The shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colorado the other day gave the media the perfect crisis to push their agenda. In an effort that would make Rahm Emmanuel proud (don’t let a crisis go to waste), the media jumped ahead of the evidence to blame the shooting on right-wing, Christian rhetoric. And Fox’s Megyn Kelly was having none of that. According to Teaparty.org:
“While police have been careful not to provide information on a possible motive, that has done little to stop some from suggesting this has everything to do with political rhetoric from the right as well as that series of anti-abortion videos released this year,” Kelly said.
Kelly also pointed to the fact that many outlets called these videos “debunked.”
“There are now some claims that these videos have been quote debunked — an idea that has not been proven even by Planned Parenthood’s own investigation,” Kelly said. “A number of media outlets have appeared to jump on the idea that the videos — the ones they barely covered — are to blame.”
“Is this not evidence of the bias in some of these reporters who are on the pro-choice side and think any expression of the anti-abortion — the pro-life stance — is angry rhetoric?” Kelly asked.
Kelly also noted that many of these same news outlets declined to connect the Black Lives Matter protesters — who chanted, “pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon” during rallies — with a wave of anti-police violence this year.
It’s refreshing to see a TV pundit willing to call “B.S.” on her peers. It’s unfortunate that real news seems to be in short supply these days. It seems any crime is used for political gain, and the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic has quickly been grabbed by the left because it can fit inside their agenda – regardless of the truth.
What do you think? Was Ms. Kelly’s outrage justified? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.