MSNBC Ignore Attacks on Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers During Segment on FBI Warning

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards misleadingly interpreted an FBI investigation of violent attacks — overwhelmingly against pro-life crisis pregnancy centers — as evidence of pro-life extremism.

FBI director Christopher Wray referenced the attacks on both kinds of facilities in the release, saying “Today’s announcement reflects the FBI’s commitment to vigorously pursue investigations into crimes against pregnancy resource centers, faith-based organizations, and reproductive health clinics across the country.”

The segment included a number of disturbing images of the damaged facilities, but none that would identify the facilities’ purpose or position on abortion, purposefully omitting images with graffiti that would have made the targets clear.

Mitchell’s overt omission comes a little over a week after she scolded NBC senior Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake for noting that Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) identified as being pr0-life, insisting that it was “not an accurate description,” and exactly a week after NBC’s Ali Vitali called the GOP’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act as being “fringe” while falsely describing it as an abortion ban.