Suddenly, The Left Loves Selectively Edited Videos

Suddenly, The Left Loves Selectively Edited Videos

By Timothy Meads  |   Townhall

For all of the left’s bluster over selectively edited videos from citizen journalists, progressives do not seem to mind spreading misinformation from public servants such as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). In fact, Harris and her cabal are not simply showing a selectively edited video, but a deceptively edited video regarding a potential Supreme Court associate justice. In other words, they are willingly promoting a lie.

During Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the California Democrat and potential 2020 presidential hopeful asked President Trump’s nominee a question about a recent case regarding religious objections to abortion and contraceptives. Kavanaugh answered, but Sen. Harris opted to tweet out only a portion of his response which made it look as if he was calling “contraceptives” an “abortion-inducing drug.”

Of course, Kavanaugh wasn’t arguing that at all and was instead explaining the stance of plaintiffs in Priests For Life v. Department of Human Health and Services. The Weekly Standard‘s John McCormack does an excellent job explaining what Kavanaugh was actually saying:

As others have already noted, the video is deceptively edited to start mid-sentence. What Kavanaugh actually said was: “It was a technical matter of filling out a form in that case. But they said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were, as a religious matter, objected to.” [Emphasis added].

The “they said” in that sentence refers to the Catholic plaintiffs, Priests for Life. Kavanaugh was describing their views, not his own as a judge. And his description was accurate. So the attack on Kavanaugh is baseless—and deeply dishonest. Case closed.

You will note that Sen. Harris’ tweet has amassed thousands of retweets and favorites. It is now being broadcast via other media outlets and organizations to the masses. It is a lie. It is quite literally “fake news.” The clip was edited to deceive the American people.

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