And NPR wonders why Americans are tired of funding them.
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) April 17, 2017
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 red states that moved to defund them. Here’s where the truth got mangled:
CORNISH: Can you tell us more about the states where this could have real impact?
KODJAK: 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. 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.
It seems a little late in the game to be getting this well-established falsehood wrong. https://t.co/Q0SiesDVsf
— Brit Hume (@brithume) April 17, 2017
Just a little … awful.
@newsbusters NPR is accusing PP of violating the federal Mammogram Quality Standards Act. Can't perform one w/o a license. And PP has no license per FDA.
— Casey Mattox (@CaseyMattox_) April 17, 2017
@newsbusters I guess they wld never report either that Richards who doesn't have a public health or nursing degree pd over 500,000/yr to run PP!
— Marisa Snow (@sunnysnow25) April 17, 2017
Nah, they’re too busy reporting that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms, which we all know is a damn’d lie.
And the award for dumbest, most racist attack on Trump of 2017 (so far) goes to … Shaun Kinghttps://t.co/qzOEI7sVyL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 17, 2017