Top Three Worst Media Attacks on Komen (So Far)

Radical anti-life groups have decided to destroy the Susan G. Komen foundation for daring to challenge the abortionists of Planned Parenthood. The so-called “pro-choice” community targeted the group’s fund-raising and even hacked the Komen website, adding a slogan for the “Race for the Cure,” urging readers to “help us run over poor women on the way to the bank.”

Both left-wing organizations and traditional news outlets are helping them do it. Soros-funded radical groups like Moveon.org urged its supporters to “stand with groups that don’t screw over Planned Parenthood,” it too funded by Soros millions. They called on Susan G. Komen to restore its relationship with the abortionists.

Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor released this statement: “This shows what a lie choice really is on the left. They support any choice as long as it means no one opposes the merchants of death at Planned Parenthood, which kills nearly 1,000 babies each and every day. For the media to aid this attack by emphasizing the Planned Parenthood claim they are being bullied is simply disgusting. But journalists are never neutral on abortion and few stories covered the videos that helped lead to the congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, as well.”

Some of the lowlights of the media coverage:

  • CNN blamed the defunding on conservatives, of course. Correspondent Mary Snow said “Planned Parenthood blames bullying by the right,” Snow reported. The group's president Cecile Richards later told CNN of an “ugly and aggressive campaign by right-wing organizations to bully the Komen Foundation and keep them from working with Planned Parenthood.” She aired a single statement from the Susan G. Komen Foundation and quoted a pro-life group that supported the foundation's separation from Planned Parenthood.

  • On CBS “Evening News” last night, correspondent Nancy Cordes showed Ceclile Richards of Planned Parenthood saying, “Unfortunately, I think this was a political decision, and there are groups that have an extreme agenda who have been bullying the Komen Foundation and trying to get them to end their relationship with Planned Parenthood.” Cordes' report misidentified moderate congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ, as one of the “social conservatives” who have made Planned Parenthood a “long-time target.” There was no corresponding ideological label for liberal Rep. Jackie Speier in the same report.

  • On MSNBC last night, host Lawrence O'Donnell teased a segment of his “The Last Word” show saying, “the politics of stopping Planned Parenthood has now put more women at risk of dying from breast cancer.” The segment was a one-sided “exclusive interview” with Richards, who was allowed to direct viewers where to send their Planned Parenthood contributions. Nowhere in the segment was the word abortion used, and neither O'Donnell nor Richards mentioned the congressional investigation into the abortion provider -- the Komen foundation's explicit reason for severing ties.

h/t Tim Graham

Dan Gainor
Dan Gainor is The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and Vice President for Business and Culture for the Media Research Center