Kyl Walks Back Planned Parenthood Lie Now That Damage Has Been Done
I’d say the cynicism is breathtaking, but this is just SOP from today’s Republican Party. Jon Kyl informs us that his claim that abortions form 90% of Planned Parenthood does for women wasn’t ‘intended to be a factual statement’. Like we didn’t know that already.
LEMON: We did call his office trying to ask what he was talking about there. And I just want to give it you verbatim here. It says, ‘his remark was not intended to be a factual statement, but rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood, a organization that receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funding, does subsidize abortions.’
Translation: he knowingly lied to fire up the loons.
So mission accomplished for Kyl: tell an inflammatory lie about Planned Parenthood midweek, get the right-wing nicely ginned up, and then issue a half-assed ‘correction’ on Friday when no one’ll be paying attention to the news.