NBC’s Williams Biased in Sensationalist Question to Palin on Abortion Violence
by Steven Ertelt
October 27, 2008
New York, NY (LifeNews.com) — NBC and its main news anchor Brian Williams are getting criticism for a sensationalist interview question. Williams hoped to put down Palin’s own criticism of Barack Obama and his connection to controversial figure Bill Ayers with a question about abortion violence.
"Is an abortion clinic bomber a terrorist?" he asked Palin.
Newsbusters columnist Dave Pierre took on Williams in a blog posting, saying the question "surely made the abortion lobby smile" even though it was biased and based on faulty information.
"There’s few things that abortion defenders love more than painting pro-lifers as violent bombers, arsonists, and assassins. But reality paints a different picture," Pierre explains.
He points to stats showing there have been no murders of abortion practitioners or abortion center staff this decade in either the U.S. or Canada. He says there has only been one bombing of an abortion business this decade.
"These stats must have been culled from some rabid pro-life group, right?" he explains. "Wrong. They come from the abortion lobby itself. They come from the National Abortion Federation (NAF)."
"While any violence against a doctor, worker, or property is wrong, the facts show how rare violence against abortionists, abortion clinic workers, and abortion clinics really is," he explains.
Pierre concludes: "But why let the truth get in the way of a good smear? For Brian Williams, it’s already, ‘Mission accomplished.’"
Williams also ignored any violence against pro-life advocates from abortion advocates.
The NBC anchor also ignored the recent arson fire that destroyed a pregnancy center in Oregon.
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