Media Can’t Let This Planned Parenthood Talking Point Go

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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After a Texas judge dropped all charges against the videographers of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos Tuesday, various media outlets still claimed the videos were “heavily edited.”

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt had all charges against them dropped from the undercover videos they made to expose Planned Parenthood’s alleged selling of baby parts, reports the Wall Street Journal. Planned Parenthood claimed the videos has been edited, but a report revealed the videos had not been doctored.

Despite the report’s findings, various media outlets still described the footage as “edited.”  (RELATED: Here’s The Only Sentence That Matters In Planned Parenthood’s Big Report On Sting Videos)

An article from The Huffington Post said Daleiden released “heavily edited undercover videos” about the abortion clinic. The article went on to say that “a video editor spent at least 11 months working on the footage.”

The Houston Press also had an article that referred to the videos as edited. The article claimed “they produced a heavily edited ‘sting video,’ claiming to have nabbed Planned Parenthood.”

The Guardian referred to claims that said the videos on Planned Parenthood were “false.” The article stated that “the accusations in the video are broadly considered to be false, the product of aggressive and misleading editing.”

The San Antonio Current said the videos were edited, as well. The article referred to Daledien and Merritt as “tied to the radical fringe of the anti-abortion movement” and claimed the videos they released where “heavily-edited.”

A Dallas Observer article pointed to “experts” that said the videos were edited and then put together. “Planned Parenthood officials said Daleiden and Merritt committed fraud in order to film their videos, which experts said were very heavily edited and spliced together before they were released,” the article claimed.

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