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August 10, 2005

CNN to run NARAL slime ad

From the Drudge Report...

CNN has reviewed and agreed to run a controversial ad produced by a pro-abortion group that falsely accuses Supreme Court nominee John Roberts of filing legal papers supporting a convicted clinic bomber!

The news network has agreed to a $125,000 ad buy from NARAL, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, for a commercial which depicts a bombed out 1998 Birmingham, AL abortion clinic.

The Birmingham clinic was bombed seven years after Roberts signed the legal briefing.

The linking of Roberts to "violent fringe groups" is the sharpest attack against the nominee thus far.

However, the non-partisan University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Factcheck.org reviewed the NARAL ad and found it to be “false.”

From FactCheck.org...

the ad misleads when it says Roberts supported a clinic bomber. It is true that Roberts sided with the bomber and many other defendants in a civil case, but the case didn't deal with bombing at all. Roberts argued that abortion clinics who brought the suit had no right use an 1871 federal anti-discrimination statute against anti-abortion protesters who tried to blockade clinics. Eventually a 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court agreed, too. Roberts argued that blockades were already illegal under state law.

The images used in the ad are especially misleading. The pictures are of a clinic bombing that happened nearly seven years after Roberts signed the legal brief in question.

Hey, is it just me, or did anyone else get comment spam from NARAL? Those guys are really digging into the gutter for their marketing strategies aren't they. But, hey, it's like I said, when you kill babies for a living, spamming and false advertising would be an ethical step up.

Of course Planned Genocide's endorsement of violence against pro-lifers is another example of the kind of moral sewer pro-abortion groups wallow in.

Coverage: Right Wing News, Captain's Quarters, Brendan Nyhan, Betsy's Page, RedState, Pejmanesque, Volokh, Donklephant, DalyThoughts, Southern Appeal, The Unalienable Right, Sister Toldjah, The American Mind, bRight & Early, Patterico, Blogs for Bush (also here and here), Musing Minds, Violence Worker, Hard Starboard, GOPBloggers (also here and here), Michelle Malkin, Comfirm Them (also here and here), Stones Cry Out, ProLifeBlogs (also here)

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 10, 2005 10:25 AM

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