Last Saturday, April 9, Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade were discussing the debate over federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Their argument suggested that Planned Parenthood was not very important and thereby does not need properly funded. Their argument rested on a claim that services such as mammograms and paps smears are easily accessed at your local Walgreens.
Here was what Douchey (whoops, I meant Doocy) and Kilmeade had to say:
Doocy: And the thing about it that was audacious was the fact that he [Sen. Harry Reid] was talking about Planned Parenthood being this great provider where women can get blood pressure checks, and pap smears, and breast--
Kilmeade: Which you can get at Walgreens.
Doocy: ---examinations. Exactly right.
Except that it was exactly wrong. Walgreens has since released a statement stating that they do not offer such services as pap smears or breast exams.
To add fuel to the fire, Glenn Beck, another Fox contributor, stated on his show that ‘hookers’ are the only ones who actually use Planned Parenthood (and they aren’t really humans, anyway.) I tried listening to his entire radio clip, but I felt so sick to my stomach that I made it to the five minute mark and had to stop the tape. The blatant misogyny and lack of compassion for women that this man spouts is disturbing beyond words. But, I digress.
Read the rest of this piece (and watch the video clip at twodaymag)