Planned Parenthood Gets Bomb Threats After Live Action's Hoax Video
Yesterday, the anti-aboriton group Live Action released a video that purportedly showed Planned Parenthood employees assisting sex traffickers. In reality Planned Parenthood reported the activists who came to their offices to the FBI, and the video shows a single employee's actions. The story was promoted by Andrew Breitbart's Big Government and Glenn Beck's The Blaze, and has had real world consequences:
By day's end, Kinsler said, three Planned Parenthood clinics under her supervision -- Perth Amboy, Hazlet and Shrewsbury -- had received about 10 “harassing” phone calls, including one saying, “They should just bomb your place.” She reported the calls to the FBI and local police and asked for their help tightening security.
People like Live Action, Breitbart, and Beck keep creating and promoting this type of material, apparently without any concern for the type of sentiment it will provoke.