Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"RedState" spins outrageous Walker ultrasound comment with big fat lie.

Quick, to the rescue, it's RedState, the ultra-rightwing propaganda site that regurgitates the news in a way that makes Republicans look like the new Avengers.

Scott Walker insanely justified a woman's forced ultrasound before an abortion as a way for her to get "a lovely thing," "a cool thing" like a picture of the fetus she could proudly show her friends. Here's the ice cold quote:
“We signed a law that requires ultrasound which, think about that, the media tried to make that sound like a crazy idea. Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people all the time who’ll get out their iPhone and show me a picture of their grandkids’ ultrasound and how excited they are, so that’s a lovely thing. I think about my sons are 19 and 20, you know we still have their first ultrasound picture. It’s just a cool thing out there.”
Ugly and hideous, isn't it. But RedState spun the story and only picked up Walker's quote at the point where he says "Most people...," pulling the meaning of his comment out of context. Surprise:
Politico today led the way in a virtual tidal wave of outragey outrage stories across the leftosphere trashing Scott Walker as some kind of monster because he thinks that forcing women to have ultrasounds before they can have an abortion is “cool” and gosh doesn’t he just love rape. Only that’s not rape. And, oh yeah, he didn’t even say that.

Yes once again the media and the left have coincidented the same error … that magically makes Scott Walker out to be a woman-hating oppressor. However, radio and television host Dana Loesch, who conducted the interview from which the misquote was misappropriated, has the actual story
"On the subject of abortion, Walker discussed mandatory ultrasounds prior to obtaining an abortion. In discussing the ultrasound images themselves, he described how he and his wife still have their sons’s images and that they are 'cool.'”
That’s right. He was talking about ultrasounds in general being cool things. HOW SHOCKING!!! Says Dana, “anyone with the reading comprehension of a dolphin knows that Walker was specifically describing ultrasound images, not the legislation itself.”
Only if that dolphin doesn't read the whole quote, or can't watch the offending comment here:

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