The Fox News logo says that the news network is "fair & balanced" - not fair & balanced except for its opinion shows which, according to Fox brass, are exempt from the phrase on the network's mission statement. Fox opinion is, for the most part, right of center, especially when it comes to abortion. When it comes to women's reproductive rights, Fox is unabashedly in synch with the "pro-life" community. But while Bill O'Reilly just talks the anti-choice talk, Mike Huckabee walks the walk in his extremist anti-choice positions which include support for "personhood" rights for fetuses from the moment of conception - "rights" that would eliminate the right to an abortion and birth control. He shares this zealotry with sting videographer and James O'Keefe protégé Lila Rose who always gets a warm welcome on the opinion shows on the "fair & balanced" network. Cecile Richards from Planned Parenthood - not so much - in fact, as far as I can determine, not at all!
Not surprisingly, Huckabee is a big fan of Lila Rose whose sting videos of Planned Parenthood, featured on the Fox News channel, are used to "prove" malfeasance by Planned Parenthood just before a big congressional vote on choice issues. Despite Lila's recent videos about how Planned Parenthood is complicit in sex selection abortions, the US House defeated a proposed ban on abortions based on gender. But that didn't stop Lila from getting a warm and affirmative reception from Mike Huckabee who provided another fact free zone for a well funded and organized effort, that he is a key player in, to erode reproductive freedom.
Last Saturday, Huckabee wasted no time in connecting President Obama to the failed bill by mentioning that the president didn't support it After noting that Planned Parenthood endorsed the president, he played Lila Rose's "sting video" of an exchange between a Texas Planned Parenthood worked and an faux patient who wanted a sex selection abortion. He welcomed Lila Rose back to his program. Lil Lila discussed how "genderside" is a growing problem in the US. (It's not) and that, according to Lila, Planned Parenthood is aiding and abetting this practice. When she said the words "Planned Parenthood" somebody in Huck's audience shouted something incoherent. She made the TOTALLY FALSE CLAIM that, in some parts of the country, the genderside is worse than inChina andIndia. She then described how numerous clinics "arrange" for late term abortions. What neither she nor Huck mentioned is that apart from four states, gender based abortions are legal .They didn't mention that most abortions are done long before the sex of the fetus is discernable.
Knowing, one assumes, the answer, Huck asked if there were any instances where Planned Parenthood denied the woman an abortion. Naturally the sweet and virginal Lila said no which, of course, is appropriate because Planned Parenthood's role is not to deny woman the right to an abortion if she so wishes. To Huck's question, Rose said that the video was not edited as Planned Parenthood claims. She admitted that the employee was fired and the staff retrained and that speaks to the veracity of the tape because why would they fire the employee if the tape was bogus. She accused Planned Parenthood of being hypocritical because they condemn sex selection abortions but still do them.
Huck described these abortions as "hideous" and the "ultimate war on women." Lila whined about all the missing women who are "targeted in utero" yet the "abortion industry" continues to do the abortions. Huck responded "absolutely shocking." He gushed about how "it's always great" to speak with Lila. He then did a little sermonette on the evils of reproductive choice.
As with the other opinion pieces on this issue, there was no attempt to provide any information as to the legal and medical ramifications of the bill. Rather, it was straight out propaganda that, as with many forms of propaganda, zoomed straight past the intellect and into the reptilian brain which seems to be the destination for much of the biased Fox opinion on the "fair & balanced" news channel.
The masses needs to investigate Live Action and find out about their funding.
NOTE TO ROSE
Go to China and try to pull this off.