The Producer Of The Planned Parenthood Videos Admits That They Are A Fraud

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Blowing up the Republican Party’s scheme to destroy Planned Parenthood, David Daleiden admitted that his videos are a fraud during an interview on CNN.

The admission came when Daleiden was questioned by Chris Cuomo about Carly Fiorina’s numerous deceptive comments about Planned Parenthood, during CNN’s Republican Candidates Debate.  Courtesy of Raw Story:

 ”Carly Fiorina was referencing a sequence in our video that shows footage of a born-alive infant from a late-term abortion actually moving in the specimen pan,” he explained.

“But if you’re talking about organ harvesting and abortions and how terrible they are why would you use a stillborn fetus, which is not a function of an abortion?” Cuomo asked.

“It’s the same baby, whether it’s born dead or alive, whether the organs are harvested or not,” Daleiden replied.

“It’s also completely irrelevant to the point you’re trying to make, which is, ‘Look at what they do to these babies,'” the CNN host pressed. “It was born stillborn. It was not aborted. Doesn’t that matter to you if you’re talking about abortion?”

“It’s the same kind of fetus,” Daleiden continued to insist.

“My point is context,” Cuomo shot back. “You’re saying, ‘what they do in abortions,’ that wasn’t an abortion. That’s my point.”

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Daleiden has had a lot of practice crafting false videos in the name of manipulating public opinion against a woman having access to legal and safe abortions.  He also had a lot of practice in deception, such as when he created a phony company called BioMax.

Based on the interview with CNN, he is less competent at deception when he’s asked questions

For Republicans, letting Daleiden speak meant the truth might slip out.  Daleiden might admit that in the 43 edits he took quotes out of context and falsely attributed quotes to Planned Parenthood employees.  He might remind people that the “full version” of the video is just a less edited version.

Daleiden’s organization Center for Medical Progress is part of a network of anti-choice groups.

One of Daleiden’s long-time friends is Lila Rose, president of the anti-choice group Live Action.  She pointed to the benefits of spacing out the release of those videos.

The power of having time to evaluate each exposé  is very helpful in public education,” Rose said, adding that they also deserve the scrutiny of people in “regulatory bodies.

For Republicans, Daleiden was the perfect choice to produce and doctor the video attack on Planned Parenthood. He has ties to Operation Rescue. Interestingly, Planned Parenthood was awarded an $880,000 judgment in 1999 because of Operation Rescue’s harassment and intimidation of PP’s staff.

Operation Rescue is where Daleiden developed his “skills” of deception.  He carried out “sting” operations to gather information on abortion providers and, at times, their patients so that Operation Rescue could harass them at their homes and workplaces or make their clinics expensive to operate.

Daleiden also pals around with James O’Keefe whose “work” Republicans have used to manipulate public opinion.  You may recall that  O’Keefe was behind the fraudulent ACORN videos.  Oh, and he worked for Andrew Breitbart, another video fraudster, who used deceptive editing techniques to libel Shirley Sherrod.  A couple of weeks ago, Sherrod and Breitbart’s widow settled the libel suit resulting from Breitbart’s deceptive videos.

Yes, this is a charming bunch of people, so dedicated to life that they intimidate healthcare professionals and their patients.  In the name of “truth”, they “produce” videos that take comments out of context and fraudulently attribute quotes to Planned Parenthood staff.

These are the people that Republicans schemed with to improve their 2016 election prospects. After all, the best way to win women over is to take away their healthcare.  I know, right?  Still, that was the plan as explained by Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of another anti-abortion group, Susan B. Anthony List.

The arc of intensity lasts as long as people are watching and hearing and acting. You don’t want it to be just one day.

Republicans like Dianne Black saw the videos weeks before Daleiden released them.  Ovide Lamontagne, general counsel for Americans United For Life, told The Hill his group worked with CMP since January, providing advice before the videos were released.

Of course,  Daleiden’s performance on CNN tells us why Republicans shielded him from testimony.  It was out of fear that he, like Kevin McCarthy, would blow the cover story on yet another fake scandal.

To Daleiden and the Republicans who spent 5 hours on Tuesday repeating deceptive talking points when they weren’t badgering Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards, all’s fair in the politics of denying women access to healthcare.

