CNN Hits Santorum for His Religious Beliefs

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum merely stated his affirmation of the Catholic Church's condemnation of contraception, but CNN's Mary Snow ran a critical segment on Thursday asking if such statements would hurt him with voters.

In the video clips which aired in the report, Santorum strongly stated that he would not mix his opposition to contraception with his policies as president, meaning that he would not ban contraceptives. Nonetheless, Snow quoted the pro-abortion and pro-Democrat group Emily's List, as well as phoney-conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin, as slamming him as out-of-touch.

Just weeks before, Snow narrated a very one-sided report on the Komen versus Planned Parenthood controversy, clearly leaning toward Planned Parenthood’s side. Now she seemed to take issue with the pro-life Santorum, touting how he is “coming under criticism” for his anti-contraception beliefs.

“The fact that contraception is even being raised is drawing fury among groups like Emily's List,” Snow reported before noting that the group supports Democratic candidates. “It asks if this is the 2012 presidential election, or 1956, saying ‘It's hard for one extremist to stand out in today's GOP,’” she added of the group.

Snow also quoted the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin slamming Santorum’s beliefs as “mind-numbing.”

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014