Lib talking head commits credibility suicide in one astonishingly false tweet about Georgia Republican Karen Handel
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Lib talking head VAPORIZES her credibility to smear Karen Handel

Posted June 21, 2017 02:08 PM by Rob Eno alternative facts
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Eleanor Clift has been on television and writing in the media since before I was in high school, which is a feat, considering I’m in my mid-40s. Maybe that’s why she hasn’t figured out this thing called Google and blithely tweets out blatant falsehoods to push a narrative. This time, it’s about Karen Handel and Planned Parenthood.

Here’s what Clift tweeted.

All of that is more than blatantly false. It’s completely made-up and without any basis whatsoever in reality.

Karen Handel was never employed by Planned Parenthood. In fact, she was employed by the Susan G. Komen Fund for the Cure and was instrumental in removing that organization’s funding of Planned Parenthood. Here’s how the Dallas News reported on it.

Karen Handel, the Republican trying to win a Georgia congressional seat Tuesday in the most expensive House race in U.S. history, has been haunted throughout the election by her past with Dallas' Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

Five years ago, Handel was at the center of a Komen controversy when the cancer prevention foundation briefly halted its donations to Planned Parenthood for breast exams — a decision that would saddle the high-profile nonprofit with a public relations nightmare.

The controversy led to Handel stepping down while boosting her anti-abortion credentials, but cost Komen millions in donations and a lasting tarnish on its brand.

That story was found by typing the words, “Karen Handel” and “Planned Parenthood” into Google. It took less than 15 seconds to fact-check.

After this writer brought the egregious error to her attention – in a series of tweets – Clift admitted her error, three hours after the original post. Here’s her awkward “apology,” which does nothing to excuse her original tweet.

It is members of the mainstream media like Eleanor Clift who push an agenda instead of facts, who are poster children for why the nation distrusts the media.

Next time you want to give a hot take, Eleanor, try typing G O O G L E dot C O M into your browser first.


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Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC. If you see something you’d like him to cover, tweet him @robeno.