Daily Show Comedian Lizz Winsted Attacks Bachmann on Abortion

Opinion   |   Tim Graham   |   Jul 4, 2011   |   12:21PM   |   Washington, DC

“Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winsted is going on tour to fund Planned Parenthood, and Lucas Kavner of the Huffington Post insisted that this is somehow not leftist:

While her comedy has always been inherently political – and she’s not backing down from her own personal affiliations – this tour is not aimed at those on the right or left. It’s merely to raise awareness and support for an organization that has been an essential part of her life.

Earth to Lucas Kavner: did you watch some of her Minneapolis show, posted ahem, on your own website? It took about 15 seconds for her to announce that saying Michele Bachmann performed well among the Republican contenders is “like being the smartest Kardashian.” She also added comic gems that only a secular leftist would love, like “I think she’s hogging too much of God’s time, which is why everything is so f—ed.” And “I don’t understand why we don’t treat Michele Bachmann with the same diligence as other nut allergies.”

Winstead was the “HuffPost Greatest Person of the Day” for her charity tour. She hardly gets to lecture Bachmann on having a grasp of the facts, since she somehow thinks that Planned Parenthood has suffered “decades of depletion of resources,” which hardly reflects their financial report:

“This stems from my own personal experiences, yes, but also watching decades of depletion of resources to reproductive health care organizations from politicians and the media,” she said. “It just seems OK these days to throw women under the bus. Like we’re a bargaining chip.”

Oh sure, the “mainstream media” is so opposed to “reproductive health care organizations.” Kavner insisted her message is clear and succinct:

“I have this crazy notion that in this life I wanna be part of the solution. And when it comes to reproductive rights, throughout my life, I have had to turn to Planned Parenthood for many of my healthcare needs. They were the only affordable solution. And they were always there for me. My life could have been very different without them. I am grateful. Very grateful.”

LifeNews.com Note: Tim Graham is the director of media analysis for the Media Research Center, a media watchdog group. He was a White House correspondent for World magazine in 2001 and 2002. The following originally appeared on the NewsBusters web site.