Cable network lashes out at Planned Parenthood

By  | 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The nonprofit cable network WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network says Planned Parenthood knowingly misused video from legislative debate to mislead viewers of a political ad targeting Republican Senate President Mike Ellis.

The footage used showed Ellis, of Neenah, banging his gavel and shouting at lawmakers during debate of a bill requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges. The ad has been airing on television stations in Green Bay.

WisconsinEye president Jon Henkes said Tuesday that Planned Parenthood violated its user agreement for the footage it purchased from the network that broadcasts all legislative debate online and on cable.

Henkes says he was issuing a statement to discourage other potential misuses of the network's content.

A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus