Live Action Virginia Clinic Film Was Doctored, According to Analysts


Media Matters for America has analyzed the video footage of a visit to the Richmond, Va., Planned Parenthood Clinic by a team from Live Action Films and has found that Live Action “appears to have doctored the audio of its Richmond “sting,” moving audio from one portion of their video to a different portion.”

Through careful examination of the time stamps on the videos, MMFA states that:

The only explanation is that someone at Live Action moved around the audio in one of the versions of the video.

And asks:

All of which leads to this question: If Live Action is doctoring audio of their Richmond sting, what else are they lying about?

Rather than repeating what MMFA has done, we suggest you go to the source: The analysis and various version of the video on which it is based can be found here on MMFA’s site.

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  • pclemsc

    Of course, Media Matters is being paid by George Soros to create Progressive propaganda, and refute any statements of truth which contradict it.

    But even if the film in Virginia has been doctored, what about the film from the Indiana office, or any of the several other locations which were filmed?

    Instead of advocating for women’s health and safety, it would appear that you are ignoring white slavery, and the sexual exploitation of female minors. The only question that remains, is, are you doing it for profit, or for political reasons?

  • mahabarbara

    Live Action and other anti-reproductive rights groups have been trying for years to entrap employees of Planned Parenthood and other clinics into doing something that looks bad, and finally they had to resort to doctoring the video to make it “work.”

     

    The fact is, the visits by the Live Action posers caused Planned Parenthood to notify the Justice Department about a possible white slavery ring. And as Media Matters documented, in one of the newer videos the Planned Parenthood employee told they posers they were breaking the law.

     

    What else was Planned Parenthood supposed to do? Whip out badges and guns and arrest the Live Action crew on the spot? They aren’t law enforcement.

     

    I hope PP takes Live Action to court and sues them for every penny they are worth. It’s time to put trash like that out of business.

  • rebellious-grrl

    Of course, Media Matters is being paid by George Soros to create Progressive propaganda, and refute any statements of truth which contradict it.

    And your point is? The anti-choicers/forced birther organizations have their wealthy financial backers too. Like Gary Heavin, founder and CEO of the fitness chain Curves, or Tom Monaghan of Dominos Pizza, or The Walton family (Wal-Mart).

    But even if the film in Virginia has been doctored, what about the film from the Indiana office, or any of the several other locations which were filmed?

    Instead of advocating for women’s health and safety, it would appear that you are ignoring white slavery, and the sexual exploitation of female minors. The only question that remains, is, are you doing it for profit, or for political reasons?

    Seriously? It doesn’t bother you that the videos were manipulated by Live Action to spread lies to close PP, and organization that provides (in addition to abortion) healthcare – cancer screenings, pre-natal care, etc?

    I find the term “white slavery” offense. It’s racist and outdated. Do you mean “trafficking?” If you were a regular reader of this site you would notice a multitude of articles about women’s health, including articles about anti-trafficking and the rights of women across the globe. So please keep your narrow minded bias to yourself.

    I think most people will see through the half-ass pseudo-journalism of Live Action as a complete piece of garbage. Live Action is no better than Andrew Breitbart and his wildly misleading videos.

     

  • arekushieru

    AAAHHGHH!  Whydja have to tell me about Gary Heavin and Curves.  I was planning on getting a subscription, there.  Now… I’m not sure if I want to.  *Sobs*  ;P

  • rebellious-grrl

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :(

     

    Article from Womens E News

    http://www.womensenews.org/story/health/040524/curves-work-out-may-reduce-womens-options

  • beenthere72

    I didn’t know that either.  Knew there was a reason, other than just being lazy, that I wouldn’t join one. 

     

     

  • arekushieru

    Well… well… isn’t it just like how we claim that supporting PP (to KINda get it back on-topic), even IF Margaret Sanger was a completely horrible person, isn’t really supporting her ideologies?  Right…?  RIGHT…?  BAH!  I’m probably just rationalizing, because,  it seems to me, that Margaret Sanger didn’t actually  receive monies from the services provided by PP, at least, not like Gary Heavin does from Curves.   

  • goatini

    The concept appeals to me too, but I’m not giving misogynist enterprises one red cent.  

     

    Fortunately, some Grrrrl-cots are easier.  Domino’s Pizza is cr@p anyway so I’m not missing anything there.

  • datasnake

    Conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute in undercover videos to bring down a community organization, and said videos turn out to be doctored? I’ve never heard of such a thing! Esprcially not in the past couple of years, and DEFINITELY not involving James O’Keefe going after ACORN.

  • squirrely-girl

    Of course, Media Matters is being paid by George Soros to create Progressive propaganda, and refute any statements of truth which contradict it.

     

    Is that what Glenn Beck told you on his chalkboard?

  • ldan

    Agreed. I haven’t had Dominoes since my years as a poor (and poorly informed) college student.

     

    Curves always gave me the creeps anyway for some reason.

  • ack

    After this story broke about the anti-choice contributions, a lot of the local Curves franchises spoke out. Some of them committed to making donations to pro-choice organizations or women’s health clinics like Planned Parenthood. So if you want to work out there, ask the owner if she already makes donations. The conversation might make you feel better about joining, or might make her more aware of the impact the parent agency’s anti-woman agenda could be having on her woman-centered business.

     

    Ordinarily, I’d say boycott the place. But Curves are usually local, woman owned businesses, so instead I say have the conversation and see if you feel you can support them. I’d wager that most of THEM didn’t know about the anti-choice ties when they bought into the franchise.

  • ack

    I had to check this out. Ever since Domino’s apologized for its horrifically shitty pizza and fixed it, I’ve actually been digging it. And Pizza Hut’s sauce isn’t vegetarian, so my choices are pretty limited.

    Since the former CEO sold it in 1998, it appears that the controversy is moot:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/dominos.asp

  • arekushieru

    Thanks, ack.  That makes me feel MUCH better!  I was doing some shopping, just previous, and happened to walk by my local Curves gym.  And it started me thinking about it, again.  Now, I might not have to rethink, after all.  But it’s gonna be hard to question them about such a controversial subject.  Since, after all, I live in the boondocks (aka Canada).