CNN has reviewed and agreed to run a controversial ad produced by a pro-abortion group that falsely accuses Supreme Court nominee John Roberts of filing legal papers supporting a convicted clinic bomber!
The news network has agreed to a $125,000 ad buy from NARAL, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, for a commercial which depicts a bombed out 1998 Birmingham, AL abortion clinic.
The Birmingham clinic was bombed seven years after Roberts signed the legal briefing.
The linking of Roberts to “violent fringe groups” is the sharpest attack against the nominee thus far.
However, the non-partisan University of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Annenberg Factcheck.org reviewed the NARAL ad and found it to be â€œfalse.â€
The Republican National Committee is preparing to send a letter to television stations asking them to pull the spot, according to sources.
The RNCâ€™s letter claims: “NARAL’s ad is a deliberate misrepresentation of the facts that has no purpose but to mislead the American people.”
Michelle Malkin has THE ABORTION CROWD GOES NUTS.
These people will stop at nothing to smear the most unassailable of conservatives. They wouldn’t know the truth if it drove over them with 18 wheels.
John Hinderaker at Power Line has more.
Ed Whalen over at Bench Memos has been tracking Judge Roberts.
The Washington Post has Press Release: NARAL responds to criticism.
Here is a copy of a lengthy response by NARAL Pro-Choice America to Factcheck.org’s criticism of its ad:
NARAL = YUK!
NARAL President Nancy Keenan said her group isn’t saying Roberts condoned the bombing of clinics. She said, however, that Roberts, through his arguments, essentially supported bombers.
Ken Mehlman, chairman of the Republican National Committee, called NARAL’s claims “false and outrageous.”