CNN’s Chris Cuomo needs to get out of his fantasy world. His father was a politician, so is his brother, Chris chose a different career. A career where he’s not supposed to be an advocate for one position over the other.
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was interviewed Friday by host Chris Cuomo on CNN’s New Day when the supposed journalist decided to play advocate for Planned Parenthood with regards to the selling of baby parts videos.
Cuomo asked if Fiorina regretted her comments about the Planned Parenthood videos because they may have incited the nut Job who shot up a planned parenthood location the day after Thanksgiving. In other words he was trying to shut people up about the baby parts videos.
Fiorina didn’t bite, she defended the videos, despite the fact that Cuomo decided that the Planned Parenthood-hired analysts declared them edited. Other analysts have examined the original and posted videos and reported the only editing done was to eliminate things like bathroom breaks.
Instead at getting out a truthful story, Cuomo was obviously trying to shove his pro-abortion politics down Fiorina’s throat. Thankfully Fiorina is much better at defending the truth than Cuomo is as a supposed journalist.
Read the transcript and watch the video below:
Cuomo: Now, when we’re looking with what happened here in Colorado, very often you’ve said Trump has to watch what he says, it has implications. Do you feel any sense of regret about how you characterized what was beginning on at Planned Parenthood after the attack in Colorado? Because of what the man said which seems as though he was influenced by some of the rhetoric coming out of you and others that painted a very ugly picture and unfair one, about Planned Parenthood?
Fiorina: Oh, please, really, Chris? Nine videotapes have come out about planned parenthood. It is very clear what they have been doing. And in fact, planned parenthood several weeks ago made a quiet little announcement that they would no longer accept compensation for the sale of what they call fetal tissue. That’s about as close to an admission you can get.
Cuomo: That’s not what they say.
Fiorina: What happened in Colorado is a terrible thing. This guy is a deranged murderer and I hope he is put away for life. It may be that we should be classifying that as domestic terrorism as well. But that has nothing to do with the truth of what is going on in planned parenthood. And this is a typical left wing tactic, to try and shut down the truth by silencing people. This has happened over and over and over again.
Cuomo: Miss Fiorina —
Fiorina: Let’s focus on — yes?
Cuomo: The videos were edited. You know that.
Fiorina: Actually, I don’t know that. There’s been forensic evidence of those nine videotapes over and over again. There have been reports that say they are not edited.
Cuomo: Of course they were edited.
Fiorina: It’s amazing to me that we’re still having this conversation.
Cuomo: No, no, no. Let’s be careful about what we’re saying. Of course they were edited.
Fiorina: Let’s be very careful about what we’re seeing, Chris.
Cuomo: You’re saying the raw portions of the video substantiate the claims you and others have made. That has not been proven to any satisfaction in any objective way. There were scenes and pictures depicting horrible things that nobody should ever see that weren’t authentic or germane to the conversation within the video. We had the guy on here. He couldn’t justify it. Now you have somebody that went out and killed in the name of that.
Fiorina: Really? Really? Okay, I don’t recall, Chris, careful, you’re a journalist.
Fiorina: I don’t recall anybody in the pro-life community celebrating this tragedy. I don’t real any of that happening. And I also know for a fact that planned parenthood — by the way, have you ever watched those videos?
Cuomo: Yes, I have.
Fiorina: You really ought to if you haven’t.
Cuomo: I have I said.
Fiorina: I don’t understand why planned parenthood would make an announcement that they’re no longer accepting compensation.
Cuomo: To clarify a policy that was used to villainize them when they felt there was no need to do that. That’s what the head of the organization says.
Fiorina: It’s clear what your opinion is, Chris.
Cuomo: What’s my opinion? What do you think it is?
Fiorina :Well, I think you’ve bought the planned parenthood line, hook, line and sinker. Good to know that.
Cuomo: No. What I’m saying is, I’m asking you if you feel coming out of Colorado, it gave you any new sense of the power of rhetoric and what it can do, especially when it’s playing on a sensitive issue like abortion. Because of what we just saw as we agree, this deranged man who went out and killed in the name of saving the baby parts.
Fiorina: Okay. So in other words, you would also accept that president Obama’s rhetoric might incite people when he is standing in the Philippines saying that anyone who opposes any of his policies, whether it’s the Iran deal or stopping Syrian refugees when he says that some of us, like me, like other Republicans are as bad as the Iranian hard-liners shouting “Death to America” or that we are as bad — we’re giving ISIS recruitment tools. You would say that that rhetoric is a problem as well? I mean, it is unconscionable to use your word, to deride people who are conservative their rhetoric but not to acknowledge that the left uses incendiary rhetoric all the time. It is not objective to say that the left wing does not try and shut down conversation, that they don’t want to have by accusing people of inciting others. This has happened in election cycle after election cycle. Remember Sarah Palin? Sarah Palin was somehow responsible for the murder — the attack on gabby Gifford. It turned out that wasn’t true either.