Carly was called a “liar” all around the social media horn and by the mainstream media after the last debate, where she had passionately described a horrific scene in the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood of wiggling aborted babies and their brains, literally, being preserved for sale. It is really hard to even write such a description without getting squeamish. Apparently, the squeamish media couldn’t take the truth and called her the “liar,” when she really does not deserve it. In this article in RealClearPolitics, Carly Fiorina’s words are put into the context of the truthfulness they deserve.
1. She dished out the truth the media denies
2. Most Americans find it appalling
Via RealClearPolitics Fiorina’s description of what takes place in the videos has come under withering attack. Sarah Kliff of Vox labels Fiorina’s version of the scene as “pure fiction.” PolitiFact says it is “mostly false.”
And they have a point. The exact scene, exactly as Fiorina describes it, is not on the videos. But anybody who has watched the videos would find Fiorina’s off-the-cuff account pretty accurate.
We’re also often informed that the videos weren’t merely “edited” but “highly edited.” Left out of such caveats is that the news reports passing along these descriptions come via highly edited newspapers, radio, and TV programs.
The larger problem is that people are talking past each other. Most Americans are morally appalled by late-term abortions. Planned Parenthood and its allies know this, which is why they refer to “uterine contents,” “clumps of cells,” “tissue” and even “goop,” when a more apt descriptor would be “fetus” or even “baby.”
In other words, the people horrified by these videos aren’t out of the mainstream — they are the mainstream. The people trying to dismiss the videos are the extremists, and the media give them cover.
That is a far greater distortion of the truth than anything Fiorina said. I won’t lose sleep waiting for the nitpickers to care. via RealClearPolitics
3. “It’s about the character of this nation”