By now, it’s pretty clear that the debunked Planned Parenthood “baby parts” sting videos were not part of an honest exposé, but rather heavily manipulated propaganda designed to evoke the desired reaction against Planned Parenthood.
The edited and misleading parts have already been established. In a sermon from September, Troy Newman described his and other activists’ goals for the videos. Newman is a long time abortion foe (“pro-life” seems too bizarre a term for someone who wants abortion doctors executed). He’s both president of anti-abortion group “Operation Rescue” and a board member for the “Center for Medical Progress” group that released the videos. (He’s also a Ted Cruz supporter; I still haven’t figured out who gets the worse end of that deal.)