Republicans Devastated By Planned Parenthood Scandal Collapse As Videos Found To Be Edited

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The Planned Parenthood scandal has collapsed as expert analysis of the videos has revealed that they were edited, manipulated, and have no legal value.

The Fusion GPS analysis commissioned by Planned Parenthood concluded:

Fusion GPS analysts reviewed all four of the “full footage” videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, totaling more than 12 hours of tape. This analysis did not reveal widespread evidence of substantive video manipulation, but we did identify cuts, skips, missing tape, and changes in camera angle. A forensic video expert, Grant Fredericks, reviewed segments of tape identified as suspicious during this preliminary review. This professional analysis revealed that the full footage videos contained numerous intentional post-production edits.

A thorough review of these videos in consultation with qualified experts found that they do not present a complete or accurate record of the events they purport to depict. Each release by CMP contained a short edited video, between eight and fifteen minutes in length, that intercuts clips from the undercover recordings with other content, and a “full footage” video that claims to provide the raw, unedited footage of each interview.

A video forensics expert, a television producer, an independent transcription agency, and Fusion GPS staff reviewed this material. While these analysts found no evidence that CMP inserted dialogue not spoken by Planned Parenthood staff, their review did conclude that CMP edited content out of the alleged “full footage” videos, and heavily edited the short videos so as to misrepresent statements made by Planned Parenthood representatives.

In addition, the CMP transcript for the “full footage” video shot at Planned Parenthood’s Gulf Coast facility in Texas differs substantially from the content of the tape. At this point, it is impossible to characterize the extent to which CMP’s undisclosed edits and cuts distort the meaning of the encounters the videos purport to document.

However, The manipulation of the videos does mean they have no evidentiary value in a legal context and cannot be relied upon for any official inquiries unless supplemented by CMP’s original material and forensic authentication that this material is supplied in unaltered form. The videos also lack credibility as journalistic products.

In other words, the videos are partisan junk. It is telling that CMP has not made the original source material available for independent forensic evaluation. Republicans will still proceed with their “investigations” into Planned Parenthood, but just like every other Republican-led Congressional investigation in recent years, the motive will be to score political points not reveal the truth.

Sen. Ted Cruz still repeats widely debunked Obamacare lies on a daily basis, so he will continue to push for a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood, but the scandal is dead. Mainstream media outlets are reporting that the videos were edited and were not accurate.

Reality has defeated the conservative attempts to distort and reshape it. The political drama will continue, but those who still stand by the edited videos have lost all credibility.

Here is the full 11-page analysis that was completed by the firm Fusion GPS:

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34 Replies to “Republicans Devastated By Planned Parenthood Scandal Collapse As Videos Found To Be Edited”

  1. SMH? This surprises who? Every video the GOP attempt to use to scandalized a group, individual, association,organization… is always found to have been highly edited.

    Why should the PP video be any different?

  2. Until the non-edited “tapes” are presented for independent peer review, the gopers have NOTHING.

    Dems have to force the presentation of evidence of selective editing in any congressional “investigation”.

    MSM needs to be put on notice that presenting goper “evidence” without the PP counter claims is sloppy journalism at best.

    When are the gopers going to realize that swift boating doesn’t work with anyone with an IQ above room temperature?

  3. …to dispose of doctored videos…
    …Take Teatard responsible for widely disseminating narrative they KNEW to be false…
    …ram videos up thier asses…
    …sterilize hands and repeat…

  4. And when Planned Parenthood does sue, they need to make a really big stink out of it so that our lazy M$M won’ have a choice but to pick it up and report on it.

    Otherwise, they’re just preaching to the choir.

    These GOP smear-jobs and slander have got to stop.

  5. MSM will do nothing to promote facts or truth. Roger controls Faux Snews and the oligarchs control the rest.
    Control the flow of information and you control public opinion.

  6. This will only strengthen the “block the Iran deal” hardliners in the same way James O’Keefe became a “hero” for his pimp character or The Donald, Orly Taitz and the entire birther movement is still believed to be factual by GOP lemmings.

    It’s the “truth be damned” attitude of the GOP faithful.

  7. I think a defamation lawsuit might be just a tip of the iceberg for these malicious idiots. Did they think the editing wouldn’t be uncovered? Only Republicans and the very naive would have believed it.

  8. Unfortunately the rubes will never hear this. Fox won’t pick up the story and neither will the “heavyweights” like Limbaugh.

  9. They don’t care, look at the upheaval they’ve caused, the headlines and new stories they’ve garnered. It’s like all the “scanals” they drum up, it’s the early days that inflict media damage.

  10. wasn’t this reported very early on in this nontroversy? The fact the the video’s were doctored? can’t believe this story made it this far before someone figured it out for sure.

    Just shows how bankrupt the republicans are to have to stoop to this. If this is their game, wanting to shut down the gov’t over edited videos they are finished as a viable political party.

  11. Republicanism at work! Remember the missing eighteen and a half minute gap in the Watergate tapes? I wonder what those Texas revisionist history textbooks have to say about that?

  12. The problem here is that Republican voters believe what rethugliKKKan politicians tell them because it’s what they want to hear. The self-inrerested politicians KNOW this and so make public accusations against Democratic politicians, then “investigate’ these accusations as if they were facts, even AFTER they have been debunked, until the gullible public believes them.

  13. That means the entire GOP game plan, which was to create scandals all over the place and watch it burn down and take the Democrats with them while they get lauded as heroes for rebuilding ‘Merica, is now up in smoke.

    Now, they have nothing… makes sense for a group who have sold out to the highest bidder.

  14. GOPers will keep doing what they have been doing for decades now in similar situations… just keep saying the Planned Parenthood video is real.

  15. True Jin, They’ve got the LIES out there:
    PP Kills Babies only for the parts.

    As GWBush once said:
    “We can fool some of the people all of the time…and those are the ones we concentrate on”

    We will hear them ravage PP Forever!

  16. Maxie you wrote almost what I was going to say. Big surprise, does any ever think for a nano sec the rethugs will be truthful?Not in our life time…have they ever been filled with truth?

  17. …sheeesh, is it just me, or is every new organization with the word “Progress” in its title a Koch Masque???

  18. I have a feeling eventually it will be discovered there is a high level of fakery, CG, etc with these videos.

  19. Well, to be GOTP-Honest, the PP scandal is tied directly to Ben Ghazi’s classified emails that are on Hilary’s private server with the blessings & praise of Obama!

    Don’t put it past the Thugs to not go this way!

  20. I am not an American but I am reading about this scandal. And only Americans can belive that this PP is more about helping woman with their health than about profit and making money. there is a sentence: where there is smoke there is also a fire.

  21. These a$$holes got Acorn, and Shirley Sherrod sued. Dressing up as telephone repairmen in Mary Landrieu’s office got him a felony. Abbie Bourdreau (CNN reporter) can’t sue because she wouldn’t get on the boat with O’Keefe with secret cameras and sex toys. Planned Parenthood will survive massive editing.

    These people will never stop. They’re greedy money grubbers beholden to the Kochtapus machine, and expect more of it. His new sting is Hillary, and he says he has videos of her supporters words spliced to manipulate his narrative for wrongdoing.

    They lie, lie, lie, and the media gives them a free platform to spew their hatred and vitriol.

    No peace.

  22. O’Keefe is a punk, and like others in his position, has a tendency to be careless and f**k up at the most opportune time.

    If he doesn’t end up in jail or prison for some infraction or another, he’ll end up getting a cap busted in his ass by someone he pissed off with his shenanigans.

  23. I’d say an UNBIASED opinion is called for if you think that what was reported here put a dent in what has been revealed.

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