Who Needs Debate? CNN's 'United Shades' Spiked Pro-Lifers to 'Stop the Patriarchy'

NewsBusters | 5/26/2019 | Staff
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Kira Davis at RedState reports that the "woke" CNN documentary series United Shades of America wasted the time of two pro-life activists as the host, comedian W. (Walter) Kamau Bell, decided to air an almost entirely one-sided lecture about "reproductive justice." There are no "united shades" on this show. It's divisive agitprop from the get-go.

Last October, Bell produced a show about abortion and the CNN documentary crew tapped Students for Life of America (SFLA) to provide a pro-life perspective for the episode. The group sent their Minority Outreach Coordinator Elizabeth Parker (who is African American) to represent the organization and the unborn on camera....

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Naturally Parker and her colleagues were excited to see how the interview turned out in the final cut and honored to be included in a show aimed at “exploring communities across America”. In a discussion about abortion, it goes without saying that the pro-life community is an unavoidable and vital part of the conversation – literally half of it.

When the May 19th premiere finally came around the SFLA team was disappointed to discover Parker had been cut out of the documentary altogether. Even worse, it turned out there were no pro-life views represented at all.

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Clearly Parker’s presence as a reasonable and articulate minority voice for the pro-life side did not fit the progressive narrative of pro-lifers as misogynistic, rage-filled, uncaring neanderthals.

CNN likes to brag about how well they cover the “apples” of the day, but that seems like pretty easy work when you’ve completely banned oranges.

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Instead, Bell began the show by showing pro-lifers outside an abortion clinic, as he angrily denounced the scene.

BELL: This building right here is the one place where women in the state of Mississippi can get an abortion. And these people out here show up every day to harass women who are...
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