Fox's America Live is part of the official Fox "news" block and is, supposedly "fair & balanced." So you'd think that in the discussion about the Texas abortion bill, the show would host - oh, say - spokespersons from groups who oppose the bill like- oh, say - doctors with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists or a pro-choice legislator. Oh wait, Megyn Kelly did host liberal radio talk show host, Leslie Marshall, who debated an anti-choice right wing radio guy. So it's all fair & balanced, right? Um, maybe not because, in total, America Live hosted three other segments in which all the participants and, of course, Megyn Kelly, spouted anti-choice propaganda. But Kelly did interview a doctor, so it's all good. Right? Um, maybe not because the doctor is a tea party, anti-choice ophthalmologist. On Monday's show, Michelle Malkin pushed more pro-life propaganda. Unlike Megyn Kelly, Alisyn Camerota actually challenged her. But as far as guests, the score is still rather, um biased?
Alysin Camerota, to her credit, did not, as did Ms. Kelly, begin the segment with wide eyed and loud mouthed horror about the issue. She objectively summarized the tense situation in Texas. The rude, uncivil, and occasionally unhinged Malkin wasted no time in introducing her trademark toxicity: "What we can expect is more of the same rude, uncivil, and unhinged behavior on the part of many of these pro-abortion supporters." (Right, and people screaming don't kill yer baby while brandishing rubber fetuses at women walking into abortion clinics isn't rude, uncivil and unhinged?!) She noted that many protesters are from out of state which is amusing considering that Fox's Mike Huckabee, not a Texan, led an anti-choice rally in Austin. She accused Hollywood personalities of "ratcheting up the rhetoric against peaceful, pro-life supporters." Awww
Continuing the "gaslighting" that Fox has been advancing, on this issue, she said that this is a test for those who are pro-choice because it poses the question of whether they are really committed to abortions being conducted in "a safe manner." Taking a page from pro-life propaganda 101, she linked similar anti-choice legislation to Dr. Gosnell who was NOT performing legal abortions. Actually engaging in real journalism, Camerota asked if policy should be determined on one homicidal maniac.
Malkin droned on about how over the past decade, "pro-life forces have tried to expose, time and time again, that Kermit Gosnell is no exception." She revved up when she cited "barbaric practices that have gone whitewashed." Of course she couldn't offer any specifics except to allude to accusations, advanced on Huckabee's show, that a Texas clinic is engaging in criminal behavior which, of course, hasn't been substantiated by the Texas legal system. She continued to gaslight with her focus on "standards" which will "ensure safety" which isn't the issue. Rather, the issue is that these unnecessary "safety" standards" will not be able to be met and, as such, the clinics will close leaving many poor, rural women with not just lack of abortion access but access to birth control. Not mentioned was the issue of unnecessary hospital admitting privileges for abortion doctors.
Camerota explained that the restriction will "effectively outlaw abortion in those states with these rules." Malkin said that the "burden is on those pro-abortion radicals and extremists" (LOL, like the radical anti-abortion extremists like Rick Perry and his legislature!) "who would rather that we do nothing to prevent" - wait for it - "another Gosnell or another Gosnell as they are in other states." She yelled about "whitewashing " being done "to protect the abortion racket." She said that "many medical providers" support these laws which "protect" women's safety which is a big fat lie.
Oh well, at least she didn't get the kind of validation and support that she always got from Megyn Kelly but once again, an anti-choice Fox guest got to weasel out of addressing the real issue of women's health and safety which, when Texas abortion becomes unavailable for many Texan women, will be seriously compromised - thanks to Michelle Malkin and her heroic "pro-life" pals who, once those precious fetuses are born to poor women, then become "takers" undeserving of a safety net.