CNN's Cuomo To Carly Fiorina: The Planned Parenthood Smear Videos “Were Edited. You Know That”

Chris Cuomo: It “Seems As Though” The CO Shooter “Was Influenced By Some Of The Rhetoric ... That Painted A Very Ugly Picture, An Unfair One, About Planned Parenthood”

From the December 11 edition of CNN's New Day:

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CHRIS CUOMO: Now, when we're looking with what happened here in Colorado, very often you've said Ttrump has to watch what he says, it has implications. Do you feel any sense of regret about how you characterized what was going on at Planned Parenthood after the attack in Colorado? Because of what the man said, which seems as though he was influenced by some of the rhetoric that was coming out of you and others that painted a very ugly picture, an unfair one, about Planned Parenthood? 

CARLY FIORINA: Oh, please, really, Chris? Look, nine videotapes have come out about Planned Parenthood. It is very clear what they have been doing. And in fact, Planned Parenthood several weeks ago made a quiet little announcement that they would no longer accept compensation for the sale of what they call fetal tissue. That's about as close to an admission as you can get. In fact, it is an admission.

CUOMO: That's not what they say. 

FIORINA: Look what happened in Colorado -- what happened in Colorado is a terrible thing. This guy is a deranged murderer, and I hope he is put away for life. It may be that we should be classifying that as domestic terrorism, as well. But that has nothing to do with the truth of what is going on in Planned Parenthood. And this is a typical left wing tactic, to try and shut down the truth by silencing people. This has happened over and over and over again. 

CUOMO: Miss Fiorina -- 

FIORINA: Let's focus on -- yes? 

CUOMO:  The question doesn't go away. The videos were edited. You know that. The scenes that were depicted-

FIORINA: I actually, I don't know that. There has been forensic evidence of those nine videotapes over and over again. There have been reports that say they are not edited. 

CUOMO: Of course they were edited. 

FIORINA: It's amazing to me that we're still having this conversation. 

CUOMO: No, no, no. Let's be careful about what we're saying. Of course they were edited. 

FIORINA: Oh let's be very careful about what we're saying, Chris. Let's be very careful about what we're saying. 

CUOMO: You're saying the raw portions of the video substantiate the claims that you and others made. That has not been proven to any satisfaction in any objective way. There were scenes and pictures depicting horrible things that nobody should want to see that weren't authentic and weren't germane to the conversation within the video. We had the guy on here. He couldn't justify it. Now you had somebody who went out and killed in the name of that. 

FIORINA: Really? Really? Okay, I don't recall, Chris, careful, you're a journalist. 

CUOMO: Yes. 

FIORINA: I don't recall anybody in the pro-life community celebrating this tragedy. I don't recall any of that happening. And I also know for a fact that Planned Parenthood -- by the way, have you ever watched those videos? 

CUOMO: Yes, I have. 

FIORINA: You really ought to if you haven't. 

CUOMO: I have I said. 

FIORINA: But, I don't understand why Planned Parenthood would make an announcement that they're no longer accepting compensation.

CUOMO: To clarify a policy that was used to villainize them when they felt that there was no need to do that. That's what the head of the organization says.

FIORINA: Well it's clear what your opinion is, Chris. It's clear what your opinion is.

CUOMO: What's my opinion Ms. Fiorina? What do you think it is? 

FIORINA: Well, I think you've bought the Planned Parenthood line, hook, line and sinker. So, good to know that. 

CUOMO: No. What I'm saying is, I'm asking you if you feel that coming out of Colorado, it gave you any new sense of the power of rhetoric and what it can do, especially when it's playing on a sensitive issue like abortion. Because of what we just saw with, as we agree, this deranged man who went out and killed in the name of saving the baby parts. 


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