NewsBusters Podcast: Kristen Welker's Decent Abortion Question to Newsom EDITED OUT

February 26th, 2024 11:04 PM

NBC Meet the Press host Kristen Welker surprised us by asking California Gov. Gavin Newsom in which week abortion could be limited. He tried to talk around it, but implied zero limits...while he attacked Republicans as extreme!

Sadly, we discovered that this slightly challenging clip was in the full interview on YouTube, but it was left on the cutting-room floor when it came to NBC's Sunday show. They edited that section out ,as well as a smaller clip when Newsom suggested mifepristone (an abortion pill) was similar to contraceptives. 

Remember we pounced and/or seized on Welker when she tried to tell Donald Trump no one favors abortion at any time, Democrats don’t favor abortion at any time. Wrong! It’s right there in the 2020 Democrat Party platform. The media-Democrat complex pretends the Republican pro-life stand is extreme, while the equally extreme abortion-on-demand stance isn't extreme at all. It's somehow the sensible center. 

Welker began her Sunday show with an extremely respectful interview with Biden National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, but then repeatedly interrupted Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), taking great exception to the idea that Trump's many legal troubles aren't "politicized" at all. 

The NBC edit of Newsom is sort of a matching piece for what Jorge Bonilla found last Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation, when the Dan Rather Network edited out Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) quoting the gospel of Matthew to explain why he wouldn't trash Nikki Haley's adult son for calling him a Judas, like Nikki Haley is Jesus. Clearly, viewers should not expect they're getting some kind of live newsmaker interview on Sundays. Sometimes we're getting sneaky clip jobs.

Enjoy the podcast below, or wherever you listen to podcasts.