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Changing Times?

Malkin rounds up the news on the NARAL/Roberts ad debacle.

With an unintentionally humorous quote from a Milwaukee SJournal ntinel editorial:

So defamatory was the TV spot that some abortion-rights groups joined conservatives in rejecting it. As a result of these protests, NARAL pulled the ad Thursday night. That was a necessary but insufficient response. The ad was not merely the mother of all extravagant conclusions, not merely an outrageous insult with virtually no basis in fact; it was a smear undertaken by people who, at least in this instance, lost their moral compass. NARAL owes Roberts a fervent apology.

Let’s hope they find it again real soon.

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Deuce Bigalow

posted August 13, 2005 at 11:55 pm

Hey, Amy Welborn, what’s going on?! Deuce Bigalow, European Gigolo here.
Come see my movie, now playing.

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posted August 14, 2005 at 6:05 am

At least in this instance indeed.

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Paul Barnes

posted August 14, 2005 at 12:02 pm

NARAL had a moral compass in the first place?

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Donald R. McClarey

posted August 14, 2005 at 8:45 pm

“it was a smear undertaken by people who, at least in this instance, lost their moral compass”
I agree! We expect a certain standard of decency from people who are obsessed with maintaining open season on kids in utero. O tempora, O mores!

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posted August 14, 2005 at 10:13 pm

If they’d had their usual moral compass they would have… What, dismembered him?

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posted August 15, 2005 at 11:19 am

Where I am, the media blitz is about another flick — a laugh-at-the-dweeb slob comedy titled The Forty-year-old Virgin.

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