CNN Agrees To Air Lies Against Judge Roberts

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Published on: August 10, 2005

This was originally posted over at Powerball and being reposted (word for word, cut and past) with promision.

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.”

Factcheck.org found “in words and images, the ad conveys the idea that Roberts took a legal position excusing bombing of abortion clinics, which is false.”

The Republican National Committee is preparing to send a letter to television stations asking them to pull the spot, according to sources. The RNC’s letter claims: “NARAL’s ad is a deliberate misrepresentation of the facts that has no purpose but to mislead the American people.”

DRUDGE REPORT

1 Comment
  1. Max Rossin says:

    While that ad is probably all lies, Lou Dobbs from CNN has correctly pointed out that both sides use these types of ads for only one thing – fund-raising. Let’s not forget the swift boat veterans for truth and the bullshit they spewed, that ad was not only pulled, it was repeated over and over even though none of those men served with kerry during that incident and some of them were working directly with bush’s political advisors. It’s the same ole bull. I doubt democrats will block his nomination, he seems conservative enough like sandra. They’re saving up for when rehnquist leaves. Can you imagine finding another radical conservative to fill the space? I doubt democrats and all the other nut jobs on both sides will sit idly by during that battle.

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