In the pantheon of Fox's "pro-life" propagandists, Shannon Bream is a key player. So it wasn't surprising that she provided warm affirmation to the radical, anti-choice Bishop (Charleston shooting was anti-Christian crime) EW Jackson's lies about Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger.
Filling in for Megyn Kelly, Bream began last night's piece by citing "outrage," from a group of pastors, over the inclusion of a statue of Margaret Sanger in a Smithsonian exhibit. She tossed to Trace Gallagher who reported that "STAND" (Standing True to America's Destiny) is petitioning the museum to remove the bust of Sanger. Gallagher explained that this effort to remove it comes after recent (edited) sting videos which show Planned Parenthood being "casual" about "harvesting tissue from aborted babies."
Gallagher said that the pastors' main objection relates to Sanger's connection to eugenics which, according to Gallagher, manifested itself in Sanger's call to sterilize those that "she deemed unfit to reproduce" - a group that, according to STAND, included blacks, Latins, and Jews. (Lie is introduced) He read a comment from those at the Smithsonian who said that Sanger is included in the exhibit because of her role in championing birth control and founding Planned Parenthood.
Bream then introduced her guest, Bishop EW Jackson whose radical views on reproductive rights (and the LGBT community) cost him the position of Virginia Lt. Gov. in the 2013 Virginia general election. Jackson also founded the aforementioned "STAND" which seeks to battle the "national emergency" of nasty liberals trying to destroy Jesus' favorite country.
Bream's face glowed as she described how Jackson has presented detailed "facts" about Sanger. Jackson, who believes that birth defects are caused by sin, was off and running. He accused the museum of dishonesty and disrespect and compared their honoring Sanger to honoring Hitler. (And we all know that when the Hitler card get played there's bound to be lots of honesty, amiright?) Despite the FACT that Sanger fought for women to be able to control their fertility, Jackson advanced the lie in claiming that Sanger wanted to eliminate blacks and minorities - a claim that has been debunked and attributed to those who, in the 1980's, wanted to put birth control in the same category as racism and anti-Semitism.
Not surprisingly, Bream didn't refute his rant. Rather, she added, incredulously, that Sanger's bust is near those of Rosa Parks and MLK who, unmentioned by Bream and Jackson, received a posthumous award from Planned Parenthood. Jackson continued to pimp the lie by claiming that Sanger wanted to eliminate those "unfit to live." Jackson lamented how Sanger advocated the "destruction of black lives." In dismissing those who "run around chanting 'black lives matter'," he asserted "well, this matters." He made the ludicrous claim that more black deaths ("black genocide") occur as a result of Planned Parenthood than those from police. Bream profusely thanked him and asked him to keep Fox updated.
As detailed on the "Trust Black Women" website, Sanger worked with the black community when it was "ignored by the medical establishment." She "opposed racially based eugenics" and "created access to birth control" for minority women. Her books were burned by the Nazis. She was a friend of black leaders, including WEB DuBois.
There is no depth to which Fox "News" will go to smear Planned Parenthood. But according to Shannon Bream, Bishop Jackson has all the facts so it's all good...
I guess he missed those classes at Harvard Divinity School.