NBC’s Today 3rd Hour on Thursday screwed up and described unborn babies in the womb as... unborn babies in the womb. Someone will no doubt have to be punished for this breach of journalistic decorum. In an otherwise light-hearted segment on the food pregnant moms eat and the impact it has, Sheinelle Jones blurted, “We want to show you amazing baby faces. Researchers in Britain wanted to know if babies in the womb react when mom injects a flavor of food.”
“Babies in the womb”? That’s not the language you usually hear from the liberal media. But it continued. An onscreen NBC graphic about the unborn noted, “Baby Faces! Images Show Possible Reaction to Flavor.” Showing ultrasound images, Jones added, “The left is of a baby in its resting state. Then on the right, see how he smiles.”
Talking another unborn child, Jones described, “Watch this baby’s reaction. Mom had kale.” Regarding a study on women and the food they eat, the journalist concluded, “The study's co-author says the images could just show muscle movements when a baby’s reacting to a flavor that’s bitter.”
In total, 5 unborn “baby” mentions on NBC. Plus, this from the Today Twitter account.
As Washington Examiner columnist T. Becket Adams pointed out on Twitter, quite the contrast to the USA Today description:
NBC’s admission that babies in the womb are babies is a contrast from the network's journalistic reaction to Roe v. Wade being overturned. An unhappy Chuck Todd huffed about a “rigged” court while Yamiche Alcindor complained about the “devastating” decision.
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A transcript of the brief segment is below. Click “expand” to read more.
3rd Hour of Today
NBC graphic: Baby Faces! Images Show Possible Reaction to Flavor
SHEINELLE JONES: [Showing ultra sound images.] We want to show you amazing baby faces. Researchers in Britain wanted to know if babies in the womb react when mom injects a flavor of food. This is what they saw. Do you want to guess what was on the left? The left is of a baby in its resting state. Then on the right, see how he smiles. The mom ate carrots. That was the resting state.
AL ROKER: She liked the carrots. So, were there other foods?
JONES: There were other foods. I'm glad you asked. Watch this baby’s reaction. Mom had kale.
ROKER: What if mom had ice cream? Why would they go with carrots and vegetables?
JONES: Let me explain. So, the study's co-author says the images could just show muscle movements when a baby’s reacting to a flavor that’s bitter. So, you shouldn’t interpret it whether it’s happy or
ROKER: Because once they get out of the womb, it’s the same look!