Thursday, October 16, 2014

Just The Facts Quote of the Day

"You continue to deny that the federal Life at Conception Act, which you sponsor, is a personhood bill to end abortion and we are not going to debate that here tonight because it's a fact.  Your co-sponsors say so, your opponents say so, and independent fact-checkers say so." -- Kyle Clark, of Denver's KUSA, questioning the Rethuglican candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Cory Gardner in Colorado during his debate with incumbent Dem Sen. Mark Udall.  The referenced bill is an extreme, anti-choice bill that would effectively make birth control illegal, and Gardner's been pretending that it doesn't have his support.

We could use more Kyle Clarks in the press these days, certainly more than we need the likes of hacks Dancin' Dave Gregory and his successor Chuck "Not My Job" Todd.  Sticking to the facts, rather than letting Rethuglicans get away with reciting their talking points unchallenged, is a full-time job and requires real journalism, not stenography or laziness.

No comments: