Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell III ripped into CNN and network news outlets for referring to Center for Medical Progress undercover investigative videos of Planned Parenthood as “edited” or “heavily edited,” calling them out for doing the exact same thing in their own footage:
“The hypocrisy meter is going off the charts at CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. In their reporting about the Planned Parenthood videos, they refer to them as ‘edited’ or ‘heavily edited.’ Well guess what? Each and every day these same TV news outlets edit and heavily edit their own news segments — including their stories about the Planned Parenthood videos.”
Bozell has a point. As of Sept. 14, the mainstream media had played only 0.13% of the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue taken from babies aborted in their clinics. At that point, some the footage had already been released for two months.
In fact, NBC Nightly News managed to crunch Tuesday’s five-hour congressional hearing over Planned Parenthood into a 64-second clip
What’s more, NBC, ABC and CBS all failed to mention the videos in their collective two minutes and 57 seconds of “coverage” of the House vote to defund Planned Parenthood earlier this month.