MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle hypocritically weaponized the case of a 10-year old girl who traveled from Ohio to Indiana to seek an abortion by declaring that it was actually conservatives who were “weaponizing this story” by not initially believing its veracity.
During a panel discussion, Ruhle expressed to former colleague and current Washington Post Live anchor Leigh Ann Caldwell, “the truth matters but only if you hear it. We say it all the time and I want our audience to understand this week, many, many people heard this awful, awful story in Ohio, a ten year old girl was raped and she had to flee to another state to seek abortion services. Why did she do that? Well, we all know, because Roe v. Wade was overturned.”
Ruhle then teed up a montage of various Fox’s Jesse Watters, Bill Hemmer, and Republican politicians casting doubt on the story before shifting to focus on the perpetrator’s status as an illegal immigrant. This was all very confusing to Ruhle, “I don’t even understand this. They are denying the story, they’re weaponizing this story. This girl had to flee the state because Roe v. Wade was overturned. That’s what the right wanted to happen. So, what exactly are they doing here?”
Caldwell didn’t have an answer and ended up just recapping the montage, “I don’t know what they’re doing. What I do know is that they thought first at this — they were blaming the media, as telling lies, as being fake news when it was actually the truth. And then when they found out it was the truth and then they transitioned their argument, to saying, blaming, or saying the perpetrator, saying that he shouldn’t have been in the country because he is illegally here.”
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