It’s not like members of the media didn’t watch every second of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Yet when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) put out a 10-second, clearly edited clip cut to make Kavanaugh look bad, members of the left-leaning media ran with the quote.
Harris’ Twitter account put out a clip that appeared to show Kavanaugh referring to birth control blanketly as “abortion-inducing drugs.”
This is clearly deceptive, as it’s obvious this was not the beginning of one of Kavanaugh’s answers. Kavanaugh’s full sentence, which would have only required one or two extra seconds had Harris’ team started at the beginning, made it clear he was summarizing what a party in a Supreme Court case said.
Kavanaugh said, “In that case, they said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were, as a religious matter, objected to.” (Emphasis added.)
Kavanaugh never said anything suggesting he believes all birth control equates to “abortion-inducing drugs.” But when media outlets like CNN presented the story, they didn’t do so from an obvious fact-checking stance — they did so as if there was a legitimate debate here.
There’s not. What Kavanaugh actually said and what Harris, other Democrat senators, and pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood put out is not up for debate. Kavanaugh did not — and has not — said that all birth control counts as abortion-inducing drugs.
And the media wonders why people don’t trust them.