[4/19/17] Longtime journalist and commentator Brit Hume has gone to social media to scorch National Public Radio for falsely reporting that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.
He cited a report from the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters that said, “NPR spreads old lie that Planned Parenthood offers mammograms.”
“On Friday’s ‘All Things Considered,’ NPR health policy correspondent Alison Kodjak was the offender as she reported on President Trump’s reversal of Barack Obama’s attempt to preserve Planned Parenthood subsidies in [GOP] states that moved to defund them,” the report said.
Kodjak was discussing legislation to stop funding Planned Parenthood and to give the money to other clinics that provide health services for women.
“Well, it depends a little bit on the make-up of the states, obviously. It’s states that are run by Republican legislatures with Republican governors who are likely to support this kind of legislation,” she said. “States with rural – a lot of rural areas are likely to see a lot of impact because these clinics aren’t everywhere. So if Planned Parenthood is the closest clinic where you can get family planning services – and when I say that, I’m talking about pap smears, mammograms, birth control and in some cases obviously abortions – you might have to travel very far to get those services. You might not get them at all.”
The report failed to mention the pro-life viewpoint or the fact that Planned Parenthood was caught in an undercover video sting revealing its baby-body-parts business.
According to Twitchy, Hume wrote, “I seems a little late in the game to be getting this well-established falsehood wrong.”