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NBC Suggests Bill O'Reilly Fueled Murder of Dr. George Tiller --6/2/2009


1. NBC Suggests Bill O'Reilly Fueled Murder of Dr. George Tiller
NBC, frequently the object of Bill O'Reilly's scorn for its biased presentation of the news from the left, provided him with fresh evidence Monday evening as the NBC Nightly News, unlike the ABC and CBS newscasts, found it newsworthy in a story on the murder of Kansas doctor George Tiller, who performed abortions of viable fetuses, to highlight "on the Internet, questions from critics of commentator Bill O'Reilly about his blunt remarks regarding abortion and Dr. Tiller."

2. ABC's Take on Tiller Murder: 'The Abortion Debate Turns Deadly'
Good Morning America's coverage on Monday of the May 31 murder of abortionist George Tiller featured no examples of pro-life organizations condemning the killing. Additionally, co-anchor Diane Sawyer opened the program with an oddly worded tease. "The abortion debate turns deadly. A doctor known for performing late-term abortions gunned down at church." The abortion debate turns deadly? If the procedure is successfully performed, isn't abortion always fatal? Reporter Kofman highlighted glee on the internet over the slaying of the Kansas-based doctor who carried out late-term abortions. He announced, "On Twitter, one person wrote, 'Oh, happy, day. Tiller the baby killer is dead.' Another wrote, 'God bless the gunman.'" Kofman added, "Clearly the passions in this issue have not gone away." Of course, other than a bland observation that "many" on both sides of the debate have condemned the killing, Kofman offered no quotes from organizations, such as the Family Research Council [FRC], who denounced the murder.

3. CBS Early Show Sees No Controversy in Tiller's Abortion Work
Reporting on the murder of Kansas abortion doctor, George Tiller, on Monday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Jeff Glor touted the doctor's career, while not depicting it as controversial: "...a doctor in the middle of the abortion debate for 35 years...Tiller, one of only a handful of doctors in the country performing late-term abortions, when the mother's health is at risk." Glor later commented about the murder: "Abortion providers feared a chilling effect."

4. David Shuster Once Again Railing Against 'Hypocrite' Gingrich
MSNBC News Live host David Shuster railed against conservative "hypocrite" Newt Gingrich late Monday afternoon, resurrecting a segment from his cancelled program 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The cable anchor slammed the former House Speaker for calling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist on his Twitter page. Shuster noted that Gingrich supported Bush pick Sam Alito in 2006. He then played a clip of the then-nominee saying that when he has to rule on a discrimination case, Altio would think of people in his own family who have suffered bias. Shuster derided: "Hey, Newt. When you embrace the empathy of a conservative judge, but call the empathy of a progressive judge racist, that's hypocrisy and it's wrong." Now, of course, the obvious difference is that Sotomayor didn't just acknowledge empathy, she asserted in a 2001 speech at the University of California, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."

5. Matthews Berates 'Jealous, Phony' GOP, 'Pathetic Swipe' at Obama
Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, was outraged at the RNC's criticism of the Obamas wasting taxpayer money to go see a Broadway play as he railed that it was a "jealous, pathetic swipe at the First Couple," and remarked: "What a jealous, little political party the Republicans have become." Matthews also took a shot at former President George W. Bush as he contrasted Obama's tastes with Bush's as he claimed the problem he and others had with Bush was his "utter disdain for any kind of thought or culture. His total lack of curiosity toward anything beyond his own backyard." Matthews then questioned if the GOP attack was made out of "jealousy or simple nincompoop anti-intellectualism?"

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NBC Suggests Bill O'Reilly Fueled Murder
of Dr. George Tiller

NBC, frequently the object of Bill O'Reilly's scorn for its biased presentation of the news from the left, provided him with fresh evidence Monday evening as the NBC Nightly News, unlike the ABC and CBS newscasts, found it newsworthy in a story on the murder of Kansas doctor George Tiller, who performed abortions of viable fetuses, to highlight "on the Internet, questions from critics of commentator Bill O'Reilly about his blunt remarks regarding abortion and Dr. Tiller."

