CNN Decries Law Protecting Society's Most Vulnerable
The obnoxious comparison came as the supposedly objective host moderated a debate between former Governor Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) and conservative activist Niger Innis. (NewsBusters)
He also accused Innis of "spreading bulls**t" as the CNN host promoted the discredited myth that federal funding does not bolster Planned Parenthood's abortion activities.
After beginning the segment by recalling the recent passage of a heartbeat law in Ohio, and the fact that other states are considering such bans for abortion after an unborn baby's heartbeat can be detected, Cuomo brought aboard his guests and made his Jim Crow comparison:
I will stipulate here at the beginning, I don't believe this is about states believing these laws are going to stick, it's about pushing the envelope and seeing what happens and what they can agitate at the Supreme Court level, but as you heard of, I liken these to Jim Crow laws because I saw that as the same pernicious intent. Let's codify it, let's solidify it at the local level so at least we're starting with a base, and then we'll try our luck and see how long we can keep it this way.
The liberal Granholm then praised Cuomo's analysis as "totally right."
With a confidence boost from a clearly biased Cuomo, Granholm went on to mock the pro-life label.