From early on after the release of the “Planned Parenthood videos” we have heard Planned Parenthood representatives and others claiming that the videos were edited, as if the fact that they were edited somehow converts the fact of what is shown on the videos to fiction. Nice try. All videos are edited.
But, the backlash from Planned Parenthood has continued and evolved into claims that the videos are “heavily edited”; and not just edited, Planned Parenthood told Congress they were “deceptively edited“; and not just deceptively edited, the NY Times reported they were “altered“; and not just altered but fake. Even White House Says Planned Parenthood Videos Are Fake, Cites Planned Parenthood.
So, is that the end of the story? Are people not even wondering what was not shown?Though the missing tape really does not modify the tape that was shown, people have heard it so much now that there is some traction to the suggestion that the missing segments re-characterize the shown segments so that what we have seen is no longer what we think it is… at least that seems to be the point that is being made.
So, what are we missing? I think you will it will take your breath away. Here is a summary of the 5 Shocking Scenes The Planned Parenthood Video Creator Doesn’t Want You To See. (I apologize for the sarcasm.)
Oh really? One might be constrained to ask. Says who? Did Planned Parenthood not commission a carefully authenticated, unbiased study that revealed that the videos were “heavily edited”? Well, yes they did (further sarcasm aside), and shockingly large segments of tape were left on the cutting room floor.
Planned Parenthood and its ilk seem to be claiming some sort sleight of hand. “You really didn’t see what you thought you saw.” It turns out the prestidigitators are the Planned Parenthood representatives: “Watch me make this rabbit disappear!” But the rabbit remains.
If you do not have the stomach to watch the videos themselves, you can reference A Quick And Easy Guide To The Planned Parenthood Videos.
If you want the detail about what was edited out of the video, you can read the full Digital Forensics Analysis Report prepared by Coalfire Systems, Inc., a forensic analysis and cybersecurity company that does work for Fortune 500 companies, published September 28, 2015. If you do not want to read every page of the report, you can read the summary that Forensic Analysis Confirms Planned Parenthood Undercover Videos Were Not Manipulated or listen to the summary provided by Representative Diane Black of Tennessee given today to the Committee of Government Oversight and Reform.