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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

BREAKING NEWS FROM DRUDGE: CNN agrees to run false abortion ad against Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts, Jr.

According to a developing article at drudgereport, there is a new cable controversy, with news channel CNN agreeing to air a bloody abortion ad against Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., President Bush's nominee to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court being vacated by the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Drudge reports that "ETCNN has reviewed and agreed to run a controversial ad produced by a pro-abortion group that falsely accuses Supreme Court nominee John Roberts of filing legal papers supporting a convicted clinic bomber! The news network has agreed to a $125,000 ad buy from NARAL.... for a commercial which depicts a bombed out 1998 Birmingham, AL abortion clinic.

The Birmingham clinic was bombed seven years after Roberts signed the legal briefing. The linking of Roberts to "violent fringe groups" is the sharpest attack against the nominee thus far.

However, the non-partisan University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Factcheck.org reviewed the NARAL ad and found it to be “false.” Factcheck.org found "in words and images, the ad conveys the idea that Roberts took a legal position excusing bombing of abortion clinics, which is false."

The Republican National Committee is preparing to send a letter to television stations asking them to pull the spot, according to sources. The RNC’s letter claims: "NARAL's ad is a deliberate misrepresentation of the facts that has no purpose but to mislead the American people...."

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