Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt credited CBS News for its moving story of the victims of alleged Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear, but had to pause at paragraph 34, where he learned that the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees and administrators haggling over the price of body parts and the best techniques to preserve organs for harvesting are “now discredited.”

On Sunday, Planned Parenthood said Dear’s words matched the “hateful rhetoric” GOP presidential candidates and many conservative leaders have been using since now-discredited, secretly taped videos discussing the procurement of fetal body parts for medical research.

Planned Parenthood and others who initially described the very first nine-minute video as heavily edited were caught by surprise to learn that the full-length video had also been posted to YouTube. The same pattern followed, until Planned Parenthood hired a firm to perform a frame-by-frame forensic analysis of all of the videos released until that point.

Not surprisingly, Planned Parenthood got what they paid for, with Fusion GPS calling the videos “so distorted” that Congress should not rely on them in its investigation of Planned Parenthood. Oddly, though, even with this conclusive “proof” that the videos had been manipulated, Planned Parenthood still failed to follow through on its repeated threats to sue the Center for Medical Progress. Why not?

In a piece in the Washington Examiner, T. Becket Adams notes that Fusion GPS said that it watched only four of the more than 10 videos.