In the piece from reporter Janet Shamlian, viewers then heard from O'Reilly in a Web video clip from an un-dated episode of O'Reilly's FNC show: "In the state of Kansas there is a doctor, George Tiller, who will execute babies for $5,000."

MSNBC shows earlier in the day, as well as Countdown later where Olbermann went on a full rant, played the same O'Reilly clip pushed by far-left Web and blog sites.

[This item, by the MRC's Brent Baker, was posted Monday night on the MRC's blog, NewsBusters.org: newsbusters.org ]

From the story on the Monday, June 1 NBC Nightly News:

JANET SHAMLIAN: ...The anti-abortion group Operation Rescue denounced the killing, but today its founder, Randall Terry, fueled the fire.
RANDALL TERRY: He was a mass murderer. He sowed death. And then he reaped death in a horrifying way.
SHAMLIAN: On the Internet, questions from critics of commentator Bill O'Reilly about his blunt remarks regarding abortion and Dr. Tiller.
BILL O'REILLY, IN UNDATED WEB VIDEO OF HIS FNC SHOW: In the state of Kansas there is a doctor, George Tiller, who will execute babies for $5,000.
SHAMLIAN: Now mainstream anti-abortion leaders worry the name calling and rhetoric could damage their place in the debate....

ABC's Take on Tiller Murder: 'The Abortion
Debate Turns Deadly'

Good Morning America's coverage on Monday of the May 31 murder of abortionist George Tiller featured no examples of pro-life organizations condemning the killing. Additionally, co-anchor Diane Sawyer opened the program with an oddly worded tease. "The abortion debate turns deadly. A doctor known for performing late-term abortions gunned down at church." The abortion debate turns deadly? If the procedure is successfully performed, isn't abortion always fatal?

Reporter Kofman highlighted glee on the internet over the slaying of the Kansas-based doctor who carried out late-term abortions. He announced, "On Twitter, one person wrote, 'Oh, happy, day. Tiller the baby killer is dead.' Another wrote, 'God bless the gunman.'" Kofman added, "Clearly the passions in this issue have not gone away." Of course, other than a bland observation that "many" on both sides of the debate have condemned the killing, Kofman offered no quotes from organizations, such as the Family Research Council [FRC], who denounced the murder.

[This item, by the MRC's Scott Whitlock, was posted Monday afternoon, with video, on the MRC's blog, NewsBusters.org: newsbusters.org ]

For instance, FRC President Tony Perkins said in a news release: "We strongly condemn the actions taken today by this vigilante killer and we pray for the Tiller family and for the nation that we might once again be a nation that values all human life, both born and unborn." See FRC: www.frc.org

In addition to the Twitter quotes, Kofman noted, "...Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, issued off this statement: 'George Tiller was a mass murderer. He was an evil man. His hands were covered with blood.'" Wouldn't it be fair to at least point out the specific pro-life organizations that have strongly rejected this violent act?

A transcript of the June 1 segment, which aired at 7:03am, follows:

7am tease
DIANE SAWYER: The abortion debate turns deadly. A doctor known for performing late-term abortions gunned down at church.

