On July 18, NPR refereed a debate between Ryan Bomberger, CEO of www.TheRadianceFoundation.org, and Rev. Carlton Veazey, President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
I thought Ryan did great, but he reported afterward he would have scored even more points had NPR not severely edited him. “NPR’s liberal colors shone though as they cut out minutes worth of my responses yet kept every single word he spoke intact,” wrote Ryan in a follow-up report.
Ryan identified where and what the edits were in this YouTube video of the interview.
Host Michel Martin repeatedly labeled our side “anti-abortion” (only 1x “pro-life”) but the other side “those supporting reproductive choice,” the latest euphemism for abortion advocates. “Pro-choice” and “abortion rights proponents” must be passé. She also characterized the pro-abortion organization Guttmacher Institute, which was launched by Planned Parenthood, a “nonpartisan research group.”
Veazey embodied the tired, old, and sometimes confusing arguments from the other side with a twist, claiming pro-lifers “abort” post-born children “through lack of healthcare” and “lack of education.”
Veazey was particularly incensed about the pro-life billboard stating a truth that “Every 21 minutes our next possible leader is aborted,” with a graphic of President Obama. “Through your lack of concern for the social issues you’ve aborted a lot of children that could have been an Obama,” Veazey rebutted.
The most interesting point NPR completely gutted was when Ryan called out Veazey for making $183,000 a year for working only 5 hours a week, which Veasey denied. However, the IRS Form 990 doesn’t lie. Click to enlarge…