brought hidden cameras into Planned Parenthood clinics, with a man and woman posing as pimp and prostitute. An office manager was taped telling the “pimp” how to evade the law, such as lying about prostitutes’ ages if they were children 14 or under. Any older and the clinic would be obligated to report to the authorities. “We want as little information as possible,” she said conspiratorially.
Yes, and that office manager was fired shortly there after for breaking Planned Parenthood protocol. Wait- Bozell forgot to mention that! Yeah, it’s in the news. Planned Parenthood leapt into action and fired this worker, and is looking at firing another.
That matches very nicely with the mindsets of ABC, CBS, and NBC, which absolutely refused to acknowledge the existence of this damning video. (Fox News did cover it, and so did CNN.)
And why should they? The video is not really that damning. It was highly edited- just the same way that the James O’Keefe ACORN videos were. In fact, we all know it, that is why no one is bothering to cover it. These were heavily edited, and no one really wants egg on their face the same way that they had last time this schmuck played this game. Simply put, no one cares because they all know the game.
The same gaggle of broadcast TV watchdogs which has mustered endless outrage over the notion that the Catholic Church would fail to alert authorities about sexual abuse of minors is utterly uninterested in the sexual abuse of minors when someone more pleasing to secular progressives – like that abortion factory Planned Parenthood — is caught on camera.
Um. . .almost every single incident was reported to the police and the FBI. It seems that this gets left out of the discussion for Bozell, but then again, lying is nothing new. He lies all the time.
Honestly, there’s no point in continuing to dissect his rant. Bozell misses about 99% of the actual facts in the case, and the reality is that the media is wise to what O’Keefe and company do. There is no point in covering this unless you have a political agenda like FOX and the one that CNN is starting to show. In fact, there really is nothing left to say about it. O’Keefe failed- again.
TalkingPointsMemo reported on 27 January before the videos were released:
The FBI has begun investigating a series of incidents in which a man told Planned Parenthood clinics around the country that he was running an underage sex trafficking ring, according to a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood.
The FBI has been interviewing people at the clinics — a total of eight spread out over five states and D.C. — over the past two days, the spokeswoman tells TPM. She said Planned Parenthood has been giving law enforcement all the information they have.