It was more important to know Cecile Richards is a woman who has the audacity to earn a decent salary.  It was important to Republicans to show their manhood by rudely interrupting a witness because she is a woman.  Besides, Cecile Richards is someone who is in the trenches providing reproductive health care to millions of women and men. It’s important to present fake statistics by an anti-choice group as data from Planned Parenthood’s own reports.

Even some pro-life Republicans recognized the Planned Parenthood “investigation” for “freak show” that it was.

Americans have a more favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood than they have of the Republican Party.  Perhaps it’s because Planned Parenthood dedicates its energies to helping American women and men while Republicans scheme and plot with unsavory characters to manipulate Americans.

44 Replies to “The Producer Of The Planned Parenthood Videos Admits That They Are A Fraud”

  1. I say he should change his name to da lie dude. He got smoked by Cuomo. He called his scene an illusion,and referred to the still born fetus as a creature. Why would anyone take this POS seriuosly?

  2. What a load of bologna. Daleden never says in the video that the videos are a fraud. This is libel.

    What happens in the video is the interviewer tries to trap Daleiden because in one case he used a stillborn fetus and not an aborted one, but that wasn’t what Daleiden was trying to show with his videos. He was showing that Planned Parenthood sells fetal tissues and organs, not that they only sell fetal tissues and organs from aborted babies.

  3. David’s words were twisted to make Cuomo look like he was on top of the situation. David was trying to tell him that the stillborn was shown as an example of what an unbutchered baby looked like at the same stage of development as the aborted babies but Cuomo wouldn’t let him say it. How flippin hard is that for people to see and hear this. David did not state that the video was a fraud. Cuomo just talked over him.

  4. No, what is libel is making highly edited videos falsely accusing Planned Parenthood of harvesting fetuses for the sole purpose of selling them for a profit. That lawsuit should result in a big payout to Planned Parenthood.

  5. When the news of the video first came out, my first thought was, “O’Keefe!”. Guess I was close. Daleiden also pals around with James O’Keefe.

    Both are miserable excuses for human beings.

  6. The revelations of the Planned Parenthood fraud and the Benghazi fraud should be the targets of Democratic ads starting yesterday. It’s time for the Democrats to bury the Republicans in the GOP’s own lies.

  7. Clinton Wilcox. If you would have watched the edited videos closely you would have seen Planned Parenthood spokespersons repeatedly refuse to sell fetal tissue. Why? It’s illegal under federal law. However, it is legal for women who have undergone abortions to donate fetal tissue is they so choose. The prices quoted in the videos were for special shipping and handling of fetal tissue. Those prices were too low to be for the sale of fetal tissue. Denial thy name is Clinton Wilcox.

  8. Fiorina NEEDS to make a very public apology for her lies immediately and admit she was pushing false propaganda.

  9. Clinton -PP donates tissue well within the guidelines set when Congress approved the practice. Besides, the bearer of the tissue approves the donation. Keep believing the propaganda, fool. Those of us that look at fact, know better.

  10. Diane – That is not what is portrayed in the video. Lying Carly stated “kicking, heart beating, keep it alive for harvest” ALL UNTRUE. The video was meant to deceive and it worked on you.

  11. Don’t be to quick. Republican conspiracies are worse than vampires. At least with vampires you have a chance if you drive a stake through its heart, cut off its head, burn it or expose it to sunlight. But with republican conspiracies they just don’t die. No matter what.

  12. How does it feel to be an apologist for a fraudulent company? How does it feel good to deny other women healthcare that they can’t usual afford, except through clinics like PP? How does it feel to judge other women because they don’t believe like you do? How does it feel to be OK lying? I doubt you would feel good about someone twisting your words, actions to make you look bad. A lie is a lie, no matter what the cause is.

    I feel sorry for you – most abortion happen in the first 16 weeks and the fetuses do not look like fully formed babies. Take a human biology class & get educated. Also, I hope that you will never need to terminate a pregnancy. Late term abortion happen when something wrong is discovered – that is when women make heart breaking decision to terminate or go forward with the birth.

  13. That’s a great idea – take the fraudulent videos & lies to make video that tell the truth. The GOP Candidates can’t win on the truth – they only win when people believe the lies.

