The Planned Parenthood controversy, explained in 4 minutes


A series of undercover videos from an anti-abortion group claims that Planned Parenthood is selling the body parts of aborted fetuses for profit. The videos have Fox News invoking the Third Reich and Congressional Republicans voting to strip Planned Parenthood of public funding, again. Here’s what you need to know.

Sarah Kliff and Joss Fong

Further reading:

Planned Parenthood gets over $500 million in public funding. Here’s where it goes.

The Planned Parenthood controversy over aborted fetal body parts, explained

How Planned Parenthood became Republicans’ public enemy no. 1

Stewart Finds Hypocrisy In Sarah Palin Supporting Dr. Laura (VIDEO)

As usual, we get our real news from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central:

Huffington Post

Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart took some time off from discussing Fox News and the “Ground Zero Mosque” to talk about Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s N-word rant, but more specifically Sarah Palin’s defense of it. 

After reviewing Dr. Laura’s resignation from radio on “Larry King Live,” Stewart wondered aloud: 

“Who knows so little about the constitution and the first amendment? Who thinks that the way to be a more effective voice for your followers is to your quit your job?”

Of course, Sarah Palin’s resignation as Alaska’s governor came to mind. Stewart showed a news clip discussing Palin’s support for Dr. Laura via a Tweet – “Don’t retreat. Reload!” Palin’s call for Laura to stay on the air resonated with Stewart, who remembered a time when Palin reacted the exact opposite way in a similar situation. He then showed a clip of Palin calling for Rahm Emanuel’s resignation after he said some ideas were “retarded” in a strategy session. 

So what’s worse to say – the “N-word” or the “R-word?” In order to clear through the vernacular fog, Stewart turned again to John Oliver and Wyatt Cynac. Instead of playing “Team Evil” and “Team Stupid” like in last night’s debate about Fox News, they played “Team N-Word” and “Team R-Word” to see which derogatory term was more offensive. 

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