Planned Parenthood sure knows how to keep journalists on its side.
This month, the abortion giant apparently sent a holiday gift bag with “Emergency Chocolate” and other goodies to reporters who paint its abortion business in a positive light.
Sarah Kliff, deputy managing editor for Vox and former Washington Post reporter who covers abortion and health issues, tweeted a photo of her Planned Parenthood gift bag on Monday.
Planned Parenthood sends a holiday gift to reproductive health reporters: Emergency Chocolate. pic.twitter.com/6dkJfEofws
— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) December 28, 2015
It’s interesting that Kliff would tweet about the gift. Most news outlets have a policy that does not allow journalists to accept gifts because of the appearance of bias. This is not the first time Kliff has accepted gifts from Planned Parenthood. In 2013, Planned Parenthood sent Kliff and other reporters chocolate in the shape of birth control. Kliff’s twitter feed lit up with responses Monday as journalists and pro-life advocates called out her bias and the abortion giant’s bribery:
— JackFacts (@jackmcoldcuts) December 28, 2015
@sarahkliff is “holiday gift” how they spell “bribe” these days? And how many baby parts did they have to sell to cover the cost of these?
— Baldo (@GluedThumbs) December 28, 2015
@sarahkliff After extinguishing a couple hundred thousand birthdays, they recognize one and give out some candy. Gee, that’s swell.
— Joe Giles (@gilesjoseph) December 29, 2015
Kliff appears to be one of Planned Parenthoods go-to reporters when they want a good story. After the Center for Medical Progress began releasing its videos, Kliff wrote a story about watching “all 12 hours” of unedited footage. The problem was that, at the time, more than 17 hours of footage had been released, Katie Yoder wrote for LifeNews.
That didn’t stop Kliff from attacking pro-life Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, who spoke out strongly against Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling aborted babies’ body parts. Kliff has had her troubles in the biased department before.
When the trial of notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was going on, pro-life advocate @MZHemingway asked the Washington Post reporter why she wasn’t covering the Gosnell story. “WaPo health policy reporter @SarahKliff has 80+ site hits on Akin/Fluke/Komen and zero on Gosnell? Would love an explanation,” Hemingway tweeted.
Kliff replied, “Hi Molly – I cover policy for the Washington Post, not local crime, hence why I wrote about all the policy issues you mention.” On Monday, several pro-lifers also remembered Kliff’s obvious bias about the Gosnell trial:
@sarahkliff The gift for not covering the “local crime story” of the Gosnell Butcher House – Abortion swag bag. LOL!
— Jim Parks (@JimParksWI) December 29, 2015
— The Scandalous DJT (@AceofSpadesHQ) December 28, 2015
After the Gosnell trial began to make national headlines, Kliff was forced to take back her words. She wrote: “When I described the case of abortion provider Kermit Gosnell on Twitter last week as a local crime story, I was clearly wrong. The egregious and horrifying crimes committed in the physician’s West Philadelphia abortion clinic have become a matter of national attention.”
Kliff’s bias toward the abortion giant is clear, but we may never know how many other reporters also are accepting Planned Parenthood’s bribes.