7:03
CHRIS CUOMO: We also have more information for you on the other top story of the morning, the murder of one of the few doctors in the country who performs late-term abortions. Dr. George Tiller was gunned down Sunday morning in the foyer of his church. Late-term abortion is legal in Kansas if it is needed to prevent irreversible impairment to the mother. ABC's Jeffrey Kofman is in Wichita, Kansas. He has the very latest for us. Good morning, Jeffrey.
ABC GRAPHIC: Murder in the Church: Abortion Doctor Assassinated
JEFFREY KOFMAN: And good morning to you, Chris. It happened just as Sunday services were getting under way. After enduring bombings, threats and protests for decades. Dr. George Tiller was killed with a single gunshot.
JIM STANFORD (Friend of George Tiller): George Tiller was a friend of mine and I care about him and I'm sorry he's gone.
KOFMAN: Hundreds of people gathered at an impromptu vigil in Wichita for one of the nation's most controversial doctors.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: I didn't always agree, but then I came to a place where I understood.
KOFMAN: Dr. George Tiller, in the news for years because he was one of the few doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions, was shot and killed Sunday morning at Reformation Lutheran Church while serving as an usher in the church lobby. His wife and his daughter were also in the church at the time. Just hours after the murder, police pulled over a blue Ford Taurus heading from Wichita to Kansas City. A 51-year-old suspect, Paul Roeder, is now in custody and expected to appear in court later today. His ex-wife was reached by phone.
EX WIFE OF SUSPECT PAUL ROEDER (not identified): He was very vocal about his feelings of abortion. He was part of different militia things and anti-government and anti-tax and anti-abortion, obviously.
KOFMAN: This is not the first time the doctor has come under attack from anti-abortion activists. He drove an armored car. He often wore a bulletproof vest. His clinic was bombed in 1987. He was shot in both arms in 1993, but defiantly he was back at work the next day.
DR. GEORGE TILLER (June, 1991): I have a right to do is go to work. What I'm doing is legal. What I'm doing is moral. What I'm doing is ethical and you're not going to run me out of town.
KOFMAN: Recent controversy over his work made him the focal point of many debates on cable, often referring to him as "Tiller the baby killer."
BILL O'REILLY: I don't care what you think. We have incontrovertible evidence, inconvertible evidence, right, that this man is executing babies about to be born in late term because the woman is depressed.
KOFMAN: While many on both sides of this divisive debate condemn the shooting of Dr. Tiller, Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, issued off this statement: "George Tiller was a mass murderer. He was an evil man. His hands were covered with blood." And a lot of inflammatory comments on the internet. On Twitter, one person wrote, "Oh, happy, day. Tiller the baby killer is dead." Another wrote, "God bless the gunman." Clearly the passions in this issue have not gone away. Diane?

CBS Early Show Sees No Controversy in
Tiller's Abortion Work

Reporting on the murder of Kansas abortion doctor, George Tiller, on Monday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Jeff Glor touted the doctor's career, while not depicting it as controversial: "...a doctor in the middle of the abortion debate for 35 years...Tiller, one of only a handful of doctors in the country performing late-term abortions, when the mother's health is at risk." Glor later commented about the murder: "Abortion providers feared a chilling effect."

At the top of the segment, co-host Julie Chen declared: "President Obama says he is shocked and outraged at the murder of Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors in the country who provided late-term abortions." Following Glor's report, Chen spoke with Tiller's friend and attorney, Dan Monnat, and wondered: "Can you explain why Dr. Tiller continued his practice all these years, despite all the harassment?" Monnat portrayed Tiller as courageous: "Both Dr. Tiller and his family continually asked the question, if Dr. Tiller is not here to serve a woman's right to choose, who will be here to do it? There are only a handful of late-term abortion providers that remain in the United States, and in the world. Most of them have been terrorized and run off by the protesters." The Early Show coverage made no mention of Tiller's controversial career, including a recent investigation into whether he conducted 19 illegal partial-birth abortions.

Read about Tiller's controversial career here: www.kansascity.com

[This item, by the MRC's Kyle Drennen, was posted Monday morning on the MRC's blog, NewsBusters.org: newsbusters.org ]

Here is the full transcript of the segment:

7:00AM TEASE:
JULIE CHEN: U.S. Marshals are being sent in to protect women's clinics after the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller in a Kansas church yesterday.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: It's heartbreaking. It's heart-wrenching that something in our community could happen as evil as this, in his church.
CHEN: We'll speak with Dr. Tiller's friend and attorney.

7:12AM TEASE:
MAGGIE RODRIGUEZ: Up next, an abortion doctor gunned down in church. We'll bring you the latest on the investigation.

