Gohmert Blasts Mainstream Media for Lack of Planned Parenthood Media Coverage
Washington, October 20, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding a letter that he and other concerned Members of Congress sent to the Presidents of ABC, NBC and CBS News concerning their glaring lack of coverage on the Planned Parenthood undercover videos:
“It is absolutely outrageous that mainstream media stations such as ABC, NBC and CBS have chosen not to report on the disturbing undercover Planned Parenthood videos which depict the trafficking of infant body parts in the United States. These practices are not only grotesque; they shock the conscience of anyone who appreciates the miracle and beauty of a child.”
“According to data from the Media Research Center, in the two months after the release of the first Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video on July 14, ‘ABC, NBC and CBS have only aired one minute and 13 seconds of these videos (with audio) during their news shows.’ That is appalling.”
“Rather than inform the public about the potentially unlawful activities of Planned Parenthood exposed in the CMP videos, these particular networks have deliberately misrepresented the content and chosen to abandon journalistic integrity by broadcasting politically driven content. They should be held accountable for their journalistic malpractice and disregard of such atrocities.”
Congressman Gohmert is the Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.
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