Counting the Reasons to Defund
Table of Contents:
- Executive Summary
- Introduction: Why Defund?
- Everyday Christian Terrorists
- Praise for Qaddafi
- Wishing Helms Dead
- Wishing Clarence Thomas Dead
- Press Vs. America
- Christians, Please Evaporate
- Flag Pins Are Communist
- Communists Make Better Christians
- Saint Anita Hill?
- Gay PBS Porn
- America's Rotten Century
- Journalists First, Americans Second
- Impeach Bush Now
- Pro-Life 'Terrorism'
- 'Planetary Death' by 2000?
- 'Ecstasy' for Castro
- Ashamed of America
- Cozy With Clinton
- Reagan Campaign Kooky Conspiracy
- NPR Vs. O'Reilly
14. PBSâs Now devotes a half-hour to assessing if the pro-life movementâs âdomestic terrorismâ is hurting the abortion business (2007).
On June 12, 2007, the PBS show Now (formerly with Bill Moyers) devoted most of its half-hour to smearing the pro-life movement. It didnât matter how many times activists decried the shooting of late-term abortionist George Tiller -- they were still advocates of violence and terrorism. PBS hailed two other late-term abortionists, Dr. Warren Hern and Dr. Leroy Carhart.
Now host David Brancaccio began the program with a topic sentence: âIf terrorism uses violence to change behavior, was Tillerâs killing an act of domestic terrorism? And viewed through that gruesome prism, did it succeed?â Correspondent Maria Hinojosa asked Hern: âDo you say theyâve won? Theyâve been successful?â Hern replied: âOf course, they won. But this is the consequence of this kind of violence and terrorism. Terrorism works ... The message from the anti-abortion movement is, âDo what we tell you to do, or we will kill you.â And they do.â
Hinojosa announced at the outset that PBS would focus on sympathy with the Left: âWe wanted to know what itâs to like to live your life as a target on the frontlines of the abortion battle. And we wanted to find out what the violence directed at abortion providers means for medical doctors, for free speech, and for our society.â
Carhart attacked: âThey may claim innocence, and they may technically, under the law, be innocent, but their heart was certainly with Scott Roeder on the day that he shot Dr. Tiller.â Hern echoed: âThe anti-abortion organizations, you know, making these statements of distress and disapproval. No, no, no, no, no. This is what they wanted to happen. And it happened.â Hern went further. âThis is a terrorist movement. And they instill fear in people....This is a civil war. The anti-abortion people are using bombs and bullets. And theyâve been doing this for 30 years.â
PBS also aired a series of Bill OâReilly clips where he referred to âTiller the Baby Killer,â and then Hern denounced OâReilly as an accessory to murder: âItâs offensive, itâs vulgar, itâs grotesque, itâs fascist speech thatâs designed to get Dr. Tiller killed, and it worked.â