7:16AM SEGMENT:
JULIE CHEN: President Obama says he is shocked and outraged at the murder of Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors in the country who provided late-term abortions. Early Show national correspondent Jeff Glor is in Wichita, Kansas, with the very latest. Good morning, Jeff.
JEFF GLOR: Julie, good morning to you. Dr. Tiller had been threatened many times before, even shot once. But those threats usually took place outside his clinic. This happened inside his church. The accused shooter, Scott Roeder, was returned to Wichita late Sunday night after a shooting that shocked a congregation and very quickly the rest of the country.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN [CHURCH MEMBER]: You know, it's just heartbreaking. It's heart-wrenching that something in our community could happen as evil as this, in his church.
GLOR: Services had just begun when 67-year-old George Tiller, a doctor in the middle of the abortion debate for 35 years, was gunned down in the church lobby while serving as an usher.
GEORGE TILLER: My office had been blown up. In 1993, I survived an assassination attempt.
GLOR: Tiller, one of only a handful of doctors in the country performing late-term abortions, when the mother's health is at risk, is being remembered by his wife, four children, and ten grandchildren, who called the shooting an unspeakable tragedy. As a vigil was held in Wichita on Sunday night. Abortion providers feared a chilling effect.
SUZANNE POPPEMA [ABORTION DOCTOR]: I'm very worried about my fellow abortion providers. I just wish that we could somehow make it so that they will all stay safe.
GLOR: We did speak with the accused shooter Scott Roeder's ex-wife yesterday. She said she was not surprised this happened. And that she believed Roeder want to be a martyr for the cause. Julie.
CHEN: CBS's Jeff Glor. Thanks. Joining us now from Wichita is Dr. Tiller's friend and attorney, Dan Monnat. Good morning, sir.
DAN MONNAT: Good morning, Julie.
CHEN: Did Dr. Tiller have security?
MONNAT: He did have security, the clinic itself had extensive security. There were surveillance cameras all around it. It had a high '€" it had a high fence around it. There were metal detectors in the doorway of the clinic, and generally there are armed guards on the premises night and day.
CHEN: Do you know if there is anything that happened recently which may have been a precursor to yesterday's tragic shooting?
MONNAT: Well, it's hard to tell. But in the month of May, someone scaled the security fence at the clinic, cut all of the wires to the lighting in the parking lot and the surveillance cameras, climbed atop the roof of the clinic, and slit the membrane on the roof so that storm water would drain into the clinic. At that time we requested that the FBI take an active role in the investigation, and since then they have taken an active role.
CHEN: Can you explain why Dr. Tiller continued his practice all these years, despite all the harassment?
MONNAT: Well, for one thing, he had the support of his wife of 45 years, Jeannie, their three daughters and son, who stood behind him 100%. Both Dr. Tiller and his family continually asked the question, if Dr. Tiller is not here to serve a woman's right to choose, who will be here to do it? There are only a handful of late-term abortion providers that remain in the United States, and in the world. Most of them have been terrorized and run off by the protesters.
CHEN: How is his family coping?
MONNAT: Nothing can prepare you for this horror. They're, of course, devastated, and though over the years they've known about the bombings, the shooting, the protests, this is just unimaginable grief to each of them.
CHEN: Please extend our deepest condolences to his family. Dan Monnat, attorney and friend of the late Dr. George Tiller. We thank you, sir.
MONNAT: Thank you very much. I appreciate that. Thank you.
CHEN: You're welcome.

David Shuster Once Again Railing Against
'Hypocrite' Gingrich

MSNBC News Live host David Shuster railed against conservative "hypocrite" Newt Gingrich late Monday afternoon, resurrecting a segment from his cancelled program 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The cable anchor slammed the former House Speaker for calling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist on his Twitter page. Shuster noted that Gingrich supported Bush pick Sam Alito in 2006. He then played a clip of the then-nominee saying that when he has to rule on a discrimination case, Altio would think of people in his own family who have suffered bias.

