Fox’s Neil Cavuto was so busy fawning over Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson that there was no time in their 10-minute interview to fact check Carson’s falsehood that Planned Parenthood is out to control minority populations.
Cavuto began the lapdog interview with the following description of Carson: “If you had to win just a popularity and a likeability contest, he’d probably come out on top.” Cavuto also noted that Carson and Marco Rubio were the frontrunners in likeability ratings from a recent poll. “Almost like co-prom kings,” was how Cavuto characterized it.
Then, to Carson, Cavuto reiterated, “You’re a prom king.” He added, “But they like you. You did a great job in the debate, and particularly in the end of the debate, with some rather funny comments.”
They moved on to showcase Carson’s efforts to help the black community – and to make “Black Lives Matter” about black-on-black crime and abortion.
Later, Carson made the false – and inflammatory – claim that “one of the reasons that you find most of their (Planned Parenthood) clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population. And I think people should go back and read about Margaret Sanger… Look and see what many people in Nazi Germany thought about her.”
Maybe Carson should go back and read about Planned Parenthood. His comments echo those of former presidential candidate Herman Cain in 2011 – which received four Pinocchios (classified as a whopper) in a Washington Post fact check.
Furthermore, Planned Parenthood was endorsed by Martin Luther King, Jr.
From The New Yorker:
In 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr., who, as a young minister, had joined a Planned Parenthood committee, was given the Margaret Sanger Award. In his acceptance speech, he drew parallels between the birth-control and civil-rights movements—“There is a striking kinship between our movement and Margaret Sanger’s early efforts”—and celebrated Sanger for having “launched a movement which is obeying a higher law to preserve human life under humane conditions.”
But Cavuto didn’t mention that. He said, “She (the long-dead Sanger) was for targeting certain races.”
Watch the brown-nosing below, from the August 12 Your World.
One reason there are no funny rightwing comedians is that rightwingers don’t understand what funny is.
From a block quote in the piece:
While opining on the uselessness of fetal tissue research to Megyn Kelly Dr. Carson neglected to mention his own paper Colloid Cysts of the Third Ventricle: Immunohistochemical evidence for nonneuropithelial differentiation published in Hum Pathol 23:811-816 in 1992. The materials and methods describe using “human choroid plexus ependyma and nasal mucosa from two fetuses aborted in the ninth and 17th week of gestation.”
Okay. Maybe “happily defended” isn’t the right phrase—more like “deliberately ignored.” Betcha FoxNoise hasn’t bothered to mention Mr Carson’s own hypocrisy. Why should they? It wouldn’t do to let the sheeple know their latest