When White House press secretary Josh Earnest attempted to describe the recent allegations against Planned Parenthood as a witch hunt, Fox News Channel’s Kevin Corke took him to task.
Earnest alleged that multiple unbiased sources concluded the series of undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the sale of harvested baby parts was in fact a heavily edited smear campaign.
“Who are these impartial observers to whom you refer,” Corke asked, “and can you understand why there are so many American people who feel like their voices should also be heard here at the White House?”
He went on to conclude that “there are people, whether they be Democrats or Republicans, who feel that what has been revealed in the videos is grotesque at a minimum, if not criminal at worst.”
Earnest tried to defend his position by declaring: “The New York Times has described the release of these videos as a campaign of deception.”
Corke once again challenged Obama’s surrogate.
“You’re not calling the Times impartial are you?” he asked.
“Of course I am, Kevin,” Earnest responded.
“You can’t say that the Times is impartial about all things vis-à-vis Planned Parenthood,” Corke asserted. “I’ve never seen them criticize Planned Parenthood for anything; and yet you’re saying that they’re impartial somehow.”
In a snarky, thinly veiled reference to Corke’s employer, Earnest responded: “I’m going to resist the urge to raise questions about the partiality of any news organization in this room – particularly in the context of this discussion.”
Perceived by many as a low blow, Earnest’s gibe earned scorn from numerous online critics.
“I never thought that I could despise someone more than Jay Carney,” one reader commented on TheBlaze.
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