Guess what's got the thong undies in a bunch over there at the paper that is run by a Planned Parenthood board member?
The Planned Parenthood video scamScurrilous. How dare they send an undercover crew into the local abortion clinic - the one that is overseen by the Roanoke Times editorialists' employer - to find out just what goes on behind those secretive doors. Doors that were paid for, in part, by the taxpayers of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
We’ll have an editorial next week denouncing the scurrilous attempts by the anti-abortion group Live Action to use secretly taped videos to portray Virginia Planned Parenthood clinics, including the one in Roanoke, as willing facilitators of the sexual exploitation of girls. [link]
Scurrilous? Outrageous? People have no business going undercover to secretly tape unsuspecting citizens?
Let's see what this same bunch of outraged ethicists had to say the morning after the news broke that Dateline NBC sent a pack of Muslims - undercover - with hidden cameras - into Martinsville seeking racists at the Nascar event held there back in 2006.
Well, we indeed find out that the news was reported. See "'Dateline NBC' tactics concern law enforcement."
But from the editorialists? Nothing. Not a care in the world.
They were more concerned that James Webb get elected to the Senate.
So much for the outrage.
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As for that bit about "the sexual exploitation of girls," why do the champions of all things right at the Times choose to ignore the exploitation that takes place of those girls within the walls at Planned Parenthood every day? The most innocent of girls. Girls who were never given a chance to speak for themselves. Girls who could have used a little righteous indignation from the editorial pages of the Times. Girls who were "unwanted." And had, therefore, to die.
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Suppose, when the editorial comes out, that we'll see a disclaimer that advises us that the publisher of the Roanoke Times sits (or at least sat) on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge?
Nothing scurrilous about that.