It was only last month when I wrote that Teen Vogue delivered a full spread advertisement for Planned Parenthood disguised as a “news” article in its latest issue. The article was aptly titled, “10 Girls Share How Planned Parenthood Made a Difference in Their Lives.”
It’s safe to say we know where Teen Vogue stands with the abortion chain, so it should come as no surprise that they would follow up their promotional piece last month with another ad/article this month. Titled, “Planned Parenthood Just Majorly Clapped Back Against the Group That Leaked Those Secret Videos,” with a trendy little sub-heading of “They’re standing up for their rights, and yours,” the article clearly shows its bias. How so? Let me count the ways:
Bias #1: The title – Calling the videos “secret” is misleading. “Undercover” is more like it. Sort of like when reporters go undercover to get to the bottom of a story. Also, the sub-heading “They’re standing up for their rights, and yours,” makes it seem as though Planned Parenthood’s “got your back.” As the “baby parts” videos show - they’ve got someone’s back… just not yours.
Bias #2: Calling the people behind the videos of conducting a “malicious smear campaign.” That in itself is incredibly subjective, but the truth is not.
Bias #3: Claiming the videos were “heavily edited in an effort to claim employees of Planned Parenthood sold “baby parts” for profit.” Were the videos edited? Yes – for brevity…however, the complete and unedited videos are online, stating the same as the shorter videos. Besides, you can’t put words into someone’s mouth when it’s on camera. Hey Teen Vogue – have you seen the videos? Or are you claiming ignorance like the Democrats who refused to watch the videos?
Bias #4: Using “right-wing politicians” when claiming the “damage was done” to Planned Parenthood. A real news organization would use the phrase “Republicans” or “pro-life senators or congressmen,” or even “politicians.” Also, calling it a “convenient excuse” for defunding Planned Parenthood.
Bias #5: This line: “This is wrong on so many levels. Abortions account for only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services.” WRONG. Even the Washington Post "Fact Checker" gave that claim three "Pinocchios," noting they count every single service, even if a patient gets four in one visit.
Bias #6: Blaming an attack on Planned Parenthood that killed three people as a "devastating result" of these videos. This is absurd. It’s almost the same as saying the Matrix movies caused the Columbine school massacre.
Bias #7: Claiming those who shot the video snuck into conferences as part of their scheme to “exploit the trust of well-intentioned, highly professional attendees…and establish relationships…to produce a smear campaign.” Although they did attend two conferences, they paid for booth exhibits both times. Also, many videos took place in public areas, such as restaurants. Again…reporting.
Bias #8: Teen Vogue audaciously admits, “One thing we have our mind set on… is that Planned Parenthood, and all of the services they provide to women should not be undermined at any cost. Kudos to them for not letting the Center for Medical Progress get away with their dirty tricks.” Enough said.
It’s scary to think that a magazine which targets teenaged girls is spoon-feeding them biased garbage such as this-then again, it shouldn’t be too much of a shock considering Teen Vogue won a Planned Parenthood award last summer, continuously features stories of actresses talking about their abortion, the “pros” of abortion (never mentioning the cons!), and fueling the false narrative of a “war on women.”