  14. But it won’t stop the bible-thumping right from talking about it and trying to make it an issue. You would think they’d be embarrassed, but they’re not.

  15. The douche outed himself:) A stillborn fetus is not an aborted fetus… which happens to be the fraud perpetrated here. This is the very reason that Christo-fascists hide from the media:) The moment someone points out that they’re lying and proves it, they start screaming “Liberal Media”… “persecution!” It’s really not our fault that wingnuts are too dumb to function.

  16. P.S. It turns out that Planned Parenthood now has a case of libel AND slander against the lying douchebag:) Just like the case Shirley Sherod brought against Breitbart:) Good going, wingnuts!

  17. “the fetuses do not look like fully formed babies”
    And even if the DID look EXACTLY like a fully formed baby, they’re NOT.

    The entire anti-choice movement is based on a fallacy – that a pre-viable fetus (or embryo, or fertilized egg) is the equivalent of a fully formed human being and should have greater rights than the woman carrying it.

  18. You are dreaming if you think for one nano sec a rethug will EVER give an apology for anything said. I remember one. Who did on his death bed. fearing what he might face in the after life.

  19. PP needs sue Daleiden into permanent bankruptcy. THEN, a class action suit by the AMERICAN people to finish him off.

  20. Are you referring to Lee Atwater?
    On his deathbed – made notable for an apology to Michael Dukakis for the “naked cruelty” of the 1988 presidential election campaign.

  21. Who the hell is this guy. And who calls a still born a creature? I just wonder what his true motives are?
    The sad thing is that a lot of the RW, anti women crowd will never hear this was a fraud and fake video to take advantage of their emotional selfs!

  22. Thank you, Greg Mead, for calling it what it is, the ANTI-CHOICE movement.

    I’m thinking it’s about time for Democrats in the house to convene a committee and call David Daleiden to answer some questions. What say you?

    It would be interesting to know what his income is, and where it comes from.

  23. Republicans never apologize. They blame someone else or say that what they said was taken out of context even though what they said is broadcast live.

  24. The fact that he did indeed call the fetus a creature goes to show how much this guy really believe it’s a human being. It shows that at his core, he is just a rotten sole out to slander a group for his own gain. Exactly like his pal James O’Keefe.

  25. Thank you, Clinton Wilcox. Thank you for giving us proof that RW nut jobs have absolutely no interest in the facts. If they heard it on Fox News or from some other RW lie factory, they refuse to hear any facts, because they don’t fit their view of how life should be. It has been proven, time after time, that these “videos” weren’t filmed at PP and had nothing to do with practices of PP. But, to the Clinton Wilcoxes of the world, actual facts get in the way of their hate for anybody different than them. Once again, thank you Clinton. It’s important that we get to see examples of the RW who will gladly destroy anybody and anything that disagree with their holy view of the world.

  26. The folks who are motivated by this video won’t care if it’s a fake. For them anything that attacks is valid, lie or not, it’s highlighting the vague possibility that something might be wrong. They live in alternate universe where lies are truth and facts are fantasy.

  27. Quick Diane, look in your backyard is that a UNICORN??

    Oh that’s right there is no unicorns everyone knows the playful little horses were having toooooo muchhhhhhh fun to get on the ark with Noah to save themselves.

  28. I wouldn’t say he got “smoked” by Cuomo. Cuomo’s combative attitude from the beginning of the video reminds me of the Republican’s attitude towards Ms. Richards…totally uncalled for and unprofessional, IMO. Cuomo didn’t have his facts straight and appears to be confused at times about the video. I’m not even sure he watched it. Poor journalism.

  29. One of the frequent complaints we hear about Muslims is that “Their religion lets them lie and deceive people if they find it necessary.” It would appear that this is also true for Christian fundamentalists. They have no qualms against lying, misleading and deceiving people if they think it will get the results they desire, even when under oath. It makes me wonder how many of the other nine commandments they’re ready to cast aside when they get in the way?

  30. Radical Christian Fundamentalists don’t have any trouble bending all 10 Commandments to their satisfaction. Ever heard of the Duggars? Jerry Falwell? Jim Bakker? etc. etc. etc.
    The art of the Lie, is central to their belief structure. They are all crazy!

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