Shuster derided: "Hey, Newt. When you embrace the empathy of a conservative judge, but call the empathy of a progressive judge racist, that's hypocrisy and it's wrong." Now, of course, the obvious difference is that Sotomayor didn't just acknowledge empathy, she asserted in a 2001 speech at the University of California, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."

[This item, by the MRC's Scott Whitlock, was posted Monday afternoon on the MRC's blog, NewsBusters.org: newsbusters.org ]

The stated concept of "Hypocrisy Watch" is to call out hypocritical politicians. On MSNBC, however, that usually means Republicans. An April 6, 2009 Media Reality Check study by the MRC found that before Shuster's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue program was cancelled on April 2, the liberal anchor made conservatives/Republicans the target of "Hypocrisy Watch" 71 percent of the time. See fax report: www.mrc.org

Liberals/Democrats accounted for only eight percent of those attacked. So, it's not particularly surprising that Shuster has returned to his old habits.

Shuster previously slammed Gingrich on March 24. The MSNBC host seemed perturbed that the former House Speaker had criticized Notre Dame for announcing that Obama would be the commencement speaker. Gingrich called the President's policies "anti-Catholic." Shuster could hardly contain himself on that day. Citing Gingrich's past marriages, he complained, "Mr. former Speaker, given the way you've led your life, when you lecture anybody about upholding Catholic values, that's hypocrisy, and it's wrong."

A transcript of both the June 1 "Hypocrisy Watch" and the March 24 edition follow:

6/1/09, 4:47pm EDT:

DAVID SHUSTER: Tamron, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continues his harsh criticism of President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court. And that takes us to today's "Hypocrisy Watch." First, the background. Gingrich and other conservatives are hammering Sonia Sotomayor for comments she made eight years ago about her Latina background and the empathy she says she brings to court rulings as a result of that background. Gingrich recently wrote on his Twitter page, quote, "Imagine a judicial nominee said, 'My experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' New racism is no better than old racism. White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw." That's right. Gingrich says Sotomayor is a racist and should withdraw. But there have been other judges who have said they take their background and ethnic experiences into account when deciding cases. Remember Sam Alito?
SAM ALITO [during confirmation hearings, January 11, 2006]: When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender, and I do take that into account.
SHUSTER: That's right. Just as Sam Alito embraced empathy and acknowledged he would take his ethnic background into account. Did that cause outrage from Newt Gingrich? Did Gingrich accuse Alito of playing identity politics and demand that Alito withdraw? Of course not. Gingrich supported the nomination and even praised the right-leaning tilt of Alito and John Roberts.
NEWT GINGRICH: My guess is Alito along with Chief Justice Roberts will marginally move the court towards being more conservative and more cautious. But it will not, in fact, be a dramatic change because they're going to be interacting with seven other people who are already on the court.
SHUSTER: The bottom line is that Newt Gingrich and other conservatives praised Sam Alito's nomination but now they are hammering Sonia Sotomayor because she, like Alito, has acknowledged the impact of her background and ethnicity Hey, Newt. When you embrace the empathy of a conservative judge, but call the empathy of a progressive judge racist, that's hypocrisy and it's wrong.

3/24/09, 6:25 PM EDT:
DAVID SHUSTER: Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich is now criticizing President Obama's social policies. Gingrich calls them anti-Catholic. And that takes us to tonight's "Hypocrisy Watch." First, the background. Last Friday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs announced that President Obama is planning to give three graduation speeches this spring.
ROBERT GIBBS (White House press secretary): In terms of commencements, excuse me, on May the 13th, the President will give the commencement address at Arizona State University. On May 17th, the President will give the commencement address at Notre Dame. And on May 22nd, he will speak to graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy.
SHUSTER: Early this morning, on his Twitter page, Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich criticized President Obama's policies and said Notre Dame had made a mistake. Here's the Gingrich Twitter. Quote, "It is sad to see Notre Dame invite President Obama to give the commencement address since his policies are so anti-Catholic values." Anti-Catholic values? Well, that's interesting, because Newt Gingrich has been divorced twice. There was Jackie, his former high school math teacher. Gingrich divorced her as she was in a hospital recovering from surgery. Then there was Marianne. Gingrich married her soon after divorcing Jackie. Years later, while still married to Marianne, Gingrich had an affair with a third woman named Callista. Gingrich divorced Marianne and is now married to Callista, wife number three. We've learned today that Gingrich is converting to Catholicism in the weeks ahead. Amazing. He isn't even Catholic yet and he's already telling Notre Dame what to do. Mr. former Speaker, given the way you've led your life, when you lecture anybody about upholding Catholic values, that's hypocrisy, and it's wrong.

