As an attorney, Kimberly Guilfoyle knows that facts are important. But when it comes to Planned Parenthood, a place which she describes as "the Hannibal Lecter of family planning," she tosses facts aside in favor of anti-choice propaganda which, this morning, was spewed by anti-choice journalist Mollie Hemingway and validated by the former Victoria's Secret model.
After Guilfoyle reported that Planned Parenthood wants reviews from its patients, her guest, "submissive" wife and right wing writer Mollie Heminway, began the agitprop. She stated that PP spends lots of money for public relations "but what gets lost are these stories of actual women who have gone to the clinics." She claimed that she has read customer reviews "from dozens of clinics" and was "shocked" at the negativity and cited complaints about staff and cleanliness - statements that dovetailed nicely with anti-choice talking points.
Guilfoyle said that "this is an important story" and read several of the comments from Yelp - all of which, coincidentally, support GOP, anti-choice talking points. The first commenter said "I wish this place would close because they are not dealing with patients respectfully." Another "review" was a classic example of concerned trolling in that the "reviewer" claimed to be a supporter of Planned Parenthood but now, she thinks that Planned Parenthood should lose funding and that funding should go to family planning groups that "do effective work" - yet another anti-choice, GOP trope.
Hemingway noted that many of the women were pro-choice but upset about having received sub-standard care and, coincidentally, a congressional GOP bill would take money from this "scandal plagued organization and send it to community health centers that actually take care of women's health." This being Fox News, Guilfoyle didn't mention that, for many women, Planned Parenthood is the only option in their area and that community health centers, already understaffed, would have trouble absorbing patients who lose their Planned Parenthood coverage.
Guilfoyle concluded with "definitely a bright light being shined on Planned Parenthood these days and evidence to suggest as well that they're more about profits than actually family planning."
Pretty slick, eh? Anonymous and unverified comments (hearsay, Kimberly?) are being used as Guilfoyle's prima facie evidence of the shit, made up by the anti-choice GOP, about Planned Parenthood. (One wonders if these "reviewers" ever set foot in a Planned Parenthood but Fox says so, so it must be true!) Then attorney Guilfoyle presents "evidence," concocted by the anti-choice GOP, about the profitability of Planned Parenthood - another bogus meme brought to you by the warriors on women.
Guilfoyle has said that those who support Planned Parenthood deserve "a special place in hell." Hopefully, that place is big enough to accommodate Fox News hosts
Believe she stopped practicing in early ‘03 to work on Gavin’s campaign.Read book “The Red Zone” by Aphrodite Jones,about the dog mauling trial that Ms Guilfoyle takes so much credit for. In reality,she was constantly bickering with her superiors about her role as second chair, and finally she was given responsibilities of witness prep and handling media… where she made initial contact with Greta, Geraldo et al. She left law because it didn’t pay what she could make on tv, and her bosses were not overly happy with her behavior during the trial that she so brags about. In fact, it has been said, she was looking for a Federal prosecutor job because her stock with Terence Hallinan,DA, had plummeted. She practiced law from 1996-2003, 7yrs and has been yammering about it on tv for 12 years. That should give some perspective.
But I’ll cut Guilfoyle some slack. Since I don’t think she’s been a practicing attorney since 2004. Who know if she’s still a practicing Roman Catholic? She is a practicing propagandist. The irony here is some Fox News fans fretted Ailes had hired a lib back in 2006. Hmmm….
… Kimberly has gone a long way since this [Roman Catholic] gal joked at the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation gay awards dinner about giving her first husband head. ;^)