Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Fact Chuck

Useless as always.

...and Fact Chuck gets its desired results:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Fidelis, a national Catholic-based advocacy group, has accused CNN of bias and hypocrisy for agreeing to air a misleading NARAL advertisement, and called on the cable network to immediately pull the ad.

CNN agreed to accept the NARAL attack ad on Judge John Roberts, yet has refused to air a pro-life ad featuring international humanitarian Mother Teresa. In 1998, CNN rejected an ad produced by Right to Life of Michigan featuring a touching interview with Mother Teresa filmed just before her death. At the time, the cable network cited its policy prohibiting issue advertisements.

Joseph Cella, president of Fidelis said: "We expect nothing less from CNN than to immediately pull the ad until NARAL can document and explain the accuracy of the commercial's content."

"CNN has taken an incredible step of holding out a double standard when it comes to advertisements related to the abortion issue. The ad slandering Judge John Roberts has already been declared 'false' by the non-partisan University of Pennsylvania Annenberg's website. CNN is apparently blind to the fact they are not only running a false advertisement, but also violating their policy which they used to deny a pro-life ad with Mother Teresa," Cella stated.

Annenberg should be ashamed of itself. What a pathetic institution.