Matthews Berates 'Jealous, Phony' GOP,
'Pathetic Swipe' at Obama

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, was outraged at the RNC's criticism of the Obamas wasting taxpayer money to go see a Broadway play as he railed that it was a "jealous, pathetic swipe at the First Couple," and remarked: "What a jealous, little political party the Republicans have become." Matthews also took a shot at former President George W. Bush as he contrasted Obama's tastes with Bush's as he claimed the problem he and others had with Bush was his "utter disdain for any kind of thought or culture. His total lack of curiosity toward anything beyond his own backyard." Matthews then questioned if the GOP attack was made out of "jealousy or simple nincompoop anti-intellectualism?"

[This item, by the MRC's Geoffrey Dickens, was posted Monday evening, with video, on the MRC's blog, NewsBusters.org: newsbusters.org

MATTHEWS: Well let's get this straight. President Bush's jaunts to Crawford, Texas were okay by their lights, but President Obama's day trips to New York are cause for outrage? This is the kind of pissant criticism that makes you wonder why Michael Steele still has his job. Is this jealousy or simple nincompoop anti-intellectualism? Whatever it is I like having a president who takes his wife up to Broadway.

The following are all of Matthews' teasers and then his anti-RNC rant as it occurred during the "Sideshow," segment of his June 1, edition of Hardball:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: And what's wrong with dinner and a Broadway show? Well when it comes to Barack and Michelle Obama just ask the Republicans. Here's the front page of today's New York Post. We'll have the GOP's jealous, pathetic swipe at the First Couple in the "Hardball Sideshow tonight."

...

MATTHEWS: Up next President and Mrs. Obama go to New York and take in a show but the Republicans don't seem to like it. They're raining on their little parade. They go up for one day and this phony outrage. Next in the "Sideshow." What a jealous, little political party the Republicans have become. You're watching "Hardball," only on MSNBC.

...

MATTHEWS: Back to Hardball. Time for the "Sideshow." I don't think the Republicans get it yet. The problem many of us had with President Bush was not that he was any less intelligent than most presidents or certainly not most journalists. God gave him brains. It was his utter disdain, George Bush's utter disdain for any kind of thought or culture. His total lack of curiosity toward anything beyond his own backyard. Now here goes the Republican Party that should have learned a lesson from this experience, taking a cheap shot at what the voters chose last November, a President '€" excuse me for saying this '€" with interests. You can see Michelle and Barack Obama there returning from their night out at in the Big Apple on Saturday night. The First Couple dined at the West Village's Blue Hill restaurant and took in a Broadway show, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, about black-America in the early 20th century. The President was making good on a campaign promise, that's how he put it, the one that he made to his wife. One that Republicans were all too ready to pounce on. The day after Obama's dream date to New York the Republican National Committee put out this e-mail. "Putting On A Show," they called it. Calling out the Obamas for jetting away at taxpayer's expense. An RNC spokesman piled on adding, quote, "If President Obama wants to go to the theater, isn't the presidential box at the Kennedy Center good enough?" Well let's get this straight. President Bush's jaunts to Crawford, Texas were okay by their lights, but President Obama's day trips to New York are cause for outrage? This is the kind of pissant criticism that makes you wonder why Michael Steele still has his job. Is this jealousy or simple nincompoop anti-intellectualism? Whatever it is I like having a president who takes his wife up to Broadway.

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